CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley has had a pretty rough month — I mean, other than being the top guy at a laughingstock news network. First, he was caught fudging the ratings for Fox News; then the New York Post reported Pelley had blown his stack when CBS This Morning got a scoop he thought should be his.
Things really took a turn for the worse, though, when Pelley blew his stack at the Post to insist he hadn’t blown his stack.
Wednesday, the Post reports that Pelley was forced by his CBS executives to get his “ass to DC” and apologize in person to staffers upset at his behavior:
Anchor animal Scott Pelley was dispatched to CBS News’ Washington, DC, bureau last week by CBS brass to apologize for rubbing staffers there the wrong way, sources said. One insider told us dissension over pugnacious Pelley’s brusque treatment of them “had been building up for a long time. Scott was ordered to go to the DC bureau on Thursday to offer an apology. It had gotten really bad in the past few weeks, and he was told by management to get his ass to DC.”
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