Ex-Fox News producer says network tried to hire Anderson

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Former Fox News producer Charlie Reina says he witnessed the network’s attempt to hire CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who Fox now calls “the Paris Hilton of television news.” Reina writes: “This particular call went nowhere. The producer led with, ‘So when are you comin’ over?” Anderson laughed politely and changed the subject. I doubt he ever gave the absurd idea a moment’s serious thought. …For Cooper, whose talents and instincts were in actual news, coming to Fox would be a huge step down professionally.”

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