Mr. Licht’s tenure will begin during a pivotal moment for the network. CNN is planning to launch CNN+, which will be the cable news network’s beachhead in the video-streaming wars. Ratings have fallen following the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. WarnerMedia, currently a unit of AT&T Inc., is preparing to merge with Discovery, a deal that will put the HBO Max streaming service as “90 Day Fiancé.”
The network faces uncertainty over the future of its programming under Mr. Licht, a veteran producer whose credits include “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “CBS This Morning.”
Mr. Licht, who declined to be interviewed for this article, has told confidants that he plans to adjust the network’s programming mix to include more hard news and less opinion programming, according to people familiar with the matter.
Former Attorney General William Barr Urges Republicans to Move Past Trump
In his new book, former Attorney General William Barr is urging Republicans to move past Trump as 2024 approaches.
Barr’s new book “One Damn Thing After Another” urges the GOP to move past Trump even though he remains the GOP’s dominant figure.
China Was Content To Leak US Intel To Russia. Its Tune Has Suddenly Changed
Per the Daily Caller: China is changing its tune on the Ukraine conflict after months of refusing to condemn Russian military buildup and even going so far as to leak U.S. intelligence to the Kremlin.
China initially bolstered Russia’s claims ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, suggesting that the U.S. was to blame for “stirring up” conflict between Russia and Ukraine. U.S. officials met at least six times with Chinese counterparts in recent months to share intelligence about Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine and urge their government to dissuade Putin from invading. Not only did the Chinese reject these pleas, they went so far as to leak the intelligence to the Russian government.
Raskin is President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the top bank regulator at the Federal Reserve. On a meritocratic level, her resume qualifies her for the job. She has lots of relevant experience. But on an ethical level, Raskin’s career path disqualifies her from the job. People who serially cash out to monetize public service corrupt both government and industry. This is something Biden should not reward. (Continue Reading)