Younger readers may not remember when CNN was a news outlet that covered news like wars and disasters and political events worldwide. Sure, it was probably always biased toward the Left but that is the status quo among all journalists.
But this article traces the downfall to Jeff Zucker and his shift from covering the news to creating tabloid infotainment. A fairly concise explanation. I like how it ends:
“Moving forward, what’s next for CNN when the company falls under the Discovery Channel umbrella later this year? Let’s hear from its soon-to-be largest shareholder, John Malone of Liberty Media.
“I 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,” Malone said in an interview that recently aired on CNBC.
The collapse of CNN is now complete: Nine-out-of-ten viewers, gone. Its top-rated anchor, Chris Cuomo, gone. Its network president, gone. Its integrity in shambles.
Oh, and new management coming in that is signaling big-time changes … changes that may bring CNN back to the proud network it once was before Jeff Zucker destroyed it.””
Don Lemon are you next?
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