Thanks to the tipster who forwarded this exchange from Friday’s Larry King Live:
|KING: No, OK. Who is going to replace Schieffer?
ROONEY: Well, maybe Schieffer, you know, he’s embarrassing the hell out of CBS.
KING: He’s doing good.
ROONEY: The ratings keep going up. And they keep talking about replacing him for somebody. I mean, you know, they’re talking about giving Katie Couric $20 million. I say take that $20 million you could buy 40 reporters, 40 new reporters. You could give them each $250,000. I mean, there are hundreds of reporters who would jump at getting $250,000. So take that $20 million don’t give to it Katie. Give it to a bunch of reporters and make CBS news the best news report in the world.
KING: Have them everywhere.
ROONEY: Have them everywhere. Open up the bureaus we used to have in Buenos Aires and Warsaw, Poland. We used to have them everywhere. Open those up again with that $20 million. Katie will be all right without it.
Well, Les, what do you think?