CNN is cleaning house.
New management wants to shed the network’s liberal image.
And you won’t believe which top stars CNN is about to fire next.
As Conservative Revival reports:
The first axe to fall came when CNN canceled pro-Democrat Party cheerleader Brian Stelter’s “Reliable Sources” show and Stelter leaving the network.
Stelter was supposedly a media critic, but all Stelter did was excuse the fake news media lies about Donald Trump, attack Trump and the Republican Party as threats to democracy, and pressure social media companies to censor conservatives.
On CNN editorial call Chris Licht warned that more changes were on the way.
“This is a time of change, and I know that it’s unsettling.” Licht reportedly told CNN hosts and staffers. “There will be more changes and you might not understand it or like it all.”
“Give us some time, see how things develop, and then give us feedback,” Licht added.
Reporter Jon Nicosia broke the scoop back on June 15 that Stelter was down to weeks left with CNN.
Now Nicosia is reporting that the entire roster of leftwing hosts on CNN faces the chopping block.
Source: Once the coming shakeup at @CNN is done, don’t expect John Berman, Alisyn Camerota, Jim Acosta, Brianna Keilar, Jake Tapper, John King, and Don Lemon to still be at the network OR have their current show assignments.”
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) August 19, 2022
Stelter’s exit and the potential further firings come as Zaslav tasked Licht with pulling CNN back towards the center.
Influential Discovery shareholder John Malone – who is reportedly Zaslav’s mentor – is behind much of the push to change the editorial content at CNN to eliminate the liberal partisanship.
Zaslav told CNBC last spring that he would “like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing.”
At the time, Stelter pushed back on Malone and claimed Malone was clueless.
“The people who say the Zucker-era CNN was lacking in real journalism clearly were not watching CNN directly. My best guess is that they were watching talking heads and reading columnists complain about CNN. And yes, I’m including John Malone in this,” Stelter wrote in his Reliable Sources Newsletter.
After the announcement that CNN was canceling Stelter’s show Malone denied to the New York Times that he played any role in ending the program.
Malone wrote that he “nothing to do with” CNN pulling Reliable Sources off the air and repeated his belief that “he wants the ‘news’ portion of CNN to be more centrist, but I am not in control or directly involved.”
It is clear that there are big changes afoot at CNN.
And the corporate bloodletting on the liberal opinion side has just begun.