By Andy Smith onMarch 19, 2013
NEW YORK — Facing criticism of recent news coverage, CNN has decided to employ the help of New York-based shock jocks Opie and Anthony to add new voices to the network. It’s a surprising move, considering the basis of much of the criticism lies in network anchors and correspondents injecting their own opinions.
The duo are known for already tackling both political and social issues, as Anthony Cumia has become a voice on the air and Twitter for right-leaning causes. The two have a history of courting controversy, firings and, occasionally, their own news coverage over their stunts on the radio. There is currently no word on whether third mic Jim Norton, a co-conspirator in the show’s hijinks, will be a part of the new CNN program.