|Still, his candor can be astonishing. Network presidents, for example, aren’t supposed to criticize their channel’s failures, such as CNN’s much-loathed cacophony known as “Crossfire.” When Klein pointed out it was no longer on the air, I blurted out: “Thank God.”
Klein nodded and muttered, “That’s how I felt.”
A little later in the interview, he said proudly of CNN: “We make a lot of money” and called the network “a very profitable business.” Then he turned to [CNN spokesperson Christa] Robinson and asked (sheepishly, of course), “Can I say that?”
What can I say? The man is an interviewer’s dream.