The cable news channell has been under intense criticism from the left now in addtion to right leaners….
The announcement about cutting back Trump coverage may make some happy….
But might cause them ratings numbers….
The media channel’s have been HEAVY into anything and EVERYTHING Trump for the past few years because his crazy assed stuff can be entertaining….
But after this weeks midterms?
There HAS been push back against ‘The Donald’ even by Republicans….
Some of who will need free cable news exposure as they run for the GOP 2024 Presidential nomination AGAINST Trump….
We’ll see how this goes……
Under previous CNN leadership and former top network boss Jeff Zucker, Licht said CNN and other news outlets “let every little thing that he did consume everything, and so you ended up talking about him for eight hours a day.”
“And we’re not going to do that,” Licht said. “We’re going to be very clear and take everything on a case-by-case basis about what level of coverage it should be.”
Swisher pressed the network’s new leader, asking, “Even if he raises ratings?”
“Correct,” Licht said….
Trump announced a third run for president on Tuesday night, and CNN broadcast the first 20 minutes of his speech live before cutting away to offer fact checks and political analysis of the former president’s statements. Fox News carried Trump’s speech the longest of any television network before it also cut away and eventually rejoined the event, while MSNBC did not offer any live continuous coverage of Trump’s remarks as they were happening.
Licht has spent the months since taking over this summer laying out his vision for the company to its employees and advertisers while he implements a slew of key talent and programming changes, some of which that have been met with trepidation within the network and sparked criticism externally….
Licht has telegraphed a vision for CNN that uses a more sober approach to covering straight news and provide its audience with a wider array of viewpoints on politics and current events. It comes at a time of sluggish ratings for the global cable news company….