New CNN Boss Wants Network To Stop Calling Trump’s Big Lie ‘Big Lie’
Chris Licht, the new president of CNN, told management and producers during a conference call on Tuesday that he preferred that network staff avoid using the term “Big Lie” when reporting on Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, according to Mediaite.
Licht reportedly argued that calling it “Big Lie” was using Democrats’ language (???) and made CNN look like it wasn’t being objective (????????).
Licht reportedly said he’d rather use “Trump election lie” or “election lies.” The CNN executive reportedly claimed that it was just a matter of preference for him, not a direct order to stop using the term–but that’s not how the staff’s taking it because, well, he’s the president of the entire network.