New CNN Head Chris Licht Explains Plans for Network

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New CNN Head Chris Licht Explains Plans for Network

Post by Admin » Thu May 19, 2022 9:57 am

After their ratings tanked, CNN wants its reporting to get away from left political-leaning groupthink news, and go back to investigative reporting, holding both political parties equally accountable.

“When [WBD CEO] David Zaslav put me in this role. He gave me one simple directive: enhance CNN's leadership as the definitive source for reliable news and exceptional, journalism globally,” Licht said at Warner Bros. Discovery’s upfront Wednesday.Licht pushed back at the notion that CNN is or wants to be a liberal news organization.

“At a time where the extremes are dominating cable news, we will seek to go a different way, reflecting the real lives of our viewers and elevating the way America, and the world, views this medium,” he said. “We intend to challenge the traditional philosophy of cable news, delivering programming and commentary that questions the status quo, shatters groupthink, holds, our leaders on both sides of the aisle accountable to facts, and fights fearlessly to get to the truth.”
If true, many viewers craving non-partisan news, may return once again to CNN as their primary news source.
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