AP ^ | January 31, 2014 | DAVID BAUDER
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 10:10:41 AM by ConservativeStatement
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN\’s Carol Costello was more than prepared for her contentious live interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday, having spent frustrating hours caught in the epic traffic snarls caused by the rare Southern snowstorm.
RUSH: So, I’m trying to keep a low profile. This is what I mean. I’m just telling you, they don’t get the humor. They’re wound so tight that they’re just waiting to be offended. And this is like the third day in a row members of the media are fit to be tied over my characterization of the children at the White House being used as human shields.
Boy, times change. Jonathan Karl, when he was at CNN, I did a number of interviews with Jonathan Karl, and he was like our old buddy Jim Rutenberg at the New York Times. It was a guy that we trusted. He was a genuine reporter. He was right down the middle. He’d print what I said. He didn’t engage in gotcha journalism, and he was pleasant to talk to. He’s now undergone a massive transformation.
And the interesting thing is that I haven’t changed since Jonathan Karl knew me. I mean, he knows who I am and he knows what I’m about. He knows the kind of person I am. But that doesn’t matter. He has other considerations now because he works at ABC. And last night on ABC’s World News Tonight, he’s now the chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, reporting on Obama’s gun control plan.