In the grand tradition of television anchors not asking any real (and meaningful questions), CNN News Day anchor Chris Cuomo met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (on the occasion of the launch of Internet.org) and asked well, nothing you hadn’t read before (in press releases.) No probing questions about immigration, no questions about the somewhat self-serving nature of Internet.org for all involved and certainly nothing about Facebook’s role in the surveillance society — the biggest and most important story of modern times. Hell, not even a question about — you know the plan and how it will work. Still, it allowed CNN put an “exclusive TV report” label on the video. You can watch it here.
Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is a big draw for television networks — his name assures viewers and that is why these days no one really asks him questions that need answers. CNN’s latest exclusive interview is yet another example.