Saturday, June 07, 2008
You Couldn't Script It Better
A couple of weeks back, I briefly mentioned that the copy editors I last worked with on CNN's American Morning were hilariously incompetent; I believe "as sharp as a pillowcase full of wet toilet paper" were my exact words (Conscience Doth Make Crusaders/5.27.08).
Well, I've just been informed that one of them was fired a couple of days ago.
This makes the second time in recent memory -- third if you count Barb Simon, whom I never mentioned by name but who was a large part of the management team I heavily criticized -- that I've pointed out the failings of a CNN employee on this site, only to have him or her fired soon after. The first time, you may remember, was when I railed against the guy who sacked me, Ed Litvak, and saw him shown the door two weeks later (How To Lose a Job in 13 Days?/2.25.08).
Either somebody over there is listening, or the dismissals simply prove what I've been saying for some time about what's wrong with the show.
I seriously doubt that it's the former, but just in case: The real problem at CNN is that Jon Klein is still in charge and I don't have controlling interest in the company and a penthouse atop the Time Warner Center.
Oh, and an Audi R8 -- CNN needs to give me one of those too.