Embattled CNN boss Jeff Zucker walked away from the liberal network on Wednesday after failing to disclose a “consensual relationship” with a CNN staffer. “As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years. I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today,” Zucker wrote in a memo to staffers shared by CNN’s Brian Stelter.
CNN was at its best pre-2015 when everybody looked at them as the ‘neutral’ cable news station that both conservatives and liberals couldn’t stand, But then came Donald Trump and Jeff Zucker, who had a well-documented feud with Trump going back to ‘The Apprentice’ days, turned CNN into his personal Trump bashfest by making the network into MSNBC 2.0 with all its Russian-collusion nonsense, biased coverage against the Trump administration and repeated hires of Never Trumpers (i.e. scumbags like Max Boot, George Conway and Mary Trump) and anyone else notable enough to hate and bash Trump on TV. And with that, no one with a brain watches CNN anymore, much less takes the network seriously. But maybe, just maybe with Zucker now gone, CNN can start doing real journalism again and gain some of its credibility back.