CBS News president David Rhodes sent a scathing memo to the staffers of “The Early Show” on Monday for not highlighting the network’s scoops enough.
In the memo–which was also sent to the producers of “60 Minutes,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and “48 Hours,” Rhodes touted what he called CBS News’ “great weekend,” including scoops on murder suspect Casey Anthony and a blockbuster “60 Minutes” report on author Greg Mortenson’s questionable relationship with the truth.
Rhodes wondered. “where are these stories this morning? Not on the ‘Early Show.’ Why not?” He slapped down the show’s producers for doing “exactly what our competitors did today,” and urged them to “get with it.”