Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News--How CNN took on President Trump and lost.
When CNN brought in Jeff Zucker, it wasn’t for his journalistic acumen. Zucker was best known for his work on the Today Show. After billions in losses at NBC, his new Comcast bosses wanted him gone.
CNN and Zucker were perfect for each other. Both were sinking ships looking for an easy way out.
Zucker’s plan for CNN was simple. Get out of the news business.
Or as he put it, “news is how you define it.” Fake, real; it’s all a matter of definition. And Zucker was going to “broaden” the definition of what news is. And the definition was reality shows.
CNN was going to edge away from the news business under its new boss of fake reality television.
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