On paper it might have been a good business model for politicians aspiring to higher office: Give jobs to the children of the heads of news organizations and possibly kinder reportage will ensue.
Flashback tweet from March of this year:
â€” Ryan Williams (@ryanjwill) March 13, 2013
Somewhere along the line, however, it didnâ€™t work out. The exact reason the 15-year-old son of the president of CNN has resigned from the advisory board of New Jersey senatorial candidate Cory Bookerâ€™s startup tech firm isnâ€™t known:
Jeff Zucker's son is no longer working with Cory Booker's startup, as of an hour ago http://t.co/onVd2OVTs4
â€” Dan Primack (@danprimack) August 7, 2013
Maybe he can get a job with Terry McAuliffeâ€™s GreenTech.
â€” Michael Roston (@michaelroston) August 7, 2013
â€” Brian Ries (@moneyries) August 7, 2013
Zuckerâ€™s son might not be easily replaced. Usually family members of people who work for news organizations arenâ€™t available for employment in private sector business because theyâ€™ve already got jobs with the Obama administration.