New CNN Boss Thinks 'New Day' Sucks, Wants a 'Fun' Show at 9 p.m.

May 5th, 2022 3:44 PM

On Thursday, CNN’s global employee town hall generated some interesting news as new boss Chris Licht announced some of the plans and intentions to his nearly 5,000 underlings. Among the headline-worthy items to come out was Licht’s dissatisfaction with the morning show New Day, a desire to have something “fun” in Chris “Fredo” Cuomo's old 9:00 p.m. timeslot, a clampdown on…

New CNN Boss: We’ll Challenge ‘Group-Think,’ Accept ‘Differing’ Views

May 2nd, 2022 1:34 PM

Former CBS and MSNBC producer Chris Licht formally took the helm of CNN on Monday morning and, in a 650-word note to employees, said he wouldn’t be in “the weeds of day-to-day editorial decision making” (like former CNN head Jeff Zucker), take on “‘group-think,’” and ensure CNN is “respectful of differing viewpoints.”

CNN Reportedly Wants ‘Cease-Fire’ With Fox as Zucker News Piles Up

March 14th, 2022 4:41 PM

With Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war against Ukraine having dominated the headlines, you may have missed some of the latest headaches for CNN, which has sought to pivot back to its past reputation and reporting of yesteryear thanks to the war. But in reporting from far-left outlets at Daily Beast and Rolling Stone, the headaches over Jeff Zucker aren’t over and, when it comes to…

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‘Colbert News Network’: Lefty Late Show Host Touts EP Taking Over CNN

March 1st, 2022 1:54 PM

On his show Monday night, left-wing Late Show host Stephen Colbert was ecstatic that his executive producer Chris Licht had been tapped to become the president of CNN. He heaped praise on Licht while jokingly taking credit for having “trained the next president of CNN.”

F-Bomb Fallout: Morning Joe Crew Reacts To Tape Delay

November 12th, 2008 7:03 AM
If Morning Joe seems every-so-slightly less up-to-date, there's a reason for it. The show is now seven seconds behind the times. A tape delay has been instituted in the wake of Joe Scarborough's unintentional dropping of an f-bomb two days ago.B&C reported the change yesterday, and NewsBuster Ken Shepherd discussed it here.  The Morning Joe crew had fun with the move on today's show. Coming…

Capehart: Obama Thanked 'His Reporters,' Uh, Supporters

November 5th, 2008 2:27 PM
Today's Unintentional Honesty Award goes to Jonathan Capehart.  The Washington Post editorialist, discussing Barack Obama's acceptance speech last night, spoke of the president-elect thanking "his reporters," before catching himself and substituting "supporters."Joe Scarborough, with an assist from executive producer Chris Licht, called Capehart out on his Freudian slip.  The…

Mika Amazed Bush Justice Department Preferred Republicans

July 29th, 2008 7:19 AM
UPDATE:  The original version of this item reported Joe Scarborough's statement, as transcribed below, that there were no Republicans on his MSNBC staff, with  executive producer Chris Licht confirming Joe's assertion. Joe has been in touch to say he and Chris Licht were speaking tongue in cheek and that the remarks about there being no Republicans on the Morning Joe staff were a joke.Mika…

Barnicle: Bloggers 'Nitwits Who Think They're Part of News Media

May 28th, 2008 8:09 AM
You pathetic little people of the blogosphere. You're nothing more than "nitwits at home with [your] computers" who've deluded yourselves into imagining you're "part of the news media." Just ask Mike Barnicle. The former Boston Globe columnist broke the tough truth to us on today's Morning Joe. WaPo editorial writer Jonathan Capehart was "so glad" to agree.Capehart…

Mika's Cheney-Darth Vader Mock Jolts Joe to Dial 1-800-NEWSBUSTERS

October 12th, 2007 8:29 AM
Sure, we know when we're being used. The folks at "Morning Joe" are well aware that if baring some liberal leg is likely to cause us to cover them, mentioning NewsBusters by name virtually guarantees that an item will follow here in short order. But if the MSNBC show wants to play the homely-if-roundheeled high school girl striving for attention, NB is happy, as the popular QB of…