CNN Finally Puts ‘King Charles’ Primetime Show Out of Its Misery

April 15th, 2024 1:33 PM

After six months, CNN finally took their poorly-rated primetime show King Charles out back and put it out of its misery. Airing just one night a week on Wednesdays, King Charles was one of the last vestiges of the Chris Licht era of CNN leadership, which purportedly tried to achieve a more fair and balanced approach to reporting the news before an internal revolt of the…


Barkley, King Blast Haley; ‘America Was Built on Racism,’ ‘Slavery’

January 18th, 2024 4:22 PM

Wednesday night on their low-rated CNN show King Charles, CBS Mornings co-host and Democratic donor Gayle King and the NBA on TNT’s Charles Barkley blasted 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley for her claim that America’s never been a racist country. However, the two went further with predictably liberal, 1619 Project tropes that “America was built on”…


REVIEW: CNN's 'King Charles'- Promise Unkept

November 30th, 2023 12:11 PM

After much promotional pomp and circumstance, the collaborative series featuring Gayle King and Charles Barkley, titled with the clever eponym “King Charles”, finally launched as a “limited series”. Does the show live up to the hype or is it more of the same performative wokery in a different package for CNN viewers?


New Deck Chairs on Titanic: CNN to Launch Show With Barkley, King

April 26th, 2023 3:23 PM

The public relations skills of Chris Licht’s CNN is, shall we say, less than adequate. Before stepping on their own headline by firing CNN This Morning co-host Don Lemon on Monday, he and his Warner Bros. Discovery team announced Saturday afternoon the long-anticipated hiring of NBA on TNT personality Charles Barkley and CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King for a weekly primetime…

CNN in Disarray: Lemon’s Sour Ratings, Licht Wants Barkley to Save CNN

February 10th, 2023 5:54 PM

Chris Licht’s CNN tenure has been nothing short of a disappointment. Having promised to tone down the laser focus on only a few stories a day, partisan sensationalism, and snark that dominated Jeffrey Zucker’s reign of terror, Licht implied wholesale changes were in order. Not only has he failed thus far, but the inmates remain in charge of the asylum (despite layoffs and the ushering out of…

Charles Barkley

CNN Brings in Barkley to Use Irving Controversy to Trash Free Speech

November 16th, 2022 11:27 AM

CNN can’t be serious. Seeking political commentary from the dimwitted Charles Barkley, of all people? That’s the low point Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins sank to Tuesday's CNN This Morning.

Six Pro Sports Figures Who’ve Refused the BLM KoolAid

July 29th, 2020 12:55 PM

There are few profiles in courage these days. Americans are enervated, bullied by politicized medicos, ruthless cancel culture and violent America haters who’ve been eagerly abetted by media that have all but dropped the pretense of objectivity. Already hollowed out by creeping progressivism and terrified of social media infamy, our institutions’ default response is groveling before the mob.…

Draymond Green

Barkley Suspects Fans May Tune Out Sports Over Social Justice

July 25th, 2020 2:32 PM

On Friday's episode of TNT's "The Arena," Charles Barkley briefly deviated from the social justice narrative to question how long sports fans will stomach the media's obsession with non-stop racism and Black Lives Matter. Co-panelist Draymond Green, who plays forward for the Golden State Warriors, tried to steer Barkley back on course by insisting that people will be on the right side of…

Cari Champion

Panelists on 'The Arena' Address 'Global' Racist 'Pandemic'

July 24th, 2020 6:02 PM

Instead of opening with another thundering denouncing of white people, Thursday night's fourth episode of "The Arena" focused on racism as a "global pandemic" and put the heat on professional sports owners to provide space for social justice activities. Especially conservative owners who haven't yet aided the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Surprise on 'The Arena': Black-On-Black Violence

July 23rd, 2020 2:35 PM

In its third episode of The Arena, TNT again hit viewers with Black Lives Matter, "no justice no peace," "I can't breathe" protest anger, right out of the starting gate. The Arena also struck positive tones with a feature on NBA arena workers who lost their jobs because of the COVID19 shutdown and another on a woman who brought people together in peace in the streets of…

Cari Champion, left, and Stacey Abrams

'The Arena,' Part 2 Features Dem-heavy Politics

July 22nd, 2020 2:03 PM

There's no pretense of political impartiality on TNT's The Arena (partnering with fellow AT&T property) Bleacher Report. Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the race for governor in Georgia in 2018 and then cried "voter suppression," used the second installment of the program Tuesday evening to continue that accusation.

Sports Illustrated Praises TNT After Barkley's Oral Sex Jokes

November 8th, 2019 4:11 PM
When the media won't stick to sports, it doesn't necessarily mean they're focusing on politics and social justice. Sometimes they find all three too boring to bother with, and that's when you get Thursday night's disgusting, juvenile Inside the NBA on TNT. And Sports Illustrated's pathetic admiration for that cultural rot on Friday.

Barkley Slams ‘Ignorant Folks in Alabama’ for Applauding Trump

September 24th, 2017 4:41 PM
In the wake of President Trump’s comments about professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, sports commentator Charles Barkley appeared on CBS’s NFL Today where he attacked Trump supporters in his home state of Alabama shortly before kickoff on Sunday. Trump’s original comments on NFL players kneeling came during a campaign rally for Alabama Senator Luther Strange.

USA Today Touts Barkley, NCAA Coaches Opposing NC Bathroom Law

March 17th, 2017 4:32 PM
Stripped of NCAA Tournament basketball games because of its new public bathroom law, the State of North Carolina bore the brunt of heavy criticism Thursday from well-known sports figures. The law requires people to use the public bathroom of their birth gender. Conservatives say the law is needed to protect women and girls from predators, but LGBT activists want people to be able to choose their…