CBS News London bureau chief Andy Clarke had some selection phrases for his boss Neeraj Khemlani at his going-away bash Wednesday in London.
In accordance to a source who attended the occasion, Clarke explained he was leaving the network right after 38 yrs because the news bureau needed a head “who revered the chief of the organization” — in an clear slap at CBS Information president Khemlani.
Clarke had clashed with Khemlani, the network’s co-president, about irrespective of whether to rescue Afghan journalists and fixers who worked with CBS from the chaos-ridden region last calendar year, as beforehand claimed by The Write-up. Resources just lately advised The Write-up that at situation was a $750,000 sum that Clarke necessary to get the Afghans out.
The haggling over the resources with his penny-pinching boss, Khemlani, was the final straw for the editor — who stop.
In reaction to a query from The Publish, a CBS rep reported: There have been no cuts to means or requests denied out of Afghanistan. We are in expense manner. Regardless of whether it’s escalating the amount of workforce, which is up year-in excess of-12 months, or creating much more stock across our displays for intercontinental reporting, or doing the job with an outside firm to create a tech answer that will help our newsgathering.”
The likely-away celebration this week was held at the Reform Club, a hoity-toity private club in central London, in which about 100 colleagues attended, which include CBS international correspondents Charlie D’Agata and Liz Palmer. And CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward, who used to perform at CBS.
The occasion was emceed by CBS Information senior international correspondent Mark Phillips and was likely paid out for by CBS’ London bureau, a supply mentioned — noting that it was skimpy on food and beverage.
“There have been passed hors d’oeuvres, but not a great deal meals. There was also beer and wine and some champagne flutes,” the spy added.
Clarke’s departure from the network has brought about an outcry of assistance for the journalist.
Before this week, Clarke circulated a goodbye memo obtained by The Put up, in which he wrote he “never assumed it would occur to this- goodbye.”
“It’s been 30-8, mainly pleasurable decades, but I know my time is more than. When I resigned in January the clouds of war were being collecting over Ukraine, but a fighting war wasn’t on the horizon,” Clarke wrote. “Now, as I leave the war rages. I salute my brave and devoted good friends who are masking it. What you ALL do is significant: continue to keep telling the critical stories of our time continue to keep championing the underdogs retain combating to get your tale on the air fight for these excess fifteen seconds since your tale may well just modify the earth of the voiceless. Higher than all, preserve all people safe and sound whilst you go about your journalism.”
Right after the electronic mail was despatched out, a resource explained fairly a couple CBS Information staffers replied to all — thanking Clarke. 1 of the reply-alls was from countrywide correspondent Vladimir Duthiers, who wrote: “You’re one particular of my journalism heroes. Thank you so a great deal for leading our attempts to convey to people critical stories, championing these underdogs, keeping real truth to energy and shining a light-weight on the darkish corners of some of most essential stories of our periods.”