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Inside the meltdown at CNN

By Tim Alberta

02 Jun 2023 · 62 min read

informed Summary

  1. Chris Licht, the recently-fired CEO of CNN, had promised a reset with Republican voters when he took the helm in May 2022.

Editor’s Note: On June 7, 2023, five days after this article was published, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery announced that Chris Licht would be leaving CNN immediately.

-- “How are we gonna cover Trump? That’s not something I stay up at night thinking about,” Chris Licht told me. “It’s very simple.”

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