CNN’s Latest Anchor Search Removes All Doubt About…


Over the course of the last several decades, CNN and other mainstream media channels have evolved.  They’ve removed all doubt that they are little more than entertainment, not journalism, and they’ve done so with aplomb.  This latest generation of viewers just thinks that this is what news looks like in 2023, ignoring the reality of this well-spun charade.

Now, as we slip ever further into this dangerous entertainment evolution, CNN is making to attempt to hide their embellishment of the narrative as they look to hire a comedian to host a prime time slot.

CNN is considering hiring a comedian to host one of its prime time shows.

The “news entertainment” personality could fill the primetime 9 to 11 p.m. hours with a nontraditional version of the news, five people familiar with the planning said. CNN executives have floated names including Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall, and Jon Stewart, and have looked at other comedic news-focused talk shows for inspiration.

CNN president Chris Licht hinted at his desire to sign Stewart in an interview last year with the New York Times, saying he’d love to bring on the former late night host, but Stewart remains under contract with Apple.


Maher is a potentially more realistic prospect: The host of HBO’s long-running weekly show that bears his name is already in-house at Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent company (Puck’s Matt Belloni reported this week that CNN is in talks to begin airing some of Maher’s weekly extra HBO segments).

The news come after Fox has touted the success of their own comedian-hosted program “Gutfeld!”.