Special Reports Personal Collection:
Norris Carden's (www.nuzman.com) e-mail collection of Drudge's Special Reports (5/31/1997 - 1/17/2001.)
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT BREAK XXXXX TUE JULY 21 1998 04:55:25 UTC XXXXX
REPORT: WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS BLACKMAIL CNN; BUMP DRUDGE OR LOSE ACCESS
Last month, CNN producers nudged this reporter off an episode of LARRY KING
LIVE. Now a new report provides fresh details of what may have gone down
behind-the-scenes at the all-news network on the show that started as a
"talk on the future of journalism" -- with Steve Brill, Larry King and
myself -- but mysteriously ended up featuring James Carville, Wolf Blitzer
"In the days before Drudge's announced appearance, White House staffers Mike
McCurry, Ann Lewis, and Rahm Emanuel are said to have lobbied CNN news chief
Rick Kaplan to pull the plug on Drudge, warning that the network's White
House reporters might otherwise lose access," reports August AMERICAN SPECTATOR.
"So in the end, Drudge's seat was filled by none other than CNN White House
correspondent Wolf Blitzer," says the report.
Repeated calls to LARRY KING on Monday evening went unreturned...
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