Chris Wallace uttered these five words after hearing about CNN’s massive failure
CNN is a leaky boat taking on water.
The network has been mired in scandal.
And Chris Wallace uttered these five words after hearing about CNN’s massive failure.
Since Discovery Media merged with Warner Bros and took control of CNN, new management has not at all been impressed with the network.
Discovery board chairman John Malone even said he wanted CNN to be more like Fox News in terms of having straight news counterbalanced with opinion shows.
So it was no surprise when new leadership pulled the plug on the network’s streaming service CNN+ only 23 days after the service launched.
Former ESPN host Jemelle Hill has been booted from another venture, and former NBA player Rex Chapman, who’s an insufferable leftist on Twitter, will also see his show canceled.
But people are particularly interested in the fate of former Fox News host Chris Wallace, who defiantly exited the right-leaning network for CNN+.
When asked about his next move, Wallace said, “I am going to be fine.”
But Wallace’s attempt at nonchalance belies his manic demeanor during the last days of the streaming service.
Wallace was reportedly barking at people to keep him updated on the service’s abysmal viewer numbers.
Wallace also grumbled that he wanted a CNN show if the streaming service went under.
Thus far, there has been no announcement from CNN if they plan to give him a cable show.
Wallace’s move from prominent news anchor on Fox News to afterthought casualty on CNN+ was a terrible miscalculation on his part.
On the way out the door, Wallace said his time at Fox News became “unsustainable” because his views differed from the opinion hosts.
Now it’s time to see if the Democrats who applauded him will give him a soft landing.
After news of CNN+’s collapse, Wallace also said in an interview, “I’m in good shape, whether it’s at CNN or someplace else…I think you’re seeing a lot of the anchors at CNN Plus doing everything they can do to protect the people that were working on their team, and to make sure they either get a safe landing at CNN or someplace else.
That has yet to be seen.
CNN+ was not exactly a fount of news talent.
Wallace also gave his reasons for the streamer’s failure, explaining, “When I came over to CNN Plus, there were some very smart people, from [former network president] Jeff Zucker to [former WarnerMedia chief executive] Jason Kilar, on down, who were saying that the future of cable news was in great jeopardy, because of the fact that you’re seeing people unbundle…The idea was that you’ve got to a get a foothold in the streaming world…Two weeks ago, streaming was king…and, suddenly, streaming is in an ICU, on life support…I have absolutely no idea which is right and which is wrong, but the Discovery people are in charge, and so they made the decision.”
Somehow, other streamers have been able to stay afloat.
The key is having content that people want to see, something CNN+ did not figure out.
Karine Jean-Pierre’s massive failure could mean one huge press briefing change
Karine Jean-Pierre is in over her head as White House press secretary.
Her press conferences range from cringeworthy to disastrous.
And Jean-Pierre’s massive failure could mean one huge press briefing change.
Democrats routinely use celebrities to boost their image and attach their name and likeness to political priorities.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to do that with the cast of the Apple+ comedy Ted Lasso, but the press briefing went sideways when reporter Simon Ateba asked Jean-Pierre persistent questions.
Ateba, who reports for Today News Africa, has become the bane of Jean-Pierre’s existence, refusing to let her evade certain topics.
During the Ted Lasso train wreck, Ateba said, “This is the U.S. This is not China. This is not Russia. What you’re doing is not right…What you are doing is you’re making a mockery of the First Amendment. It’s been seven months you’ve not called on me.”
Jean-Pierre, mortified to be challenged in front of Hollywood actors, apologized to the Ted Lasso cast.
And now the White House could be pushing for tighter controls on press passes in order to box out reporters like Ateba.
Sources told the Daily Beast that Jean-Pierre “would like a quick return to Obama-era credentialing requirements for hard passes, which take several months to process and allow reporters to regularly enter the White House complex without prior permission.”
In the Obama era, the White House generally only gave press passes to reporters who were accredited by a chamber of Congress or the Supreme Court.
The stricter criteria for hard passes would presumably deny access to a reporter like Ateba.
After the Ted Lasso incident, AP reporter Zeke Miller apologized on behalf of the entire press for Ateba’s “unacceptable” behavior.
He said, “I just want to express our apologies in the press corps to the folks watching at home for the display we saw earlier. Our responsibility is to them. We’re here to ask questions on their behalf, to hold their government accountable because they can’t all be here. You know, this isn’t about us.”
Ateba is currently suing the White House Correspondents’ Association for denying him membership.
He wrote, “I have decided to take legal action against the White House Correspondents Association since they made false claims against me and my company and did not abide by their own membership guidelines. From now on, I will let my lawyer talk about the case but I will fight like hell because as they sit in the briefing room collecting salaries, they don’t know there are people like me who build companies from scratch. Pray for me.”
The establishment clique will do anything to protect the Biden administration.
A Never Trumper just snipped his credibility with an alarming statement in the NYT he’ll never recover from
Donald Trump did a lot of sorting in the Republican Party in 2016.
He exposed many of the frauds and grifters.
And now one Never Trumper has just snipped his credibility with an alarming statement in the NYT that he’ll never recover from.
Donald Trump became a permanent enemy of the D.C. establishment in February 2016 during the South Carolina GOP primary.
Trump told Jeb Bush that his brother lied the country into the Iraq War, effectively painting Bush and the neocons as warmongers.
Prior to that moment, even king neocon Bill Kristol wrote favorably of Trump, suspecting Trump might have been a security hawk.
From that moment forward, Kristol and the neocons have attacked Trump with every weapon in their arsenal.
Kristol even recruited former National Review writer David French to launch a third party run in 2016 to siphon votes away from Trump and hand the election to Hillary Clinton, who would reliably bomb whichever country the neocons wanted.
French withdrew his name from consideration but became one of the leaders of the Never Trump movement.
Unsurprisingly, French now writes for the New York Times, and like so many of the other Never Trump warmongers, he has reversed almost all of his positions, except war; in fact, French recently promoted an article at Commentary Magazine that defended the Iraq War.
French has effectively bent the knee to the “woke” Left on a number of issues, particularly “gender-affirming” butchery on children.
French wrote in a recent Times column, “Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas issued a directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate as ‘abuse’ both surgical and pharmaceutical interventions for transgender children, regardless of the good faith and desires of the parents, children and caregivers involved. To understand the gravity of the state interference with parental authority, it’s worth remembering the words of Chief Justice Warren Burger in the 1972 case Wisconsin v. Yoder, in which he wrote that the ‘primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.’ To simply presume that parents are abusive because they may dissent from state consensus on transgender care is to violate this principle of American law.”
First, French doesn’t seem similarly outraged about parents losing custody of their children for not “gender-affirming” or psychologists being threatened with loss of licensure for the same reason.
Nevertheless, he apparently does believe that parents having genitalia altering surgery and hormone manipulations performed on their children – what he terms “transgender care” – is somehow equivalent to the Amish parents that Justice Burger wrote of who took their kids out of government schools.
At least he does now that he works for the New York Times.
French was singing a different tune about transgenderism not that long ago.
In 2019, French called Drag Queen Story Hour a “blessing of liberty,” but in 2016 during the transgender bathroom controversy, French wrote in National Review, “North Carolina’s lawsuit represents a direct challenge to the notion that the EEOC can amend federal law merely by changing its ‘interpretation.’ It also challenges the very idea that requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex represents sex discrimination. The Obama administration credulously buys the notion that a man in a dress or a man who has been surgically mutilated is now a ‘woman,’ and it seeks to enforce that notion with the full power of the federal government. AS I said before, quack science meets quack law, and the Constitution is the casualty.”
French dismissed transgenderism as “quick science” and mocked the idea that a “surgically mutilated” man could become a woman.
A reader took exception with French’s words and wrote, “The phrase ‘surgically mutilated’ both mischaracterizes sex reassignment surgery & shows your inherent transphobia.”
French responded, “Mutilation is still mutilation, even when done with a scalpel. So very sad.”
One reader objected to French’s characterizing trans surgery as “mutilation.” Here was French’s reply: pic.twitter.com/wXJNsQUqBS
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) March 15, 2023
Conservatives have often been criticized as leftists simply driving the speed limit.
When people like Kristol and French were considered at the forefront of thought on the American Right for so long, it’s easy to see how America has been overtaken by “wokeness.”
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
Karine Jean-Pierre told one lie that Tucker Carlson made her pay for
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been disastrous at her job.
She makes people actually miss the days of Jen Psaki.
And Jean-Pierre told one lie that Tucker Carlson made her pay for.
The Democrats are in full-blown panic mode over Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The primetime host uses his highest-rated cable news show to demolish the lies told by the D.C. establishment.
Recently, Carlson has gone after the narrative that January 6 was an armed insurrection orchestrated by Donald Trump to overthrow American democracy.
The claim was always absurd, but it has been made even more absurd since Carlson released never-before-seen security footage from that day.
Now Carlson just caught White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre telling a lie about January 6.
Jean-Pierre perpetuated the falsehood that the Capitol Hill riot was the worst attack on American democracy.
Jean-Pierre said, “The wide range of bipartisan lawmakers, you heard them all yesterday, you guys reported on it, who have condemned this false depiction of the unprecedented violent attack upon our Constitution and the rule of law, which cost police officers their lives.”
But Jean-Pierre and other Democrats have completely dropped the George Floyd riots from their memory.
On May 29th, 2020, far-Left rioters burned a historic church across from the White House and attacked the White House barrier itself.
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 114 officers were assaulted on January 6, but even more were injured on May 29th, 2020.
Carlson said, “Burning a church across from the White House. Those are the George Floyd riots. What was the toll there? Now, we’re not going to guess. We’re going to go again right to the government, according to a recently released GAO report last month. During those attacks, the 2020 attack on the White House by left wing mobs, ‘Federal Protective Services, the Secret Service and the Park Police reported that at least 180 officers were injured during the demonstrations, including concussions, lacerations, exposure to chemical gas and severe burning.’”
And that’s just one attack in one city in one night.
The George Floyd riots lasted for months, spanned the country, killed dozens of people, and caused over $2 billion in property damage.
The Democrats are desperate for people to forget about the George Floyd riots because they explode the narrative that January 6 was an “unprecedented” attack on the country.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
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