CNN just suffered a humiliating failure that they may never recover from.
But they aren’t willing to face the harsh truth of why they collapsed.
Joe Rogan exposed CNN’s terrible discrimination with a single sentence.
Joe Rogan, host of the popular “The Joe Rogan Experience,” blasted CNN’s Brian Stelter and CNN+ as the streaming service failed miserably and is shutting down less than a month after its launch.
“If John Stuart thinks you’re a piece of s***, I’m gonna listen, you know?” Rogan said last week. “But if Brian Stelter doesn’t like you, that doesn’t mean anything to me.”
“I … try and never be mean about people because of their appearances, but a friend of mine said to me the other day, do you know how old Brian Stelter is? And I said … 56. He said, look it up on your phone. He’s like, 34 or something,” guest Douglas Murray, an author, responded. “I couldn’t stop laughing for the rest of the evening. I just couldn’t stop laughing. I don’t know … everything about the guy is strange. Everything about him.”
Rogan agreed that Stelter was very strange, adding, “It’s like, do you listen to other people? They talk very differently than you. And also, Krystal Ball from ‘Breaking Points’ was making fun of him the other day. She’s like, why does he sit like this? Because you ever notice, he sits like this.”
Rogan continued, “One of my favorite moments was him with Bari Weiss, where Bari Weiss, ‘How has the world gone crazy?’ And she just rattles off one after another after another. Yeah. When you say silence is violence, when actual violence is violence, the world has gone crazy. The world’s gone mad. And she just rattled all these off.”
When news broke that CNN’s new streaming service was closing down, Rogan commented on the vast amount of money that had been pumped into the platform.
“They spent $300 million, they got 10,000 subscribers,” Rogan said. “Imagine the hubris of thinking that something that people don’t want for free, that you’re gonna charge money for it.”
CNN executives expected two million would subscribe to the online streaming service within the first year and predicted 15-18 million after four years.
“This decision is in line with WBD’s broader direct-to-consumer strategy,” Chris Licht, the incoming CEO of CNN, said in a statement. “In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in service, which provides a better experience and more value than stand-alone offerings.”
CNN is trying to claim that the decision to shut down CNN+ is a result of CNN’s parent company, AT&T’s WarnerMedia, being taken over by Discovery earlier this month rather than the low subscription numbers.
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