Trump’s CNN Takeover: Network Faces Fallout From Inside!

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An explosive revolt unfolding within CNN, as employees rebel against the network’s decision to host a town hall event featuring former President Donald Trump. This internal uprising is painting a vivid picture of the deep-seated discord inside one of America’s leading news outlets.

The recent town hall event featuring former President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm within CNN. Employees are publicly clashing with network head Chris Licht over whether the event served the American public or simply offered Trump a platform for further controversy.

CNN’s CEO, Licht, defended the decision, stating on an editorial call, “America was served very well by what we did last night.” He acknowledged that covering Trump is “tricky and messy,” but emphasized that it is their job to do so.

Despite this, numerous CNN employees have voiced their disagreement. Brian Stelter, a former CNN anchor, reported widespread dissatisfaction among the staff, many of whom expressed their discontent in public forums.

Oliver Darcy, CNN’s senior media reporter, took it a step further, arguing that it’s “hard to see how America was served by the spectacle of lies that aired on CNN Wednesday evening.”

Jake Tapper, another prominent figure in the network, shared his concern that the network did not conduct enough fact checks on Trump’s statements during the event.

His sentiment resonates with the broader outrage among establishment media regarding CNN’s coverage of the town hall.

While criticisms flew, few pointed fingers at the event’s host, Kaitlan Collins, despite the network’s event being effectively hijacked by Trump. Critics argue that the format was impossible, and the blame should be directed towards the network’s bosses rather than Collins.

One of the most vocal critics was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who accused CNN of losing control of the town hall, resulting in a “platforming election disinformation, defenses of Jan 6th, and a public attack on a sexual abuse victim.”

Despite the internal and external backlash, the event was viewed as a success by Trump supporters. The audience, selected by CNN, often burst into laughter during Trump’s responses, an aspect that Licht highlighted as an essential part of the narrative. He argued that the media missed the story in 2015/16, and it’s crucial to recognize that these individuals represent “a large swath of America.”

The aftermath of Trump’s town hall appearance reveals a house divided within CNN. The event has sparked an intense debate about the role and responsibility of media outlets in this highly polarized political era. As critics decry the network’s decision, supporters applaud it, indicating the ongoing divide in America’s political landscape. The ramifications of this internal revolt within CNN are yet to be seen, but the debate it has ignited signals a pivotal moment in the discourse on media ethics and accountability in political coverage.

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