CNN will undergo some significant adjustments, as if they haven’t already. Without Trump in the White House to criticize, the news outlet has declined.
CNN+ was removed from the air in April. That was only three weeks after its introduction, despite a $300 million investment.
Chris Wallace, a former Fox News employee who reputedly earns $9 million annually, joined the doomed streaming news channel to pursue a lucrative position and escape Tucker Carlson. Thus, Wallace was unemployed.
Obviously, Jake Tapper’s top producer was arrested in December on charges of alleged sexual misconduct with ‘juvenile victims.’ This occurred only a few weeks after another CNN producer, this one for Chris Cuomo, was fired for similar charges.
Chris Cuomo was fired from his post as a CNN host in the same month an investigation revealed he had supported his brother Andrew during a sexual misconduct controversy.
Chris Licht was appointed CNN president in early May. Licht has signaled that he may steer CNN away from the opinion-driven programming that has dominated in previous years.
Licht stated in a memo on his first day that the focus should be on “straightforward facts” and “insightful commentary.”
The former CBS executive cautioned colleagues via email that “too many people have lost faith in the news media.”
Insiders are rumored to want him to manage CNN his own way, as opposed to as a cult like Jeff Zucker.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
According to Licht’s memo: ‘I think we can be a beacon in regaining that trust by being an organization that exemplifies the best characteristics of journalism: fearlessly speaking truth to power, challenging the status quo, questioning ‘group-think’ and educating viewers and readers with straightforward facts and insightful commentary, while always being respectful of differing viewpoints.’
Continuing, he said: ‘First and foremost, we should, and we will be advocates for the truth.’
Now, more changes are afoot. It looks like another host may be about to bite the dust.
Conservative Brief reported:
CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter’s career at the far-left network could be over in “weeks.”
News Cycle Media President Jon Nicosia took to Twitter and reported that sources told him that Stelter has “weeks” left at the network and that other CNN employees are complaining about changes made by new management. Read more…