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AT&T Has CNNís Zucker in Crosshairs Ahead of Time Warner Acquisition
Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2017 | Penny Starr

Posted on 06/29/2017 12:13:21 PM PDT by COUNTrecount

Following the revelation that CNN published fake news about the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia after an investigation by Breitbart News, the next head to roll at the embattled media company may be President Jeff Zucker.

“AT&T will look to ‘neutralize’ CNN President Jeff Zucker after it buys Time Warner,” the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

“The buzz from the telecommunications giant comes as CNN is being slammed for highly publicized missteps, according to three sources familiar with the thinking of AT&T brass,” the Post reported.

In the wake of Breitbart’s investigation, CNN issued the following retraction:

“On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund,” CNN said in a statement late Friday night. “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.”

Three journalists responsible for the production of the fake news resigned as a consequence.

But even before the fake news story, CNN was under fire for its journalistic standards or lack thereof. CNN fired host Reza Aslanand and canceled his show, “Believer,” after he tweeted that President Donald Trump was a “piece of sh*t.”

“The $85 billion acquisition of CNN parent Time Warner by AT&T could win anti-trust approval by the Justice Department in the next 60 days,” the Post reported its source revealed.

“There was early talk about the way Zucker managed that wasn’t a good fit for the new organization,” one source said. “They were eyeing ways to neutralize him.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atandt; atttimewarnermerger; cnn; timewarner; timewarnerattmerger; zucker
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1 posted on 06/29/2017 12:13:21 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
CNN is becoming another Hindenburg!


2 posted on 06/29/2017 12:15:41 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Limbaugh: Democratic Party Has Become Largest Hate Group In This Country! Go Trump MAGA!)
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To: COUNTrecount

AT&T is buying TWX on the strength of the Turner networks and HBO. They need content now that Comcast has it via owning NBC. CNN is only a part of the whole but a visible part, and maybe the leadership at AT&T (some of whom are Trump-friendly) are aware of the potential upside to not pissing off half or more of the potential audience. The opportunity is there to make CNN into what FNC was at it’s best, before the Murdock spawn were turned loose to wreck it.


3 posted on 06/29/2017 12:16:58 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Grampa Dave

Say bye-bye, Cuck Zucker!


4 posted on 06/29/2017 12:21:39 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Muslims: Religion of Peace...|...Democrats: Party of Peace)
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To: Grampa Dave

5 posted on 06/29/2017 12:22:56 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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Finally.


6 posted on 06/29/2017 12:24:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Zucker tears will be best with morning coffee.


7 posted on 06/29/2017 12:24:38 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! ¬ďLaughing my #Ossoff)
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To: COUNTrecount
"That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted"

How about "that story was not true and we published it without even checking"

8 posted on 06/29/2017 12:24:44 PM PDT by Mr. K (***THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING OBAMACARE THAT IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF***)
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To: COUNTrecount

CNN could be ‘spun off’ all by its lonesome if the merger is approved, and it may just be a requirement for approval of the merger by the Justice Department.

If CNN is spun of, it will have to stand and compete all on its own. It will be interesting to watch it collapse in the real world market, if it does not change its ways.............


9 posted on 06/29/2017 12:28:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Unless you eat The Bread of Life, you are toast!.......................)
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To: COUNTrecount

CNN is to journalism what Dr. Mengele was to medicine.


10 posted on 06/29/2017 12:29:29 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Sun Tzu Trumps Saul Alinsky)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I can’t touch your excellent summary.

My fingers might get me in a penalty box.


11 posted on 06/29/2017 12:29:29 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (CNN is thrasing around like a worthless old rooster after the farmer, (AT&T), chopped its head off)
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To: Red Badger

CNN needs to be removed from airports and schools, and then let’s see their bottom line.


12 posted on 06/29/2017 12:29:46 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: ColdOne

Maybe he can have a cup of “Mourning Joe”?


13 posted on 06/29/2017 12:30:37 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: Red Badger

Two excellent paths for our side re the CNN traitors!

1. CNN could be ‘spun off’ all by its lonesome if the merger is approved, and it may just be a requirement for approval of the merger by the Justice Department.

2. If CNN is spun of, it will have to stand and compete all on its own. It will be interesting to watch it collapse in the real world market, if it does not change its ways.............


14 posted on 06/29/2017 12:31:39 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (CNN is thrasing around like a worthless old rooster after the farmer, (AT&T), chopped its head off)
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To: ColdOne

Zucker tears will be best with my morning coffee, then with my afternoo sun tea, and then with my evening glass of a good California Red Wine.


15 posted on 06/29/2017 12:33:28 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (CNN is thrasing around like a worthless old rooster after the farmer, (AT&T), chopped its head off)
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To: bigbob

AT&T already carries OANN. They should probably just scrap CNN for parts.


16 posted on 06/29/2017 12:34:14 PM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ~u/base)
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To: COUNTrecount

CNN needs to be removed from airports and schools, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s...................


17 posted on 06/29/2017 12:34:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (Unless you eat The Bread of Life, you are toast!.......................)
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To: bigbob

From your lips to God’s ears.

I don’t know about anti-trust approval, but CNN deserves to be restored to its initial reputation at being the best in onsite news— everything from Desert Storm to the OJ freeway chase.

CNN, in the beginning, put every one of us in the cat bird seat to view as-it-happens events, all over the world, 24 hours a day. See how far they have fallen under the increasing political weight.

Now, someone needs to jerk Morning Joe around the collar and escort Crazy Mika and Psycho Joe to the unemployment line and on to the nearest clinic for mental rehab. Unhinged TDS!


18 posted on 06/29/2017 12:34:47 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: RitaOK

I still go to CNN for breaking news. It often tells the truth when it breaks a story before there is time for the
Talking Heads to tell us our lying eyes are deceiving us. I also have to say that its election night coverage is head and shoulders over any of the others.


19 posted on 06/29/2017 12:42:33 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Check out "CHAOS AND MAYHEM" at Amazon.com)
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To: COUNTrecount

“... highly publicized missteps...”

That whole line of description needs to die in a hot fire. It wasn’t missteps. It was blatantly manufactured assaults through purposely created misinformation.

Criminal slander and liable created at the top of the org and mouthed and written by all the willing soldiers down the chain of command.


20 posted on 06/29/2017 12:49:48 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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