Liberals suffered a meltdown because CNN is cleaning house after disastrous ratings. Leftists claimed CNN is becoming “Fox News Lite” and threatened the boycott the dwindling cable TV news network.
Last month, the New York Times reported that CNN’s ratings have plummeted and the “network is on a pace to drop below $1 billion in profit for the first time in years, according to people familiar with its operations, amid steep declines in TV viewership.”
CNN replaced Jeff Zucker with Chris Licht as the new head of the cable news network.
There were reports that Licht would adopt a more nonpartisan stance in its news coverage.
On Saturday, the term “Boycott CNN” was a trending topic on Twitter.
In desperate Twitter reactions, liberals had a collective freakout over the dismissal of Harwood. Many threatened to boycott the network for becoming “Fox News Lite.”
Leftwing journalist Dan Rather: “What is going on at CNN? It’s a serious question. There is a lot of speculation on directives and motives. What’s really going on? And is it being noticed by the audience?”
Liberal author Kurt Eichenwald: “The idiocy at @CNN that they think they can become Fox News–lite and will win over conservatives is bizarre. The fact that they don’t see they will lose all of their regular viewers who don’t want propaganda-lite is even greater idiocy.”
Democratic strategist Greg Pinelo: “Still incensed about @JohnJHarwood being fired. Let sink in that there are 3 major cable news networks in America and 2 of them are controlled by politically active right-wing oligarchs. This is yet another grave threat to democracy.”
Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer: “Will anyone not already terminated by @CNN speak the truth as John Harwood did? The new CNN is normalizing and both sides-ing fascism.”
Progressive commentator Charlotte Clymer: “CNN White House Correspondent John Harwood offered this reasonable analysis. A short while later, he announced he’ll no longer be at the network. It’s pretty clear that CNN’s new leadership is aiming to become a lesser Fox News.”
Political analyst Ameshia Cross: “CNN is dying a shameful death. They used to be a valid source. I grew up on the network. Today I’m ashamed of what they’ve become. And this weird pivot Right attacking Biden’s speech is the nail in their coffin. With few exceptions they sound Fox lite w/o the Fox viewership.”
Musician Quest Love: “Why would @CNN flush everything down the toilet like this? SMH.”
Leftist commentator Malcolm Nance: “Treat CNN like Tesla. Let’s hit them right in the MF’ing wallet. Punish their shareholders for choosing a CEO who was brought in to betray America for Trump. #BoycottCNN.”
Democratic activist Pam Keith: “CNN is gone full MAGA because a Trumper took control of it.”