CNN’s Jake Tapper says leaking information about Jeff Zucker is bad if it creates the perception that Chris Cuomo 'won'

CNN’s Jake Tapper says leaking information about Jeff Zucker is bad if it creates the perception that Chris Cuomo 'won'
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On Thursday, a tense exchange between CNN host Jake Tapper and Time Warner CEO Jason Kilar was posted on Twitter, with Tapper reportedly suggesting that allowing information to be leaked out that resulted in Zucker resigning is equivalent to "the bad guy winning," referencing disgraced former CNN host Chris Cuomo.

The exchange, obtained by The New York Times reporter Michael Grynbaum, took place on Wednesday evening, when "CNN's DC newsroom confronted Jason Kilar, CEO of WarnerMedia, in a tense hour-long meeting last night over Jeff Zucker's resignation," according to Grynbaum.

"If you could address the perception… that Chris Cuomo gets fired by CNN, Chris Cuomo hires high-powered lawyer [sic] who has a scorched earth policy, who then makes it very clear to the world that unless Jeff gives Chris Cuomo his money, they’re going to blow the place up," Tapper began.
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