CNN has been pushing its luck. It basically was all in for Hillary in the election and then post election it went all in against Trump. I’m not surprised that the administration made this decision. And really, it is CNN that made the decision.
Now this doesn’t mean CNN can’t cover the White House of course. It just means that it has lost its preferred membership card.
Sorry CNN you can go hang out with BuzzFeed and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
I have serious issues with Warren Buffett but when he sold The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos I sensed that it was probably a good move for Buffett. Originally Buffett bought The Post because it was the chosen news source within the power circles of Washington DC. In addition to this important factor Washpo had a strong readership based in a wealthy city. Good for ad revenue. There was deep value in the publication. But, to Buffett’s credit he probably sensed the winds shifting (even if he did think Hillary was going to win) and sold The Post when he could before the real serious decline in value became too obvious and too expensive even for someone who wanted to revamp the newspaper for delivery on Kindle devices.
This is absolutely true, and thank God we still have a mostly free press in this country.
A free press must be fought for because the powers that be don’t like being held accountable. They will shut down the questioners if they are able. Watch out for (even more) serious assaults on free speech in the immediate future.
TV news is terrible. MSNBC, Fox, almost all of it is ridiculous and just feels like propaganda these days. (I mean, Brian Williams is back on TV. ) This is one of the reasons why TV news has been abandoned by so many. I can’t remember for instance the last time I watched a broadcast of a “nightly news” show. (Maybe when I was visiting my mom earlier this year.) However, older folks continue to cling to the boob tube as a legitimate source of news.