May 3, 2014

VIDEO: CNN BOSS JEFF ZUCKER SHOCKED BY STAFFER’S FEARFUL QUESTION:

Zucker was sucker-punched at a CNN town hall meeting last month when a staffer offered a brutally honest critique during a Q&A with Anderson Cooper.

“How do we stop managers . . . from being afraid of you?” asked brave Atlanta-based producer James Curry in a question read by Cooper at the session in New York seen by all bureaus. “It seems that everyone is on pins and needles whenever you give guidance . . . The bottom line is managers seem to fear you and act very strange when you’re around.”

When you’ve lost fellow Time-Warner-CNN employee Joe Klein and the Boston Globe, perhaps it might be time to end the joyless monomania of the Zucker current approach.

Plus there’s plenty of karma involved, considering that ordinarily, CNN loves audience plants armed with sucker punch questions.