The Saga of CNN+ Somehow Manages to Get Even More Hilarious – Opinion


RedState previously reported that CNN+ has been discontinued. The much-hyped “news” streaming service, which projected that millions of Americans would actually pay money to watch something they already don’t watch for free, was shuttered by Discovery, which recently purchased CNN.


The project lasted just two weeks and was considered one of the most lucrative in news media history. It cost hundreds of billions of money. Even still, CNN’s Brian Stelter proclaimed that “[i]t’s too early to know if this product, if this service was a success or a failure,” because lying is like breathing for hosts on the liberal network. Overall, the reactions were hilarious.


CNN+ is a hilarious saga that has only gotten more absurd. The Wall Street Journal reported that employees who had been laid off were given welcome bags promoting how wonderful it was to work at CNN.



Warner Bros. is the new parent company of CNN. Discovery announced abruptly last month it was closing down its newly launched CNN+ streaming service. Then, a week later, hundreds of layoff staffers were stunned by the surprise gift baskets that contained branded items from the closed unit. “This is an incredible time to be part of CNN,” a note in some of the swag bags said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “Build relationships and take time to connect with colleagues and learn so that you make the most of your time here.” CNN told the Journal that the gift baskets, which contained items such as pens, popcorn makers, and headphones, had been “sent mistakenly.”



It is shocking and speaks volumes about the complete ineptness at CNN. They can’t even lay people off properly without plunging the knife in by sending them swag bags and encouraging them to “build relationships and take time to connect with colleagues.” I’ll be honest, I almost feel sorry for those who received the baskets.


It is CNN that I am referring to, and it is an extremely biased news organization which undoubtedly makes this country worse. If it’s fine for the White House to call a Fox News reporter an obscene name in this age of “decorum,” I think it’s acceptable for me to be fine with the demise of a CNN property that never should have existed in the first place. If you leap on to a sinking boat, then you are taking on all the dangers.


Besides, it’s not my fault that CNN chose to spend a huge portion of the CNN+ budget on overpaid, worthless “talent,” including Chris Wallace, Don Lemon, and Rex Chapman, which certainly played a role in its downfall. CNN could have cared more about the lay-off staff and would have created a sustainable service by being less stingy from the start. Instead, they used it to seduce executives with large contracts that had no plan of viability.


CNN+’s demise is good news for America. Discovery will continue to make improvements in the areas of camera operators and lighting technology, as well as in the area of on-air host and producer. There has never been a network that deserves to be so gutted.