CNN+ just got subtracted

CNN+ just got subtracted

Whelp. So much for that. CNN’s subscription service, CNN+ just got subtracted.

Yup. Not one month since its launch and CNN+ is calling it quits.

Is anybody else laughing? Because I’m howling over this!

I mean, honestly, guys, what the hell were you thinking?

You can’t find 800,000 people to tune in to watch CNN for free during prime time. Did you really think people would line up in droves to pay $5.99 a month for a subscription version?

Oh, man! I just thought of something!

Chris Wallace! I forgot about him. He must be seething!

Here he walks away from the number one cable news outlet in the country to take a spot on CNN+ and a month after it starts, he’s shit out of luck.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall over at CNN headquarters today. Wallace was throwing daily tantrums about the subscription service even before it launched. He must be peeing blood right about now.

I suppose there’s a chance Chris Wallace can convince the powers that be to give him a show on the cable network side of the biz. But still.

Imagine being that guy today.

They already sank $300 million dollars into CNN+ and it will be going dark 30 days after its launch. That breaks down to spending $10 million a day.

Man, oh, man. This just sucks for them. (She types as she grins from ear-to-ear).

In reporting on the failure of its subscription sister, CNN tweeted this a few minutes ago:

CNN+, the streaming service that was hyped as one of the most signifiant developments in the history of CNN, will shut down on April 30, just one month after it launched.

Ooof. First of all, they spelled significant wrong.

Second of all, who on God’s green and furtive earth was hyping CNN+ as one of the most significant developments in CNN history?

Didn’t pretty much everybody mock CNN+ from the moment it launched?

Please.

Though, in fairness, the disaster of having to roll up stakes thirty days after the launch is a significant development in CNN’s history. Just not the kind they were hoping for.

Any old how.

This is just delightful.

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6 thoughts on “CNN+ just got subtracted

  • April 21, 2022 at 7:43 pm
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    Dianny, the schadenfreude is delicious, wouldn’t you agree?

  • April 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm
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    Give the folks at CNN a few points for realizing this turkey wasn’t going to fly and cutting their losses after only a month. Sure it would have been better for them to find a clue before they flushed a few hundred million down a rathole. But for CNN this is learning fast.

  • April 22, 2022 at 6:31 am
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    I was VERY Happy when that POS Chris Wallace departed Fox News. I’m even HAPPIER that he landed on the Titanic.

  • April 22, 2022 at 10:54 am
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    It’s actually poetic justice that cnn (certainly not news) spelled ‘significant’ wrong, for they were never “significant” in reporting anything. They got that right.

  • April 22, 2022 at 11:12 am
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    Imagine that famous footage of the Hindenburg bursting into flames in New Jersey with James Earl Jones’ iconic 90’s “THIS is CNN” voice-over.

    sh!t-CaNNed.

  • April 22, 2022 at 11:28 am
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    Christopher Plummer won the 1974 Tony Award for his performance in Cyrano which closed 6 weeks after opening on Broadway.

    Al Pacino won the 1969 Tony Award for his performance in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? which closed one month after opening on Broadway.

    So I figure Chrissy W is thinking he’s a shoe-in for an Emmy this year after performing on CNN+.

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