CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Ever’

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CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Ever’

#1 Post by Mac » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:08 pm

CNN’s president claims his network’s credibility is “higher than ever,” calling it a “mistake” for the new US administration to be at odds with the news media. His statements come amid a fake news controversy on Donald Trump’s ties to the Russian government.

“I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever,” Jeff Zucker said in an interview with Gabriel Sherman at New York Magazine, published on Wednesday.

His comment comes at a time when CNN’s credibility is actually under scrutiny. CNN appeared at the center of a fake news controversy, having reported on an unverified memo that suggested that the Russian government is blackmailing President-elect Trump with compromising personal and financial information about him and that he has deep ties with the Russian government.

In a press-conference that followed shortly afterwards, Trump slammed CNN as “disgraceful” and also called Buzzfeed, another news network that published a report on the controversial memos, as “a failing pile of garbage.” The leader-in-waiting then refused to take a question from a CNN reporter during his first press conference since July.

“Be quiet. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news,” Trump said.

Trump later said that intelligence insiders confirmed to him that the much-hyped dossier, alleging that Moscow has compromising evidence on him, was a fake.

Moreover, the rift between the incoming US president and the network started long before this latest episode – Trump repeatedly called out CNN along with other major US news outlets for biased reporting on him in the run-up to November’s presidential election. Information released by WikiLeaks ahead of the elections also showed the network consistently attempting to help Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.

Zucker acknowledged that Trump hasn’t done an interview with CNN in some eight months now, but claimed that he will eventually come to terms with the network, as it is the one that “shapes the perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world.”

“It doesn’t worry me that Donald Trump hasn’t done an interview with CNN in eight months […]

“One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus — and that’s CNN. The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake,” Zucker stated.

“It’s just unfortunate that the most powerful person in the world is trying to delegitimize journalism and an organization that plays such a vital role in our democracy. I think he’s entitled to his opinion, but it’s — to use one of his favorite words — sad,” he added.

Regarding the recent rift with Trump, Zucker said that publishing the report on an unconfirmed dossier was worth the trouble in terms of news value.

“I actually think this was a pretty easy call in terms of its news value. The fact is, the top four intelligence chiefs of the United States decided to include in their briefing to the president and president-elect a two-page summary of allegations involving the president-elect. That is newsworthy by any definition,” he explained.

The report resulted in a full scale war breaking out on Twitter between Trump’s supporters and those who took the side of the MSM following the scandal.

While the anti-Trump community thanked the press for “hammering” the president-elect and called him a “dictator,” Trump’s supporters praised how he “demolished” the “manipulative national media.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/374243-cnn-zucke ... ity-trump/

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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#2 Post by mdiehl » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:19 pm

:lol:

Zucker's delusional. CNN has ZERO journalistic credibility. Zucker's obvious implied threat to trash-talk Trump if Trump doesn't kiss CNN's fanny is not going to play well in the White House; CNN may discover that its reporters aren't allowed into the briefing room, and won't be allowed to travel with the usual cadre of WH-Reporter Hangers-On. If that happens, CNNs international audience share will plummet.
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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#3 Post by Anthropoid » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:22 pm

The Mad Men are no less Mad today, but perhaps they are less Men . . .

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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#4 Post by jack t ripper » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:44 pm

Mac wrote:[
"Hillary hleps two men up stairs"

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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#5 Post by Joe » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:35 pm

Zuckerberg said his network shapes world opinion. Most of us over here don't bother with pay tv!
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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#6 Post by NefariousKoel » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:11 pm

CNN president Zucker wrote:The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake,” Zucker stated.

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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#7 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:47 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ident.html
Outage at 'traitorous' CNN for 'inciting violence' with report that OBAMA cabinet member will be president if Trump and Pence are killed at the inauguration
  • CNN speculated about what would happen if Trump was killed in inauguration
    It reported that an Obama-selected secretary would be sworn in as president
    They also showed scenes from a new TV show that depicts a Capitol bombing
    Furious viewers said report would 'incite violence' against the president-elect
    Some even speculated that CNN was hoping that someone would kill Trump
    Obama's choice of survivor follows pre-existing protocol in event of major attack
By Dailymail.com Reporter
PUBLISHED: 12:56 EST, 19 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:35 EST, 19 January 2017

CNN has been accused of inciting violence against Donald Trump after the network said an Obama appointee would take over if the president-elect was killed at his inauguration.

Wednesday's startling report, titled 'Disaster could put Obama appointee in Oval Office,' speculated on what might happen if Trump, Mike Pence and the Congressional leaders were all killed during the ceremony.

During the segment they also used scenes from ABC show 'Designated Survivor', which depicts what would happen if the Capitol building - the venue for Trump's swearing in - was bombed and the Commander-in-chief killed.

The report concluded that a Democrat would take the vice-president's place in the White House in the event of such an attack, worrying some that venomous anti-Trump protesters might attempt a treasonous attack on the event.
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Yeah CNN.....your news channel is full of.............credibility. :roll:
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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#8 Post by Anthropoid » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Not waving, but drowning is I believe what we'd call CNN's current behavior . . .

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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#9 Post by jack t ripper » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:00 pm

Hell of a creepy story to run. It would have to be a small nuke or a 20,000 lb Tallboy to get everyone.
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Re: CNN president Zucker Claims Credibility ‘Higher Than Eve

#10 Post by pamak » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:03 pm

Outage at 'traitorous' CNN for 'inciting violence' with report that OBAMA cabinet member will be president if Trump and Pence are killed at the inauguration

Here is the 2009 "incitement of violence" by the "liberal media" just before Obama's first inauguration.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gates-to-be ... ation-day/



By BRIAN MONTOPOLI CBS NEWS January 19, 2009, 10:38 AM

If the unthinkable happens on Inauguration Day, Robert Gates, the defense secretary, will be available to assume the reins of government.

"In order to ensure continuity of government, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been designated by the outgoing Administration, with the concurrence of the incoming Administration, to serve as the designated successor during Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 20th," White House press Secretary Dana Perino said.

According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, if the president is unable to fulfill his duties, the Vice President succeeds him, followed by the Speaker of the House, the President pro tempore of the Senate (traditionally the senior member of the majority party), The Secretary of the Treasury, and then the Secretary of Defense. (The succession order continues from there – You can see the full list here.)
Did you ever think of trying to disprove your little theory by exploring if such questions of succession commonly appear before the inauguration day?

Of course not...
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