CNN Can Never Wash Away the Trump Town Hall Disaster Stench
Some people decided to climb out after falling into the pit, and then CNN.
In the aftermath of dire Trump town hallCNN’s outstanding leadership decided to dig down and double down in his Sisyphean mission to cater to “both sides” and attract conservative eyeballs who would rather watch the paint dry.
Assessing the damage, CNN has decided to accept sadism and continue to submit to the increasingly radical MAGA establishment that considers it “the enemy of the people.” If you don’t succeed at first, fail again and again.
Next week, CNN will host Nikki Haley for a town hall, and on June 7th they are inviting Mike Pence. Laying the groundwork for the GOP’s two hopeful presidential candidates, who have served voluntarily and proudly in the Trump administration and are yet to cross double digits in the poll, will certainly turn around. CNN’s fortune transfer. This means CNN will finally invite Senator Tim Scott, who just launched a deadly campaign when it came to an embarrassing Howard Dean moment. Scott believes that the best way for Americans to know about him is to remove his face from his poster and replace it with a generic Black male with no eyes, nose, or mouth. I wonder if he would allow CNN to promote his own face to his town hall.
Learning from Trump’s town hall experience, CNN could change its format to ensure that the unfortunate host is no longer belittled with petty insults or an inability to push back a flood of words. lie. Better yet, Licht should listen to veteran CNN journalist Christiana Amanpour, who ravaged his own network decides the Trump platform in her recent speech at Columbia School of Journalism. She admitted that she had a “very strong exchange of views” with Licht about CNN’s decision to host a live performance at town hall for Trump in the presence of spectators. in favor of the trend. She even likens the current political situation to McCarthyism and reminds students of journalism that newspaper editors in the 1950s made the decision to stop publishing wild lies and accusations. by Senator McCarthy for the sake of truth and truth. She also slammed the press of “both sides” and instead warned of the dangers of “drawing false equivalence, moral or factual”. [which] neither objective nor honest.”
However, none of this seems to convince Licht, who defended the network for making “news” even as Trump town hall received global condemnation. The backlash was so severe that even the cold silver-haired fox, CNN’s main character Anderson Cooper, was forced to punish his viewers for not leaving. their “silo” and openness to both sides. This patriarchal lesson in particular comes from Cooper, a white millionaire living in NYC. Surprisingly, it seems that Americans don’t like being belittled and reprimanded by their landlords for not supporting the behavior of a twice-impeached vulgarian who incited a violent uprising against the country itself. mine.
These CNN viewers may not leave their silos but they will certainly leave CNN, whose ratings have plummeted since Trump town hall. Things got so bad that CNN dropped to fourth place, below Newsmax, a right-wing news outlet whose views are so extreme that it makes Fox look like a model of restraint. Speaking of Fox, they’re even learning from CNN’s embarrassing town hall. Fox recently announced that Sean Hannity will run an event with Trump, but instead of bringing him in live, they would pre-record him. When fox, settles $787 million defamation lawsuit with Dominionis changing its strategy to avoid making your mistake, you know you’re at Sunken Place.
Though Licht deserves the blame, he’s only performing for an audience of his super villains: John Malone and David Zaslav. Malone, a board member of Warner Bros. Discovery and is a major shareholder, publicly said America needs more cable companies like Fox. Before that, he also donated $250,000 to Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee. For his part, Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, defended town hall and said it was part of CNN’s plan to rebuild its image from a left-wing network into a forum for “both sides.” “The Republican Party is back on the air. Republicans don’t air,” he said with pridethough his network infamous help offered Donald Trump real estate online for free before the 2016 election.
Zaslav last week decided to give his opening speech at Boston University. Graduates responded by booing and reprimanding him for not paying his writers.. At Cannes, he oversaw a lavish Warner Bros. party. where he personally plays pranks with famous people. While writers continue to strive for a living wage, Zaslav is living his best life. Even if CNN’s hosts and staff are miserable, it’s good to know that at least one person is happy.
This whole scene is a damn shame and a self-inflicted disaster. I worked at CNN as a contributor for a year. I can assure you that there are people out there, both journalists and staff, worried about the growing threats of right-wing fascism, disinformation and random terrorism. They wanted to do their job and inform the public instead of performing crappy “bilateral” gymnastics. Internationally, CNN still has influence and presence as a respected journalistic entity. Licht and Zaslav are betraying CNN’s legacy and tarnishing the reputations of their employees, some of whom have at least tried to do an honest job, adept at reporting on the real dangers of MAGA.
When I finally saw CNN’s self-immolation scene, it reminded me of friends who made the mistake of wasting years of their lives pursuing a love that was never meant for them. After a while, it just becomes sad and pathetic. Since Trump’s arrival, Republican voters have targeted CNN as a lever and an enemy. That hasn’t changed. However, by abandoning its journalistic standards and pursuing Trump for the sake of non-existent “both sides” accessibility and objectivity, CNN has lost not only its viewers but also its reputation. .
I hope CNN has learned that when you decide to “make the news” by inviting pigs to play in the mud, you shouldn’t be surprised if you end up being the one covered in mud.