Why You Want CNN to Succeed In Bringing Itself Back to a Better Place

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I’ve seen a lot of people wishing and hoping that CNN goes under, but I’m not sure that’s the preferable end goal.

Allow me to explain.

One of the most fascinating things I believe is happening right now is the massive moves happening at Warner Bros., and some of those things focus in on CNN, the major news organization that Warner owns.

Just to recap for you: First, Jeff Zucker was removed as President, then CNN+ was bombed almost immediately after it started, and on Thursday it was announced that Brian Stelter was fired and his show “Reliable Sources” was terminated. His last episode will air this Sunday.

It’s my prediction that Stelter will hardly be the last person to lose his job. I suspect CNN will likely get rid of Jim Acosta at some point in the near future, and I don’t suspect Don Lemon will have much of a shelf-life either. I predict both will be gone within the next six months, with Warner buying Lemon out of his contract.

Warner Bros. head David Sazlav indirectly referred to CNN as an “advocacy network,” meaning that it has effectively become a propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Once Zucker was out, he put Chris Licht in his place and told him to bring CNN back to the center, which he’s begun doing.

With all that in mind, let’s take a look at what CNN has accomplished. If we’re being honest with ourselves, CNN has the least in terms of viewers, but the most in terms of name. Things said on CNN are still taken very seriously by members of the general population that aren’t paying too much attention to politics on a daily basis. CNN is still a household name that carries weight.

This weight has been used and abused over the last few years. Through CNN, the left was able to convince the populace that President Donald Trump was in bed with the Russians, that the Steele Dossier was real, and that Ted Cruz was a coward who refused to debate (he had just debated on CNN 15 minutes prior to the accusation), pushed that the Michael Brown shooting was the killing of an unarmed black man, said that the BLM riots were “mostly peaceful” despite fires raging behind them, told people that Republicans were altering Obamacare to make rape and incest “pre-existing” conditions, told the general populace that possession of illegal documents is only something the media can do, and these are just some of the ones I can remember off the top of my head. There are way more.

Its reporting has undoubtedly shaped the way the nation views the world around it regardless of the fact that it’s the least credible and least watched.

Again, this is because of the weight that it has.

IF CNN is coming back to the center and its goal is to ditch its loyalties to the Democrat Party, then I hope it succeeds and uses the weight that it has to inform the people with actual facts and news, not propaganda.

Imagine a world where CNN did none of the things I listed above. Would the derangement around Trump be half as potent? Would the Democrat Party be half as powerful? Would we be half as divided as we are today? I’m not so sure. I would like to see a world where one of the most popular names in news is just that, a news station. I think the country would benefit greatly from it.

I’m not saying I’m willing to let my guard down about CNN, or any news station for that matter. Humans are fallible creatures that will always give into their own temptations in the end, and when a lot of people are watching you the temptation to inject your bias into something is pretty difficult. However, balances can be struck.

People will always want the opinions of other people, all CNN has to do is make sure that it balances its opinions with different ones. Diversity of thought, as it were.

We’ll see where Warner takes CNN, but if it wants to bring it back to the center and have a news organization that tells stories fairly, then I can’t think of something I want more for them.


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