Umbrellagate thunders on.
The Instances Sq. authorities are combating again towards Andy Cohen’s suggestion that they singled him out after they made him take down his umbrella throughout his New 12 months’s Eve CNN broadcast.
Cohen, who furiously ranted reside on the air about being pressured to take it down throughout a downpour, posted a collage of celebs on Twitter who gave the impression to be allowed to maintain their umbrellas up throughout their Instances Sq. broadcasts Monday evening.
The group included Jenny McCarthy for ABC and Carson Daly and Leslie Jones for NBC.
However the Instances Sq. Alliance wearily advised Web page Six, “It has been our coverage that umbrellas should not permitted on the media riser in order to not intrude with media colleagues’ sightlines. There have been over 100 credentialed members of the media and 15 reside broadcast digicam spots on the media riser this yr.”
Explaining why some networks have been in a position to make use of umbrellas, they added, “We don’t monitor this situation on different levels which can be stand-alone with no different networks current, thus no potential for different digicam photographs to be blocked.”
Additionally they deny Cohen’s declare the Alliance threatened to tug CNN’s credentials, saying, “Some tempers flared, however it was by no means the case, nor will or not it’s the case, that CNN can be denied credentials or the flexibility to cowl New 12 months’s Eve.”