Someone either leaked info on the deal or CBS News really isn't thinking about using CNN for news content, because they are denying any back door talks with CNN. Reports popped up all over the internet yesterday following a New York Times article saying CBS was about to enter a partnership with CNN to use the cable news giant's news gathering services. The deal was supposedly being negotiated by CBS News Prexy Sean McManus and CNN International president Jim Walton. We think a deal was in the works but word got out too soon so McManus is playing it down now.
"We are extremely satisfied with and proud of our newsgathering operation," a CBS News spokeswoman said Monday. "No outside arrangement is being negotiated."