Right now, a lot of things are changing over at CNN, as the new “Discovery” owners prepare to take over.
We’ve been reporting on this story for months now – telling you the new bosses are hell-bent on revamping CNN’s ghastly reputation as a partisan fake news cesspool.
The plan is reportedly to bring CNN back to its glory days before Jeff Zucker came along and turned into the TDS version of The Jerry Springer show.
And that means a lot of current “talent” (using that term very loosely) will need to go.
I’d venture to say that’s precisely why Jeff Zucker and Chris Cuomo are gone. They were the first casualties of the new plan.
And speaking of Cuomo, CNN’S prime time is about to look very different.
As you likely know, Cuomo had the #1 spot over at CNN and now it looks like that spot will probably go to former Fox News host, Chris Wallace.
Daily Wire reported that CNN is reportedly closing in on a permanent host to replace Chris Cuomo, whom former president Jeff Zucker fired last December. Two names are said to top the list: Chris Wallace and Brian Williams.
“Former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is one name being floated internally to take the key 9 p.m. slot,” reported The Daily Beast. Wallace ended his 18-year stint at Fox News Channel last December, just days after the network cut ties with Cuomo. Then-CNN president Jeff Zucker hired the long-running host of “Fox News Sunday” as part of the network’s subscription-based streaming service, CNN+. As The Daily Wire reported at the time:
“I am thrilled to join CNN+. After decades in broadcast and cable news, I am excited to explore the world of streaming,” Wallace said in a statement. “I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords in interviewing major figures across the news landscape—and finding new ways to tell stories. As I embark on this adventure, I am honored and delighted to join Jeff Zucker and his great team. I can’t wait to get started.”
Observers such as Howard Stern poured savage criticism on Wallace, scorning his decision to leave the top-rated network in cable news to move to a failing network.
Others said CNN would be a more natural fit, given Wallace’s moderation of the 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, in which he regularly interrupted the Republican. “Maybe he can slide into the 9 pm slot at CNN and talk endlessly about his two favorite subjects: white supremacy and global warming,” said radio host Gerry Callahan. “Good riddance to this fraud.”
The other name that is being thrown around is Brian Williams.
You’ll recall he’s the guy who was demoted over at NBC for lying…so, he’d be a perfect fit for CNN.
But my guess is that if Wallace wants it, it’ll be his gig.
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