Squeezed Lemon: Puck Hints Embattled ‘Gifted’ CNN Host Is on Thin Ice
Puck’s Dylan Byers had a new dispatch Wednesday night on the drama inside Chris Licht’s CNN and his failing project, CNN This Morning, triggered by co-host Don Lemon’s squabbles with co-hosts and controversial comments. At the end of his nearly-2,300-word article, Byers dropped ominous news for the longtime CNN personality: one more screw-up like last week’s sexist smear of 2024 GOP…
CNN in Disarray: Lemon’s Sour Ratings, Licht Wants Barkley to Save CNN
Chris Licht’s CNN tenure has been nothing short of a disappointment. Having promised to tone down the laser focus on only a few stories a day, partisan sensationalism, and snark that dominated Jeffrey Zucker’s reign of terror, Licht implied wholesale changes were in order. Not only has he failed thus far, but the inmates remain in charge of the asylum (despite layoffs and the ushering out of…
'On the Brink': Tucker Mocks 'Diva' Don Lemon's On-Air Meltdowns
As NewsBusters previously reported, CNN’s low-rated morning host Don Lemon has a history of on-air outbursts and privately berating his co-hosts for interrupting him. On Thursday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson got in on the fun by mocking “diva Don Lemon” for his apparent fragile mental state.
SAD TROMBONE: CNN Diva Don Lemon Reportedly Berates New Co-Host
The New York Post reported late Thursday on a December 8 incident in which CNN This Morning co-host and prima donna Don Lemon allegedly berated new co-host Kaitlan Collins for interrupting him during the show to the point that, according to one source, Collins became “visibly upset and ran out of the studio.”
NewsBusters Podcast: CNN Ratings Crash Matches Doubling Down on Bias
The media are not trusted. They're not popular. Now, they're not very profitable. The anti-Trump business model is failing, and CNN's ratings are cratering. Last week, they had the worst ratings in nine years, drawing under 450,000 viewers in prime time, while Fox News had over 2 million.
Fox Is #1, While 'CNN Just Suffered Its Worst Ratings Week in 9 Years'
TheWrap.com reported terrible ratings news under the headline "CNN Just Suffered Its Worst Ratings Week in 9 Years." CNN This Morning also suffered its worst number since its launch just three months ago.
Lemon MELTS DOWN Over 'Outrageous' DeSantis Who Wants Kids 'Ignorant'
On Thursday's CNN This Morning, co-host Don Lemon went on a rant, describing himself as "riled up" at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the Republican's education policies as the CNN host reacted to a report about state schools covering up some of their library books with paper until they can have them screened for appropriateness.
NOT A JOKE: CNN Looking to Hire a Comedian
CNN’s new boss, Chris Licht, is looking to counter the narrative that late night comedy is dying by bringing a comedian to the network’s primetime lineup, Semafor reports.
CNN Chief Says ‘Uninformed Vitriol’ from the Left Has Been ‘Stunning’
CNN boss Chris Licht drew a big James Stewart profile on the front of the Sunday Business section of The New York Times. Licht's public chatter about making CNN less partisan and screamy is drawing bad reviews from partisan and screamy leftists. This went unsaid: CNN hasn't really changed at all.
Lemon on CNN: 'I Don't Think We Ever Were Liberal'
CNN This Moring co-host Don Lemon travelled over to CBS and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to promote the show and insist that “I don’t think we were liberal” when speaking about the pre-Chris Licht era.
On Second Thought, Chris Licht Wants CNN To Stay Librul!
Inital reports to the contrary, new CNN CEO Chris Licht has made clear that he wants the network to retain its partisan liberal "edge."
UH OH: CNN Boss Set to Push LAYOFFS, Cut Costs at Struggling Network
In both a memo to staff and a story about the network on CNBC.com, CNN boss Chris Licht marked six months this week with the struggling liberal network by announcing he’s been tasked with costs cuts and layoffs as, according to CNBC, CNN’s profit “is set to drop blow $1 billion this year” and Warner Bros. Discovery is aiming to layoff 1,000 people from its 40,000-workforce.
CNN Announces More Big Moves With Jake Tapper Heading to Primetime
CNN continued its programming overhaul with a huge release Thursday revealing that, starting October 10 and going through the week of the midterm elections, Jake Tapper will move to primetime to takeover the 9:00 p.m. Eastern timeslot previously held by Chris Cuomo.
Slate Shelters CNN's Fox Loathing Stelter: 'Axing Is a Very Bad Omen'
After CNN’s new ownership cancelled its media news show Reliable Sources and fired its host, the reliably liberal Brian Stelter, Slate magazine’s Justin Peters came to Stelter’s defense, while bashing his many conservative critics as “bad-faith” actors, in “A Reliable Source of Concern -- Why Brian Stelter’s axing is a very bad omen for CNN.” New CNN chief Chris Licht is…