Telecommunications giant AT&T is reportedly looking to sell CNN in the coming months, with concerns about the viability of the channel’s appeal in a potential post-Trump era.
AT&T is the owner of CNN’s parent company Warner Media, and reports have indicated company executives are looking to offload the channel to alleviate AT&T’s $150 billion debt.
“CNN does not have Donald Trump to kick around anymore and their ratings will take a hit,” said Fox Business’s Charlie Gasparino on Friday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight. He predicted that the mainstream media channel had hit its peak by “hating Trump,” and that the business model of the channel would take a hit in that event that Joe Biden is inaugurated as President.
The longtime cable news channel has been beset with disinformation controversies throughout the Trump presidency, having covered a conspiracy theory alleging wide-ranging Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and collusion with the Donald Trump campaign. The company also settled a defamation lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann, who was libeled by the network following an incident in which he was confronted by a Native American demonstrator during the 2019 March for Life in Washington DC.
Investment bankers have told Fox Business that Amazon oligarch Jeff Bezos is a potential purchaser of the company. Bezos, the wealthiest man in the planet, already owns the Washington Post, and would exert a historically unprecedented ownership stake in American news and media in the event he purchased CNN. Republican Senator Josh Hawley who sits on the Senate’s Antitrust Committee, rejected the notion of Bezos purchasing CNN last month as soon as the rumor circulated.
One word to this: No https://t.co/ykLoR1lt80
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 27, 2020
If Bezos were to buy CNN, two of the most prominent mainstream media organizations in the country would become little more than commercial streams for the owner of one of the nation’s most powerful businesses.
ET TU, TUCKER? Carlson Suggests Sidney Powell Has No Evidence of Vote Steal Coup on ‘Fox News’
Has he been compromised?
After the inspiring press conference by attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell on Thursday about the Trump campaign’s steadfast dedication toward fighting voter fraud, supporters of President Trump expected Fox News host Tucker Carlson to support these efforts to save America.
Unfortunately, that is not what happened, as Carlson went off on Powell, making statements on his primetime program implying that she has no evidence for her claims.
“For more than a week, Powell has been all over conservative media with the following story: This election was stolen by a collection of international leftists who manipulated vote tabulating software in order to flip millions of votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden,” Carlson said.
“The other day on television, Powell said of Trump, that when the fraud is finally uncovered, ‘I think we’ll find that he had at least 80 million votes.’ In other words, rigged software stole about seven million votes in this election,” he added.
At this point, Carlson’s commentary went off the rails, and he appeared to be carrying water for the color revolution coup that has culminated with the vote steal of the century.
“We invited Sidney Powell on the show. We would have given her the whole hour. We would have given her the entire week actually and listened the whole time at wrapped attention…But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests,” Carlson said.
“When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us Powell has never given them any evidence either,” he added.
Because Powell does not want to jeopardize any court case which the fate of the entire nation rests upon by blabbing to the media or any bureaucrats, Carlson is attacking her credibility.
“She never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another…We’re telling you this because it’s true,” he said.
The entire clip can be seen here:
Tucker Carlson says Trump campaign unwilling to provide evidence to back their claims
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) November 20, 2020
Big League Politics has reported on the left-ward shift of Fox News in recent months, which Carlson has up to this point pushed back against:
After Fox News host Neil Cavuto cut off White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany during an election-related press conference on Monday, ratings giant Tucker Carlson lambasted Cavuto and the network on his titular primetime program.
“In a democracy, you cannot ignore honest questions from citizens. You’re not allowed. You can’t dismiss them out of hand as crazy and immoral for asking. You can’t just cut away from coverage you don’t like. You can’t simply tell people to accept an outcome because force doesn’t work in a democracy. That’s dictatorship,” Carlson said.
“In a free society, you have to convince the public of your legitimacy. You have to win them over with reason. Democracy is always a voluntary arrangement. Telling voters to shut up is never enough,” he concluded…
He is responding to the shameful editorial decision by Cavuto and Fox News earlier in the day to censor McEnany in order to keep up the ruse that Joe Biden is the president-elect…
It is being speculated that Carlson may not be long for Fox News. However, he is a ratings giant who brings in the bacon to a network that is quickly growing reviled to its own core base.
Hopefully this is not a sign that Carlson has folded to the globalist establishment.
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