FishbowlDC talks to a number of sources at CNN, and tries to paint a picture of what happened at CNN’s “Starting Point,” which will be replaced in the next few months by a new show anchored by Chris Cuomo.
All in all, staffers are feeling a cocktail mix of emotions that include relief, fear and anger. They say they’ve long tired of conflicting messages, promises that were never delivered, and a schizophrenic vision offered by a cadre of executives who never got along.
But they are also angry. Angry that they never got a chance to really develop the show. Angry that great ideas died before they could be hatched. When you have Walton, Jautz, Whitaker, Feder and any other CNN exec with an opinion telling the producers and host what to do, that many chefs may just be guaranteed to ruin what could have been a great meal.