CNN’s new management has made no secret of its plans to move the left-wing cable network back to the political center.
New CNN chairman’s early moves have included firing media reporter Brian Stelter and White House correspondent John Harwood – two of the network’s most strident progressive voices.
This has left CNN’s talent on pins and needles. One CNN journalist said: “People are freaked out. It almost feels like there’s a pattern. Is there a purge going on? They seem to be sending a message: “Watch what you say. Watch what you do.'”