Earlier this week, The Wrap wrote a piece suggesting that Larry King’s pending retirement from CNN was just the least of the network’s worries. Anderson Cooper was sucking up all the news resources by shipping off to Haiti or the Gulf any chance he could get. Meanwhile, Cooper was supposedly pissed because ratings for his endeavors were low.
From the The Wrap’s piece:
A high-level CNN staffer told TheWrap that Cooper is frequently in conflict with his executive producer David Doss.
He is also said to be entertaining offers from other potential suitors. Cooper’s contract with CNN expires next year.
When asked about internal discord, a CNN spokesperson said, “CNN will continue to do great journalism and will leave meaningless conjecture to The Wrap.”
Anyway, our sister site TV Newser got hold of an internal email to Cooper’s staff, which says things are just rosy at CNN:
“Just in case you happen to believe what you read on the internet from unnamed sources, I just want you to know I am very happy at CNN, have no plans to leave, and am not in conflict with anyone. I am really proud of the work all of us are doing here in the Gulf, and all the other stuff just seems like silly gossip and sour grapes. All the best, a”
OK, nothing to see here then. Except for your flagrant disregard for AP Style, Anderson — “internet” is supposed to be capitalized.