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CNN: Making News (Not in a Good Way)

Posted on | February 17, 2023 | 1 Comment

Because you don’t watch CNN — nobody watches CNN — you might not be aware that they employ a person named “Don Lemon,” who is both (a) homosexual and (b) unpopular with cable news audiences. Whether there is any cause-and-effect relationship between (a) and (b), the question of whether a gay man is qualified to speak on when a woman is “in her prime” might arouse curiosity even among the small cohort of people who watch CNN. Really, is this the guy that CNN executives are counting on to revive their last-place network’s dismal ratings?

In the aftermath of that disaster — I mean, it was a disaster even by CNN standards — the unpopular homosexual Don Lemon was absent from the show (that nobody watches) this morning, And as if the hole wasn’t already deep enough, CNN decided to keep digging.

That’s an artful way of phrasing it, eh? Lemon’s comments were “widely viewed as sexist,” as if there was some room for doubt on the matter, so you couldn’t just flatly state that the comments were sexist. Betcha $100 the New York Times wasn’t so weasel-wordy about sexist comments when Donald Trump was involved. Ah, but however unpopular Don Lemon may be, he is a homosexual, so that everybody knows he would never “grab ’em by the [female anatomy],” which might explain why the Times headline writers decided to cut him slack — more slack than Lemon’s boss at the last-place news network was willing to cut him:

CNN’s chairman, Chris Licht, opened his daily 9 a.m. editorial call by saying that the remarks by Mr. Lemon, which were widely viewed as sexist and insensitive, had left him “disappointed.”
“His remarks were upsetting, unacceptable and unfair to his co-hosts, and ultimately a huge distraction to the great work of this organization,” Mr. Licht told his staff, according to a recording of the call obtained by The New York Times.

When your employees are leaking recordings of the morning editorial call to the New York Times, your staff morale may be even lower than your ratings which, I hasten to remind you, are in the toilet. When you’re paying three people to anchor your morning show, and your ratings are lower than Paw Patrol, maybe the problem is more than just a few controversial comments. Maybe the problem is something more fundamental and pervasive, like the mindless partisan loyalty to the Democrats that defines your entire concept of what qualifies as “news.”

Speaking of news, some idiots have decided it’s newsworthy that Nikki Haley goes by her middle name. Yeah, how weird is that?




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