For years, CNN has been in freefall after the network decided to stop reporting the news and turn into a complete Trump-hating station. Of course, there were the diehard leftists who would watch it non-stop to affirm their disdain for Trump, but even that small group cannot keep a network afloat.
That is why there is new ownership for the network in an attempt to turn the ship around and bring CNN back to its “glory days” when they actually reported the news.
There are not a lot of people who remember when CNN just reported the news, but I remember it and I am in my mid-40s.
There was a time when CNN didn’t appear to pick sides in politics, although my guess is that the CIA has been secretly running them the whole time. After all, most media is propaganda.
However, the new owners definitely do not want to keep going down this “National Enquirer” road anymore, so they’re promising changes, and today, they introduced one of the first new changes.
Today, they announced CNN will no longer blast everything they report as “BREAKING NEWS.”
Axios reported that CNN’s new boss Chris Licht says that beginning today, CNN has added a “Breaking News” guideline to its stylebook, to address the overuse of the breaking news banner across its network and cable news writ large.
Why it matters: Licht and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav have made it a priority to dial back on partisan programming at CNN in favor of traditional journalism.
“We are truth-tellers, focused on informing, not alarming our viewers,” he said in the note obtained by Axios.
“You’ve already seen far less of the ‘Breaking News’ banner across our programming.”
Details: Licht said he agrees with complaints from “people both inside and outside the organization” that the network overuses the “Breaking News” banner.
“It has become such a fixture on every channel and network that its impact has become lost on the audience.”
This may seem small, but it’s not.
The nonstop “BREAKING NEWS” chyron was a definite propaganda tool.
Stuff like this:
Hey, it might not be an earth-shattering change, but it’s significant.
They’re clearly getting away from the “tabloid” news.
At this point, any improvement to disastrous and dangerous CNN is welcome.