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EX-CNN ANCHOR BROWN SAYS CABLE NEWS IS NOW MOSTLY OPINION

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown, who was fired by Jon Klein in 2005, a year after Klein took over as president, has charged that cable news networks have become bullhorns for political extremists. As reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Brown told a Seattle audience, “We have become a country short on fact and abundant on […]

NO LOST LOVE FOR KLEIN AMONG EX-CNN’ERS

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former CNN staffers and on-air personalities are shedding few tears publicly over the firing of Jon Klein as U.S. president of the cable news network. Miles O’Brien, who had once co-anchored American Morning with Soledad O’Brien but was sidelined two years later, given fill-in work by Klein, who fired him only last week, tweeted on […]

CNN U.S. HEAD JON KLEIN FIRED

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After failing to halt an unrelenting exodus of viewers and taking a pummeling from cable news rivals, CNN U.S. President Jon Klein was fired today (Friday). The news was first reported by the TV news website FTV.com, which published a memo to staff from Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, in which Klein’s departure was […]

CNN’S GOT PIERS MORGAN? HOLD ON

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN President Jon Klein is attempting to put a cap on the gushing leaks within the cable news network about its programming plans, but they continue to spread. Following numerous reports originating in the British press that Piers Morgan, the America’s Got Talent judge and former editor of the London Daily Mirror and the weekly […]

CNN TO REPLACE NEWS WITH DEBATE AT 8:00

June 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently concluding that it can no longer draw an audience during primetime with “straight” news, CNN plans to replace its 8:00 p.m. news hour with a Crossfire-type nightly debate between liberal former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary this year. In an interview with […]

CAMPBELL BROWN TO LEAVE CNN, BLAMES LOW RATINGS

May 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With CNN’s ratings plunging to record lows, Campbell Brown, whose eponymous primetime show ranks ratings-wise as the lowest of the lows, announced today (Wednesday) that she is stepping down as soon as a replacement can be found. In a statement, she observed that she could have written a typical letter of resignation. “I could have […]