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The CNN Ticker: ‘Frankenstorm,’ Tips, Mass.

  • CNN has told its anchors and producers to avoid using the term “Frankenstorm” to describe the potential storm Hurricane Sandy may become when it meets and advancing cold front. “on the rationale that the storm is powerful and deadly. Let’s not trivialize it.’”
  • Gawker reports that CNN may have stiffed some of the servers out of tips at the “CNN Grill” at the RNC. “According to Fenwick, servers were explicitly told to reject tips and to tell any generous customers that ‘CNN will take care of us.’”
  • CNN’s John King will moderate a U.S. Senate debate in his home state of Massachusetts Tuesday. CNN will air the debate at 7 PM and 11 PM, and will also be streaming it live online.
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