Baltimore Sun TV critic calls Bob Ehrlich “low rent”


David Zurawik:

One of the signs of a show going bad is low-rent guests — folks not much in demand who are easy to book and bring nothing with them to the show.

“Crossfire” had two of the latter Thursday with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich. It might not be fair to call them has-beens, but I would be hard pressed off the top of my head to find two political figures less in demand by the standards of political TV than these two.

The only way Ehrlich can get on local TV in Baltimore is to buy time as he did with his last infotainment show on WMAR-TV (Channel 2).

This is the same televison critic who goes on national shows trying to be taken seriously as a critic, yet he devotes his column almost every Monday to going into in-depth criticism of the announcers covering the Ravens game on Sunday.

Jeff Quinton

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