Jon Nicosia, President of NewsCycleMedia and former Managing Editor at Mediaite, the IJR, and former breaking news editor at the Washington Examiner has been the best reporter covering the coming changes at CNN.
Changes are coming at CNN because the network has a new owner and the majority shareholder is a billionaire Trump donor who thinks the network has lost its way. John Malone, a billionaire Trump donor, is the majority owner of Discovery, and that means trouble for some of CNN’s biggest stars. Like Brian Stelter.
Nicosia reported that Stelter’s days are numbered at CNN. He said: “Brian Stelter’s days are numbered with the network.” Discovery management “very much considers him a Zucker henchmen and embarrassment” and believes he is “a negative partisan lighting rod and distraction going forward.”
Nicosia reported earlier that Malone was not happy with Brian.
“At a recent (informal) Discovery Board meeting (largest shareholder) John Malone referred to CNN’s Brian Stelter as a “cancer” and a “Zucker Henchman” that has “a failing show.”
Nicosia reported on the changes saying: “Source: John Malone, Discovery’s board member will “play a huge role in the new organization’s plans to return CNN to its news channel roots and dismantle the partisan organization Zucker shifted it into.” They continue: “This will mean a large realignment of staff”
Malone donated $250,000 to Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
Malone said recently: “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.
“I do believe good journalism could have a role in this future portfolio that Discovery-TimeWarner’s going to represent.”
Deadline reported, “Discovery’s largest shareholder, John Malone, a critic of CNN, made it known that corporate procedures had to be followed to the letter in regards to Zucker, we hear.
“Being that WarnerMedia’s standards of business conduct require disclosure of relationships that develop with a boss and subordinate, Zucker’s goose was officially cooked.”
Even the Dems are in a panic over what Malone will do.
SOURCE(S): "Brian Stelter's days are numbered with the network." Discovery management "very much considers him a Zucker henchmen and embarrassment" and believes he is "a negative partisan lighting rod and distraction going forward" /more to come.
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) April 15, 2022
SOURCE: At a recent (informal) Discovery Board meeting (largest shareholder) John Malone referred to CNN's Brian Stelter as a "cancer" and a "Zucker Henchman" that has "a failing show" – (more to come)…
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) April 5, 2022
John Malone one of Discovery Channel’s major share holders purchasing CNN admitting CNN does not have real news or real journalists! pic.twitter.com/pNye4zZvLl
— Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) December 7, 2021