Well, it doesn’t look like CNN host Jake Tapper is going to be having a very good weekend. The network has announced that their experiment, putting Tapper in the primetime lineup, is being brought to an end as he struggled to keep things afloat against his competitors during the coveted time slot.
That’s a pretty heavy deathblow to one’s career as a television journalist. Being on primetime is considered the ultimate achievement. Those are the guys who are the most watched on cable news TV. If you can’t hang there, you’re basically a member of the B-team.
“As part of a special lineup, Jake agreed to anchor the 9p hour through the midterm elections,” a CNN spokesperson revealed. “At the completion of that schedule, he’ll be returning to his award-winning program The Lead. We will announce post-election plans for that time slot in the coming days.”
“Semafor reported that although Tapper had reportedly only agreed to do the show through November 11, “there had been some speculation that the network’s lead Washington anchor could take over the slot permanently,'” the Daily Wire reported.
“The Daily Beast also reported that Tapper was potentially being viewed as a replacement for the time slot, which was vacated by Chris Cuomo, who was fired by the network during the course of an investigation into the help that he provided to his brother, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), in navigating a sexual misconduct scandal,” the report continued.
Apparently, one of the issues that Tapper experienced was he “was not able to trump his time-slot competitors in ratings, often falling far behind competitors Alex Wagner Tonight and Hannity (on MSNBC and Fox News, respectively) in total viewers and alternating with the MSNBC host for second and third place in the key demographic of viewers ages 25 to 54.”
Tapper is all set to head back to his original 4 p.m. time slot after the very brief stint he had at 9 p.m.
CNN has been making a lot of changes recently as a means of trying to pull back from the extreme left-wing bias and get back to their objective news roots. However, this is going to be a struggle due to the fact they have been propagandists for the Democratic Party for so long now that what little credibility they had left has been obliterated.
One of the first people they tossed out was Chris Cuomo.
“‘I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss,’ he said to me with a kind of cocky arrogance,” Ross wrote in an op-ed published by the New York Times. “‘No you can’t,’ I said, pushing him off me at the chest while stepping back, revealing my husband, who had seen the entire episode at close range. We quickly left.”