- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Larry King spoke about his resignation from CNN in 2012, saying the network’s “got problems” and should play cartoons instead of its scheduled programming.

“CNN’s got problems,” he said in an interview on HuffPost Live Wednesday. “I don’t know what they’re going to do.”

Mr. King suggested that perhaps mindnumbing cartoons are what the flailing network needs.


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“Cartoons,” he said. “Put ‘SpongeBob’ on CNN — 24 hours — until a big story breaks. Then we break into ‘SpongeBob,’ and go to the hurricane, and then back to ‘SpongeBob.’ “

On a more serious note, Mr.King said he had “mixed feelings” about leaving CNN, but eventually he knew it was “time to hang it up.”

“I miss it when there’s big stories, but on a day-to-day basis, I don’t,” he told HuffPost Live. “It was a great marriage.”

This isn’t the first time the 80-year-old journalist has criticized CNN.

In March of last year, Mr. King blasted the network for opinionated-driven journalism and said Piers Morgan makes himself the subject of the show too often.

“Piers … he talks about himself a lot,” he said at the time. “Sure, the guest gets to talk. But he does a lot of ‘I’s.’ That’s fine, but I’m not a fan of that. I don’t like people who shout at each other. I realize it’s dramatic, but it’s not my cup of tea.”

(h/t National Review Online)