CNN Chief Overrun with E-mails Opposing Roberts Ad

August 17th, 2005 7:18 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is in the same city as CNN, reports:

"CNN's Jim Walton got the message people were upset with the network's airing of an ad that targeted Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. More than 10,000 messages, actually... "In a note Monday to fellow executives, Walton, the network's president, said the phone would be the only way to reach him for a while, given that his e-mail was temporarily clogged."

But their spokeswoman, Laurie Goldberg, said CNN "doesn't pay attention to mass campaigns." Additionally, "We welcome individual feedback," but "when a message is clearly mass produced, that counts as one e-mail."

Unless it's a campaign from FAIR or Media Matters.