Who will be the next domino to fall?

Who will be the next domino to fall?

With CNN’s parent company Discovery pulling the plug on their subscription service CNN+, who will be the next domino to fall?

I know who I’m picking.

According to former Mediaite reporter Joe Nicosia, a member of Discovery’s board of directors described the ignominious end of CNN+ as “emblematic” of how former CNN boss Jeff Zucker had turned the cable network into a “private playground and political operation masquerading as a news channel.” And “in the coming days,” this “non-news apparatus” along with “its members will be jettisoned” in the same way the streaming service was jettisoned.

In short, CNN+ was just the first domino to fall now that CNN is under new ownership.

It might be time for Brian Stelter to grab a banker’s box, pack up his lunchbox, sippy cup, and red stapler, and start combing the want ads.

There’s been talk for some time now that Stelter is not going to survive this merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery.

Stelter’s primary role at the cable network during the Age of Zucker was to burp out the talking points, his boss wanted out there. Stelter was Jeff Zucker’s dutiful, obedient Mini-Me. And if Nicosia’s report is right and Discover blames Zucker for CNN becoming a “non-news apparatus,” then Stelter is toast.

But I’m sure Brian Stelter won’t be the last domino to fall.

There are so many moving parts in CNN’s “non-news apparatus” for Discovery to choose from, it’ll be like Michael Corleone taking out the Five Families all in one fell swoop. It’ll be a bloodbath.

Today, during his CNN+ show, Stelter was still busy burping out nonsensical talking points:

Are you kidding me?

Brian, CNN+ sputtered out like a wet fart less than a month in because nobody was willing to pay $5.99 a month to watch the same low-rated bilge that CNN churns out for free. And you can’t figure out whether CNN+ was a success or a failure?

Sweet merciful Zeus.

This is whistling-past-the-graveyard-level denial.

But I get it. I can’t be the only one who thinks Brian Stelter will be the next domino to fall. If I had to guess, I’d say Brian is thinking it too.

Side Note:

It’s my birthday today. I regret to inform you, I have officially entered the final year of my fifth decade on this planet.

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13 thoughts on “Who will be the next domino to fall?

  • April 22, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Hahahaha! Thought at first it was just a reporting-from-home pic of Stelter. Didn’t realize what you’d done until I saw the red stapler!

  • April 22, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Goodbye and good riddance to fake news! And Happy Birthday Dianny. Hoping your flare is over. Having Lupus ain’t for sissies. I did some reading on it. Whooo boy. Praying for you.

  • April 22, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for the laughs! I follow your site daily to see what you are skewering next.

    Above all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • April 22, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  • April 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Yea, I think little Brian is gone soon.

    Happy Birthday Dianny!

  • April 22, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Helter Stelter is Milton Waddams stupider twin by a different father. Who knew

    Happy birthday !!

  • April 23, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Felicitations on the anniversary of the completion of your mum’s gestation!

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-26

  • April 23, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Happy birthday!!!

  • April 23, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Adios, potato-head.

    Happy birthday, Dianny!

  • April 23, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Tucker calls him The Eunuch.

  • April 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Happy belated Birthday, Dianny. Wishing you many more. Thanks for all you do.

  • April 24, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIANNY! And many happy returns today!

    Ahhh, you’re just a kid, Dianny — a mere child. I bet you haven’t even looked at the Senior’s Menu! You’ve got years ahead of you of being foot-loose and fancy-free. I only recently realized I was old (three quarters of a century) and it wasn’t the bonfire of candles on the birthday cake that gave it away: it was when I reached down to smooth out the wrinkles in my socks and discovered I wasn’t wearing socks. But hey, my kids love taking me to Mt Rainier — with the old guy in the car, free entry into National Parks is great! 🙂

  • April 24, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    I was 59 once. Don’t expect much. On the other hand, when Mozart was your age, he had been dead for 24-years. So there’s that. Anyhoo… Happy Birthday and keep delighting us all.

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