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CNN Moves Jake Tapper To Chris Cuomo’s Former Slot

The Daily Beast reports: CNN chief Chris Licht is shaking things up once again. Days after unveiling a “reimagined” morning show, the network announced that anchor Jake Tapper would be moving to primetime to host the 9 p.m. slot through this year’s midterm elections. While the assignment is ostensibly temporary, it could possibly become permanent if Tapper draws a decent …

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BOOK: Trump Threatened To Block AT&T Merger Unless They Sold CNN To Fox News Owner Rupert Murdoch

The Insider reports: Former President Donald Trump and his aides repeatedly tried to persuade AT&T to sell CNN to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch while also threatening to block the company’s merger with Time Warner, CNN’s parent company, according to a new book. The revelation comes from Peter Baker and Susan Glasser’s “The Divider.” The book said that Trump summoned …

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Veteran Former CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw Dies At 82

Variety reports: Bernard Shaw, who was CNN’s lead anchor for 20 years and distinguished the network’s coverage of such landmark events as the Gulf War, died Wednesday, the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed outlet disclosed. He was 82, and had contracted pneumonia that was not related to the coronavirus pandemic. “Bernie was a CNN original and was our Washington Anchor when we …

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Trump Offers To Help CNN Beat Fox News In Ratings

The Insider reports: Former President Donald Trump tore into Fox News on Sunday, accusing the network of amplifying a Democratic agenda and going harder on Republicans than Democrats. While criticizing Fox News on Sunday, Trump also said that if the network’s cable-news competitor CNN adopted a conservative approach, he would support it. “If ‘low ratings’ CNN ever went Conservative, they …

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Brian Stelter To Depart CNN As Network Drops Show

Deadline reports: CNN is dropping its Sunday show Reliable Sources while its host, Brian Stelter, is exiting the network. A spokesperson for CNN said, “CNN will end its Reliable Sources program on Sunday, August 21st. As a result Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new …

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Bolton Casually Admits Helping Plan Foreign Coups

The Insider reports: John Bolton, who served in an array of key government roles across multiple Republican administrations, casually told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he’s helped plan coups in other countries. The admission came on Tuesday as Bolton and Tapper discussed former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to overturn the results of a US presidential election. Bolton, who served as …

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Ex-Fox Anchor Chris Wallace To Host New CNN Show

Axios reports: Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s new parent company, plans to announce during its upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday that Chris Wallace will host a Sunday evening show on CNN. The longtime Fox News host had recently moved to CNN to launch a show on its now-defunct streaming service, CNN+. Wallace, who was hosting an interview show four days …

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Fired Fox News Host Drops Suit Against CNN And NPR

The Daily Beast reports: Former Fox News anchor Ed Henry, who was fired by the network in 2020 amid sexual misconduct allegations, has dropped his defamation lawsuit against NPR and CNN. Henry initially alleged last year that journalists at the two outlets—which induced NPR media reporter David Folkenflik, CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter and anchor Alisyn Camerota—had “longstanding grudges …

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Variety: Warner To Shutter CNN+ After Only One Month

Variety reports: Warner Bros. Discovery is shutting down CNN+ and is expected to provide details to staffers Thursday, according to two people familiar with the matter. Spokespersons for CNN and Warner Bros. Discovery could not be reached for immediate comment. Axios reports: CNN+ has roughly 150,000 subscribers so far. Warner Bros. Discovery wants to eventually build one giant service around …

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Project Veritas Loses Defamation Suit Against CNN

Law & Crime reports: CNN did not defame Project Veritas by depicting the group’s Twitter ban as part of a social media crackdown on “misinformation,” a federal judge ruled on Friday. On Feb. 11, 2021, CNN anchor Ana Cabrera reported that Twitter permanently banned Project Veritas for “repeated violations of Twitter’s policies prohibiting the sharing—or threats of sharing—of other people’s …

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Ex-CNN Host Chris Cuomo Seeks $125M From Network

Deadline reports: After months of legal anticipation following his December 2021 firing by Jeff Zucker, Chris Cuomo has just launched the official opening salvo in what looks to be protracted battle with CNN over not only $125 million in cash, but his character and family drama as well. “As a result of Turner’s indefensible choice to unceremoniously fire him, Cuomo …

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CNN’s Paid Streaming Platform To Launch March 29th

The Verge reports: CNN Plus, the streaming platform from the cable news giant, will debut in the US on March 29th, the company said Friday in a news release. For early subscribers — those who sign up in the first four weeks of its launch— the service will cost $2.99 per month, and they’ll lock in that price for as …

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BBC, CNN, Bloomberg Cease Operations In Russia

The Hill reports: Bloomberg, CNN and the BBC on Friday announced that they would be halting operations in Russia after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation that makes independent reporting in the country a crime. “CNN will stop broadcasting in Russia while we continue to evaluate the situation and our next steps moving forward,” the network said in a statement. …

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CNN’s Streaming Service To Launch at $2.99/Month

The Verge reports: CNN has finally revealed details about pricing for its forthcoming CNN Plus streaming service. Those who subscribe in the first four weeks of CNN Plus launch will pay $2.99 a month, a 50 percent discount off the regular $5.99 per month / $59.99 per year subscription price. Early subscribers will lock in that $2.99 / month price …

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CNN President Jeff Zucker Resigns Over Office Affair

CNN Business reports: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said Wednesday that he is resigning, effective immediately. Zucker said in a memo, “As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years. I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent …

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Andy Cohen Unleashes Drunken Rant Against De Blasio

“Just watching Mayor De Blasio doing his ‘victory lap’ dance after four years of the crappiest job as the mayor of New York! The only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been, so sayonara sucker! 2022! It’s a new year, and guess what? I have a feeling that I am going …

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CNN Closes Offices To Nonessential Staff Amid Surge

The Wall Street Journal reports: CNN is closing its offices to nonessential employees, network President Jeff Zucker told employees in a memo Saturday, as Covid-19 cases rise at the network and nationwide. Employees who don’t need to be in the office to produce shows or provide other essential functions for the network’s broadcast operations will be asked to work from …

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Fox Issues Chilly Statement On Wallace’s Departure

The Daily Beast reports: Fox News has released a frigid statement on veteran Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace’s departure for CNN’s new streaming platform, CNN+. Wallace, 74, said he was “ready for a new adventure” at the end of his regular broadcast Sunday. The network’s statement on Wallace’s departure read, in full: “We are extremely proud of our journalism …

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Chris Wallace To Join CNN’s Coming Streaming Service

Mediaite reports: Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is headed to CNN+, in a seismic industry shakeup. Variety first reported the news that Wallace may be joining the yet-to-launch streaming platform from CNN, in what amounts to a major coup for the nascent subscription service. Mediaite has confirmed the news through an industry source. Wallace ended his 18-year tenure as host …

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CNN Terminates Chris Cuomo “Effective Immediately”

CNN reports: CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been “terminated” by the network, “effective immediately.” The announcement came after an outside law firm was retained to review information about exactly how Cuomo aided his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when the then-governor was accused of sexual harassment. CNN said in a statement: “Chris Cuomo was suspended …

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