CBS News President Slams 'Early Show' for Poor News Judgment: 'Get With It'

5:17 PM PST 04/18/2011 by THR staff

David Rhodes sends an email minutes after the Monday show asking, “Where’s our reporting?”

New CBS News president David Rhodes criticized the Early Show for their failure to follow up on news broken by the network.

Rhodes said in an email acquired by the New York Post minutes after their “bad Monday morning” show of what should have happened.

“We broke major news,” he said, noting specifically Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea scandal, Paul Allen’s “true feelings” about Bill Gates, Rep. Paul Ryan’s comments about Face the Nation and a Jerry Seinfeld interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning.

“Let's get with it. Where’s our reporting? Make sure it’s in our show,” he wrote.

The email was also sent to 60 Minutes executive editor Bill Owens, 48 Hours executive producer Susan Zirinsky, CBS Sunday Morning’s Rand Morrison, vice president Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews and national editor Bill Felling.

An Early Show rep declined to comment to the Post.

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