Report: CNN President Bans Radio Talkers As Guests
August 12, 2009 at 10:43 AM (PT)
TVNEWSER is reporting that CNN President JONATHAN KLEIN has asked show producers to stop booking radio talk show hosts as guests. "Complex issues require world class reporting," said KLEIN, who charged that talkers "add to the noise" and are "all too predictable."
CNN host LOU DOBBS has a radio show at UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS, and commentator BILL BENNETT hosts a morning show for SALEM RADIO NETWORK. Commentator ROLAND MARTIN formerly hosted a show at MIDWAY Talk WVON-A/CHICAGO.
POLITICO reports that former CNN "CROSSFIRE" co-host BILL PRESS, now a radio talker for DIAL GLOBAL, responded by calling KLEIN the "stupidest of all" network heads and suggested that KLEIN "should have fired (DOBBS) weeks ago when he started all this birther nonsense."