“I miss our nightly meetings with 20 different analysts,” he says. “I was joking with some of them that I feel like we should convene panels in my home on the weekends and go over polls that don’t exist.”
When asked why he doesn’t just “quit your job and start a website,” Cooper says, “I like the immediacy of television. I like going to a frontline, I like going to a story. I like the immediacy and impact of it. There’s a real global impact with CNN.” But also: “I don’t have the energy of Arianna Huffington or Tina Brown.”
After the jump, what Cooper doesn’t “quite understand” about “other networks”…
(image by Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times)
In a discussion of breaking news, Cooper describes methods of other networks:
If you notice on a lot of other networks, they have something called “breaking today.” Which, to me, I think that’s called news? I don’t quite understand how people get away with “breaking today,” but that’s become a mainstay of MSNBC and others.