Jeff Zucker Speaks…

Capital New York’s Nicole Levy writes about a Jeff Zucker appearance last night at the Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner…

And will it cover the special committee hearings by House Republicans to probe the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack? Zucker told Carter he didn’t know yet.

“We’re not going to be shamed into it by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” he said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

And then there’s this…

The CNN president characterized anchor Don Lemon’s proposal of the theory that a black hole had swallowed the plane—a moment that seemed to crystallize the absurdity of CNN’s coverage for critics—as a regrettable gaffe.

“He was being facetious, but it did not come off that way,” Zucker explained. “And he knows that if he could do it over again, he wouldn’t quite present it that way.”

One Response to “Jeff Zucker Speaks…”

  1. Zucker knows “facetious” but not “shame”.

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