Like any cable news channel, CNN wants to entertain and inform its viewers. So I have a suggestion: Host a debate between Charles C.W. Cooke and Max Boot. I suggest this in light of the ongoing showdown between Boot and National Review, of which Cooke is the online editor.
Okay, so doesn’t CNN now host a debate between the two figures?
CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Boot about his column on Tuesday evening, so the ingredients are ripe for a follow-up debate. National Review certainly deserves at least a chance to put its position forwards. And whatever you think about Boot or Cooke, they are both well-read intellectuals who understand the importance of debate. Their debate, then, would be unlikely to descend into a silly shouting match.
It would make good and informative TV. Something we need more of.