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CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi
The Daily Caller ^ | 20 May 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 05/20/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT by mandaladon

CNN President Jeff Zucker declared his network would “not going to be shamed” into covering Benghazi and other stories without “real news value” at an awards dinner Monday.

Capital New York reports that Zucker explained CNN’s post-plane plans during an interview at the Deadline Club’s annual dinner on Monday night.

“I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news, as evidenced by all the questions about the plane,” Zucker told The New York Times’ Bill Carter (RELATED: The five most ridiculous aspects of CNN’s missing Malaysian flight coverage).

“So we’re still there whenever that happens,” he continued, “but we’re going to supplement that with some different kind of storytelling.”

What kind of stories? “Climate change is one of those stories that deserves more attention, that we all talk about,” he explained — though he lamented the fact that “when we do do those stories, there does tend to be a tremendous amount of lack of interest on the audience’s part.”

But there are some stories Zucker is loathe to touch, like the House select committee on Benghazi scandal.

“We’re not going to be shamed into it by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” he explained, taking a not-so-subtle shot at the Republican Party. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benrhodes; bias; billcarter; cnn; demagogicparty; jaycarney; jeffzucker; libya; malaysia; mediabias; memebuilding; msm; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; susanrice
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Loser!
1 posted on 05/20/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

um ok...

i guess news is only what YOU think it is


2 posted on 05/20/2014 4:33:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: mandaladon
Zucker, who is famous for his inept tenure as president of NBC, moved to CNN in January 2013 and almost immediately drove its U.S. operation into the ground, with the original cable news network suffering its worst prime time ratings in twenty years......................In other words a LOSER
3 posted on 05/20/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon
This is satire, right?

Please tell me it's satire.

Please!

4 posted on 05/20/2014 4:35:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: mandaladon
CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

CNN has no shame, check. Color me shocked.

5 posted on 05/20/2014 4:36:19 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mandaladon
Earlier thread, but links to a story in The Blaze. Ninety comments at present.
6 posted on 05/20/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: mandaladon

This is too funny. Nobody is watching you, who will know ?


7 posted on 05/20/2014 4:36:58 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Mr. K

“All the news that’s fit to twist, slant, or spike!”


8 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:03 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mandaladon

REMEMBER KIDDIES!!!!

This is the same guy that WROTE Obama’s Styrofoam columns speech, while also Prez of NBC Entertainment!

He is so far in the tank for Dems that he would have to take off his tie to take a dump.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Mr. K

Liberals cannot be shamed—we know that. Exhibit A—Bill Clinton. Go away Zucker—you’re a disgrace to the First Amendment.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:41 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: mandaladon

stick with those instincts, Zucker....they’ve certainly have served you well (snark)


11 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:54 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mandaladon

Hey, CNN, nice job covering the Chinese uprising of 1989. Since then, well... You can always hope for another plane crash.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: mandaladon

I would really love to see Rush put a group together and take over CNN.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 4:38:41 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: mandaladon

No one cares ,no one watches CNN


14 posted on 05/20/2014 4:38:41 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mandaladon
Question for Mister Zucker...

Do you and/or does your organization have one or more "minders"?

I don't know, but I am quite curious.

.

15 posted on 05/20/2014 4:40:29 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

So Great Jeff, Lessee, you have what 250k viewers in Prime Time on a good night, and you are admitting censorship over the murder of four Americans due to a terror attack and gun running to the Islamists. Great call Dufus. How is the Katie show going?


16 posted on 05/20/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT by Shady (We will not comply. We are Free, We Are AMERICANS!)
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To: Still Thinking

I think what Zucker actually said was “We’re not going to be shamed into covering the news”.

CNN - Continually No News, all the time

CNN - Classical News Nonsense


17 posted on 05/20/2014 4:40:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Still Thinking
OBAMA, HILLARY, BENGHAZI, LIARS

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2012/11/obama-benghazi-liar.html

Military men were relieved of command for wanting to save American lives in Libya, yet Obama claimed he did everything he could to save those Americans. . . He Lied


18 posted on 05/20/2014 4:41:10 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: mandaladon
“I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news getting Hillary Clinton elected president in 2016.....

There, Fixed it.

19 posted on 05/20/2014 4:41:10 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: mandaladon

Well, I declare! This is NOT SATIRE. He actually said this as a corporate policy statement. Confirming, once again, that CNN is but one News Groups in the Paid Liars organization, operated directly from Valerie Garrett’s double secret, private laptop.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 4:42:41 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: mandaladon

...well, they haven’t found that airplane yet, so airtime is limited.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 4:43:06 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mandaladon

News is what we want you to know. Truth is not relevant. YOU WILL CONFORM, OR ELSE!


22 posted on 05/20/2014 4:43:21 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: mandaladon

Pass it on; CNN is now officially ZUCKED UP!


23 posted on 05/20/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: mandaladon

So........Zucker....don’t cover the Benghazi select committe hearings and watch your CNN sink some more in viewer ratings. Ya know....you are a joke from A-Z. Tonight you morons at CNN are covering the Stering “Racist” gig. Got a hint for you, no one cares about a demented old man and his rantings!!! Ya just don’t get it!!!


24 posted on 05/20/2014 4:44:46 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Fungi

We’re not reporting news and you can’t make us.


25 posted on 05/20/2014 4:45:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

That is because CNN has no shame.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 4:46:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: mandaladon

If a real news story falls in the forest and CNN somehow accidentally reports it - who will know?


27 posted on 05/20/2014 4:49:19 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: mandaladon

So Zucker says his network won’t be shamed into covering the Benghazi hearings but they were shameless in their round the clock reporting of flight MH 370. What do you expect from CNN (The Completely Nothing Network)?


28 posted on 05/20/2014 4:51:02 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: mandaladon
“Climate change is one of those stories that deserves more attention, that we all talk about,” he explained — though he lamented the fact that “when we do do those stories, there does tend to be a tremendous amount of lack of interest on the audience’s part.”

And there it is, the main focus of all MSM,

29 posted on 05/20/2014 4:51:33 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They didn’t have a problem covering every fake but accurate scandal that was thrown at W.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 4:52:03 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: mandaladon

There are some awful, awful people in this country ;/


31 posted on 05/20/2014 4:52:24 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: mandaladon

But we were all OVER Valerie Plame


32 posted on 05/20/2014 4:53:09 PM PDT by 12chachacha (Sucker??)
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To: Gritty

So, the final line. If CNN, which stands for the “Cable News Network.” does not report news, what is it? How about the PACN, the propaganda and crap network?


33 posted on 05/20/2014 4:54:12 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Inyo-Mono

That’s because CNN has no shame.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mandaladon

How does that Marxist machine stay on the air?

Pray America wakes up


35 posted on 05/20/2014 4:55:00 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: mandaladon

Bump


36 posted on 05/20/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: mandaladon

Can you be shamed into doing your job?


37 posted on 05/20/2014 4:57:11 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: bray
How does that Marxist machine stay on the air?

Its a good question.
38 posted on 05/20/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: reefdiver
This is too funny. Nobody is watching you, who will know?

Couldn't be more true. For moi, not only will I not watch CNN, I cannot watch CNN or any news channel, except select blurbs I may choose to watch online later. And am very pleased with my improved emotional health.
39 posted on 05/20/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: mandaladon

I’m sure the share holders believe in you.

Your stupid, insipid amd ad naseum novella type reporting is pure sensationislm.

It’s not news and at some point loses relevancy, as will CNN eventually.


40 posted on 05/20/2014 4:59:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: chris37
There are some awful, awful people in this country ;/

Indeed, and they do these things arrogantly thinking they are doing "good" but we understand the evil that is disguised as "good".

CGato

41 posted on 05/20/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT by Conservative Gato
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To: mandaladon

all reporters looking for an airplane. Who can blame him.


42 posted on 05/20/2014 5:04:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: mandaladon
CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

American people: "No one watches you anyway"

43 posted on 05/20/2014 5:05:01 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mandaladon

Shame! We don’t need no stinking shame. Please people follow the party line and be a good little comrade.


44 posted on 05/20/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: mandaladon

What is CNN?


45 posted on 05/20/2014 5:06:49 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: morphing libertarian

That is the ones not working on a puff piece for Hillary’s, the Defender of Benghazi, presidential run.


46 posted on 05/20/2014 5:07:41 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: molson209

CNN was actually staging a comeback there for a while. At least they were until January 2013 when Zucker took over. Since then, their ratings have plummeted.


47 posted on 05/20/2014 5:09:41 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Conservative Gato

I believe that the true definition of insanity is seeing Evil in that which is Good, and seeing Good in that which is Evil.

And that describes a very large amount of people in this country and in this world these days, I’m afraid.


48 posted on 05/20/2014 5:09:46 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: muir_redwoods

“Hey, CNN, nice job covering the Chinese uprising of 1989.”

That was jaw-dropping coverage!


49 posted on 05/20/2014 5:10:19 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX; alloysteel
Tonight you morons at CNN are covering the Stering “Racist” gig. Got a hint for you, no one cares about a demented old man and his rantings!!!

See that, Zuckerguy!? Don't need to pay Charter or DirecTV one single alloysteel nickel to find out what's being telecast by your silly service; got FRiends.

Allthough I'm curious how this all plays out with the NBA, I can buy a paper or wait and get one free paper in my driveway every Wednesday and find out. Or watch just about any local sports report available on all free OTA stations every single day. What's the projection for CNN's business model NOW?
50 posted on 05/20/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT by Resettozero
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