Ex-CNN Chief: By Creating FNC, Ailes Tarred All Journalists as Biased

May 22nd, 2017 1:32 AM
Unintentionally inane sentence of the weekend, from Jon Klein, the former President of CNN/US, on the legacy of the late Roger Ailes, founder of the Fox News Channel: “By unreservedly infusing news with a right-of-center agenda, Ailes popularized the notion that all journalists are biased.” You read that correctly: The media were not widely seen as biased until Ailes created a biased…
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MSNBC Host Joy Reid Claims Brent Bozell Wants Fake News on Facebook

December 19th, 2016 8:01 AM
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of "fake news" and Facebook's plans to screen news with fact checkers, host Joy Reid not only wrongly claimed that MRC founder Brent Bozell was "conceding" that "a lot of the things that are put out on the right aren't real" by pressing Facebook over how they would factcheck fairly, but panel member and…
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On FNC, CNN's Ex-President Defends Network's Handling of Brazile Leak

November 2nd, 2016 3:16 PM
Former CNN president Jon Klein ran to his network's defense on Tuesday's Kelly File on Fox News Channel over their response to acting Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile's leak of a town hall question to Hillary Clinton's campaign. Klein reacted to Joe Concha of The Hill's call for an internal investigation of what happened by asserting that the people at…

Ex-CNNer Jon Klein, Ex-NBC News Chief Steve Capus Reportedly Among Fin

May 6th, 2013 12:58 PM
Former CNN president Jon Klein and former NBC News president Steve Capus are reportedly among the finalists to take the helm of Al Jazeera America. "One of the biggest jobs in media is a new position and a high-risk opportunity: running Al Jazeera America," Sharon Waxman of TheWrap.com reported this morning (emphasis mine):

Former CNN/U.S. Prez Defends Piers Morgan Hire, Affirms He Wanted Olbe

February 4th, 2013 6:21 PM
The former president of CNN/U.S. doesn't regret bringing Piers Morgan to CNN and reaffirmed his desire to hire Keith Olbermann away from MSNBC in 2010, in an interview with HuffPost Live. When asked if he regretted hiring Piers Morgan, Jon Klein replied "as a viewer I don't regret it. I mean, I watch him all the time." When pressed about Olbermann, Klein admitted his "…

TV Guide Gushes: 'Will Michelle Obama Be the Next Oprah

November 1st, 2012 6:14 AM
Even if Obama loses next week, the media goo machine will keep cranking away. The new TV Guide is already speculating: “Will Michelle Obama Be the Next Oprah?” Writer Stephen Battaglio imagines what a star she could become (if her husband loses). She could be bigger than Oprah? “Michelle Obama is such an appealing TV presence that if she and her husband find themselves…

CNN/US President Jon Klein Fired

September 24th, 2010 10:46 AM
Jonathan Klein is out as the president of CNN/US.According to TVNewser, Klein is being replaced by HLN chief Ken Jautz.Although it hasn't been confirmed, the website FTVLive is reporting Klein was fired.Klein, who got the position in 2004, was given a four-year extension in 2007. With CNN's ratings in the dumps, and decisions like giving disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer a show…

CNN Chief Klein Lauds Net’s ‘Commitment’ to ‘Unbiased’ Cove

February 25th, 2008 5:50 PM
CNN’s Jon Klein, in an internal memo obtained by the TVNewser blog, bragged about the strong ratings the network won during its recent debates and primary coverage, and spun the reason for this success. "CNN is proving that with innovation, execution, and passion, the sky's the limit. Our deep-seated commitment to independent coverage that is unbiased — without an agenda — is more powerful…