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Monday, July 10, 2017

Zucker-Punched: How CNN Took on Trump and Lost

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2017, 10:11 AM

In "Trump's War on the Big Boss of Fake News," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:

When CNN brought in Jeff Zucker, it wasn't for his journalistic acumen. Zucker was best known for his work on the Today Show. After billions in losses at NBC, his  new Comcast bosses wanted him gone.

CNN and Zucker were perfect for each other. Both were sinking ships looking for an easy way out.

Zucker's plan for CNN was simple. Get out of the news business.

Or as he put it, "news is how you define it." Fake, real; it's all a matter of definition.

And Zucker was going to "broaden" the definition of what news is. And the definition was reality shows . . . .

"Before President Trump called out CNN as fake news, its new boss had already turned it into fake news," Greenfield writes.

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