Let's be clear. Paul Wolfowitz should not be trusted to know the location of the sky. Douglas Feith is to imbecility what... well there's no need of analogy, Douglas Feith is an imbecile. And then there's Bill Kristol.
If a network wants to, it can destroy a talent. If a network wants to fight for that talent, it can, and not just with wimpy press statements -- no one buys those -- but proving it with what they do with the talent.
I hear it all the time, from doctors, teachers, lawyers, hairdressers, accountants, you name it: "I don't follow the news. It's too depressing." While I understand the sentiment, I find its consequences far more depressing than even the gloomiest of newscasts.