CNN isn’t what it used to be. They’ve hired news anchors who are so far left that they would make Karl Marx blush, and CNN’s largest shareholders are speaking out against the news organization.
John Malone, who sits on the board of Discovery Inc. and a chairman of Liberty Media, says that CNN needs to get back to journalism.
When speaking to David Faber of CNBC, Malone said, “Fox News, in my opinion, has followed an interesting trajectory of trying to have news, I mean some actual journalism, embedded in a program schedule of all opinions. And I think they’ve been relatively successful with a service like Bret Baier and Brit Hume before him that try to distinguish news from opinion.”
As the largest shareholder of CNN, that should scare them very much. Malone is speaking out publicly in support of a competing news network.
Malone also added, “I would like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with and have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing.”
I think the world would like to see every news network get back to that. But, there’s a problem. So many people want things covered up because it will make them look bad, that people like Bill Gates, who spent hundreds of millions on news network grants, that there wouldn’t be room for lobbying on a large scale.
That would be a good thing for the consumer because they would get truthful information, but politicians wouldn’t have an easy go at it.
Malone also said something honorable. “I think the coward’s way out would be to sell it or spin it off and sell it.”
That means that Malone isn’t giving up on the network. He knows that there’s hope for the future, and he wants to see them do good things.
Of course, it would be easy to cut the ship and run, but nothing is empowering about allowing a ship to sink to the bottom of the ocean. Doing everything you can to make sure they succeed is an important thing to focus on. There’s still hope. Unfortunately, notably during the Donald Trump presidency, the left got a lot of enjoyment watching CNN and others beat down Trump. The conservatives and CNN obtained a large viewership, and they were supported. Now that Biden is failing in his administration and CNN can’t hate on Trump, there’s not much for them to talk about. Even the left is getting tired of hearing about Covid-19.