CNN’s Erin Burnett denies it (and I believe her) — but even if it were true, what’s wrong with showing the added respect to guests?

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What do you think?

See below a lifted section from an article in the gossip section today in the New York Post.  In reading it, my first thought was, why not show the extra respect towards guests?  What’s wrong with that?  If Erin Burnett were suggesting better dress, not a track suit, is that so wrong?

I suppose the HR rules prevent us from saying anything about the way others dress at work, but anchors on TV shows come in daily contact with guests from all walks of life and if the guest is kind enough to show up, what’s wrong with us showing a little extra respect? It is not the end of the world if we don’t, and some crew members don’t come in direct contact with guests and are dealing with heavy equipment requiring clothes that can handle the dirt of equipment, but others are assigned to working directly with guests (like seating them and miking them.) I am certainly not suggesting a tuxedo or even a suit and tie…but in the article it says an “Adidas track suit” which is at the other side of the spectrum. 

What do you think?

“….we hear anchor Erin Burnett’s instituted a dress code on her program, “Erin Burnett OutFront.” Sources say it started because of one staffer’s “strong sense of personal style.” “There’s a guy on the show who mikes guests,” says a source, “and he has a very elaborate fashion sense.” The spy adds the dude’s choices range from “a cowboy hat and boots” to “Adidas track suits or hip-hop looks.” While he sounds perfect for Page Six, “Erin found the looks off-putting. She thinks of her show as very smart. So she instituted a dress code.” But the sartorial stir goes on: “There’s a debate about it among the crew.” Burnett’s rep said the show “does not have a dress code. This is silly.”

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