“CNN is discovering the hard way that taking a radical left stance is bad for both business and viewers. Politico’s liberal excess is currently being curbed by a new German owner. Will this result in more readers? At CNN, it is not functioning at all, possibly because the harm has already been done. It will be difficult to recover from Politico’s aggressive anti-Trump tactics, a seasoned media executive told Fox News Digital.
Under former boss Jeff Zucker, CNN infamously veered from a just-the-facts news enterprise to a politicized network stacked with leftist opinion hosts. However, a long-planned merger earlier this year, just a few months after Warner Bros. Discovery was founded, brought CNN under the control of the newly established company. In an interview that shocked the network’s newsroom, John Malone said that CNN should “evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists.”
CNN “Lost Tremendous Credibility,” according to Trump, and has gotten worse under the new ownership.
The new administration, headed by CNN CEO Chris Licht, made it clear from away that it wanted to emphasize journalism and disassociate itself from the ideological brand it had developed via relentless attacks on Republicans and other conservatives. In an effort to repair connections, Licht has even spoken with Republican senators in Washington in the hopes that well-known conservatives will agree to appear on the network when asked. He has also advised his anchors to avoid using divisive language.
The loud lefties on CNN, who frequently picket former President Trump, are unimpressed.
It was formerly a highly significant network. It used to be a very important platform, but I believe they’ve become worse; they lost a lot of money in terms of brand value and reputation, and I haven’t noticed any indication that they’ve improved, said Trump to Fox News Digital last month.
Brian Stelter, a left-wing media anchor for CNN who claimed to be nonpartisan but regularly attacked conservatives and supported liberals, was fired along with fellow liberals John Harwood and Jeffrey Toobin. Additionally, Don Lemon has been shifted from his primetime position to an upcoming morning show.
The Trump campaign, though, is still doubtful that CNN will regain its formerly unbiased reputation.
“Firing unwatchable hosts like Brian Stelter and demoting Don Low Ratings Lemon is just good business; it does not represent a genuine change in the organization’s commitment to accuracy and truth in its reporting. The network is still plagued by supporters of false information, including Jake Tapper, a former spokesperson for Hooters, among others. When questioned about the network’s recent changes, Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich said, “CNN will remain a cable news disaster until there is a genuine shift in reporting and responsibility.
There are other prominent conservatives who have concerns about CNN’s future besides Trump.
At this week’s National Conservatism conference in Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that it’s “impossible to forget” how politicized CNN’s anchors have become during the Trump era and that “the damage is done” for the network.
“How does Don Lemon turn himself around to become a straight newsperson once more? After some of the things they’ve said on the air over the years, how can Anderson Cooper manage that? That’s the only two high-profile individuals that come to mind that I’ve interviewed in the past when they at least tried to pass for journalists or analysts who tried to balance both sides, but today the network is unwatchable,” Rubio remarked.
Changes at CNN include Don Lemon moving from primetime to mornings and struggling to be replaced by “New Day.”
Rubio also took part in the very heated 2018 CNN town hall moderated by Jake Tapper in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Because you know what you’re going to get, I simply don’t watch CNN. Hopefully, this will improve because I believe it would be beneficial for America to be able to have some accuracy and balance, but they still have a long way to go, said Rubio.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is wary of the adjustments the network wants to make. His office has openly spat with CNN’s Jake Tapper over the anchor’s alleged ban on “election lies.”
At the conference, Hawley said to Fox News Digital, “I believe their brand is pretty much what it is, you know, it simply just a far-left collection of hacks. We’ll see, I guess. I hope they do well. They have five viewers or something, I think. So I would attempt to change if I were them.
Hawley said, “I guess we’ll see. I’m not holding my breath,” in response to the question of whether he doesn’t think CNN can make its modifications.
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said this week to Fox News Digital that he had spoken with Licht about getting more Republicans to appear on television. Scott is in charge of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is leading the GOP’s efforts to retake the Senate in the midterm elections in November.
Scott told Fox News Digital that “the proof is in the pudding” and refrained from making a prediction about whether the leftist network’s rebranding efforts will persuade conservative viewers to tune in.
However, despite the adjustments, CNN’s venomous liberal rhetoric hasn’t really abated. A discussion comparing Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis transporting migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to Hitler relocating Jews during the Holocaust was broadcast on CNN as recently as Thursday.
But CNN isn’t the only newly-owned news organization that thinks a neutral viewpoint is crucial.
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About $1 billion was spent by Mathias Dpfner, CEO of the German media conglomerate Axel Springer SE, to acquire Politico in 2021. He was recently the focus of a Washington Post article that claimed the foreign businessman has the same views as CNN’s new ownership on the leftist media.
We want to demonstrate that adopting a neutral stance is, in fact, the most effective strategy, according to Dpfner.
CNN has made modifications in an effort to shed its reputation as a liberal news outlet, but Politico maintains that Dpfner’s comment only served to validate the network’s present format and audience-acquisition approach.
A Politico representative told Fox News Digital, “In an increasingly divisive media climate, POLITICO’s success is predicated upon the reality that it attracts influential readers from across the ideological spectrum who frequent POLITICO.com all day for deeply researched political reporting.
Liberal opponents are not persuaded, especially after they raised concerns over a recently-revealed email that Dpfner sent to close confidants weeks before the 2020 election and which appeared to show support for then-President Trump.
Do we all want to gather early on November 3 to pray for Donald Trump to win the presidency of the United States of America once more? In the email, Dpfner questioned.
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The tweet was a response to news reports that the Trump administration planned to sue Google for antitrust violations.
In a surreal conversation, Dpfner originally disputed to the Post that he had written that email, saying, “That’s absolutely wrong. That doesn’t exist. Both it and the idea have never even been sent.
Dpfner did, however, acknowledge that he might have sent the email “as an ironic, provocative statement in the group of individuals that dislike Donald Trump,” adding, “That is me That could be,” when presented with a printout of the email.
In fear that the news organization will lean to the political right, verified lefties on Twitter attacked Politico’s owner.
Porter Bibb, a well-known journalist-turned-investment banker who wrote “It Ain’t As Easy As It Looks: Ted Turner’s Amazing Story,” a biography of CNN founder Ted Turner published in 1993, believes Licht is frantically trying to restore the network to its former prominence as a news-centric voice with on-location coverage of important and breaking news.
“He acquired the CNN position despite John Malone, a key investment in Warner Bros. Discovery, who advocated for all news, without bias and less talk and opinion. Malone was expressing the same fervent desire for CNN to get back to its roots as CNN founder Ted Turner, according to Bibb of Fox News Digital.
Since Jeff Zucker started trying to turn lightweights like Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon into stars, Bibb claims CNN has “lacked adequate news management” and Licht must insist on “less-liberal bias” among the network’s on-air anchors if the network is to succeed.
He declared, “CNN has lost its way.
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Regarding Politico, Bibb thinks that Dpfner should follow the example of Insider, another publication owned by Axel Springer SE, and concentrate on breaking news rather than caring about the political stance of its articles.
To avoid losing even its high-end subscription business, Mathias Dpfner’s plans for Politico must closely resemble those of his German media competitors. Because Insider breaks business news, the publication exists and prospers, according to Bibb. “Any news outlet’s ability to maintain a hard news style is going to get harder and harder, but Dpfner has the brains and skills to keep Politico honest,”
Tom Elliott, the creator of Grabien Media, is pleased that despite widespread skepticism, efforts are being made to change the media landscape.
“For years, we have watched while the mainstream media killed themselves all at once. Elliott told Fox News Digital, “It’s encouraging to see that at least a few people are attempting to arrange an intervention.