WashPost Media Author Laughably Implies CNN Simply Dropped Objectivity
If there is one phrase about journalism that should make people laugh in 2021, it is the phrase “industry standards of impartiality”. But there was Washington Post media reporter Jeremy Barr, who sounded like Rip Van Winkle in a bubbly article on Wednesday’s “new CNN” and was suddenly stripped of his clumsy objectivity. The headline read, “The new CNN is more empathetic and emotional. Can it still be the most trusted name on the news?”
Welcome to the new CNN, where journalists and anchors, traditionally constrained by industry-wide standards of impartiality, have received the green light under network president Jeff Zucker to say what they actually want to say – even if it seems opinion-forming to some.
“One of the things I’ve tried to promote is authenticity and genuineness.” [CNN boss Jeff] Said sugar. “If we pretend we’re not human, that’s not real.”
Then Barr repeated, “However, to some ears and throughout some stories, CNN’s new emotional rawness may sound like bias on a network that does built his reputation on diligent neutral impartiality.“Some of us would say that in 1992 CNN showed a dramatic trend that helped Bill Clinton vote by scrutinizing the Bush-Quayle campaign and debating George Stephanopoulos on President Bush in a surprise phone call to Larry King Live leaves.
But Barr pretends the impartiality has just died: “But while some viewers may miss that.” old street with laces, just the facts CNNThe new strategy seems to be working: in 2020, a hugely new year, it attracted the largest audience in its 40-year history. “
Barr also pointed out that Chris Cuomo had the highest ratings in the first quarter – from 25 to 54 in the demo. He wasn’t in the top five among all viewers. Having just one Cuomo to host mocked “hardworking neutral impartiality,” and that happened eight years ago.
Even Barr found that CNN was getting into “emotional rawness” over Donald Trump. They didn’t say CNN was liberal, but the left suddenly liked it: “Many critics believed Zucker’s CNN wasted too much airtime on Zucker’s reality TV superstar when he launched his unlikely campaign in 2016. Zucker later apologized for it, but didn’t for his other controversial practice, persuaded pro-Trump experts to hire to tangle with CNN’s political analysts on the air. Many critics on the left see CNN’s shift to more opinion-based journalism as a correction. “
It was never a good idea to hire pro-Trump employees who were expected to defend absolutely anything he said or did, turn them into a clone of Trump, and deny that their opinions had any other authentic basis than Worship or cynicism.
The shock here may be that Barr boasted two months of working on this article about CNN’s “Evolution”:
I spent about two months following CNN’s development over the past two decades, speaking to anchors from different eras, and finally speaking with network president Jeff Zucker about encouraging his on-air personalities to be “more real” and ” to be more human ”. https://t.co/TOHPt5bIgc
– Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) May 12, 2021
“Real” and “Human” are positive words for “biased” and “liberal”. Objectivity, on the other hand, is apparently unreal and less human.