“CNNには信頼性がなく、とても悲しいです,” Trump said when Fox News Digital asked what the network can do to restore credibility in the eyes of conservatives backstage before the former president delivered the CPAC Texas keynote speech.
“It used to be a very important network. It used to be a very important platform, I think they’ve actually gotten worse,” Trump continued. “I think it’s a whole big con job that they’re going to try to reach out and they’re going to try to get better. I think they’ve gotten worse.”
Trump’s longtime nemesis Jeff Zucker, who was largely responsible for the network’s shift from a just-the-facts news operation to liberal opinion programming, was forced to step down earlier in 2022 ahead of the long-planned merger that put CNN under the control of Warner Bros. 発見.
Zucker’s successor, recently named CNN CEO Chris Licht, put an emphasis on restoring the network’s reputation of a non-partisan “ニュース” 出口. Licht has also reportedly been meeting with high-profile Republican lawmakers in an attempt to repair relationships that soured during the Zucker era — but Trump hasn’t noticed “any sign” of change.
“Not a lot of people are watching. They lost tremendous credibility and they lost a lot of money in terms of brand value,” トランプは言った. “But I have not seen any sign that they’ve changed.”
リヒト, who took over the network last spring, hasn’t made significant changed to the network’s programming. He’s toned down the network’s use of the “ニュース速報” on-screen graphic that became commonplace during the previous regime and announced the long-struggling morning show “新しい日” だろう “再考した” ホワイトハウスの労働者, but most of the Zucker-era talent remains in place.