As the cable news networks recored their rapidly falling ratings, it appears CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a “coming out” network boss who has finally realized his network is “too liberal.”
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Zucker agreed saying, “I think it was a legitimate criticism of CNN that it was a little too liberal.” CNN has been jokingly called the “Clinton News Network.”
Indeed, this is a reversal from previous network executives. In 2013, Tuner Broadcasting CEO (owner of CNN) Phil Kent insisted that CNN was “not a liberal news network.” Only a three years later, it appears Zucker has realized their obvious bias, at least to the degree he has garnered praise from National Center Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof for making an effort to tamp down on bias.
“CNN deserves credit for admitting its liberal bias and doing something to correct the problem,” Danhof said in a press release after attending the annual meeting of Time Warner investors in Burbank, California on June 17. “While much of the liberal media, including the New York Times, MSNBC, ABC, ESPN, CBS, and the Washington Post all continue to deny their bias or the negative results thereof, CNN has made a deliberate effort to increase conservative voices in its airways, and that decision has paid dividends.”