The merger of Discovery Inc. with CNN’s parent company, Warner Media, this spring left people wondering what changes were in store for the network’s “talent” roster.
Last week, Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of “Reliable Sources,” was the first “personality” to get the axe. Dubbed the “fake news Humpty Dumpty” by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Stelter is known for his extremely biased coverage of the conservative media.
Joe Concha on CNN firing Brian Stelter: He ‘sealed his own fate’ https://t.co/xueOg2mt2g
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 19, 2022
So, was Stelter’s inglorious exit a singular event or simply the first of more to come?
A source told Jon Nicosia, the president of News Cycle Media, that a shakeup is underway at CNN and it may claim the likes of John Berman, Alisyn Camerota, Jim Acosta, Brianna Keilar, Jake Tapper, John King, and Don Lemon. If true, this is welcome news for the conservative media, particularly for Fox News, which has borne the brunt of these host’s vitriol.
Source: Once the coming shakeup at @CNN is done, don’t expect John Berman, Alisyn Camerota, Jim Acosta, Brianna Keilar, Jake Tapper, John King, and Don Lemon to still be at the network OR have their current show assignments.”
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) August 19, 2022
They go on “The final ‘stay or go’ has not been finalized and more names will be added”
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) August 19, 2022
These hosts label anything they disagree with as either “misinformation” or “disinformation.” Rather than presenting the news, they try to shape the news.
Upon hearing the news that billionaire Elon Musk planned to buy Twitter and turn it into the forum for free speech it should be, Don Lemon said, “I don’t think anyone disagrees this should be a free and open debate or platform. But, I mean, shouldn’t it … not necessarily be a font for misinformation? Or to, you know, say things about people that just aren’t true?” [Time stamp: 2:10]
Elon Musk says he wants to make Twitter “better than ever.”@donlemon talks to @karaswisher about what’s next for the platform after the billionaire’s bid for the site was accepted. Watch: pic.twitter.com/xVquL1VI69
— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) April 26, 2022
In the clip below, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, who ironically began her career as a Fox News anchor, asked viewers what Liz Cheney’s defeat might mean for our democracy.
“A close watch on Wyoming and what happens there tonight could add to a trend,” Camerota said. “And that is election deniers winning primaries around the nation. What does that mean for our democracy and the risk of more chaos like what we saw on Jan. 6?”
One Twitter user was happy to answer. “It means it’s working.”
CNN wonders what Liz Cheney losing might “mean for our democracy.” pic.twitter.com/qHXM01dikC
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 17, 2022
Although ridding the network of these spinners of the truth would do wonders for the accuracy of CNN’s news, Townhall’s Matt Vespa makes the case that regular viewers are “glued to these clowns” and firing them now “could be bad timing.”
“If Trump runs again, the network will need Lemon, Acosta, and others to kick the hornet’s nest again,” he writes. “At the end of the day, while I know gutting CNN of their liberal cancers would be optimal, it’s also a business. So, I could see this going either way regarding these potential firings. The new top brass could get rid of these folks and tread water for 2024, hoping their recent relaunch doesn’t implode. Or they do a 180-degree turn, keep the Trump-hating hosts and contributors, and make a boatload of cash again.”
Although the sacking of any of these polarizing propagandists would elicit waves of schadenfreude among conservatives, in the end, it will make little difference.
For every terrorist that is eliminated from the battlefield, a dozen more are waiting in the wings to replace him. Similarly, there is no shortage of biased journalists lurking in the shadows eager to become the next Don Lemon or Brianna Keilar.
A previous version of this article appeared on The Western Journal.
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2 thoughts on “Report: CNN’s Jim Acosta, Don Lemon May Soon Follow Colleague Brian Stelter Out the Door”
Free Speech has no requirement that there be people censor what they “Deem as Untrue”. Politicians have, for decades, lied in their ads, and have never been censored, and if anyone should be held to the standard of factually speaking, it is them. That precedent makes the censor, as in CNN, Media Matters or Politifact, or any other media outlet, places that have no right to even attempt to censor speech, because it is only throttling the opposition when they do it.
CNN could drop every name they have on their network, and replace them with anyone, and it would still be CNN.
Rush Limbaugh proved that the only talk radio that had a consistent audience was conservative talk radio. Every time the left tried to compete, it failed, except in the most leftist parts of the country. That was a lesson that places like CNN seemed to never have picked up on.
It’s also why they have to throw money at their networks. No one watches that garbage, anymore, that I know of.
A name I don’t see is Erin Burnett. I guess shoe isn’t a liar, too?
While I’m sure there are some low lying fruit that doesn’t take much planning for when they are thinking of firing someone, I’d be really surprised if management hadn’t already created a clear, concise mental (or physical) image of what CNN will look like when they’re finished.