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CNN Staff ‘Freaked Out’


At a glance

  • 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.'”

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