The President of CNN is stepping down, it’s a known fact that the media are in bed with obama and the Democrat Party. America is fed up with the left trying to shove their views on us and trying to shut our voices out, so we turn the channel, that gets attention. I am sure ABC and NBC and several others will be making changes soon too,. Fox is the ONLY news channel to get fair and balanced news.
CNN President Jim Walton, who presided over the once-dominant cable-news business as it lost viewers to Fox News, ( go FOX) will resign after almost a decade in the job, saying the network needs “new thinking.”
Phil Kent, chief executive officer of CNN parent Turner Broadcasting, will lead the search for a replacement, according to a statement from the company, which is owned by Time Warner Inc. Walton, who has spent his entire 30-year career at CNN, plans to step down at the end of the year.
“CNN needs new thinking,” Walton said in a memo to staff. “That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan, one who will build on our great foundation and will commit to seeing it through.”
CNN is suffering through a ratings slump, with prime-time viewership dropping 8 percent to 627,000 on average this season through mid-May, compared with a year earlier, according to Nielsen. CNN now ranks far behind News Corp.’s Fox News, which drew an average prime-time viewership of 1.85 million in the same period.
Walton, 54, started at CNN in December 1981, one year after it was founded by billionaire Ted Turner. Walton helped build the nascent network into a dominant news organization, and CNN soon became a staple in many households. It was the only news company that broadcast live video feeds of the first Gulf War from inside Iraq.