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Put down your morning beverage before reading this - from MRC's Newsbusters:

CNN Says CNN+ Service Will Not Be Liberal, 'We're Not an Opinion Network'
CNN announced with great fanfare that they’re creating a “CNN Plus” streaming subscription service for the first quarter of 2022. Chief digital officer Andrew Morse laid it on thick in the press release: “As the most trusted and recognized name in news, CNN has unrivaled global reach, world class talent and a deep existing library of content, including award-winning series and films.”

But it became truly bizarre/hilarious when Morse told the "Strictly Business" podcast at Variety there would be no “political slant” to CNN Plus content.  Andrew Wallenstein tried to define the personality of the new venture.

WALLENSTEIN: Is it more irreverent? Is it less traditional? Is it more ideological, I have to ask? Is it going to be something that, you guys are known as the liberal network, and if you really want to go "deep lib," here's CNN Plus?

MORSE: I don't think anyone who's looking for "deep lib" would seek out CNN. It's just not what we do. But no, it’s not going to be ideological. We’re just not in that game. We’re not an opinion network, we’re a news network.”

So you’ll be able to watch Kamau Bell ask giggly softballs to Antifa or the CNN Films love letter to RBG, but “it’s not going to be ideological.” Morse claimed people turn to CNN for "trust," for "credibility," for "authenticity," for programming that's "smart and entertaining."

CNNs ratings are tanking - they have lost about 70% of their viewers since President Trump left office. They are flailing trying to bring back some revenue for their investors. They should just do their jobs and tell the truth.  They would become epic.  Screw the narrative - the truth is the new narrative. (and you can quote me)

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