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Jonathan Klein forced out as head of CNN's US network
The Guardian ^ | September 24, 2010 | Richard Adams

Posted on 09/24/2010 10:07:46 AM PDT by Christus_Rex

Jonathan Klein, president of CNN's US network, leaves his post today after a sudden announcement that he has been replaced by Ken Jautz, the head of CNN's downmarket but more popular sister channel HLN.

Klein's departure comes after a disastrous year for CNN, as its daily ratings slumped by 36% to an average of 640,000 weekday viewers, putting it in third place behind Fox News and MSNBC among cable news channels. Fox News averages 2.4m viewers while MSNBC has nearly 850,000. HLN averages around 550,000 on weekdays.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cable; cnn; klein; news
Haha. Just shows how out of touch liberal mainstream media like CNN and MSNBC are. Fox News has more daily viewers than both of them combined! Notice how many from Obama's cabinet and staff are jumping ship before the November elections.
1 posted on 09/24/2010 10:07:48 AM PDT by Christus_Rex
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To: Christus_Rex

Get ready for more Nancy Grace!


2 posted on 09/24/2010 10:10:03 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: Christus_Rex

See Also; http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2595475/posts


3 posted on 09/24/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Christus_Rex

CNN is just a mouthpiece for far left wing liberal commies hence CNN stands for The Commie News Network.


4 posted on 09/24/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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“CNN, as its daily ratings slumped by 36%”

Gee, where’s the “unexpected” tag? LOL.


5 posted on 09/24/2010 10:13:52 AM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: Christus_Rex

Think about how many viewers they would have if they weren’t on in every airport in the country.


6 posted on 09/24/2010 10:15:48 AM PDT by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: Ev Reeman

nice one


7 posted on 09/24/2010 10:24:13 AM PDT by Christus_Rex
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So why are they being fired now? They’ve been in a downward spiral for years. I believe it’s because they are frustrated that they no longer have any impact on the upcoming elections like they’re used to having.


8 posted on 09/24/2010 10:28:01 AM PDT by vigilence
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Jon Klein got teabagged.


9 posted on 09/24/2010 10:30:40 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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In the White House, 0bama proffers: “I know, let’s put a lesbian in charge of CNN.”


10 posted on 09/24/2010 10:31:34 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Christus_Rex

I force out a Jon Klein every morning.


11 posted on 09/24/2010 10:34:15 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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He got fired because the new Elliot Spitzer show is going to be a massive failure and it was the final straw for Klein. I’d wager that the Larry King replacement will get dumped before his first show.


12 posted on 09/24/2010 10:34:32 AM PDT by jimbo123
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13 posted on 09/24/2010 10:35:56 AM PDT by Bullpine (This Bag of Air should be first peon out the door.)
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Does this mean they will stop calling the American citizenry the vulgar homosexual term ‘teabaggers’, Nazi’s, Islamaphobes, bigots, racists,stupid, Homophobes....?


14 posted on 09/24/2010 10:40:52 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: rahbert
I have never heard the names Obama and McCain mentioned on Nancy Grace, and she is the only one to remember on every show one of our fallen soldiers. True, there was the lacrosse case. But at least she is for the death penalty and does not spread lies about O'Donnell and Palin. (At least I have not heard her do it.) So more of Nancy Grace and less of Rick the Sick Sanchez (who should be in jail) and Joy B. (whose obsession with Palin has been replaced by trying to smear O'Donnell).
15 posted on 09/24/2010 10:43:01 AM PDT by apocalypto
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Hmmm. Another white male.

Where is the diversity the left is always crowing about?

16 posted on 09/24/2010 10:50:30 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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>she is the only one to remember on every show one of our fallen soldiers.

Well, for that matter, the NewsHour on PBS runs the honor roll of the fallen when the Pentagon releases the information.

They list with picture, hometown and rank of EVERY soldier that has fallen in OIF and OEF. In silence without any corny, schmaltzy music.

At the end of the broadcast, about 5 minutes before the hour.


17 posted on 09/24/2010 1:05:49 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: jimbo123

The question here....is management ready to take two hours of prime-time and find a Fox-like commentator to steer the vessel?

I agree that the Spitzer program is mostly a failure already. They will give it twelve months before they admit it.

So here’s my dream competition episode...let CNN hire Rush. Run Rush against Fox at prime-time. Pound for pound, I think Rush could take forty percent of the share away from Fox for that two-hour period. That’s the only way that they can come back and sustain a profit for the company.


18 posted on 09/24/2010 2:24:21 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Christus_Rex

What? Not leftist enough?


19 posted on 09/24/2010 2:39:27 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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They are replacing him with the head of the looney behar network.


20 posted on 09/24/2010 2:46:21 PM PDT by jersey117
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“They are replacing him with the head of the looney behar network.”

Five minutes of that HLN ditzy liberal crap would make my head explode.


21 posted on 09/24/2010 5:35:46 PM PDT by Luke21
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