February 2, 2013

Looks like CNN is dumping politics

Buzz Feed - Long live political coverage at CNN. How Jeff Zucker's “out with the old, in with the new” strategy could remake the way the network covers the circus. In just a few days, Jeff Zucker's CNN announced five major personnel changes and saw rumors of more to come spreading across the internet. All the excitement made one thing very clear: ZNN will not be the place for politics.

Longtime contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin are gone, supposedly for technical reasons; Erick Erickson is headed for a better platform at Fox News; and CNN regulars Donna Brazile and Roland Martin are said to be on the chopping block.

Politico's Dylan Byers highlights the new regime's move away from the Beltway:
    "The changes are part of Zucker's larger effort to transform CNN from an old, tired, 24-hour breaking news channel into an entertaining, personality-driven network that no longer restricts the definition of news ... meaning more sports, more entertainment, more human interest stories — and, at times, less politics."

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