New CNN Owner Admits Network Doesn’t Have ‘Actual Journalists’

By Ken Lund (Flickr: CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Liberal network CNN wants to get back to “good journalism” according to the new owner. During an interview for CNBC, billionaire John Malone made the dig at CNN while discussing the proposed $43 billion combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery into a new entity Warner Bros. Discovery.

Newsmax reports:

“I would like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing,” said Malone, who is longtime chairman of Liberty Media, which is a major shareholder in Discovery and will be the controlling partner of the new media combination.

“I do believe good journalism could have a role in this future portfolio that Discovery-TimeWarner’s going to represent,” he said.

CNN will be the key news property in the merged company, one that will be dominated by entertainment programming. There had been rumors that CNN might be spun off or sold, but Malone indicated that’s not likely.

He described such a move as “a coward’s way out would be to sell [CNN] or spin it off and then sell it.”

However, CNN’s viewership has dropped more than 50% over the last year. The network has struggled to remain relevant in a post-Trump era after primarily focusing on attacking the Republican president for years.

  1. Those so called catholics are now the reason I won’t be sending anymore donations to catholic charities. They are funding illegals and criminals

    1. The bible tells us to obay the law of the land. I know the. Catholics don’t teach true doctrine. Thats why the church is in a mess!

      1. Wrong. The reason the Catholic Church is a mess is because of the LIBERAL and MESSED UP POPE they have. God must be turning inside out watching that Pope destroy the Catholic teachings. It’s as if a demonic spirit is inside that Pope intentionally making radically different choices than any other Pope!
        All this has accomplished is thousands of Catholics leaving the “Misguided” Catholic Pope and his radical views of what that faith should be. They are finding other religions that preach teachings closer to our Bible — not the whims of a confused and misled Pope. He is why Catholicism is hurting.

    2. The Catholic Church must think these illegals and criminals they advocate for will somehow donate to the Catholic Church.

    3. The Catholic Church left Biblical doctrine centuries ago. Very few of its practices can be found in scripture. That’s why the protestant reformation took place. Yet most of the protestant churches ignore the Bible as well.

  2. Step one for CNN is to change the name of the network because no one is going to watch it in its current state, rebranding is a must. “Back to good journalism”??? That would have been so long ago that no one still alive would remember that they had good journalism, or what good journalism even means. In fact, we don’t know how much they may have been swaying the news back then, they may just have been doing it more stealthily or subtly back then, whose to know?

    1. This network is deceitful and destructive and decisive to our nation. This network also promotes sexual predatory behavior ie Toobin Lemon then there’s Cuomo who assisted his brother in sexual misconduct this is not a network with journalistic value

  3. Journalism is exhausting work because facts are elusive. I’m always amazed to see the colossal salaries of blue media readers. Many serious journalists would be happy to perform the work honorably for less money.

  4. WHY DOES JOE BIDEN THINK HE CAN AVOID A MENTALLY FIT TO LEAD HEALTH CHECK??? SINCE WHEN CAN THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF REFUSE MENTAL HEALTH EXAM? WHEN HE CAN’T PASS IT. BIDEN UNFIT TO MENTALLY SERVE AS PRESIDENT IT’S NOT A FXXXIN GAME JOE. THIS CAN’T BE HIDDEN FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. NO DOCTOR WILL SIGN OFF ON HIS MENTAL STATE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT.The examination revealed that the president of the United States suffers from a “number of health issues”, but even more concerning, perhaps, was the fact that “Biden refused cognitive testing” – “despite showing obvious signs of diminished cognitive function”. Biden’s physical was completed by Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., and included consultation with several of the Presidential Specialty Consultants from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, including specialists in optometry, otolaryngology (ENT), dentistry, orthopedics (foot and ankle), orthopedics (spine), physical therapy, neurology, cardiology, radiology, dermatology, anesthesiology, and gastroenterology. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta was asked on air if Biden underwent any tests “that measured mental acuity” like former President Donald Trump did. “It doesn’t seem like it. I read pretty carefully through the doctor’s report, and there was, they mentioned “neurological exam, but that was more in terms of testing motor strength and sensation and things like that”,”Gupta responded. “President Trump had something known as the Montreal cognitive assessment. It’s sort of a screening test for dementia. And, you know, that there was no mention of that sort of thing here. It is a constant point of discussion. I can tell you within the geriatrics community, I wrote this book last year about brain health, and one of the things that kept coming up was, should sort of these types of screening tests, cognitive screening tests, be more commonly done? And there’s many in that community who believe starting at age 65, there should be some sort of screening that’s done. Dr. Ronald Peterson, who runs the Alzheimer’s clinic at Mayo has been somebody who talked about that.” “But as far as we know, for President Biden, we didn’t see any kind of tests like that performed.” O’Connor concluded by claiming that Biden“remains fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations,”though without testing for what appears to be the most obvious threat to “Biden’s ability to perform his job, his mental fitness”, O’Connor’s stamp of approval is anything but reassuring for those skeptical of the president’s ability to lead.

  5. When CNN fires all the chorus boys and hires unbiased journalists, if they can find any. Then perhaps they will find their way back into respectability. There are two and a half conservative networks. Newsmax and OANN do an excellent job. Fox tries to be a centerest but with both sides so far apart there is no line of division, only a wide chasm in the middle.

  6. Murdoch’s son takes over FOX, he’s a lefty Democrat so now FOX is swinging left. Now CNN is turning to the right…coooool.

    1. Kyle Rittenhouse will wind up owning CNN and MSDNC, so the @sshOles who spew their scripted lies will be in Slo Joes Cabinet!

  7. What! CNN has no journalists? So who was peddling their “Trash” stories that literally pushed 50% of its viewership far far away? The old owner?
    Let’s hope the New CNN is radically changed to shows some savvy, intelligence, and much much less Political crap! If that happens, that channel just may experience a huge comeback. Time will tell…

    1. Or not! If the new CNN continues as it used to, following demented Democrat actions, the new owner can write it off and dump it because the viewership will drop rapidly to Zero, Nada, Nothing. Americans are done with Dems AND ANYTHING THAT MIGHT LOOK, TALK, OR ACT LIKE A DEM. WE ARE DONE!

    2. Most of the mean streak media are staffed by PRESSTITUTES. They sell their respectability and decency for a good slice of DemonicRats’ collective ill-gotten stash. The thrive on LIES, CORRUPTION, GREED FOR POWER, ON PROMOTING THE CROOKED POLITICIANS’ INFLUENCE PEDDLING, HARBOR CONSUMMATE DESIRE FOR CENTER-STAGE RECOGNITION, AND PROPAGATING MORE LIES. Can the new media source eclipse all that?

  8. cnn would never know where to look for “real journalists.” They are simply giving us lip service.

    Actually….I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR REAL JOURNALISTS!!!! Another planet maybe?

  9. As I have watched the networks decline into their “evaluation” of the news I began to wonder who was doing the evaluating it? They all had identical statements given with all the sincerity of an original statement researched by themselves. If the subjects were not so serious their acts could win best comedy performances of the year. Even with emphasis on certain words identacle. Just how are we to trust what is said? Clearly people do, and believe without question. Have we just evolved to a gullible nation? I say our news has become the focus point for most recent person to hate. A distraction from what is happening. Deciding us to provide smaller and smaller groups to oppose the rising rulers. America is poised, sitting upon a fulcrum able to go either way. Time to decide if you want to be a citizen or subject —-Grampa

  10. CNN has a new owner who wants the return of real journalism? Am I supposed to believe that? If that lying little faggot Stelter is handed his walking papers, maybe there will be a glimmer of hope. We’ll see, but I will remain a skeptic for now.

  11. I don’t think he can find real journalists, even if he wants to. All the journalism schools teach now is disinformation and fabrication for the benefit of the democrat party.

  12. Your article contradicts itself and the headline, both of which refer to John Malone the new owner. Then, in the same sentence, it refers to the “...proposed $43 billion combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery…” So, which is it? Is the merger just a proposal or a done deal?

  13. CNN changing it’s spots…….not likely. I will be surprised actually if they do find the fortitude to make such a change as is being proposed. Yawnnnnnn…….someone wake me up when it happens…!

  14. Every ON AIR employee and most of the Producers must ALL BE FIRED! None of them have any integrity and scant signs of intelligence.


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