Skip to comments.CNNís Jim Walton Resigns
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 hes 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. Jims decision has the support and respect of Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent. Phil will lead the search for Jims 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 ...
I wonder if this is about the hack and charges those running the media in England are facing?
Honestly I have no idea who this guy is.
B.O. will be available in late January.
I’m not sure I remember hearing about that.
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.
Math isn’t a friend to me either.
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.
ANY “thinking” would have been an improvement.....
The guy's a genious.
They can have Shep!!!!
MSNBC got a new boss........ they are threatening CNN.
Best to leave rather then be captain of a sinking ship
” Is Time Warner fixing to “JC Penny” CNN? “
TW is no different than CNN in any political sense....maybe worse.
Wonder which Black, female, homosexual they replace him with?
Pray for America
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."
Now they can mimic the federal government and put an “acting president” in place.
Plenty of links about it. Here’s one;
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.
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.
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