Is the new president at CNN admitting that Donald Trump is correct about his accusations of fraud during the 2020 presidential election?
If not, his new policy directed at the hyper-partisan CNN staff is bound to ruffle a few feathers.
CNN’s new president discouraged staffers from calling former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen “the big lie,” according to a new report.
Chris Licht, who is a little more than a month into his tenure as leader of CNN, made his preference known during a conference call on Tuesday, Mediaite reported Wednesday.
The report stressed it was not a mandate. As an alternative, Licht encouraged producers to use “Trump’s election lie” or “election lies” in graphics and banners.
[source:The Washington Examiner]
A source told the news outlet that Licht reasoned that use of “the big lie” embraces language favored by the Democratic Party and hurts the cable news network’s air of objectivity.
Air of objectivity?! Since when did CNN put on any airs of objectivity? Does Licht know his outlet leads the charge in broadcasting Democrat Party propaganda on a daily basis?
Trump and his allies have argued there was widespread fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election, and evidence of those claims has remained completely out of the public eye.
Licht, who was previously the showrunner and executive producer of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was selected to replace former CNN President Jeff Zucker in February.
This was after Zucker resigned amid an investigation that found evidence of an affair he had with CNN executive Allison Gollust. Zucker’s resignation came less than two months after CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was fired for helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, respond to sexual assault allegations.
Licht entered the picture at CNN with reports saying he was eager to dial down partisanship at the network. He has already sought to make some changes, including one a few weeks ago when he instructed staff to ease up on the use of the “breaking news” banner.
It’s also been leaked that CNN darling Brian Stelter (also known as ‘Potato Head’ online) will be forced to leave the network after it was revealed he was leaking behind-the-scenes dirt to his New York media buddies.
Author: Nolan Sheridan