Nikki Finke Slams NYT's Bill Carter: 'Never Met A Network Boss Whose Knob He Didn't Shine'

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Carter is very touchy when folks like me accuse him of never having met a network boss whose knob he didn't shine. In response, he likes to claim that he can't find anyone with bonafides to go on the record with negative remarks. Yet in today's paper, Carter thinks it's fine to quote an agent and TV producer praising Zucker to the skies even though they sell to NBC. As a network insider explained to me about Carter, "The thing people dislike about him the most is what makes him most successful: that he gives people a good ride for the access he receives."

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