Left-leaning news organizations CNN and Politico are waking up to “woke.”
According to a Fox News report, news companies that embrace liberal ideology have suffered financially as viewers start to tune out. New ownership at CNN and Politico indicates some news organizations are starting to understand the catchphrase “go woke, go broke.”
“CNN is learning the hard way that going hard left is bad for ratings and bad for business. Now a new German owner is trying to rid Politico of its liberal excess. Will this increase readers? It’s not working at all at CNN, perhaps because the damage is already done. Politico went all in on anti-Trump behavior, and it will be hard to come back from that,” a longtime media executive told Fox News Digital.
From Fox News:
CNN famously drifted from a just-the-facts news organization to a partisan network loaded with liberal opinion hosts under former boss Jeff Zucker. But a long-planned merger put CNN under the control of newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery earlier this year – only a few months after Warner Bros. Discovery John Malone declared CNN should “evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists,” during an interview that sent shock waves through the network’s newsroom.
The new regime, led by CNN CEO Chris Licht, quickly made it known he wanted to put an emphasis on news and distance itself from the partisan reputation it earned with nonstop attacks on Republican lawmakers and other conservatives. Licht has even met with Republican lawmakers in Washington attempting to salvage relationships, with the hopes that high-profile conservatives will agree to appear on the network when asked, and urged his anchors to use less polarizing rhetoric.
But former President Trump, a frequent target of CNN’s outspoken liberals, isn’t impressed.
“It used to be a very important network. It used to be a very important platform, I think they’ve actually gotten worse… they lost tremendous credibility, and they lost a lot of money in terms of brand value, but I have not seen any sign that they’ve changed,” Trump told Fox News Digital last month.
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CNN, Politico indicate that ‘go woke, go broke’ applies to news organizations https://t.co/OOVmqpLvMp
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