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Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:20 PM

'We Want To Win Back Your Trust': New CNN Boss Chris Licht Makes Groveling 'Apology Tour' To GOP

‘We Want To Win Back Your Trust’: New CNN Boss Chris Licht Makes Groveling ‘Apology Tour’ To GOP Lawmakers On Capitol Hill


CNN chairman and CEO Chris Licht is desperately trying to win back Republican viewers by having GOP lawmakers return as guests to the network, Radar has learned.As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Licht was named head of CNN in April nearly three months after his predecessor, Jeff Zucker, was forced to resign from the network in disgrace for failing to disclose his relationship with fellow network executive Allison Gollust.

While Licht was appointed to save the struggling network from a slew of scandals that included not only Zucker and Gollust’s resignations but also the abrupt firing of Chris Cuomo, the 50-year-old newsman and producer was also appointed to rescue CNN from a plague of plummeting ratings.

That is why, in mid-July, Licht reportedly secretly met with a number of Republicans on the first floor of the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to convince the lawmakers to return as guests on CNN.

In fact, according to the Washington Free Beacon, Licht had one simple message for the Republican lawmakers: “We want to win back your trust.”.Although Licht’s meetings and conversations with Republicans at the Capitol last week largely remained private, lawmakers who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon told the outlet that the new CNN chief pleaded for them to return to the air on the network and that he promised they would be “treated fairly.”


https://radaronline.com/p/cnn-boss-chris-licht-apology-tour-gop-lawmakers-capitol-hill/

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Reply 'We Want To Win Back Your Trust': New CNN Boss Chris Licht Makes Groveling 'Apology Tour' To GOP (Original post)
tulipsandroses Aug 2022 OP
elleng Aug 2022 #1
Luciferous Aug 2022 #4
jimfields33 Aug 2022 #21
elleng Aug 2022 #22
jimfields33 Aug 2022 #24
cbabe Aug 2022 #2
DonCoquixote Aug 2022 #3
dalton99a Aug 2022 #5
ZZenith Aug 2022 #6
halfulglas Aug 2022 #7
JHB Aug 2022 #13
Timewas Aug 2022 #8
UTUSN Aug 2022 #9
blm Aug 2022 #10
onecaliberal Aug 2022 #11
gratuitous Aug 2022 #12
Earth-shine Aug 2022 #14
dweller Aug 2022 #15
brush Aug 2022 #16
dchill Aug 2022 #17
Bettie Aug 2022 #18
Bev54 Aug 2022 #27
Bettie Aug 2022 #36
Bev54 Aug 2022 #44
EnergizedLib Aug 2022 #19
Blue Owl Aug 2022 #20
Mme. Defarge Aug 2022 #23
RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2022 #25
ymetca Aug 2022 #26
Tree Lady Aug 2022 #28
FlyingPiggy Aug 2022 #29
renate Aug 2022 #30
Justice Aug 2022 #31
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DET Aug 2022 #34
DFW Aug 2022 #35
Demsrule86 Aug 2022 #37
JHB Aug 2022 #38
Hotler Aug 2022 #39
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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:22 PM

1. Oh GROSS!

“We want to win back your trust,' hence guaranteeing I'll 'never' watch.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:25 PM

4. That was my initial reaction as well!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:09 PM

21. I believe they are close to shutting down.

They literally don’t have viewers. Sometimes the home renovation channel beats them. This is a last chance desperation. It will not work.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:15 PM

22. Interesting. I don't think I've 'ever' watched CNN.

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Response to elleng (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:18 PM

24. Not missing much.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:23 PM

2. Advertising dollars he means.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:23 PM

3. with all due respect

mr. Licht, FUCK YOU! The GOP already has a channel, and frankly since they use it to scream at the top of their voice, you do not need to do much to hear them. Keep in mind, if Trump or Desantis wins, people like you will be the first on the gop hit list!

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:25 PM

5. Getting Trump Elected Wasn't Enough?


Donald Trump and CNN president Jeff Zucker

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:26 PM

6. I sincerely thought they were addressing liberals until I got to the end of the headline.

Four years of not calling the Trump abomination a complete abomination and they are apologizing to conservatives?!

Gotta have those sweet, sweet advertising dollars, no matter the cost to the public welfare.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:26 PM

7. Oh crap.

Just when you thought they would try to get back to normal. Are any GOP asses wet from the kissing?

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Response to halfulglas (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:34 PM

13. Better to ask if there are any that are NOT wet from the kissing.

Much shorter list.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:28 PM

8. I quit

Watching CNN long time ago, and this sure as hell won't entice me to going back

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:28 PM

9. With friends like him & Jon, what does Stephen say?

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:31 PM

10. Washington Free Beacon started by Moonies.

One of RevMoon’s favorite church ‘sons’ and a most favored reporter. Bill Gertz. Wrote up a lot of the pro-war propaganda for Bush-Cheney.

Got caught in a money scandal in recent years.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:31 PM

11. I haven't watched CNN for years.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:33 PM

12. Great job Chris

Now do Howard Dean.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:38 PM

14. I occasionally watch CNN. This will make me watch less.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:38 PM

15. FAKE NEWS !1!






✌🏻

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:40 PM

16. Pathetic. He'll be fired much quicker now that this has...

leaked out and even more people stop watching...including me.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:44 PM

17. Not sure if that's an asshole move...

...or a dick move. Either way, it's pretty coprophilic.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:47 PM

18. So, they are going to stop with the both sides

and say it's all the Democrats, Republicans are the 'good guys'. Noted.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:06 PM

27. They have already gone to that narrative. I quit them

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #27)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:46 AM

36. Since we don't have cable anymore

I only use CNN once in a while online for breaking news.

Got to stop that, but is there even a media outlet that doesn't constantly fluff the right wing while denigrating Democrats for, um, existing?

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Response to Bettie (Reply #36)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:11 AM

44. Not sure really, I watch certain programs on MSNBC but others I avoid

If I want "news" I watch Canadian news along with BBC and Al Jazeera because sometimes we just need to get away from the politics.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:47 PM

19. Oh, please

Just what have they done exactly to have their trust coveted?

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:02 PM

20. What a fucking pathetic toilet-licker

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:16 PM

23. CNN has been dead to me since

their coverage of our withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:21 PM

25. Create sweet fake news to draw repubs back ????? WTF are they thinking

maybe news is not exciting and profitable!!!!!!!!!

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:59 PM

26. What?

You mean the Exxon Pfizer channel ain't got no viewers no more?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you!

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:17 PM

28. That's BS after what they did giving Trump

So much free time. Are they gearing up to do it again?

Just realized this is my 10,000th post and I was going to save it, lol.

Took me long enough 18 years!

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:23 PM

29. Well, proves I made the right decision to turn off CNN a few years back

What a trash station w moronic leadership.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:32 PM

30. I watch CNN *shrug*

I don’t even mind it when they have reasonable, sane GOPers on. It’s useful to hear from people who have different points of view. And when they have argumentative, mendacious asswipe GOPers on, I just reach for the remote.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:36 PM

31. Wow.

Gross.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:43 PM

32. Why not just say you'll tell the truth? Report the facts?



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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:46 PM

33. Makes me all the more happy I dumped cable news.

I don't need anyone to tell me how I feel about what's happening. Which has been their whole schtick for ages now.

Bye! Don't miss you.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:57 PM

34. Why?

I stopped watching CNN when they insisted on having repulsive GOPers like Rick Santorum and especially some whiny red haired nobody whose name I can’t remember but who was aggressively aggravating on to present their ‘alternative facts’. I came back when they finally got rid of those people and some semblance of sanity was restored. But lately they’ve been reintroducing the fakes and liars and I just can’t deal with it any more. I don’t know what they think they are accomplishing; the MAGAts are not going to watch CNN and they are driving away their core audience.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:04 AM

35. I remember CNN's coverage of the 2016 election campaign

Every time Hillary had something important to say, CNN showed a 30 second excerpt. Every time Trump had something incoherent to say, they showed it for 25 minutes uninterrupted. "Treated fairly," my ass.

My wife, who is German, picked up on this long before I did, and she said (this was in July!!!), "you have a big problem here, and none of you see it."

If even more Republican money flows to CNN than already does, MSNBC, for better or for worse is the only game in town.

If the USA had a balanced media, the Republicans would be lucky to get 30% of the votes nationwide, and Hillary would be in the home stretch of her very successful second term. The Supreme Court would have a make-up of 6-3 with Alito, Thomas and Roberts gnashing their teeth and not us.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:55 AM

37. They never had GOP viewers...and they have shit on Democratic viewers...well who cares about them.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:59 AM

38. Sorry, Licht, but you can't win their "trust" without losing everyone elses'

It's not a matter of "trust", it's a matter of "sides". If you are insufficiently vigorous in cheering their side, you get demonized. That's what's at work here, and groveling won't get you anywhere.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 08:06 AM

39. Giving voice to the fascist party. Turn off CNN. And let them and their advertisers know

about it.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 08:22 AM

40. Translated: CNN New Boss Going To Reinforce Attitude that CNN is "Certainly Not News"

By Kissing Up to Republican Grifters, Liars, and Traitors

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 09:05 AM

41. That won't work.

CNN created their own problems. They won’t talk or beg their way out of it.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 09:06 AM

42. All cable news is shit.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 09:11 AM

43. This is BS! The net result will be another

Network that will air the rw’s lies and probably let the lies fly unchallenged

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