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CNNís Jim Walton Resigns
FishbowlDC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Betsy Rothstein

Posted on 07/27/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT by Beave Meister

CNN President Jim Walton, who has been with the company for 30 years, has announced that he’s resigning. He will remain with the network until the end of the year.

“CNN needs new thinking,” Walton wrote in a note to staff this morning. “I have interests to explore, I need to give myself time to do [them].”

See various quotes and his note after the jump…

From CNN PR: Jim Walton told the CNN organization today that he will step down as president of CNN Worldwide at the end of this year. He will continue in his current role until that time. Jim’s decision has the support and respect of Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent. Phil will lead the search for Jim’s successor. Employee note from Jim Walton is below as well as statements from Phil Kent and Jeff Bewkes.

Jim Walton note to staff:

After more than 30 years at this company and nearly 10 years as the leader of this great news organization, I have decided to leave my role at CNN on December 31, 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediabistro.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; corruption; democrats; fraud; jimwalton; liberalmedia; liberals; msm; obama; resignation; retirement; tedturner; walton
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To: null and void

I wonder if this is about the hack and charges those running the media in England are facing?


41 posted on 07/27/2012 11:18:49 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Beave Meister

Honestly I have no idea who this guy is.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 11:19:38 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Beave Meister

B.O. will be available in late January.


43 posted on 07/27/2012 11:21:07 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I’m not sure I remember hearing about that.


44 posted on 07/27/2012 11:22:44 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Beave Meister

Most of CNN’s regular viewers pre-Fox (i.e. before the late 90s) were actually right-leaning news junkies who preferred CNN as a news source because they were the least biased of the big 4 networks. But when Fox News came along CNN gradually lost this core audience to them.

Then in the late 2000s, when MSNBC decided to abandon any pretense of objectivity and all but declare itself the official Obama cheerleader network, the die hard libs switched to them and left CNN behind as well.

So who does that leave for CNN? Almost no one, apparently.


45 posted on 07/27/2012 11:24:25 AM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: Da Coyote

Math isn’t a friend to me either.


46 posted on 07/27/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Beave Meister
“I have interests to explore...

Translation:

Investors have decided to feed me to great whites if I don't move on. They want their investments to yield a profit after 30 years.

47 posted on 07/27/2012 11:38:18 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

ANY “thinking” would have been an improvement.....


48 posted on 07/27/2012 11:42:14 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Beave Meister
“CNN needs new thinking”

The guy's a genious.

49 posted on 07/27/2012 11:47:28 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Beave Meister; All

They can have Shep!!!!


50 posted on 07/27/2012 11:50:39 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: MplsSteve
I’m not unsympathetic to wanting these guys to make a buck.
Rush and quite a few others could do volunteer work for the rest of their lives and still be more than "comfortable."
51 posted on 07/27/2012 11:59:17 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kevcol
I think we should leave him alone and let him do what he does best.
After 20+ years, the time for talking is over. Either put up or shut up.
52 posted on 07/27/2012 12:02:01 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Beave Meister

MSNBC got a new boss........ they are threatening CNN.

Best to leave rather then be captain of a sinking ship


53 posted on 07/27/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: philman_36

” Is Time Warner fixing to “JC Penny” CNN? “

TW is no different than CNN in any political sense....maybe worse.


54 posted on 07/27/2012 12:05:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Beave Meister

Wonder which Black, female, homosexual they replace him with?

Pray for America


55 posted on 07/27/2012 12:05:38 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: Beave Meister
“I have interests to explore, I need to give myself time to do [them].”

Translation #1: "I'm being forced out by higher forces and I'm saying this to make it sound like I am not."

Translation #2: "I'm being paid off by the administration with a high-paying do-nothing job as long as I stay quiet about the dirty stalinist plans I know are underway."

56 posted on 07/27/2012 12:05:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Beave Meister

Now they can mimic the federal government and put an “acting president” in place.


57 posted on 07/27/2012 12:10:20 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: wastedyears

Plenty of links about it. Here’s one;

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/1427516/TV-convoy-shoots-its-way-out-of-Tikrit.html


58 posted on 07/27/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: oh8eleven
I listened to Rush for almost 20 years but quit a few years ago when his show became nothing but obama 24/7. And quite frankly, that's all Rush does is talk. If the nation is really, really in such dire straits, why doesn't he DO something

A few things:

1. There is no bigger threat to America than 0bama and his Communist agenda

2. I wish Rush would spend MORE time exposing the Communist pretender

3. He is doing something - sunlight is the best disinfectant. He is exposing evil. Folks like Rush and Levin are doing the job the media is supposed to do.

59 posted on 07/27/2012 1:23:55 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Beave Meister

I think the timing, announcing now and staying until just after the election, implies that Jim is “term-limiting” himself and thus freeing himself up to go 100% Obamabot for the next five months.

Now that his job is over, no one can pressure him to show any kind of “fairness” to Romney.


60 posted on 07/27/2012 2:06:55 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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