CNN chief Jeff Zucker defended his network's heavy interest in Justin Bieber during an interview on Monday.
Speaking in Washington, Zucker dismissed the criticism. Variety reported that he cast the story as just one of many CNN tackled.
"I’m incredibly comfortable with the way CNN covered the Justin Bieber story," he said. "...The Bieber coverage was never wall-to-wall…I don’t think CNN had it out of proportion at all." He noted that CNN had aired interviews with several world leaders on Sunday, and concluded, "CNN is about interviewing world leaders, and covering what happened in Maryland, and about Anthony Bourdain, and about Justin Bieber. We have the ability to do all of that."