A slew of shocking media firings, all occurring in less than 24 hours for different reasons, has thrown the cable news industry into a tailspin.
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CNN has “parted ways” with the CNN This Morning co-host following allegations of misogyny.
NBCU’S LATEST HEADACHE: “Jeff Shell’s Shocking NBCUniversal Exit Creates Uncertainties for Comcast’s Streaming Wars”Variety
Its the latest in-house imbroglio for NBCU, which has grappled with the ousting of “Today” anchor Matt Lauer and former Universal honcho Ron Meyer under similar circumstances.
Employees of Rupert Murdoch dating back to the 1980s have described being suddenly removed from top positions at his businesses.
WHY IT ALL MATTERS: "Cable News Remains Powerful. the Reaction to Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon Proves It"Los Angeles Times
ow the media reacted to the firings of the Fox News and CNN hosts is a signal of the power that cable TV news, and its anchors, continues to wield.
From May 2022: To channel fear into ratings, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has adopted the rhetorical tropes and exotic fixations of white nationalists.