Monday, November 15, 2004

CBS fires producer...for interrupting "CSI: NY"

No, not for forged documents. But for interrupting CSI:NY in order to report the death of terrorist Yasser Arafat.

From NewsMax:

Note to the employees of CBS: You won't be fired if you try to topple a Republican president with a fake story, but you will be fired if you disrupt a popular entertainment show because of a dead terrorist.

CBS's so-called news division has booted the producer who cut off the ending of "CSI: NY" on Wednesday to announce the death of Muslim terrorist Yasser Arafat, according to a CBS exec.

"The producer responsible ignored network policy to contact a senior executive before interrupting a regularly scheduled program for a news report, the source said," the Associated Press reported today.

The network had to rerun the show Friday night after an outcry from viewers.

Meanwhile, millionaire Democrat operative Dan Rather still hasn't been fired despite his latest scandal and despite plunging CBS "News" down the ratings toilet.