John Harwood is the latest ‘journalist’ to leave CNN. Brian Stelter was let go by the network a couple of weeks ago.
While working for CNBC, Harwood moderated a GOP debate in 2016 that was widely panned as completely biased. He took that same attitude with him to CNN.
There seems to be some confusion over whether Harwood was fired or quit. Maybe it was a mixture of both.
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
CNN Parts Ways With White House Correspondent John Harwood
CNN White House correspondent John Harwood is leaving the cable news channel, he said Friday.
“[L]ook forward to figuring out what’s next,” Harwood tweeted, after noting that Friday would be his last day at the channel.
“We appreciate John’s work covering the White House, and we wish him all the best,” a CNN spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter.
It is not immediately clear what spurred on the departure, though Harwood still had plenty of time left on his multiyear contract.
A source familiar with the matter said that Harwood learned about CNN’s decision last month.
Harwood joined CNN in January 2020 from CNBC, where he had been chief Washington correspondent. At both CNBC and CNN, Harwood garnered a reputation for his sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, which he called “fundamentally broken” in 2019.
And he has continued to analyze and critique the “broken” state of politics since Biden took office. On Thursday night, Biden attacked “MAGA Republicans” as a threat to America’s democratic values in a primetime speech.
People are talking about this on Twitter:
The purge of CNN's hyper-partisan, bad faith hacks continues.
Want to know who is likely on the chopping block?
The folks who have tripled down on their partisan garbage, like Don Lemon (and John Harwood up until today). They know they're out, so they won't change. https://t.co/npzLUbMQyU
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 2, 2022
John Harwood was selected to moderate a GOP primary debate, then emailed Clinton campaign chief John Podesta about what questions he should ask.
He should have been long unemployed years ago and maybe the GOP has learned their lesson about debates now.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 2, 2022
Good. Clear out the trash.
“John Harwood Leaves CNN, White House Correspondent was Trump Critic – The Hollywood Reporter” https://t.co/gKYOBShef8
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) September 2, 2022
Harwood should just work directly for the Democrat party.
That’s basically what he has been doing as a journalist.