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Chris Licht: CNN’s Competition Isn’t MSNBC, Fox News

In a recent appearance on the podcast “On With Kara Swisher,” Chris Licht explained that his competition for the cable news channel isn’t Fox News or MSNBC.

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CNN’s Chris Licht took over the role of Jeff Zucker and in a recent appearance on the podcast “On With Kara Swisher,” Licht explained that his competition for the cable news channel isn’t Fox News or MSNBC.

“I’m not looking at it through trying to appeal to ‘lean into the left’ or ‘try to appeal to more people on the right.’ I think that that’s not a good business model because you’re fighting for a bigger slice of a shrinking pie,” Licht said.

“The competition for me in cable is not MSNBC or Fox. Hopefully, what we’re doing is so different and unique that we are attracting people who perhaps have found cable news to be irrelevant in their lives.”

Additionally, Licht laid out who he was competing against and didn’t name any news outlets; his response will surprise many as to who he wants CNN to compete against under his tenure.

“My competition is frankly Kathleen’s HGTV and Netflix,” Licht said. “I’m fighting for people in down news times. I’m fighting for people’s discretionary attention. And I don’t believe that the way to the future is to try to steal people from Fox.”

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  1. Dale Moog

    November 20, 2022 at 12:35 am

    The cable news space is way to crowded FOX MSNBC CNN Newsmax NewsNation plus the International outlets BBC World news, I24 news and CNBC Asia or FSTV plus the Public affairs networks CSPAN, II and III Also the Business news networks Bloomberg Fox Business CNBC and or regional cable news networks(Think NY1 or others)

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Oliver Darcy: Kanye West Latest Example in Rise of Hate Speech on Twitter

CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy appeared on the network to state that West’s remarks are the latest on Twitter, which has seen a rise in hate speech on the media outlet.

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After Twitter brought back hip-hop star Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, it didn’t take long for the social platform to suspend his account again after an anti-Semitic rant on Thursday. 

“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence,” Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted, announcing the suspension. “Account will be suspended.”

CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy appeared on the network to state that West’s remarks are the latest on Twitter, which has seen a rise in hate speech on the media outlet.

“It’s also something these rants from him come as we’re seeing a sharp rise in hate speech on Twitter, and the ADL has said it’s a troubling trend that really mimics the broader growth in antisemitism across the country,” Darcy said.

Darcy also stated that the Republican Party and conservative media has a hand in West’s spiral for trying to clean him up and prop him to the base.

“It’s also a stunning indictment for the Republican Party,” Darcy added. “You remember that last week he dined with former President Donald Trump and people like Tucker Carlson, who cleaned up his antisemitic remarks earlier, when he did an interview with him, they vouched for him in the Republican Party. They hyped him up to the conservative base.”

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Current, Former CNN Staffers React to Network’s Recent Layoffs

CNN made its latest round of cuts to end 2022 as several staffers were let go as part of a broader Warner Bros. Discovery action to trim costs.

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CNN made its latest round of cuts to end 2022 as several staffers were let go as part of a broader Warner Bros. Discovery action to trim costs.

The layoffs affected hundreds of employees but amounted to a “single-digit percentage” of staff, per CNBC. Nonetheless, the company employees laid off share their thoughts on social media.

Here’s what some said after CNN went through with its layoffs, leading to many knowing they are without a job and others knowing their colleagues are no longer working there:

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Alex Jones Files For Bankruptcy

Jones has laughed at the dollar amount awarded to the families. He has claimed he has less than $2 million in assets.

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InfoWars founder and host Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy.

Jones has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion to the families of victims from the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre after he repeatedly claimed the event was a hoax.

Court records indicated Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Houston. The filing indicates he has $1 billion to $10 billion in liabilities.

Jones has laughed at the dollar amount awarded to the families. He has claimed he has less than $2 million in assets and will never be able to pay the awarded total. During the trial that resulted in him being ordered to pay damages, Jones was accused of concealing millions of dollars in assets to avoid having to pay.

“Since the Sandy Hook Families filed their lawsuits, the Debtor has systematically transferred millions of dollars to Alex Jones and his relatives and insider entities,” a filing from the victims claimed.

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