CNN’s centrist move calls out #BoycottCNN as many are unhappy with what one user is doing Phone call “The new corporate oligarchy.”
“Good morning and Happy Sunday to all who agree that it is time when CNN has made a conscious decision to pursue Republican positions #boycottcnn‘ one user tweeted. “I’m looking for @msnbc Especially now. ,
Some left-leaning CNN fans have shifted their stance on the news outlet after speculation that Warner Bros. Discovery shareholder and billionaire media mogul John Malone might have been Brian Stelter’s “trusted source” behind the cancellation.
several Said Trump’s support for Malone and his companies may reflect CNN’s centrist movement. According to media watchdog group FAIR, Liberty Media Corporation, an organization whose board of directors is Malone, contributed “up to $1 million in personal and corporate donations” to Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
Malone denied the allegations in an email to The New York Times.
According to the Times, Malone said he had “nothing to do” with Stelter’s cancellation of the show, adding that he wanted “the ‘news’ part of CNN to become more centrist, but [he is not] under control or directly involved.”
CNN did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
In his final episode of “Trusted Source,” which aired Sunday morning, Stelter spoke to Insider’s Claire Atkinson about Malone’s role in changing CNN policy.
“He’s a businessman; he looks at where the money is, where the audience is, and the viewership on the left is split between CNN and MSNBC and the viewership on Fox News on the right,” Atkinson said. He’s got a huge audience, a lot of money, and maybe he’s going to say, ‘What if we change a little bit like that, maybe we can do it.’”
The backlash against the web is even coming later accusations According to one user, CNN leadership “recently met privately with Republican congressmen to discuss how CNN might be better suited to Republican positions in airing news on CNN.”
Similarly, many criticized CNN’s Jake Tapper for not giving in to the FBI’s lies about the Mar-a-Lago search. interview With Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas on Sunday in the State of the Union.
After Crenshaw said he “saw no evidence Trump even returned those documents,” Tapper didn’t correct the baseless claim, despite CNN. time In June, a subpoena was sent to Mar-a-Lago reporting the investigation to the DOJ.
“Jake Tapper really should keep his comfortable demeanor so Dan Crenshaw can’t see evidence of ‘lying’ on his show without returning an ounce,” said one user. tweeted,
See more reactions to #BoycottCNN below:
Journalism should tell the truth, not the one that gets more viewers and clicks. If so, CNN is using Fox News’ playbook. https://t.co/u851T9odQo
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 21, 2022
When was the last time such a media chief openly met Democrats and asked them how they should change their reporting? Besides, why not just report the news? https://t.co/otRaBxoeTn
— wajahat ali (@wajahat ali) August 20, 2022
In journalism, you don’t do it “both ways”. They don’t give Fascists and Nazis equal time.
If one side says “the water is wet” and the other says “no, the water is dry,” then you don’t have valuable time to let guests know how dry the water is. You report the facts. #boycottcnn
— Pants McShirt (@pantsmcshirt) August 21, 2022