We saw this tweet come up a week ago and it intrigued us, but we couldnโt find much to back it up:
BREAKING REPORT: CNN returning to a 100% news channel after Major Merger. A "good number" of the "talent/staff" WILL BE LET GO to align with their new missionโฆ -Jon Nicosia DC Examiner
โ Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 12, 2021
Now, one of the major shareholders of the group thatโs going to merge with AT&T has given an interview to CNBC, and he says heโd like to see CNN evolve back to the way it used to be and โactually have journalists.โ
"I would like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists," claimed John Malone, the top shareholder of Discovery, which is poised to take over the network. pic.twitter.com/QnNhQwgBY0
โ Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 19, 2021
Actual journalists? So whoโs first on the chopping block?
John Malone, the biggest shareholder of the company thatโs about to take over CNN, said he โwould like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists.โ
โ Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November 20, 2021
When CNN moves to REAL NEWS again with it's new merger, Who will be FIRED FIRST?
โ Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 14, 2021
โ Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 20, 2021
โ #NOStrategy๐ฃ (@CSigmaShow) November 20, 2021
โ Bill Hearrin (@bill_hearrin) November 20, 2021
โ Proud Deplorable (@HKirsh1) November 20, 2021
It will be a never ending list.
โ Biswaranjan Pattnaik ๐ฎ๐ณ (@iamPattnaik) November 20, 2021
โ Mark Palmer (@markp1799) November 20, 2021
โ Rod Gray (@rodgray) November 20, 2021
Big spike in unemployment coming soon
โ Kevin Hayden (@KevinHa88428471) November 20, 2021
Start with their entire prime time line up
โ BigB (@BigBsnaggy45) November 20, 2021
You have to completely clean house. Theyโre all activists and canโt just report the news only.
โ Sandman (@Sandman63) November 20, 2021
Demolish the CNN headquarters and then fire every single CNN employee without exception
โ Wendy King ๐บ๐ธ๐๐ (@TennWen) November 20, 2021
Brian Stelter, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, the list is endlessโฆ all of them!! Start fresh!
โ KMO (@KMO1980) November 20, 2021
Stelter and Lemon
โ evelyn (@Elou33) November 20, 2021
โ Irene F. Irene (@irenefingirene) November 20, 2021
He's gonna have to share ownership with Kyle Rittenhouse
โ James Cobra Kai (No Mercy) (@jbhdva) November 20, 2021
And Nick Sandmann.
Cuomo, Lemon, Stelter
โ Mr. Faversham (@MrFaversham) November 20, 2021
Don Lemon, I hope.
โ Joe Biden Is Not My President (@SiouxcityJ) November 20, 2021
But that would require a purge ๐
โ BlueridgeWV (@Blueridgewv) November 20, 2021
If he really means it, they all have to go.
โ Barbara Jean Norman (@ChardonnayJean) November 20, 2021
Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, Potato Stelter and Jim Acosta top my wish list.
โ Robin (@RobinYvarra) November 20, 2021
Every damn one of them.
โ Danny Milner (@DM7013) November 20, 2021
All of them, they currently have zero journalists, only narrative repeaters.
โ theSprocket (@thesprocket) November 20, 2021
Mr. Potato Head
โ V Barrowell (@VBarrowell) November 20, 2021
They have to remove just about everybody in order to have a shot at a return to some sort of journalistic ethics. Stelter and Cuomo and Lemon for sure, and probably anyone else with enough notoriety that their name is associated with CNN
โ arenb (@arenb) November 20, 2021
CNN needs a clean slate. Theyโve all been compromised by their ideology.
โ Nicole (@K1tchenW1tch) November 20, 2021
It makes no sense that Stelter, Lemon, Cuomo or Cooper have jobs as journalists.
โ Mister Loyal (@MisterLoyalEsq) November 20, 2021
If itโs not Zucker, nothing changes
โ Buck Fiden, a/k/a Brazen Infidel TN (@brazen_infidel) November 20, 2021
If thatโs a serious statement and that does happen, I may start watching them again.
โ Jerry (@jl19682015) November 20, 2021
Iโll believe it when I see it
โ ๐บ๐ธTHE Pittsburgh Patriot ๐บ๐ธ (@LemmeTriggerU) November 20, 2021
If he can make CNN do journalism again, heโd go down as one of the great American patriots. Critically important that this happens if Americaโs division is to end.
โ . (@XPHGOdba1Gl1wSA) November 20, 2021
Twitter seems to think Brian Stelter, Don Lemon, and Chris Cuomo are most vulnerable if CNN pivots back to actual journalism.
Chris Cuomo on the Rittenhouse verdict: 'None of it feels right' if you 'step away from justice' and look at it from that angle https://t.co/yXsOvRR7rx
โ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 20, 2021