We joke about it all the time, but only because it’s true: CNN’s hall monitors/media reporters Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy watch Fox News more than anyone just so they can “report” on Fox News’ style of journalism. Stelter is more than happy to grab a screencap of a Fox News chyron and tweet it out to show just how unserious Fox News is. Heck, hating on Fox News is so much a part of Stelter’s brand that he actually published an entire book devoted to Fox News and Donald Trump. We don’t know if anyone read it, but it’s out there in a warehouse somewhere.
There had been talk that CNN’s replacement for Jeff Zucker, Chris Licht, was going to try to retool the network back into a straight news outlet: more news, less opinion. Outkick reports that Licht is indeed trying to reshape CNN, starting with a ceasefire with Fox News. There goes Stelter’s job.
New CNN boss plans to halt negative coverage of Fox News.
He wants to have a ceasefire with Fox.https://t.co/JhiecU1Bnn
— OutKick (@Outkick) March 8, 2022
Bobby Burack reports:
CNN has tasked incoming boss Chris Licht with “unwoking“ the network. Licht’s responsibilities include dialing back CNN’s liberal opining and halting the network’s negative coverage of Fox News.
The Daily Beast reports that Licht is backchanneling with agents and reporters to make it known to Fox News management that he wants to work toward a ceasefire.
Licht hopes that by reining in the anti-Fox commentary on CNN, Fox News will tone back its criticisms of CNN in return. Notably, Greg Gutfeld frequently mocks CNN anchors on his late-night program and The Five.
Gutfeld does not hold back on Stelter and it’s glorious.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) March 8, 2022
Of course he wants a ceasefire, he’s getting his ass kicked.
— Thor99 (@Thorsten99) March 8, 2022
Last we checked, CNN didn’t even crack the top 25 most-watched cable news shows; MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is the only one who can compete with Fox News’ prime time lineup.
Always good to seek a cease fire when your ass is being handed to you. The old “quit while you’re behind strategy…”
— TWA (@Karl_n_Kurt_GSP) March 8, 2022
Smart. hasn't really been working out for the little guy
— Invisible Constituent (@JustGreggo) March 8, 2022
That's 90% of their programming
— Capnblackfish (@capnblackfish) March 8, 2022
His job is on the line.
— Susangherri (@Susangherri2) March 8, 2022
It really could be.
Stelter is surely going next.
— Smartest Misanthrope in the Room 🎓🪖 (@wishfind) March 8, 2022
So Tater loses his show? I mean what will he talk about?
— katymom (@debross123) March 8, 2022
Predictably, Tater futures are on the decline.@BrianStelter to look for a job.
— Milo Stone (@GeniusMilo) March 8, 2022
Sooo…what will @brianstelter talk about?!
— BadgerJer (@BadgerJer) March 8, 2022
— Rob (@CharlieMcBarley) March 8, 2022
As a media reporter, maybe Stelter could have a look at Joy Reid’s conspiracy-ridden show for a change … but he’d have to change the channel first.
Glenn Greenwald is looking for someone — anyone — who can ‘explain the business strategy’ behind CNN’s new gig for Brian Stelter https://t.co/EDOiWzUXKP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 17, 2022
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