CNN is reeling after years of scandals and fake news have eroded the network’s credibility.
But CNN may never get up off the mat after this latest crisis exploded.
And now CNN is in big trouble after this secret meeting went public.
CNN is under fire once again because of the actions of network President Jeff Zucker.
It has recently come to light that in 2009, Zucker – who when he was the President of NBC Universal – hosted a breakfast meeting for Kamala Harris to introduce her to high power, big money pals before she ran for California Attorney General in 2010.
In 2009, Zucker, then president of NBC Universal, held a breakfast gathering for Harris, who at the time was San Francisco’s District Attorney, to introduces her to associates during her campaign to be the Golden State’s chief legal officer, McClatchy DC reports.
“Kamala is not just important for the city of San Francisco, the state of California, but for the entire country,” Zucker told those in attendance of the breakfast held at NBC’s Rockefeller Plaza office in August 2009.
Zucker, who claims to have a longstanding rule about abstaining from supporting politicians, reportedly acknowledged to guests that his backing of Harris was the rarest of exceptions.
“This is in fact, the first time I’ve ever done one of these, and that’s because I have a very, very strict policy because of my job. I’ve taken a position that I completely stay out of supporting candidates of any party and try to stay out of politics entirely,” the media executive said.
CNN is televising the second presidential debate for the Democrats.
And their coverage will go a long way toward shaping the narrative surrounding not just the Democrat primary, but the General Election as well.
Now that it’s public that CNN’s President – the man that controls what goes on the air and how it is framed – is a known supporter of one of the Democrats running for the nomination, can any American trust what CNN airs to be honest coverage of the race?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.