It’s a scandal larger than Watergate!
Web page Six has realized that Gayle King and her “CBS This Morning” colleagues had been livid as a result of “Right this moment” bagged the primary stay interview with Bob Woodward about his blockbuster e-book “Rage” — regardless that it was revealed by CBS’s sister firm Simon & Schuster.
King rival Savannah Guthrie ended up doing the interview with the long-lasting journalist on Monday, the day earlier than the e-book hit cabinets — and made worldwide headlines as a result of she was the primary to problem Woodward on his controversial choice to not launch a recording of President Trump wherein Trump appeared to suggest he believed COVID-19 was way more harmful than he had publicly said.
The insider speculated that Simon & Schuster determined to go to NBC — regardless of its company ties to CBS — as a result of “Right this moment” will get many extra viewers than “CBS This Morning.”
However the supply mentioned the transfer stings much more exactly as a result of “CBS This Morning” is battling to maintain up with “Right this moment” and “Good Morning America.”
“They’re in third place, however they’re hustling and making an attempt to make a distinction. After which they’re betrayed by their very own firm,” mentioned a supply.
“60 Minutes,” which can also be produced by CBS, did get the primary interview with Woodward in regards to the jaw-dropping e-book, nevertheless it was taped — so the primary stay sit-down was nonetheless a giant get.
Rubbing salt into the wound, CBS’s “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” was the primary of the late-night exhibits to speak to Woodward.
Requested in regards to the angst over the sit-down at “CBS This Morning,” a CBS spokesperson informed us, “Not true. The actual fact is that CBS/’60 Minutes’ bought the primary interview. Finish of story.”
King grew to become the star host of the present in Might 2020 after a significant reshuffle of the long-running program.