Thursday, January 19, 2017

Did CNN's CEO just make a veiled threat to President-elect Trump?

In an interview with New York Magazine CNN CEO Zucker made an observation.
“I think the era of access journalism as we’ve known it is over,” Zucker replied to Sherman. “It doesn’t worry me that Donald Trump hasn’t done an interview with CNN in eight months. I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever. One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran, and Damascus — and that’s CNN. The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake.”

So, is he threatening to portray Trump in an unflattering way to foreigners? And, does Trump give a hoot? Should he? I don't think so. Read more here.

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