Clashes between some of CNN's highest-level managers are a main source of tension and confusion within the network, the New York Post reported on Monday.

According to the Post's sources, CNN Worldwide managing editor Mark Whitaker and CNN President-US Ken Jautz have significantly different approaches to running the network, further straining a network suffering from record-low ratings.

CNN hit a 21-year ratings low in the second quarter of 2012, falling 35 percent among total viewers and 41 percent in the coveted 25-54 age demographic compared to the same time last year. This comes just months after CNN experienced its lowest-rated month in more than a decade in April, and the lowest-rated primetime month in more than twenty years in May.

Last month, news broke that Time Warner executives were considering replacing CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton, the executive who oversees both Whitaker and Jautz.

In addition to the grim ratings news and reports of management issues, CNN grew infamous last week when the network misreported that the Supreme Court struck down the individual mandate clause within Presiden't Obama's Affordable Care Act. While CNN was not alone in making this mistake (Fox News also misreported the ruling at first), the goof was a costly one for a network that touts its ability to report breaking news. CNN launched an internal investigation into Thursday's reporting snafu.

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  • 5-7 AM: Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin

    Banfield (shown here) and Sambolin are set to host a new morning show starting in early 2012).

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin has been a host for a local Chicago station.

  • 7AM-9AM: Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien is slated to start her new morning show in early 2012.

  • 9AM-11AM -- CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips

  • 11AM-1PM -- CNN Newsroom with Suzanne Malveaux

  • 1 PM- 2 PM: Randi Kaye

  • 2PM-4PM -- CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

  • 4PM-6PM -- The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

  • 6PM-7PM -- John King USA

  • 7PM-8PM -- Erin Burnett

  • 8PM-9PM -- Anderson Cooper

  • 9PM-10PM -- Piers Morgan Tonight

  • 10PM-11PM -- Anderson Cooper (Repeat)

  • 6AM-7:30AM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM -- Sanjay Gupta MD

  • 8AM-9AM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 9:30AM-10AM -- Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans

  • 10AM-1PM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 1PM-2PM: Your Money

  • 2PM -- CNN Newsroom

  • 6AM-7:30AM -- CNN Sunday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM -- Sanjay Gupta MD

  • 8AM-9AM -- CNN Sunday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 9AM-10AM: State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Correction: A previous version of this slide misspelled Crowley's first name.

  • 10AM-11AM: Fareed Zakaria GPS

  • 11AM-12PM -- Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz

  • 12PM-1PM: State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Correction: A previous version of this slide misspelled Crowley's first name.

  • 1PM-2PM -- Fareed Zakaria GPS

  • 2PM-3PM -- The Next List

  • 3PM-4PM -- Your Money

  • 4PM: CNN Newsroom