CNN is under fire.
The left-wing propaganda and entertainment network is trying to contain the fallout.
And now CNN just paid millions in hush money to keep the details of this dark scandal secret.
The end for CNN President Jeff Zucker began when Zucker fired anchor Chris Cuomo and refused to pay out the 18 million dollars remaining on Cuomo’s contract.
As part of a pending lawsuit, Cuomo exposed that Zucker carried on an affair with a subordinate – CNN executive Allison Gollust – and that Zucker also helped coach New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on how to respond to Donald Trump during Governor Cuomo’s daily COVID press briefings.
Chris Cuomo clearly knew where all the bodies are buried at CNN and CNN quickly agreed to pay nine million dollars to Cuomo as part of a settlement that will keep Cuomo from revealing any more scandals at CNN.
The New York Post reported:
Chris Cuomo isn’t likely to get much more than half of the $18 million he’s seeking as a settlement in his feud with CNN now that Jeff Zucker has resigned, The Post has learned.
Zucker fell on his sword in an effort to keep a possible Cuomo lawsuit against CNN from seeing the light of day, sources told The Post. The ex-CNN chief was named multiple times in a draft of a suit, which hasn’t been filed, sources said.
Zucker’s resignation came as part of an agreement hammered out with AT&T chief John Stankey, sources say. Under the agreement, Zucker would leave CNN without a fight and Stankey would settle with Cuomo, the sources said.
That way, Cuomo’s potentially damaging additional accusations about Zucker would be kept from the public, these sources say.
News of the settlement leaked after a contentious CNN town hall event where WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar faced hostile questions from network talent after trying to explain why he forced Zucker out.
CNN left-wing activist and anchor Jake Tapper compared Chris Cuomo’s tactics to that of a terrorist.
“Well, it looks like Chris Cuomo succeeded,” Tapper told Kilar.
“He threatened Jeff. Jeff said we don’t negotiate with terrorists. And Chris blew the place up. How do we get past that perception that this is the bad guy winning?” Tapper added.
There is no doubt CNN is in crisis.
Jeff Zucker turned CNN into a left-wing attack operation.
Much of the poisonous conduct that seeped into the corporate media over the last six years began with Zucker’s decision to turn CNN into the opposition to the Trump administration.
Journalists stopped reporting the news and began crafting anti-Trump narratives.
Now with Jeff Zucker gone CNN has the chance to once again be a news network once a new leadership regime is in place.
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