NewsBusters Podcast: Jeff Zucker Bows Out and Whoopi Goldberg Sits Out

February 2nd, 2022 10:30 PM

There’s breaking news at two network news divisions. CNN boss Jeff Zucker abruptly resigned over failing to disclose a romantic relationship with a fellow CNN executive. Whoopi Goldberg was suspended by ABC News for two weeks for mangling the racial animus behind the Holocaust.

We discuss the fallout with our own Nick Fondacaro, who was the first journalist to put Whoopi’s bungling into the news cycle. Will Whoopi return to the show, or be bounced like Chris Cuomo? Will CNN go back in a direction toward more news and less opinion? And do media outlets realize that anonymous sources don't seem so reliable and idealistic when they're damaging your reputation? 

Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts.