CNN’s Brian Stelter argues CNN+ might be a success despite it getting canceled

Some leftists do seem to live in an alternate reality.

CNN host Brian Stelter was just caught on camera arguing that CNN+ might have been a success even though it was recently canceled. 

“It’s too early to know”

Stelter made the argument Friday on CNN+’s Reliable Sources Daily. 

“It’s too early to know if this product, if this service, was a success or a failure,” Stelter said. “You’ve got all the haters today saying this thing was a failure.”

“I don’t know if we can even ever assess that,” Stelter continued, “because it just simply didn’t have enough time because of the management’s change in direction.”


This week, reports were published that indicated that Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent company, decided to pull the plug on CNN+, the outlet’s newest streaming service. CNN+ is now set to come to an end on April 30 after only being in existence for a month.

The announcement was made by CNN Worldwide CEO Chris Licht.

“As we become Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN will be strongest as part of WBD’s streaming strategy which envisions news as an important part of a compelling broader offering along with sports, entertainment, and nonfiction content,” Licht said. “We have therefore made the decision to cease operations of CNN+ and focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.”

Licht added, “this is not a decision about quality; we appreciate all of the work, ambition, and creativity that went into building CNN+, an organization with terrific talent and compelling programming. But our customers and CNN will be best served with a simpler streaming choice.”

That’s CNN’s official narrative

The more realistic narrative is that CNN+ was ended because it was failing. It was just a week before Licht’s announcement that even the left-wing outlet Axios reported that “investment and projections for CNN+ are expected to be cut dramatically in response to a low adoption rate.”

But, we don’t need this anonymous-source reporting from Axios. It’s common sense that if CNN+ was successful, if it was quality, and so forth, it would not be coming to an end. But, it is.

Not only is Stelter living in an alternate reality, but you’d have to be living in an alternate reality, where common sense isn’t common sense, to believe anything he says.

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