CNN was, a long time ago, one of the most trusted names in news. But, for most of recent history, it has become a laughing stock to most Americans. The pathetically biased news network has become little more than politically-themed entertainment for Democrats. But perhaps that’s about to change?
Jeff Zucker, the left-wing president of the company, was fired after he violated numerous policies to help disgraced former New York governor Andrew Cuomo. The new president seems to be eager to salvage what’s left of the company’s reputation. He issued a few high-profile firings recently, including axing plumped-face liberal mascot Brian Stelter and his show “Reliable Sources.”
But that’s only the beginning.
The axe is expected to keep swinging at CNN, where new President Chris Licht just fired longtime “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter and is taking aim at the network’s moribund morning show, “New Day,” according to a report.
The firing of Stelter came with a cryptic warning as Licht seeks to pivot from far-Left, editorializing programs to a more straight news approach. The change was reportedly pushed by parent company Warner Bros. Discovery’s chief shareholder John Malone…
“There will be more changes, and you might not understand it or like it.”
RadarOnline.com reported that “New Day,” the show started by Licht’s predecessor, Jeff Zucker, is circling the drain. It will be replaced by a roundtable-type program patterned after MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” possibly hosted by Jake Tapper, according to RadarOnline. Licht has reportedly tried to hire “Morning Joe” husband-wife hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski away from the rival liberal cable news network. [Source: Daily Wire]
It seems like CNN’s new president was given the unenviable task of saving the network, in the wake of massive ratings decline.
Chris Licht is quickly cutting the fat and reportedly trying to steer the network away from open political propaganda, to something more like actual news.
He has his work cut out for himself, to say the least. Licht fired one of the worst warts on CNN’s backside, Brian Stelter, among other reaction changes.
It has been reported he will also kill “New Day,” a show started by ousted Jeff Zucker. But it doesn’t look like he’s going far enough to fix CNN’s tattered reputation.
If he is really serious about saving the once-respected network, he needs to move much closer to center. And I don’t think creating a show hosted by Jake Tapper—known to be a combative and dishonest reporter—is going to do that.
CNN needs to win over moderate and conservative viewers. That means more than just getting rid of pudgy idiots like Stelter. It needs to assure America that it is in the business of reporting the news, not pushing propaganda that benefits Democrats.
But can they do that? Will they do that? Maybe, in the long run.
But I won’t hold my breath waiting.
Author: Kit Fargo