Has CNN banned talk radio show hosts from its on air programming?
Such was reported by TVNewser a few hours ago (h/t Steve Malzberg):
Exclusive: TVNewser has learned, and a CNN spokesperson confirms, that in his morning editorial meeting today, CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein asked his show producers to avoid booking talk radio hosts. "Complex issues require world class reporting," Klein is quoted as saying, adding that talk radio hosts too often add to the noise, and that what they say is "all too predictable."
According to Newser, folks like Lou Dobbs, Bill Bennett, and Roland Martin are exempt.
What's responsible for this decision?