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New CNN boss Chris Licht to focus on ‘truth’ after slew of scandals

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2022
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CNN’s new boss kicked off his first day on the job by telling employees he wants to focus the network’s reporting on news and “truth” amid criticism over the scandal-scarred network’s heavy emphasis on opinion-based shows.

Chris Licht — who officially replaced CNN’s disgraced boss Jeff Zuckeron Monday following stints as an executive producer at “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “CBS This Morning” — circulated a memo to employees saying “too many people have lost trust in the news media.”

“I think we can be a beacon in regaining...

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