40 journalists axed at CNN: is it “Taps” for the news channel?

Several weeks ago, as we reported here, the far left liberal propaganda outlet, Media Matters, declared its war on Fox News was over since Fox had changed its evening show lineup – obviously demonstrating Media Matters was victorious. and that due to its changing the evening show lineup they had been victorious. This assertion was of course absurd, but then again, truth and reality are only minor obstacles for liberal progressives.

However I would be interested to hear how Media Matters would interpret this report from the Financial Times,

CNN has cut more than 40 senior journalists from its newsgathering operation – including a producer who was two weeks away from giving birth to twins – as part of a reorganization of the business under its president Jeff Zucker.

The cutting of production and editorial staff at the Time Warner-owned group comes as Mr Zucker tries to re-establish CNN as the dominant force in 24-hour cable news, a crown it lost several years ago to Fox News Channel.

Right now one of the most popular shows on CNN isn’t news at all but a travel and food program hosted by Anthony Bourdain, a celebrity chef. The channel has acquired a documentary about the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and it will soon air Chicagoland, a reality series about Chicago politics.

Can you imagine the Left’s reaction if Roger Ailes was making similar moves at Fox News? CNN brought in Zucker to resuscitate the ailing network, which if you were to take away its monopoly of airports, would hardly be watched by anyone.

Apparently Zucker’s efforts have failed to lift CNN’s audiences in prime time, the crucial evening period when television networks generate most of their advertising revenue. According to the Financial Times, the network continues to lag behind Fox News and recently hit a 20-year low in prime time ratings. Nielsen revealed that CNN’s ratings for the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic fell last week to their lowest level since May 2012, with CNN averaging 78,000 viewers for the whole day and 98,000 in prime time.

So much for being “the most trusted name in news” — seems like the focus will be on dinosaurs from now on– perhaps a prophetic message?

I grew up in Atlanta and remember the days of WTCG, then TBS, and then when CNN hit the scene. No one believed a 24-hour news channel could survive.

The problem isn’t about the news being reported, it’s about how the news is being reported. If you tune in CNN, as opposed to Fox News, it seems to come from a distant parallel universe based on the information reported and how it’s presented.

CNN has surely lost its mantle as a trusted news source, after all, who made the brilliant decision to give Piers Morgan his own show? Hello Media Matters, the actions of CNN certainly look like a mea culpa to me, and most everyone else.

But President Obama need not cry too much. He still has ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and MSNBC along with most of the major newspapers carry his water.

Frankly all of them combined are getting their tails handed to them by Fox News, talk radio, and the internet. How much you want to bet this website is on the Obama and Media Matters hit lists?

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Larson
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Sure wish you would run for President,

milootoole
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If Col. West does not enter the race and the GOP gives us the weak sisters they have in the past we can start a major write-in campaign.

Peggy Hall
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WHO?

Chris
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To think I once worked for Turner Broadcasting just as Time-Warner-AOL merger took place.

Crystal
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even the airports are starting to switch to Fox- of course the obamazombie cities like Chicago, NY and LA will hang on until the bitter end.

BigBossOgg
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That would be a fools bet, LtCol, you were marked from your first few days up on Capitol Hill.

Lori King Eckert
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Well CNN its real simple if you start actually reporting the news – real news and quit acting like the obama press corp and propaganda machine then people might watch you again. Yes people watch Fox they report all the news and BOTH sides of it

Ken Largent II
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There’s one sure way that Zucker and CNN could get back on track. Oh wait, that would require honesty and integrity. Nevermind.

Gail Lowery Briggs
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CNN should have tried a drastically approach to news reporting…..such as reporting the truth.

Killerz67
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They do report the News, but sadly they omit so many facts to fit their agenda the real story becomes just another commentary piece.

Peggy Hall
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That is what Gail said, they should report the TRUTH.

cdb5556
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CNN the most “rusted” name in news! Old, red, and inflexible! Or perhaps based on their ratings, the most “busted” name in news!

timzank
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I can GUARANTEE you Colonel, you and your website and anything you say or do publicly are targets of Media Matters… Take a look out your window at night, you’ll see them rooting through your trash. It’s what they do..

Tacjam4
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The only one worth two cents is Jake Tapper! Wolf Blitzer is a boring little man, Anderson Cooper show is a sidcom, Piers Morgan should’ve been fired the minute he disrepected our Constitution, his hypocritical azz is complaining 100% how dangerous our country is, yet that Red Coat keeps his family here! CNN needs a lot of work!

willynilly
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what are you gonna do? morgan is an idiot, fox rocks and well cnn is a dino. best news all day.

cobalt_blue
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There is a reason that CNN is known as the Communist News Network.

Miketrt
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It’s funny, libs don’t care about profits – they get that through foreign govt’s and our govt by pushing propaganda. So, if they suck they still stay alive. Sad.

Estella Bunny Howe
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Just made MY day. Actually, I do not watch TV and I read all my news on-line. That way I pick and choose “the news that matters to me” without some bobblehead’s inflection/slant on every little word.

lancelot
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Who ever trusted CNN???

Roland Sullivan
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WOW, I didn’t even realize that CNN had any journalists, I thought all they had were political hacks like Piers Morgan, But they just laid off more people than actually watch this network.

Bonnie McCollett
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I used to watch CNN but then I began seeing less and less truth and more rose colored glasses type stuff presuming I was stupid. I don’t want to watch a channel and learn how much they love the democrat party or the present administration, I want news, the truth. So I changed to Fox, now Fox sometimes goes a bit too far right for me but I will say they do try and represent all sides and they have news shows that do exactly that with panels of people of all parties discussing matters. Btw it is true about… Read more »
Tami Moneymaker
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didn’t CNN fake stories along with NBC and MSNBC?

Angelo Vazquez
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yes, that’s why almost all cable and satellite removed CNN from air play in the Dominican republic. Dominicans passed a law to control immigration and to help strengthen our boarders. (sounds similar to the U.S right?) according to CNN after the law was passed, Dominicans started hanging Haitians…..COMPLETLY FALSE. I CANNOT STAND CNN…. IF THEY WANT TO LIE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT FINE. but do not come in my country and then lie about a story all because you don’t like how we decide to seal and protect our boarder…. maybe CNN is scared it will work in the Dominican… Read more »
Tami Moneymaker
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I wish our news people had the ba**s to stand up and actually report important news instead of fluff crap that we all see through….ok most see through. (c:

Not Sure ✓
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I remember when you could watch any news channel and have unbiased news. The only channel that gives both sides is Fox.

Roland Sullivan
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Allen West for president, I can just imagine how great it would feel to have a president with Integrity.

SassyKayJay
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From your fingertips to God’s eyes… please!

Ferdinand Marcos 2.0
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They deserve no less.

D.Corona
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CNN news is boring. I never watch them because I fall asleep. I thought journalists loved reporting the truth. Maybe those who work for CNN and the other news agencies who take sides and report the half truth should stick to writing dime store crime stories and leave the real stories to the men and women who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.

Nat
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Well, now I know what to tell my dad and friends who have insomnia. Watch CNN, and it should put them right back to sleep again. 😉

Carol Lee Brown
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And all three people watching nodded in agreement.

Gracie777
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lmao

Dr. Dorothy Holtslander
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Dr. Dorothy Holtslander

love this…lol

Dr. Dorothy Holtslander
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Dr. Dorothy Holtslander

hahahahaha!!I was a reporter for years…have to say, I felt dirty just being in the same profession as those who sold their souls

SmokeyBehr
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CNN still has “journalists”? I thought that all they had left were talking heads and refugees from previous Democrat administrations.

Duane Savage
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I hope they disappear faster than a Candy Crowley donut.

Oliver
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Love your comment

Nina Barber
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News reporting should not have opinions attached to them, report the news and let the people decide what’s what. If I want opinions I’ll go to those I trust to give it to me.

darylj46
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The main stream media is below Fox in their night time and day time viewers. If these morons would understand that the people want the media to say the truth and not politic views and speak in favor of the Constitution and not the liberal views that they would rise like nothing else In ratings.

fedup
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Exactly….just tell the fricking truth already, it’s not that hard….or is it?

Virginia Llorca
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Okay. I am naive. Why does everyone bad mouth Fox? They don’t lie, do they?

Gracie777
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Virginia, do your research.

mcrognale
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No, they don’t, and the proglodytes can’t stand that. Like rats fleeing from the light, the libs want to keep us all in darkness. Now that’s not to say that Fox may get something wrong from tim to time but when they do they IMMEDIATELY correct it. The lame stream media lies routinely knowing that NO ONE will call them out except FOX and the BLAZE. So they demonize those two in order to deflect the light shining on their lies.

Virginia Llorca
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I quoted something from the Blaze on the Rumpus (left) and Cory Doctorow replies, “Ah. The Blaze. Where the truth comes to die.” S&G: “A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”

RVNMike
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Its Bush’s fault. Wait, no………. its because the viewers are racist. No, that’s not right. Its not our fault. Can we get some free stuff?

Gracie777
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lmao

4MeNoRinos
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I hate to be nit picky but using the word journalists is stretching it IMO.. Twisting facts, lying, giving their opinions is not journalism to me.

Ken Wells
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CNN like other liberal hacks, kill themselves by not reporting important news, trying to cover for a failed Pres… its that simple !

Bo Frye
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If you continue to report as you do and suck up to this administration, you will continue to lose. Consumers have realized that they can control you, CNN, and your advertisers suffer when we boycott them.

dba_vagabond_trader
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mslsd should follow but apparently they have the royal stamp of approval by this regime.

Cynthia Matthews
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I think the things that are going on can be real threats to the freedom of communication on the internet and our freedom of speech. I think that TPP treaty is a threat, but this is false in a way because it is against the Bill of Rights of the Constitution and the U.S. Constitution would trump any treaty, law or act or anything! The only way to change the Constitution is through its amendment process but people need to refuse to obey illegal orders–those things being done against the U.S. Constitution! I’m concerned because it just doesn’t seem like… Read more »
Kristine Burton
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**CLAP CLAP CLAP ** WELL SAID

Joe Barnes
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The problem with CNN is that it’s a liberal media outlet trying to survive in a capitalist environment. The idea of a free market eludes them and reporting accurate news people want to know about is irrelevant and shouldn’t be necessary. Obama will declare them a state run mandatory news outlet by executive order and they will be fine.

Angelo Vazquez
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in Latin America CNN is a JOKE…. yes, that’s why almost all cable and satellite removed CNN from air play in the Dominican republic. Dominicans passed a law to control immigration and to help strengthen our boarders. (sounds similar to the U.S right?) according to CNN after the law was passed, Dominicans started hanging Haitians…..COMPLETLY FALSE. I CANNOT STAND CNN…. IF THEY WANT TO LIE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT so people like him FINE. but do not come in my country and then lie about a story all because you don’t like how we decide to seal and protect our… Read more »
Gracie777
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Scary but true.

Glen Waldrop
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There is no such thing as true journalism in the US anymore. I agree with Fox’s stance on most things and I still find the way the news is delivered to be sensationalized and typically slanted. Just to be clear, I agree with what they say most of the time. I find myself disagreeing with how they say it most of the time. The other networks… pah… I don’t even waste my time. I have plenty of projects and troubles that bother me that I can fix. There really isn’t any reason to listen to ignorance on display. I guess… Read more »
johnsnare
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Piers Morgan, should have been axed a long time ago. Probably the most arrogant, and obnoxious TV personality on the air. Send this clown back to Great Britain.

happylada
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They won’t have him back – something about outstanding warrants or some such . . .

Rodman1938
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A pedalfile. . . . LOL

flchet
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Stop chewing on Piers reputation with these vicious insults. He’s just an arrogant liberal. No warrants or pedophile crap . Remember he was in London 4 the Olympics. Don’t like him but don’t assassinate

Rodman1938
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I said he was a bicyclist. . . . LOL

Larry Foster
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Axed? He should have never been put in there in the first place. Just another POS.

Larry Foster
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It’s not really how they (CNN and the others) report the news, it’s how they make it up as they go.

Gracie777
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Nice one. : )

Dave
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IF they reported what I see every time I come on line everybody in the United States would be watching their station. I can hear them now, ‘Damn, is all that going on in the country now? ‘The president has said what?’ The congress has done this, the congress has not done that! Publish the news that we look at 24/7 and see who watches your stupid station. My wife and I watched CNN almost exclusively for several years…felt like we knew the people on the show. NO MORE

White Powder Ma
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“…which if you were to take away its monopoly of airports, would hardly be watched by anyone.”

CNN airport news is cruel and unusual punishment.

l penn
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FOX is the ONLY one to find out the FACTS about ole barry and his cronies, the TRUTH!

Kristine Burton
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Have you met Glenn Beck?

l penn
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No, i have not had that pleasure yet, have you?

Angelo Vazquez
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yes I remember when he was on fox. He use to come on out here in the Dominican Republic. He was so good at making the U.S government look like thief’s and liars, our former idiot thief president Leonel Fernandez took it as beck was talking about him. glen beck was taken off the air and not to long after our local broadcasters took the same approach beck has with Obama with Fernandez. the woke up to his bullshit and we almost sent his ass to jail. Now we have a Conservative, man who is about his word… President Danilo… Read more »
Kristine Burton
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he has a fb page and also his channel has one too..its called the blaze…if you want to understand what is going on not only in the united states but all around the world go to youtube and find a movie its free ..called agenda…this really needs to go viral..its more like a documentary ..all fact told by people in Washington…they also have a fb page..called agenda the movie youll find it..get it going in the Dominican as well..this concerns all of you too. IF America falls >>>communism will take its place..this is the agenda..look up carl marx …this is… Read more »
Angelo Vazquez
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yeah ive actually study a lot about the shift in power the world is going through. I say the ONLY thing ALL these movie forget to count in is that the fact that technology is really going to change the world and GOD is in control. there is something happening right now, but I don’t see god just letting the U.S fall with out a grand fight from its patriots. I don’t know what’s going on but we have to due our due part in spreading the message that the U.S government is way to powerful and strong and its… Read more »
Stryder51
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but i believe you can subscribe to Beck’s tv station online and stream it.

Angelo Vazquez
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yup. you sure can. it still would be cool if they actually a DR edition of REAL news out there. the telecommunication in DR is exploding over here right now. in 2009 10% of the population had internet, in 2012 45% of the population has internet. by the time we hit 2015 it probably have 3/5 of the population if not more. I just believe it very important to have a pro American-pro constitution network out here to remind Dominicans here why our founding fathers emulated the United States constitution. if you a little closer at the Dominican republic, the… Read more »
Frank Johnson
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That’s called…”Kicking Butt…Removing Names”!!

Denise Smith Mason
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CNN, ABC,NBC, CBS and msndc are nothing more than extensions of the democrat party. You see one you’ve seen them all. They each get their “approved” talking points from the White House each day. There is not an independent thinker in the whole group. Just a bunch of puppets.

bmoc
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CNN had journalists? I thought it and MSNBC had only Democrat staffers.

Susan Fuchs
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keep speaking truth, the liberals hate it!!! They can’t handle facts and figures showing how bad they are doing, keep it up!!!

David King
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40 down, many to go. Wonderful job.

MyNightmare
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bet they got rid of anyone that wasn’t following the communist news network model.

CitizenVetUSA
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This is most likely the first move to bring in a new ‘Zucker Team’ and launch a new format in time to contribute to a leftist midterm November election by bashing the conservative challengers.

Pregame election news network ……..hold your nose…..

guest retired 30 year vet
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guest retired 30 year vet

I am sure this is not what Ted Turner had in mind when how founded CNN. A far cry when when it first statrted.

Gracie777
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Ted was as far left back in the day as I assume he is today.

Stryder51
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Keeping in mind, he did marry Hanoi Jane.

Isabella1709
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Turner is such a knuckle headed liberal he doesn’t see anything but $$$.