Thursday, June 29, 2017

CNN boss Zucker in crosshairs if AT&T-Time Warner merger approved


At NYPost

AT&T will look to “neutralize” CNN President Jeff Zucker after it buys Time Warner, The Post has learned.

The buzz from the telecommunications giant comes as CNN is being slammed for highly publicized missteps — including botched reports tied to the federal probe of possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, according to three sources familiar with the thinking of AT&T brass.
The missteps, which also include a profane anti-Trump tweet by Reza Aslan, a CNN host, have made CNN too polarizing an asset for execs at the blue chip company, a source said.
Aslan saw his CNN show, “Believer,” get canceled in the wake of the tweet.

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