The sale of Current to the Arab news channel encouraged Spitzer to terminate his employment with the liberal, Al Gore-founded channel, which he feels will now offer a different type of content. Spitzer told The New York Times‘ Brian Stelter:
“Moving forward, their mission will be different. [There will be] more international newscasts, less liberal talk about the news.”
A few months from now, Current TV will be rebranded into Al-Jazeera America, and Spitzer believes his face won’t fit the new-look channel. His primetime talk show, Viewpoint, will be hosted by someone else.
With Eliot Spitzer out of a job, Stelter predicts the former Democratic Party politician will return to politics, claiming that he may run for New York Mayor when Michael Bloomberg leaves the position in 2014. Spitzer’s own recollections of his time in government only fuel such speculation:
“I love and always have loved policy issues and trying to have an impact on the issues that are out there. I cherish my years in government.”
But fond memories aside, Spitzer was playing it coy:
“Others presume I have the ambitions. Let me leave it at that for now.”
Spitzer’s previous run in politics ended rather shabbily in 2008, with the then-New York Governor resigning after being caught cavorting with high class call girls. Since then, he’s made his presence felt in the media, with talk shows at both CNN and Current. Reflecting on his dalliance with the media, Spitzer says:
“I have loved my participation at CNN, at Current; writing; teaching. Where I will go next, I will have to sort out.”
With Eliot Spitzer out of a job and a talk show, where do you anticipate he’ll end up next?