Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

From the "capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them" (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) department, I see that the Beast that Zucker Created is making a meal out of the hand that fed it.

The White House Just Declared War on CNN

Your move, Jeff Zucker.

In case you missed it, the White House just declared war on CNN. (Odd, because, if it weren't for executives seeking to spike ratings, Donald Trump would be back haunting dressing rooms at the Miss Universe pageant and Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be on the 700 Club, hawking Jesus by the pound.) Moreover, it did so by having the White House officially endorse James O'Keefe's latest preposterous ratfcking project. What's next? Sarah Huckabee Sanders beginning the next briefing with, "But first, a word about Alex Jones and his magical brain pills"?

It's CNN's obligation to fight back on this, hard. Time to cut loose Jeffrey Lord. Time for Jeff Zucker to stop worrying about what the president* and the White House think of him. Time for the network to be as cutthroat as the administration that is trying to destroy it.

James O'Keefe, shilled from the White House podium.

I may have lived too long.
If I were forced to quote from noted Radical Liberal Lefty Commie Bill Shakespeare here, it would probably be something like:
Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed,
That he is grown so great?
But of course in this brave new world (The Tempest) where books aren't even judged by their covers (George Eliot) but by what Fox & Fiends (typo intentional) interprets their covers to mean, that would be terribly wrong.


Jimbo said...

Zucker is so cynical I think a CNN Board of Directors intervention is warranted. He is totally clueless and clearly willing to drive CNN into a ditch.

bluicebank said...

Drift, your wordsmithing skills must surely have been bequeathed to you as "a deathbed gift from an ancient mystic wire service executive editor on a fog-shrouded eastern island," (credit to the late Charlie Stough of "Bong Bull" fame.)

I imagine the Bard would approve of what you penned here.

Chan Kobun said...

Jeff Zucker, ever the high king of falling upward. He's fallen so far that there is nothing left to grab on to, and soon only the yawning abyss awaits him.

bowtiejack said...

Speaking of "covers", of course, there's this:


Habitat Vic said...

The fault. dear Driftglass, is not just our media, but in our system, that we are ruled by greedy assholes.

Or something like that (apologies to the Bard).

Karen Rea said...

Alas, poor Jeffrey, we know him well...unfortunately.

RUKidding said...

Oh what a fool this Jeffery Zucker be.

proverbialleadballoon said...

And what's he then that says I play the villain?
When this advice is free I give, and honest.
Probal to thinking and indeed the course
To win the Ratings again?

Robt said...

here is 2 cents for CNN.

Do your journalistic homework on the accuracies, reported mistakes, and the corrections made when it happens.
Do it over a long period of time.

Then do the same thing on Trump.

Do a lot of public on air comparisons of these and run it for a long time.

CNN can even keep a score card of team Trump and Team CNN.

CNN could do what the FOX does, Not provide actual live coverage of Trump but cover the issues at hand . Unlike the FOX, lies are not needed of Trump.

They do not have to show him, provide Trump with mic and Camera.
Juat have reporters filtering what was said and elaborating on what was said. No pictures of Donny and no voice.
Actually I might even watch that.