These two men are big Obama Kool-Aid drinkers, and pushed for their respective networks to become Obama cheerleaders in 2008.
Zucker did this, in large part, because he believed betting everything on Obama would mean that, once president, Obama would give big payback perks to GE, NBC’s parent company, and Zucker would look like a major hero to his corporate overlords for increasing their profitability with this newfound love coming from the new White House.
That really didn’t happen though, because Obama does not reward any of those who’ve served him. Their reward, in his mind, should be limited to the joy they get in worshipping at his feet and doing his bidding. SERVICE to “The One” is, thus, it’s own reward.
Klein over at CNN is the dumber of the two network executives, which is saying a lot for anyone who has watched Zucker tear NBC down from the top network to the fourth. FOURTH. That’s staggering. To go from first place to last, while raking in millions of dollars a year in salary. It’s stunning GE let this man get away with it.
But, what did Klein and CNN get for throwing out all credibility in service of Obama?
Aside from tainting their long-established brand, neither of them got anything out of that deal.
Now that Comcast has purchased the networks of NBC, and now that Zucker has been booted to the curb, we’re waiting to see how Obama is served by the media in the days ahead.
It’s clear Obama-worship is not profitable, and will not lead to high ratings.
If either was true, then GE would not have sold money-losing NBC to Comcast, and NBC would have never lost money because its shameless and relentless Obama promotion would have kept the network at number one (provided viewers were as infatuated with Obama as Zucker seemed to believe they were).
Do you think NBC can recover with a new president?
Will CNN ever be seen as anything but a Democrat propaganda channel?
What do you think this bodes for coverage of Obama in the national media for the last two years of his term?
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