Left-wing media outlets like CNN have been bleeding for years. But this could finally be the end.
And CNN is shutting down after its CEO made one shocking announcement.
CNN’s new CEO, the notorious Mark Thompson, who has been credibly accused of turning a blind eye while BBC star Jimmy Savile r-ped children, said CNN is “nowhere near ready for the future.”
Thompson delivered an amusing video message to his left-wing workers on his first day on the job.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Thompson stated that traditional television (i.e., cable television) “can no longer define us.”
“For most people under retirement age, the first place they turn for news is their phones, not their TVs,” he said.
“And news players who can’t or won’t respond to that revolution risk losing their audience and their business.”
“TV is vital, and there’s urgent work to do there, especially as we rebuild prime time,” he added. “But TV is also too dominant at CNN and digital too marginal.
He also told CNN’s far-left staffers not to “second guess ourselves or get distracted by complicated arguments about balance or whataboutism or false equivalency. Let’s cover political news proportionately and fairly, but not be frightened of our own shadows.”
The new CNN president also lauded the company’s employees as “a group of tough and amazingly focused and enthusiastic people,” who “still believe in CNN and its mission 100%, people who want to get on with the future, and so do I.”
Thompson was appointed CEO in late August and officially took over on Monday.
He is a news veteran of more than 40 years, recognized for effectively transforming the New York Times into a digital force.
Thompson is said to have made an effort to get to know his workers before officially taking over as CEO of the network.
In recent weeks, he has spoken with CNN employees to gain a feel of the climate in the newsroom.
CNN is still suffering from a difficult year that began with the resignation of previous CEO Chris Licht in June.
Licht’s tenure was marked by bad programming decisions, falling ratings, and a catastrophic town hall with former President Donald Trump.
The problem for CNN is that their terrible situation isn’t a matter of not breaking into the digital space.
It’s completely based on their lies and biased coverage of Donald Trump.
And if they aren’t willing to change that, then they can expect to plummet even further.
Which wouldn’t be a bad thing, in our eyes.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.