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Report: CNN Planning to Cut Back on Carbohydrates, IYKWIMAITYD

Posted on | June 16, 2022 | 1 Comment

Brace yourself for this shocking news:

CNN’s Brian Stelter, who delights in parroting leftist and Democratic Party narratives on his show “Reliable Sources,” will be out of his job soon, according to a new report. . . .
In May, Chris Licht, who has supposedly emphasized less opinion-oriented reporting, became the new head of CNN. Last Sunday, “Reliable Sources” had its worst-rated episode since September 2019, reaching only 580,000 viewers, the smallest audience since September 15, 2019.
In a memo to employees, Licht wrote, “… too many people have lost trust in the news media. I think we can be a beacon in regaining that trust by being an organization that exemplifies the best characteristics of journalism: fearlessly speaking truth to power, challenging the status quo, questioning group-think, and educating viewers and readers with straightforward facts and insightful commentary, while always being respectful of differing viewpoints.” . . .
In April, the daily version of “Reliable Sources” was dropped by CNN after they pulled the plug on CNN+. . . .
Stelter has displayed his partisanship for years.

That’s putting it rather mildly. Stelter acted like Patient Zero of Trump Derangement Syndrome, begging Michael Avenatti to run for president. Ace of Spades desperately launches his #SaveTheTater campaign:

I’m tryna get some right wing pundits together to start feeding Tater quotes and tips on background.
Like, we can alert Tater when we’re about to say something that is potentially cancellable, so he can be first to try to cancel us. Anything to get him clicks.
We can’t let Tater just fade away. We have to keep this incompetent’s career going despite his utter lack of qualifications or skill at it.
Tater is the straw that stirs the drink of conservative media. What are we, without Tater?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to wake up in an “America” where there isn’t a grossly obese effeminate clown compulsively scanning rightwing Twitter feeds with his fat clumsy canoli-frigging fingers, just so he can issue stupid hot-takes and insipid snapbacks with that retard smile that says “Aren’t I clever” and also “I might have made in my pants again.”
We at least need to get him over on YouTube.

Too little, too late, I fear. We were insufficiently appreciative of Tater and, now that he’s about to get axed, we lament our impending loss. If it is indeed true that he will be fired from CNN — say it ain’t so, Tater! — I suppose he’ll go back to doing what he was doing before, but does anyone remember what that was? Because I had to Google it:

After graduating from college in May 2007, Stelter joined The New York Times as a media reporter in July of that year, aged 22.
In November 2013, he became the new host of CNN’s Reliable Sources and also chief media correspondent.

Wow, hired by the New York Times right out of college, and then grabbed up by CNN six years later. What a rapid ascent of the media hierarchy! It’s almost as if he were the beneficiary of some kind of favoritism in the media’s hiring practices. But how could that be? I have been assured that Our Journalism Overlords are exemplars of equity and fairness.

Could it be that I’ve been misled? Perish the thought!



One Response to “Report: CNN Planning to Cut Back on Carbohydrates, IYKWIMAITYD”

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