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Goodbye to CNN+
Twenty-one days that shook America's corporate media world
The entire world was thrilled to learn that parent company WarnerBros Discovery would "terminate” CNN’s new streaming service on April 30th — and “terminate” hardly does justice to this cancellation in the media landscape. It’s really more like the Iliad and the Odyssey of the American corporate media business.
It’s the disgrace that launched a thousand GIFs.
CNN+ (or CNN- if you prefer) failed after 21 days. More than $300 million had apparently been spent on launching the stillborn channel. CNN hired hundreds of staffers, and prepared to launch dozens of new shows, in the midst of a new parent company merger. Call it Jeff Zucker’s last laugh. He knew that WarnerBros Discovery management wanted to get rid of him, so he saddled them with a quarter-billion dollar wart (Chris Wallace gets $9 million per year! Jemele Hill gets a TV show! ) that would be embarrassing and hard to remove.
To its credit, WarnerBros Discovery swallowed Zuker’s poison pill with a smile. You can almost hear the boardroom discussions: we’ve only lost $300 million on a CNN streaming channel that didn’t last one billing cycle? That’s a steal to dump that bald midget Zucker from the payroll! And it’s true: CNN simply had no future under the leadership of a guy who paid top dollar to poach Chris Wallace and Kasie Hunt for a flop channel with 10,000 subscribers that lasted three weeks — which is only three Scaramuccis or 1,512 Toobin Zoom calls if you’re into alternative timekeeping.
Sure, there was a little misdirection at the end — but that only heightened the suspense when CNN’s new overlords plunged the knife into Zucker’s minions.
Now that it’s dead and buried, the board members at the parent company finally made their feelings clear in several media leaks and the message was: prepare for more blood to be spilled.
What is “non-news apparatus” supposed to mean? Because it sounds a lot like Don Lemon and Brian Stelter to me. This sort of thing triggered all the left-wing eunuchs into another round of drum-circle therapy scream-tweeting that is one of life’s guilty little pleasures for me, personally.
Of course, Chris Licht did tell Kasie Hunt how to improve her CNN+ show — in a manner of speaking — by killing it. There was simply no audience for yet another propaganda show by a Big Pharma shill like Kasie Hunt — no audience at all — even among liberals.
Yes, I did say: Big Pharma shill. Imagine being dumb enough to do an interview with Fauci where you berate Fauci for not getting the deadly COVID vaccines approved fast enough to inject into your 2 year old child right now. Imagine being, in other words, a dangerous idiot.
It’s April of 2022 for goodness sake. The entire world knows that the vaccines don’t work at all. They cause heart inflammation in children (among many other terrible side effects) which simply cannot be disputed. But Kasie Hunt doesn’t care. Seriously, can she even read? All of her friends “are losing their minds” because they can’t inject their small children with an experimental drug — and they don’t care about the clinical data that was almost buried by the FDA for 75 years? Imagine being that delusional and that disgusting.
How many kids are going to die because parents listened to the pure stupidity of our corporate media lemmings? The vaccine propaganda campaign of 2021-2022 (which was fully funded by the Biden regime) will go down as the most disgraceful episode in the history of corporate media. It’s emblematic of the complete collapse of journalism in America that a reporter could even conduct an interview with a figure as disgraced as Fauci — and not confront him with a single tough question.
No wonder that these people have destroyed the profession of journalism.
What organization would benefit from their talents? And what are their talents exactly? The last time I checked: not telling the truth for a living like a psychopath wasn’t considered a marketable skill (outside the halls of Congress).
Of course, these pathetic characters actually demand your sympathy for their plight — even when their plight is that you detest them and refuse to watch their shows.
Is there anything more hilarious than a DNC court jester like Sam Stein begging for working class sympathy for Jeff Zucker’s staff? I laughed so hard that I almost spit up a lung. The social media responses to this sort of neoliberal cry-bullying were fantastic too.
The perfect reply was made by Gina Bontempo — reminding everyone that corporate media truly is the enemy of the people.
The last living employee of Vox website — a gender-fluid loser named Aaron Rupar who’s currently transitioning into being nobody in the media landscape again — really got his feelings hurt with this post.
The catastrophic failure of CNN+ in three weeks can only mean one thing: the American public has largely abandoned the corporate media as a reliable source of information. Now consider the liberal media’s meltdown over Elon Musk buying Twitter as well. Why such hostility? The corporate media is publicly admitting that they’re the chosen shills of America’s “official” state media — a toxic brigade of Big Tech oligarchs, Biden regime communists, and national security state spies — and their new role is to censor the truth, to spread disinformation, and to serve their masters by undermining free speech around the world.
Do you want to watch any of these losers? Of course not.
I have a suggestion for CNN+ staff in their new job search: learn to code.
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