In a surprisingly welcome development, it looks like CNN might finally be turning a new corner.
Chris Licht, the new CEO and chairman of CNN, appears to be well aware of the network’s brazen bias, as evidenced by a memo recently disseminated to network employees.
“Too many people have lost trust in the news media,” Licht began.
You don’t say. After all, the media has effectively devolved into little more than celebrity entertainment, largely laden with overwrought emotion and generally devoid of substantial content.
Even worse, the likes of Chris Cuomo apparently have no qualms about weaponizing CNN to go after women who dared to speak out against his clearly deranged brother, who thankfully is no longer governor of New York.
Moreover, by lurching to the far left, CNN also witnessed its ratings abruptly fall off a cliff.
The fall escalated as scandal after scandal ballooned regarding the network, including some employees’ suspect ties to shady activities.
Which is precisely why Zucker (as in Jeff Zucker), former CNN boss, is out, and new and so far improved Licht is in.
“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,” Licht declared.
After all, the beauty of this nation (at least until recently) was the ability to agree to disagree, and to do so in such a way that no one winds up jailed or “canceled.”
Axios reported on the implications of the new policy for far left CNN blowhards, several of which come to mind, noting that fanaticism is no longer welcome under Licht.
“CNN’s new boss, Chris Licht, is evaluating whether personalities and programming that grew polarizing during the Trump era can adapt to the network’s new priority to be less partisan. If talent cannot adjust to a less partisan tone and strategy, they could be ousted,” Axios wrote.
Good luck with that one, especially when thinking about some of CNN’s more colorful personalities.
For instance, CNN guest Joseph Kalla, called out the network’s “partisan coverage filtering” while present on Brian Stetler’s show, using the Abraham Accords, a massive achievement, as an example.
The landmark peace agreements achieved under the Trump administration (imagine that) received rather limited coverage on CNN, which Kalla attempted to emphasize to Stetler.
“Fox News covered this really major accomplishment about 15 times more than CNN did. We saw how much both networks are encouraging in this partisan coverage filtering. It’s not about one side, it’s about the media writ large.”
Stetler promptly accused the Yale professor of engaging in “both-sidesism.”
Uh, ok. “Both-sidesism.” That’s a new one.
Not to mention, way to advertise one’s belief in so-called “one-sidesism,” apparently the preferred approach of militant Stetler.
However, while Stetler is bad enough, sniveling, periodically rage-filled Don Lemon is even worse, who apparently feels zero qualms about openly expressing his “racism,” at least “racism” as the left defines it.
“We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them,” Lemon brayed.
Frankly, the biggest terror threat in this country is the unhinged Democrat Party, in large part due to its growing allegiance to authoritarianism.
Not to mention constant division.
Author: Jane Jones