CNN’s new chief Chris Licht claims he is trying to make the network a little less hard left.
He also claims that as a result of this, he is getting a lot of angry pushback from the left, which isn’t surprising.
The left thinks CNN belongs to them. Where else are they going to get their daily dose of Trump hatred?
News Busters reports:
CNN Chief Says ‘Uninformed Vitriol’ from the Left Has Been ‘Stunning’
CNN boss Chris Licht drew a big James Stewart profile on the front of the Sunday Business section of The New York Times. Licht’s public chatter about making CNN less partisan and screamy is drawing bad reviews from partisan and screamy leftists. This went unsaid: CNN hasn’t really changed at all.
A chorus of media pundits has pounced on every tidbit of bad news. Mr. Licht’s early programming efforts aimed at repositioning the network as broader and less partisan have prompted howls of criticism, with former MSNBC host and former colleague Keith Olbermann publicly calling Mr. Licht a “TV Fascist” after he moved Don Lemon, a liberal host, from a prime-time slot to a revamped morning show.
“The uninformed vitriol, especially from the left, has been stunning,” Mr. Licht said in one of several interviews with The New York Times spanning his nearly eight-month tenure. “Which proves my point: so much of what passes for news is name-calling, half-truths and desperation.”
The left is very unforgiving about this kind of thing.
CNN's CEO Chris Licht says the left is targeting him with "uninformed vitriol" over his efforts to move the network away from being a Democratic Party propaganda machine.https://t.co/HJjdh2rcRT
— Ben Kew 🐶 (@ben_kew) December 19, 2022
CNN CEO stunned by "uninformed" left-wing "vitriol" he received for wanting to go news-first.
"Progressives want to unilaterally control the distribution of information. And they expect outlets to dutifully comply."https://t.co/SFibo5Ys81
— OutKick (@Outkick) December 20, 2022
Licht has a long way to go if he really wants to change CNN.
Cross posted from American Lookout.