CNN Anchor’s Off Air TANTRUM On New Year’s Eve Almost Cost The Network EVERYTHING!


If CNN were a proper news organization, the kind of things that you saw on their channel on New Year’s Eve would not have happened in any kind of scenario.

Then again, with CNN not exactly being a news organization anymore by the way most decent people know the definition it’s almost hard to see a situation where the things that happened on New Year’s Eve didn’t happen.

It’s almost reminiscent of the things that you hear about temperamental musical acts throughout the ages. The type of people that if the bottled water was chilled to thirty five degrees instead of thirty four that they would have a conniption fit about it.

That being said, they always say that the things that go on behind the scenes of a production are as interesting if not more than what happens in front of the camera.

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Especially in productions where the people in front of the camera give off a vibe that they are all gosh and gee whiz, behind the cameras they turn into absolute monsters and don’t realize that just because they can do something means that they are going to be allowed to do it.

Look at what happens when people get their drivers licenses suspended. Sure, they can drive a car, it doesn’t mean for one second that they are allowed to.

Via Western Journal:

On a rainy New Year’s Eve at New York City’s Times Square, the biggest storm came from Andy Cohen, who was co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special along with Anderson Cooper.

Rain poured down on commentators and performers alike throughout the evening, leaving some resorting to umbrellas to remain only slightly soggy in the downpour.

Cohen was among them — for a while.

“Andy has taken a turn,” Cooper said when the show returned from a commercial break about 80 minutes into the broadcast, Deadline reported.

“It’s more than drizzling in Times Square,” Cohen said. “I’m not putting a damper on anything, but I will say this: I had this umbrella. The lady from the Times Square Alliance came over said, ‘You have to get rid of the umbrella’!”

“This has been going on for an hour and a half,” Cooper explained.

Cooper, by the way, did not have a hood on his jacket. Cohen did.

Cohen then shared the story of his battle with authority.

“I said I won’t do it,” Cohen said. “I said, ‘Get the paddy wagon, cause that’s what it’s going to take.’ But now they are threatening to pull CNN’s spot from the credentials from Times Square for next year!”

Cooper likened the threat to the White House revoking CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials after Acosta was accused of pushing a White House staff member at a press event.

Cohen agreed and held up the offending umbrella for the world to see.

“This umbrella is such a threat to the Times Square Alliance? And what does the Times Square Alliance do besides F with my New Year’s Eve? So, fine! Univision has their umbrellas over there. We stand with Univision!”