New CNN Boss Slams ‘Uninformed Vitriol’ From Liberals

Chris Licht

( – Amid the layoffs he has been imposing at the network, CNN’s new boss, Chris Licht, has gone on record saying that he finds the amount of “uninformed vitriol” he is encountering from liberals to be “stunning.”

According to The Hill in a new account headlined “CNN chief says ‘uninformed vitriol’ from left has been ‘stunning'”:

“Chris Licht, who became CEO of CNN earlier this year, said he has been surprised by the ‘uninformed vitriol’ directed at him from liberals as he attempts to shift the network’s editorial direction, in a series of interviews with The New York Times.

“Licht took over the network in May, making a series of staffing and programmatic changes that have sparked buzz about Licht aiming for a more centrist slant.

“‘The uninformed vitriol, especially from the left, has been stunning,’ Licht told the Times. ‘Which proves my point: so much of what passes for news is name-calling, half-truths and desperation.'” [emphasis added]

In a statement that most conservatives will find hard to accept, Licht told the Times, “I want CNN to be essential to society. If you’re essential then the revenue will follow.”

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