CNN was never liberal.
People really don't understand what liberal is anymore, because the news is dominated by Right Wing crazies. So when a news show screws up and mentions political truth, we think it's liberal. Even a lot of MSNBC is right wing lies.
Yeah, you're right CNN is now Fox. Not news so much as fantasy.
Fixed it for you.
I remember back when MSNBC had a liberal slant; Keith Olbermann, Melissa Harris-Perry, Ed Schultz, Martin Brashear, and my favorite, Dylan Ratigan. I knew Dylan would get axed when his last project was travelling the country exposing crony capitalism. I tuned into him just like I tune into Nicolle Wallace.
For me, I only watch Nicolle, Mehdi Hasan, and Chris Hayes. I often wonder if Rachel was forced out? I'm surprised that Nicolle was given 2 hours.
He's my fave now that Rachel is gone.
Not that I watch much M$M, mostly clips on YT these days.
She was part of the Bush administration and part of the McCain campaign. Even now, if asked, I am pretty sure she would argue for Bush or McCain over Kerry and Obama. She may be one of the clearest early 2000 Republicans who were and stayed anti Trump. I have no doubt that had Jeb won the nomination in 2016 that she would have been in his camp. I appreciate her integrity, like Liz Cheney's, in putting country over party when the party went extremely wrong.
are not liberal, at best they are never-tRumpers who were forced out of their party by the crazies.
Some may have genuinely realized they were previously on the wrong side, some may just be waiting for a normal-type republican party to come back so they can rejoin it.
Time will tell. Meanwhile, the supposed "liberal" channel is dominated by former republicons simply because they are not crazy. The bad thing is, it still shoves public opinion to the right.
So, things change, sometimes for the better, and sometimes just different.
Sometimes changes are driven by ideology (in the case of CNNs new owner); more often they are driven by ratings, which some executives believe are ideology based.
MSNBC is still the most liberal news network currently broadcasting, despite its Chuck Todd shortcomings.
most miserable week of.my.life.so.far.
like a dumb ass, i didnt get a smoking room. hadnt been a smoker long enough to think that way. wouldnt have been a thing, except that it was below zero the whole time.
so i was going out and smoking in my car, praying for a bit of heat before i was done. didnt go anywhere cuz everything was frozen solid.
cable only had ccn, no msnbc. nothing but wolfe and that book the WHOLE damn week.
my ears and eyes were about to start bleeding by the time i checked out.
They start by defining "right wing media" with the likes of Huffington Post. Bonifide left-biased news sources aren't really a threat to them because they can be dismissed out of hand. The real threats are the straighter news sources like CNN and MSNBC. So, they get lumped in with the same category so they can be collectively marginalized as a propagandistic tool.
Those who value truth will tend to evaluate each news source on its own merits and can recognize propaganda. They also generally understand that true unbiased news is a fallacy. The only way to get to that is to turn on the cameras in Congress and let them roll with no commentary whatsoever (like C-SPAN). But that's impractical for most, we need news people to filter out the news from the noise and conceptualize what is going on at a high level (prioritizing objectivity whenever possible).
We need media weaponry now more than ever. As a political party, many of us democrats are silent. Way too silent. Yes, we do turn out at the polls and generally kick their ass, but it would be comforting, relieving, satisfying, if we were as vocal as they are - just to let them know that we are as determined and they are. Are we the silent majority? Even in DC, were accomplishing many things, but their megaphone is bigger than ours, and they whittle away day by day winning converts, albeit knuckle draggers, but converts nonetheless.
Hope they enjoy losing money. Because that's how you lose money.
Besides the new Trump loving owner of the corporation that owns CNN, the fact is, the eyeballs watching cable news continue to get older and more conservative. The much-desired 18-49 demographic is increasingly cutting the cord and dropping cable altogether and viewing only streaming services. The remaining viewers are older (ever notice the commercials?). Cable news makes more money from PAC funded ads in the three months before an election than they do from all other ads the rest of the year.
Thanks, Citizens United.