When Chris Licht took over as the president of CNN and promised that he would shake things up in a big way as a means of returning the network toward more balanced, centrist news coverage, a lot of folks thought the guy was going to be all squawk and no walk. And then the purge began. Big names on CNN’s prime-time lineup suddenly started getting chopped from the network. Licht was telling the truth it seems.
Just a few weeks ago, Licht booted Brian Stelter and cut his “Reliable Sources” program off the air, which was shocking for a lot of folks. But not nearly as shocking as what happened on Thursday. CNN actually cut hardcore leftist anchor Don Lemon from the prime-time schedule and is making him a co-anchor on a new morning show. And yes, that’s totally a demotion.
The Daily Wire said, “The eight-year run of ‘Don Lemon Tonight’ will end as new president Chris Licht continues to follow through on his pledge to tone down the network’s far-Left slant. Lemon’s new gig will be co-hosting the revamped morning show with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.”
“There is no stronger combination of talent than Don, Poppy and Kaitlan to deliver on our promise of a game-changing morning news program,” Licht revealed in a statement. Read more