11/22/2004

Rather Encouraging

Cindy Adams at the New York Post drops this mouthwatering tidbit in her column today...

CNN rumors up the kazoo. One concerns Dan Rather signing for their 8 o'clock news.
On the heels of this tasty rumour comes news of a corporate shakeup at CNN.
CNN News Group on Monday said it has tapped an online media CEO as its new president overseeing U.S. news, just a little over a year after it hired a former local TV newsman to run its domestic operations.

Jonathan Klein, founder and chief executive officer of The FeedRoom Inc., a high-speed Internet news network and video streamer, will assume the role of head of U.S. news operations, answering to CNN President Jim Walton.

Klein was the former executive director of CBS News, with oversight of its flagship "60 Minutes" program.
Klein's former ties certainly add fire to the speculation. Further bulletins as events warrant.

Update: At PowerLine, The Big Trunk points out that Klein is the man responsible for the now-infamous "pajama" characterization of bloggers:
"You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of check and balances [at 60 Minutes] and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing."
I should have spotted that.