CNN President Has Harsh Words For Fox News/President Trump During Latest Appearance
On Thursday, CNN President Jeff Zucker spoke at the Financial Times Future of News conference.
During the appearance, Zucker blasted one of his main competitors, Fox News.
“[Fox News] is really state-run TV. It is a pure propaganda machine and I think does incredible disservice to this country,” he stated.
“There are a handful of good journalists there, but I think they are lost in what is a complete propaganda machine. The idea that it's a news channel, I think, is really not the case at all,” Zucker adde.
Zucker then spoke about President Trump and his frequent attacks aimed at the media.
“He has created an atmosphere in this country that has resonated around the world in a very unhealthy way that has whipped up anti-media sentiment that is dangerous and frankly harmful and potentially incredibly dangerous. He doesn't even understand the danger he's causing to journalists and the danger he's doing to media organizations."
Despite blasting Fox News, Zucker later added that the network is “doing well.”
“This is the heyday of cable news, there's no question. All the cable news channels are doing incredibly well as different forms of TV decline. Those that have lives sports and news have thrived. There's no question: live news and cable is probably one of the only genres that's grown. Everybody's doing well, including Fox News."