THE CNN PURGE: Employees 'Freaked Out' Over Recent Firings as Network Ratings Near All-Time Lows

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.06.22

All is not well over at the house that Turner built.

According to a report from WaPo, CNN employees are “freaked out” over the recent firings and high-profile exits; Stelter, Harwood, Toobin —all gone from the company within just a couple of months.

“People are freaked out. It almost feels like there’s a pattern,” an anonymous CNN journalist told the Washington Post. “Is there a purge going on?”

“They seem to be sending a message: ‘Watch what you say. Watch what you do,’” the source added.

New CEO Chris Licht sent a clear message to employees on his first day on the job back in May: no more far-left, partisan personalities. “CNN must be a vital, relevant, and respected part of our culture. Sadly, too many people have lost trust in the news media,” Licht wrote.

Licht has promised more changes are coming, with rumors of a possible morning show shakeup going around. The New York Times reports, “The network is on a pace to drop below $1 billion in profit for the first time in years, according to people familiar with its operations, amid steep declines in TV viewership.”

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One anonymous CNN producer told the Post that employees are worried about the new direction of the left-wing network in regard to its future coverage of upcoming elections and former President Donald Trump.

“It’s a really confusing and unsettling time from top to bottom at CNN,” he said. “I don’t know anyone who is happy right now.”

The wave of departures recently prompted disgraced former CBS news anchor, Dan Rather, to ask,” What is going on at CNN?” There is a lot of speculation on directives and motives.” He was then mocked online by conservative social media users in regard to his discredited past.

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