A top veteran CNN exec says the network’s liberal weekly news show “Reliable Sources’’ needs to be more balanced by adding conservative guests.
Rick Davis — founding executive producer of the show and CNN’s longest-serving executive — was asked by “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter how the cable giant would make the show better while speaking about his upcoming retirement Sunday.
“I think you need to strive to have more voices on the show from right of center — responsible voices from right of center,” said Davis, the cable network’s outgoing vice president of standards and practices.
“And occasionally, when you can, you want to have some newsmakers on who can express to you how they feel about the media, particularly if they feel like the media got it wrong. And let them talk about it,” Davis said.
Stelter nodded as Davis spoke.
“Hmm,’’ Stelter said. “To hear what it’s like to be in the glare.
“Well, you’ve still got the producing chops in you, Rick, no doubt about that!” said the host, who hailed Davis as a “living legend” and “CNN original” before wrapping up the segment.