Last week, CNN finally ended Brian Stelter’s show, “Reliable Sources.” The show was pulled and Stelter was dismissed.
Stelter ended his show in the middle of a final insane speech in which he presented himself as a Democratic angel fighting fascists. His last appearance was a perfect illustration of the reason he was cancelled and removed from CNN.
However, while he began the process with Stelter, CNN’s president Chris Licht isn't finished yet. Licht warned there are “more changes” coming and many are upset about who might be getting cut next.
The news has come out regarding this.
Licht is going to be “blowing up” the morning show due to the low ratings, and he is looking to break up “New Day” next.
Licht addressed his plans at an upfront presentation in May, stating the network wanted to “reimagine” the morning show but providing no further details. Currently, “New Day” is anchored by John Berman and Brianna Keilar.
Stelter, a frequent foe for conservatives, was forced out last week and his show “Reliable Sources” was canceled. As The Post reported, CNN nixed the program as it prepares to unveil a refreshed Sunday lineup that includes “Who’s Talking With Chris Wallace.”
Network insiders told the Daily Beast that CNN staffers “cannot shake the feeling” that John Malone, an influential shareholder and board member at WarnerBros. Discovery, played a role in Stelter’s exit. Last week, Malone admitted that he wanted CNN to be “more centrist,” even as he denied any involvement in Stelter’s demise.
But the outlet reported that “multiple current and former staffers” fear that Malone is “indirectly dictating an agenda” that is being carried out by Licht.
John Berman and Brianna Keilar were among the individuals who were previously reported about that were on a list of those who could be cut or, at the very least, not have the same roles anymore. Other names on the list included Jake Tapper and Don Lemon.
On the other hand, even though Lemon was included on the list of potential candidates to be considered, at the present time it appears that Lemon and Jim Acosta may be safe at the moment. This is disappointing because if they're still in the picture, this suggests that Licht isn't as dedicated to getting the mess cleaned up that CNN has been in the last few years. If you'd like to be moderate and not as Democratic, these two are top of the list of who ought to be next.
Licht did one positive thing at the beginning of the month that wasn’t widely noticed. The president stated that the network was determined to win back Republicans confidence.
Licht’s message, according to one of the lawmakers who sat down with him as well as to several sources briefed on the exchanges: “We want to win back your trust.”
The CNN chief spent between 45 minutes and an hour cajoling GOP lawmakers who no longer appear on the network to come back on the air — and assuring them he’d praise producers for inviting them and communicate his displeasure if he doesn’t believe they are treated fairly.
“I think he does genuinely want that to happen,” one Republican lawmaker told the Washington Free Beacon. “Put aside ideology, I think he thinks CNN sucks.”
However, CNN is at fault, and the president will have to prove a lot in order to demonstrate that they're determined to be objective again and not everyone is going to believe them without big changes. While the left is in a state of meltdown that he even went as far as to admit the issue to Republicans. The mere fact that he claims to want to be impartial can trigger the left.
In the end, actions will always speak more than words. Licht will need to prove his point with tangible outcomes. Most likely, it won't bring people back, but if he's planning to change anything, that's where it needs to begin.