Wednesday, January 10, 2007

CNN executives: obtuse or liars?

CNN defends 'provocative' talk-show host Nancy Grace

PASADENA, Calif. -- CNN defended Nancy Grace's integrity Tuesday as the cable-news giant unveiled plans to celebrate Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting.

"The CNN brand stands for integrity, accuracy, class, timeliness," Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, told television critics.

One critic asked whether Grace, who hosts a show on CNN Headline News, exemplified those qualities.

"Absolutely," Walton said. "I am not judge and jury, nor am I the morals police. One of the responsibilities of CNN is to be unbiased and present multiple perspectives and points of view. We feel in this case we're doing that."

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