Over the last few weeks, two far left figures have left CNN.
First, media reporter Brian Stelter was fired, and then White House correspondent John Harwood stepped down, perhaps because he knew he was going to be fired.
Now other people at the network are beginning to panic, thinking that a purge is upon them because of new management.
The Daily Mail reports:
CNN staffers are ‘terrified’ that new boss Chris Licht is launching a purge of the woke after Brian Stelter and John Harwood were unceremoniously fired – as network tries to win back ‘most trusted name in news’ title
CNN staffers said they fear a network-wide purge of top talent after Brian Stelter and White House correspondent John Hardwood were unceremoniously fired.
After Hardwood announced his surprise departure on Friday, just hours after reporting from the White House, current and former CNN employees told the The Washington Post that there appears to be a culling of the woke at the media outlet.
Both Hardwood and Stelter, the host of Reliable Sources who was fired last month, saw their contracts terminated prematurely.
It’s seen as evidence that new boss Chris Licht is looking to cast out those who have been critical of Donald Trump and his allies in order to present a more neutral CNN and win back its ‘most trusted name in news’ title.
One CNN journalist told the Post: ‘People are freaked out. It almost feels like there’s a pattern. Is there a purge going on?
‘They seem to be sending a message: “Watch what you say. Watch what you do.'”
In a memo to staff in May, Licht, who was appointed to the network by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, said CNN needed to regain the trust of the people.
This purge was long overdue.
CNN staffers are 'terrified' new boss Chris Licht is launching a purge of the woke after Brian Stelter & John Harwood were unceremoniously fired – as network tries to win back 'most trusted' title. Viewers speculating anchors could be next, including Lemonhttps://t.co/kZt0cRjCHv
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) September 6, 2022
The people who currently work at CNN have ruined the network’s brand.