(Republican Insider) – We’ve all heard the phrase, “Go woke, go broke,” countless times over the course of the last 6 years and it has proven to hold true, for the most part, for corporations who have jumped on board with the radical left’s anti-American agenda.
Now one of the biggest propagators of wokeness is facing a reality check.
CNN has utterly plummeted in ratings over the last several years. Further, the abysmal launch and subsequent canceling of the network’s streaming service is even further proof that Americans have had enough of the constant leftist antics and grandstanding CNN has become known for.
The network’s new president, Chris Licht, has wasted no time shaking things up and attempting to turn the partisan organization into something that more closely resembles a news network.
Axios reported Tuesday that Licht is planning to review the performances of the networks’ notable personalities to see if they are too tainted by leftist ideology to reform their ways and act more like actual journalists.
Basically, their jobs are on the line.
“If talent cannot adjust to a less partisan tone and strategy, they could be ousted, three sources familiar with the matter tell Axios,” the outlet reported.
It’s been well reported that Licht wants less propaganda and partisan theatrics for which CNN has developed a reputation for, and more “traditional journalism.”
After taking over CNN last month, Licht has jumped right into making serious changes.
“CNN’s ubiquitous ‘Breaking News’ banner is gone, now reserved for instances of truly urgent events,” The New York Times reported Sunday. “Snarky on-screen captions — ‘Angry Trump Turns Briefing Into Propaganda Session,’ for instance — are discouraged. Political shows are trying to book more conservative voices, and producers have been urged to ignore Twitter backlash from the far right and the far left.
“A month into his tenure as the new leader of CNN, Chris Licht is starting to leave his mark on the 24-hour news network.”
Licht replaced Jeff Zucker, who resigned in February and who is also responsible for the partisan direction CNN has taken over the last decade. The official story is that Zucker stepped down because of a secretive relationship with female CNN executive Allison Gollust.
However, the fact that the network has been tanking for years is more than likely the real reason for his departure.
Others at CNN have also had their share of public controversies, as The Western Journal reports:
In December 2021, network host Chris Cuomo was fired. The early version of that story was Cuomo gave inappropriate assistance to his brother, disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It was later reported Chris Cuomo was accused of sexual assault.
Also in 2021, two CNN producers were implicated in crimes against children, as reported by Fox News.
Network host Don Lemon was embroiled in a lawsuit alleging he had sexually assaulted a bartender in 2018. That suit was dropped in May after the supposed victim recanted his story.
Another host, Brian Stelter, was publicly lambasted for CNN’s bias at a college event. On his popular YouTube channel, actor Russell Brand mocked Stelter’s overwrought presentation style.
The rollout of pay service CNN+ was a disaster. It crashed and burned in a matter of weeks.
In short, the network is an outright disaster. Despite being the “most trusted name in news” the network has consistently struggled in viewership for years. Meanwhile, Fox News has been dominating the ratings, according to figures from May. MSNBC came in a distant second while CNN was even further back in third place.
Reforming CNN and rehabilitating its reputation is certainly no small task. Licht appears to be the man for the job, however, but he certainly has his work cut out for him.
The good news is, many of the top inflammatory personalities at the network may find themselves soon out of a job. It’s almost impossible to imagine Don Lemon, Brian Stelter or Jim Acosta ever being impartial and nonpartisan.
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