CNN bans talk radio hosts

So were myself and Ron Reagan the last talk hosts to appear on the network?

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.

But Dobbs is a talk radio host. Hmm. Here’s my appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 (ignore the URL on the screen. They hate me).

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