Network’s new bosses planning to axe host in major shakeup
Far-left host Brian Stelter is due to be fired from CNN in “weeks if not days,” according to insider leaks.
Stelter will be canned by the network as part of a major shakeup by CNN’s new management.
According to a CNN insider, the “Reliable Sources” host is under a microscope for stirring anti-management internal strife.
It comes as the network is looking to reverse course on its left-wing bias and recover its once-cherished reputation as a straight news operation.
The news on the ticking time bomb that is Stelter’s CNN career comes from journalist Jon Nicosia of News Cycle Media, who cited an unidentified source.
Nicosia tweeted Wednesday that “Stelter is ‘down to weeks if not days’ left at CNN.”
Nicosia quoted his source as saying, “He is everything that reminds the new owners of the Zucker era they desperately want to get past.”
SOURCE: Stelter is “down to weeks if not days” left at CNN. They go on “He is everything that reminds the new owners of the Zucker era they desperately want to get past” – More to come.
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) June 15, 2022
CNN’s new chief Chris Licht “is ready to boot on-air personalities who have destroyed the brand by becoming irredeemable partisan hacks,” which means Brian Stelter is reportedly on the hot seat after the fresh rebranding tactics have been put forward.
CNN’s new management suggested the network’s employees need to distance themselves from Democrat talking points and slogans in “hopes to rein in partisanship” to increase ratings and revenue, Vanity Fair reported Thursday.
The ratings of Stelter’s show have been poor for some time.
The changing environment at CNN will impact Stelter, according to President of News Cycle Media Jon Nicosia on Wednesday.
“Stelter is ‘down to weeks if not days’ left at CNN,” Nicosia reported based on a source.
“They go on ‘He is everything that reminds the new owners of the Zucker era they desperately want to get past.”
The changes to the network come after the former president of CNN, Jeff Zucker, left the network in February upon being questioned about his relationship with longtime CNN executive Allison Gollust as part of the broader Cuomo investigation, which showed that Chris Cuomo had aided his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, through a sexual harassment scandal.
A former CNN employee also revealed in March that Stelter was “freaking out” about Zucker’s ouster because he “will be swept up in the internal investigation given his closeness to Jeff Zucker.”
CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ with Brian Stelter is now drawing its smallest audience since 2019. The struggling program has averaged just 580,000 viewers.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) June 15, 2022
Stelter is known to push false narratives.
Stelter claimed Hunter Biden’s “laptop” was “Russian disinformation.”
Hunter’s laptop has been verified as authentic by multiple sources.
Over a year later, the establishment media finally confirmed its authenticity.
“For all we know, these emails are made up or maybe some are real and others are fakes — we don’t know,” Stelter claimed.
“But we do know this is a classic example of the right-wing media machine.
“A tip from Bannon and a hard drive dump from Rudy led a former producer for Sean Hannity’s show to write a story for the New York Post that gets splashed on the front page, that Rudy then used to trash the Bidens all over Fox, doing it almost every hour of the day, and Trump has been hyping the drama for days on end, and this is how it goes on and on.”
Brian Stelter getting fired will save CNN millions a year in catering alone.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 16, 2022
Stelter has refused to retract his false statements and insinuations, instead, accusing others of false reporting.
FLASHBACK: Media pundits lied to you, falsely claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop story was “Russian disinformation.” pic.twitter.com/fSmQgfIq0N
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) March 18, 2022
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