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Jeff Zucker: Stop calling Fox News a news organization


Added 10-24-19 04:35:02pm EST - “"I think it's morphed into conspiracy TV."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Jeff Zucker: Stop calling Fox News a news organization”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Just giving you a heads-up about this clip now on the assumption that there’ll be lengthy rebuttals to it on Tucker Carlson’s, Sean Hannity’s, and Laura Ingraham’s shows tonight. With those rebuttals likely to focus on which CNN personnel, if any, might aptly be described as fair and balanced themselves.

Maybe Wolf? I can’t recall any examples of Wolf Blitzer launching into a furrowed-brow monologue about Trump on the air over the past two and a half years. When you watch Wolf, you know what you’re getting — a merry-go-round of various correspondents reporting remotely from the Hill and in-studio panelists sounding off, with Blitzer acting as a nervous-sounding emcee whose job is to keep the show moving. He’s sort of the Ed Sullivan of CNN. Not going to win any Pulitzers but not going to get on your nerves either.

Pretty slim pickings beyond him, though. Maybe they can grab someone who’s currently unemployed to bring a little impartial journalism to CNN?

CNN president Jeff Zucker suggested that he’s interested in hiring former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith when he’s able to join a new company.

Smith abruptly departed the network on Oct. 11, and, due to the nature of his contract, won’t immediately be able to take a new job.

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