Yesterday, it absolutely broke our hearts to share the discouraging news that CNN’s big CNN+ launch isn’t shaping up to be quite as big a boon for the network as they’d been counting on.
Breaking: @CNNplus employees bracing for layoffs possibly as soon as May amid projections of lackluster sales of new streaming channel; CNN employees say new streaming channel could be merged into larger @discoveryplus as early as May unless subscriptions pick up 130 @FoxBusiness
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) March 30, 2022
Just devastating. You know, you really do hate to see it. As we mentioned in our post yesterday, CNN’s head of strategic communications Matt Dornic insisted that reports of CNN+’s impending death have been greatly exaggerated.
For the record, we are VERY happy with the launch of CNN+ and are only bracing for a long run of success.
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) March 30, 2022
Gee … that sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) March 30, 2022
I believe you. I’m as honest as you.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) March 30, 2022
Killer ratio. I guess it’s nice for the band to play on as the Titanic sinks. pic.twitter.com/OTfXn7sB58
— Jeremy (@tgwrh) March 31, 2022
This is an embarrassing look for CNN and CNN+, to be sure. But we’ve paid enough attention to CNN to know that it can always — always — get more embarrassing.
And sweet fancy Moses, did it ever. Thanks to CNN+’s Twitter helpline:
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 30, 2022
That is … amazing.
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) March 30, 2022
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 31, 2022
Straight into our veins. CNN’s perpetual humiliation sustains us. It’s what keeps us going.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 31, 2022
— Eyewitness Zunes (@EyewitnessZunes) March 31, 2022
Where’s the chef? We need him to kiss this.
Veep is to DC what Anchorman is to CNN
— Tom Rodriguez (@TomRodriguezDC) March 31, 2022