A new report indicates Chris Licht, the new boss at CNN, is evaluating whether or not certain on-air talent like Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter are too partisan for the network as they try to adapt new ‘values.’
Licht, according to multiple sources that spoke with Axios, “is evaluating whether personalities and programming that grew polarizing during the Trump era can adapt to the network’s new priority to be less partisan.”
If these personalities are unable to adapt, to provide respectful interviews “that don’t feel like PR stunts,” the report states, “they could be ousted.”
“To conservative critics,” Axios writes, “some on-air personalities, like Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter, have become the face of the network’s liberal shift.”
While not specifically stating those two are on the chopping block, it’s curious that the outlet does name names in their report.