Sunday, June 26, 2016

CNN staffers in revolt over hiring of Donald Trump's former campaign manager.

Courtesy of Market Watch:  

Sources told Page Six on Friday that CNN’s “facing a near internal revolt” over Jeff Zucker’s hiring of Lewandowski as an exclusive commentator for the news network days after he was fired as Donald Trump’s campaign manager. 

“CNN is facing a near internal revolt over the Corey hiring,” said a TV insider, who described many in the newsroom as “livid.” “Female reporters and producers especially . . . They are organizing and considering publicly demanding” that Lewandowski be let go. 

The Post reported on Monday that the Donald’s daughter Ivanka gave her dad an ultimatum to cut Corey loose after she was distressed by news he’d grabbed reporter Michelle Fields by the arm at a Florida event, and by a Page Six report that he recently got into a shouting match on a Midtown street with campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks. 

At CNN, the hiring of the former Trump campaign manager on Thursday didn’t only alienate women on staff. A source further said that “Latinos and others in the newsroom feel betrayed by an homage to Trump,” so “they may do a public letter” objecting to the move.

Good job CNN!

Now not only have you irreparably damaged your journalistic credibility, but you have also caused internal strife among your own people.

And the thing is the guy is still honoring a confidentiality agreement with his old boss, so what good is he anyhow?


  1. Randall2:14 PM

    CNN is revolting!

  2. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Lewandowski and Trump are twins (not physically, obviously) and he will remain faithful. He will be on CNN helping out Trump. CNN already has so many guests on who are major Trump surrogates--they are constantly on, and on for long segments and they stay on after commercial breaks. There's no need to add Lewandowski to mix.

  3. Anonymous2:26 PM

    They all are these days - to include MSNBC.

    But, now CNN is the very worst due to this asinine hire! JHC, but their management team truly sucks!

    1. Balzafiar4:04 PM

      It's the "old boy" network at work, that's all. Leave one job, get another immediately elsewhere at the same or better salary. Been happening for many decades.

  4. Anonymous2:31 PM


  5. Anonymous2:39 PM

    NPR rocks

  6. Anonymous2:40 PM

    The article I read reported that his salary is $5 million !!!

    I guess being a lying bully really pays, plus the fact that he is bound by the Trump confidentiality agreement, this will just be more FREE AIR Time for the campaign.

  7. Anonymous2:42 PM

    I don't understand this from a business perspective. CNN has just opened themselves up to issues with workplace sexism, racism, and I dare say workplace violence. They knew exactly whom they hired and so they are "pre-warned" about him, some of his new co-workers will be set for life the first time he flips out.

  8. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Trump Throws A Twitter Tantrum Over Poll Show Him Getting Crushed By Hillary Clinton

    1. Anonymous4:34 PM

      Obama Approval Rating Skyrockets To 56% As GOP Faces Trump Led Collapse

      Donald Trump's campaign manager admitted that one of the virtues of having Trump as a candidate is that he doesn't know what is going on.

      Hillary Clinton Just Crossed A Threshold That Could Signal Crushing Defeat For Trump

  9. Anonymous3:12 PM

    He's Trump's inside man at CNN since Trump has bad mouthed MSNBC (Morning Joe) so badly. So it's CNN and Fox all the way for the Donald. If CNN had one teeny tiny bit of integrity left, it would get rid of Lewandowski because he's as sleazy as his last "boss".

    1. Anonymous10:41 PM

      How valuable a political commentator can he be if he can't say anything negative about Trump?

  10. Anonymous3:15 PM

    I thought this was a news station? What is that about adding another 'pro Trump voice'???

    Critic Rips CNN Over Lewandowski: Your Job Is 'Reporting, Not Paying Weasels' To Do It For You

    ...During a panel discussion on CNN's Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter noted that CNN had faced a backlash after hiring Lewandowski because the political operative was known for manhandling reporters and had likely signed an agreement preventing him from criticizing Trump.

    "I called and emailed more than a dozens sources all around CNN," Stelter reported. "And I found no signs of revolt, no organized protests about Lewandowski's hiring. But I did find some discomfort. There are some people that are uncomfortable, and there might be some awkward moments in the makeup room."

    "But everyone I asked also said they understood the hiring, understood the logic of it," he continued. "The reality is that Lewandowski was not hired to be a reporter, he was hired to defend and explain and channel Trump's views."

    In the end, Stelter said that he decided that "it makes sense to add another pro-Trump voice."

    1. "the guy is still honoring a confidentiality agreement with his old boss, so what good is he anyhow?"
      Sadly, this might be exactly what CNN thinks is good abut him.

    2. AKRNHSNC4:17 PM

      If that's true, who did CNN hire to explicitly defend Hillary Clinton's views. Her views, however, don't need anyone to explain them. She speaks English properly, unlike Trump, who sounds more like Palin with each passing day.

  11. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Stop watching FOX, CNN and MSNBC! You are just giving them higher ratings and more funding! It's way past time we decrease their standings!!!

    Plus, CNN has been vehemently anti Hillary Clinton for months!

    Sure good to see the polls increasing for Hillary over The Donald! Outstanding news!

    1. Anonymous4:46 PM

      +1, love your enthusiasm for HRC!

  12. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Dan Rather Worries That The Media Has Become ‘A Business Partner Of Donald Trump’

    The former CBS News anchor warns that “there has been some media complicity” in the candidate’s rise.

    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Sunday had some words of advice — and caution — for journalists covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

    Rather criticized cable news networks’ wall-to-wall coverage of the real estate mogul and warned that they may have been “complicit” in Trump’s rise to the top of the GOP field.

    “What I worry about is, in a way, the media is a political partner, a business partner of Donald Trump,” Rather said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

    “The media wants the ratings,” he went on. “Trump delivers the ratings. In a way, they’re business partners.”

    1. Anonymous4:38 PM

      Isn't it a little late in the day to come to this conclusion.

      We the people saw where this was going a year ago when the non stop Donald fest began.

      Most of the major networks still give him more air time and usually top story.

      The news on Hillary is always second or third story like an after thought.

  13. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Post EU Referendum Racism Documented Online And It’s Really Scary

    1. Anonymous3:49 PM

      Following the vote for Brexit we are already seeing a stark increase in racist harassment and aggression. It seems that the referendum result has validated and vindicated racist views; racist behaviour is now shameless in its expression. This cannot go unchallenged.

      We must not stand by and tolerate the normalisation and mainstreaming of racism. Just because we’ve voted to leave the European Union DOES NOT mean there is a democratic mandate for racist harassment, aggression, intimidation or hate speech.

    2. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Here's A Massive, Depressing List Of All The Post-Referendum Racism. So Far.

    3. Anonymous4:05 PM

      #Brexit has given way to a new wave of boisterous people with xenophobic and anti-immigration views. I’m quite fearful that these incidents will continuously rise throughout the UK. If you’re in the UK and you see this happening please speak up. No one deserves this.

    4. Anonymous4:35 PM

      Why Aziz Ansari’s Op-Ed Slamming Trump’s Anti- Muslim BS Matters

  14. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Ask the ethicist: Should CNN have hired Corey Lewandowski?

  15. Anita Winecooler3:45 PM

    Way to go, CNN! Let your freak flag fly and watch your viewership sink. He's a pro at what? And why did Toupee Man Fire him? He's not going on cable or local tv and spilling any beans, look who hired him in the first place.

  16. abbafan3:46 PM

    I quit watching CNN long time ago, when I seen the right-leaning slant in their reporting. Bringing this misogynist meat-head bully into the picture will result in an internal revolt, let alone the revulsion felt by most of the staff! When Jack Cafferty called out palin in '08 for her ignorance and stupidity, and Blitzer literally kissed her ass on air, that sealed their fate. Cafferty was the last of the old-school anchors who was able to see right through the bullshit; I miss his presence!!

  17. Anonymous4:16 PM

    This in CA>

    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

      You do understand people go to other sites rather than just sit here, right? You fucking reclining chair news hounds need a life.

    2. Anonymous4:51 PM

      4:29 - it is relevant to this story because the guy behind the stabbing is a Trump supporter. Chill.

      I'm grateful for all the links left here; it is community-building with like-minded voters.

    3. Anonymous5:03 PM

      Sturgeon says Scotland may have power to block the UK leaving EU/ Brexit!

  18. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Awwww sweet! Trigg finally has a daddy LMAO to go with his skank barstool momma. Great job Gryph! Looking foward to the next info dump. Poor skank is shaking in her $1000 shoes still looking for her $300 sunglasses lmao


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