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Don Lemon, Jim Acosta, and some others may be next on the CNN chopping block as the network has begun to make cuts.
Jim Nicosia, the president of News Cycle Media and former managing editor of Mediaite, made the predictions on Twitter and he has a history of being correct on these matters more often than he is not.
“Source: Once the coming shakeup at @CNN is done, don’t expect John Berman, Alisyn Camerota, Jim Acosta, Brianna Keilar, Jake Tapper, John King, and Don Lemon to still be at the network OR have their current show assignments,” he said.
“They go on ‘The final ‘stay or go’ has not been finalized and more names will be added,’” his source said.
“Source: Stelter was a ‘go’ because ‘he was seen as working against current management’s goals. Leaking, stirring disatisfaction internally.’ One CNN source went on to say ‘He started believing he was the only thing between ‘democracy’ and anarchy,’” he said.
CNN host Brian Stelter is out of a job after months of speculation that he could be on the chopping block.
His last “Reliable Sources” show will air this Sunday, the network said, Fox News reported.
“CNN will end its ‘Reliable Sources’ program on Sunday, August 21st. As a result Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors,” a CNN spokesperson said to Fox News.
The host spoke to NPR about his departure from the network and said that he is grateful for the show and the way his team examined “the media, truth and the stories that shape our world.”
“It was a rare privilege to lead a weekly show focused on the press at a time when it has never been more consequential,” he said.
The host said he would have more to say on his show this Sunday.
“Stelter came to CNN from the New York Times as the nation’s top media reporter. He departs CNN an impeccable broadcaster,” CNN’s executive vice president for talent and content development, Amy Entelis, said. “We are proud of what Brian and his team accomplished over the years, and we’re confident their impact and influence will long outlive the show.”
“Yo @brianstelter- my show is hiring,” Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said.
Yo @brianstelter – my show is hiring.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) August 18, 2022
“I look forward to recognizing Brian Stelter as he runs up to my car at a red light to try and wash my windshield hoping I’ll give him some cash,” Tim pool said.
I look forward to recognizing Brian Stelter as he runs up to my car at a red light to try and wash my windshield hoping I'll give him some cash https://t.co/1SK0WhEQlY
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 18, 2022
“Liz Cheney and Brian Stelter are gone in the span of three days. This is amazing,” Greg Price said.
Liz Cheney and Brian Stelter are gone in the span of three days.
This is amazing.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 18, 2022
“Brian Stelter has been fired from CNN. Goodbye potato,” Ian Miles Cheong said.
Brian Stelter has been fired from CNN. Goodbye potato.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 18, 2022
“I take it as a sincere effort by CNN’s management to return to some level of normal by canceling Brian Stelter and his stupid show. 1 down, about 10 more crucial fires to go. (Keep the ball rolling with Tapper and Avlon!),” Eddie Scarry said.
I take it as a sincere effort by CNN’s management to return to some level of normal by canceling Brian Stelter and his stupid show. 1 down, about 10 more crucial fires to go. (Keep the ball rolling with Tapper and Avlon!)
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) August 18, 2022
“Brian Stelter is about to get roasted into oblivion by Tucker tonight,” Caleb Hull said.
Brian Stelter is about to get roasted into oblivion by Tucker tonight
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 18, 2022
“Christmas in August Brian Stelter to depart CNN as it cancels ‘Reliable Sources’ media show,” Arthur Schwartz said.
Christmas in August
Brian Stelter to depart CNN as it cancels 'Reliable Sources' media show https://t.co/L00TUACcR1
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) August 18, 2022
CNN’s “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter” is coming to an end.
The company announced Thursday that it is ending the media analysis show that has aired in various iterations for 30 years. Its last episode will be this Sunday.
“As a result, Brian Stelter will leave the company,” a CNN spokesperson told CNN Business. “We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors.”
Amy Entelis, CNN’s executive vice president of talent and content development praised Stelter’s accomplishments.
Fox News reported.
Stelter’s exit comes as new CNN CEO Chris Licht has put an emphasis on “news,” as opposed to the liberal opinion programming that the network becomes known for under Jeff Zucker’s management, particularly during the Trump administration.
Stelter developed a reputation as a left-wing pundit who spent much of his airtime criticizing conservative media. He was recently called out in a report about an attempt to restore the organization’s nonpartisan approach as the “face of the network’s liberal shift” in the eyes of conservatives.
Stelter, one of the mainstream media’s most outspoken critics of former President Trump, will host his final CNN show on Sunday. In what many assumed was an attempt to appease new management, Stelter recently had an apparent epiphany about the severity of the Hunter Biden scandal, which turned out not to be a dismissable “right-wing media story” like the liberal pundit insisted in 2020.