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(RepublicanWire.org) – Former Fox News host Chris Wallace really picked a winner when he decided to leave the number one rated cable news network to join CNN+.

Fox Business News’ Charles Gasparino reported that the new streaming service is shaping up to be a flop

“Breaking: @CNNplus employees bracing for layoffs possibly as soon as May amid projections of lackluster sales of new streaming channel; CNN employees say new streaming channel could be merged into larger @discoveryplus as early as May unless subscriptions pick up,” the Fox Business reporter said.

That was followed by a comment in a tweet by CNN’s rep Matt Dornic who said that the network is doing fine.

“For the record, we are VERY happy with the launch of CNN+ and are only bracing for a long run of success,” he said.

Gasparino replied to it by mocking him because CNN did not respond to his request for comment but their representative tweeted.

“The ‘well oiled’ @CNN PR Flack department won’t respond to my calls for comment but tweets out their response. Nice,” he said.

CNN+, a $5.99-per-month streaming service, represents the media outlets step into the world of streaming, similar to how Fox launched its own Fox Nation streaming service in 2018. 

CNN says that its new streaming service will feature live daily news programming, original series, true crime shows and food and travel docuseries. 

The service made waves as it brought on big names to help it in the competitive world of streaming, grabbing Fox News’ Chris Wallace and MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt to host new shows on their platform. 

Hunt told The Washington Post that the move to streaming was an obvious step in the right direction.

‘My parents don’t even pay for cable,’ Hunt said. ‘I just think that this way of watching television is the future, and that’s why it felt like kind of a no-brainer to do this.’ 

Fox News Primetime host Tucker Carlson reportedly had more to do with former colleague Chris Wallace’s departure from the network than previously known.

The former “Fox News Sunday” host was interviewed by The New York Times this week and took a number of swipes at his former place of employment.

Wallace left Fox News to join the new CNN streaming service CNN+ where he will not be covering politics but will be interviewing cultural figures.

“I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion,” he said of his decision to leave Fox News. “But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — I found that unsustainable.”

He said that he spent “a lot of 2021 looking to see if there was a different place for me to do my job.”

The CNN host said that he was “so alarmed by Mr. Carlson’s documentary ‘Patriot Purge’ — which falsely suggested the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a ‘false flag’ operation intended to demonize conservatives — that he complained directly to Fox News management.”

“Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox,” he said. “And since November of 2020, that just became unsustainable, increasingly unsustainable as time went on.”

But he did acknowledge that some people could wonder why he did not leave prior to when he did if it was about his principles.

“Some people might have drawn the line earlier, or at a different point,” he said. “I think Fox has changed over the course of the last year and a half. But I can certainly understand where somebody would say, ‘Gee, you were a slow learner, Chris.’”

And it is, you know, just a coincidence that he stayed as Fox News was paying him a ton of cash and then left when another offer came along for more cash.

“I wanted to get out of politics,” he said. “Doing a Sunday show on the incremental change from week to week in the Build Back Better plan began to lose its attraction.”

One of his first guests will be singer Judy Collins, famous for her recording of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” on her 1975 album “Judith.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House Press Secretary did not do President Joe Biden any favors with her admission about where he was when Russia annexed Crimea.

During a chat with reporters on Wednesday, she admitted that the last time anything between Russia and Ukraine happened Biden was vice president.

“I was at the State Department, the president was the vice-president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine,” she said on CNN. “This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him.”

Correct Jen, there are many of the same people in charge now that were in charge then.

Do you know when Russia did not attack Ukraine? When former President Donald Trump was in the White House.

She was mocked on Twitter for admitting what many have been saying.

Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said “finally, the truth,” in a tweet.

“Bragging about the fact this cabal of stooges was in power for the last 3 invasions of #Ukraine?” Tony Bruno said.

”Yes, Sherlock, there is a pattern,” Monica Crowley tweeted.”

“Reminding people that a top adversary has taken advantage of your boss not just once, but twice, is…not great messaging,” John Cooper, the Heritage Foundation Communications Director, said.

“Yes, Biden being in the White House when Putin invades Ukraine is a pattern…,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

During his State of the Union address, President Biden attempted to calm concerns about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“I want you to know that we are going to be OK. We are going to be OK,” the president said.

“When the history of this era is written, Putin’s war on Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger,” he said.

“While it shouldn’t have taken something so terrible for people around the world to see what’s at stake, now everyone sees it clearly.

“We see the unity among leaders of nations, a more unified Europe, a more unified West. We see unity among the people who are gathering in cities, in large crowds around the world — even in Russia — to demonstrate their support for the people of Ukraine,” he said.

“In the battle between democracy and autocracies, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side of peace and security,” he assured the audience.

The president said that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin expected a simple victory and did not anticipate the Ukrainians fighting.

“Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the free world, thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated,” he said.

“He thought he could roll into Ukraine, and the world would rollover. Instead, he met with a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined. He met the Ukrainian people.

“From President Zelensky to every Ukrainian, their fearlessness, their courage, their determination, literally inspires the world.

“Groups of citizens blocking tanks with their bodies. Everyone from students to retirees to teachers turned soldiers defending their homeland,” the president said.

He said that the Russian president’s attack on Ukraine was “premeditated and totally unprovoked.”

“He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. He thought he could divide us at home, in this chamber and in this nation. He thought he could divide us in Europe as well. But Putin was wrong. We are ready. We are united, and that’s what we did. We stayed united,” the president said.

“We prepared extensively and carefully.

“We spent months building a coalition of other freedom-loving nations in Europe and the Americas to the Asian and African continents to confront Putin,” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – You know things are not going the way a Democrat administration wants them to when CNN actually takes them to task.

On Sunday, “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter and a guest shredded the administration of President Joe Biden for the idea it gave off that the press should simply trust its word.

During his show Stelter spoke about two incidents in the past week where government officials insinuated to the press that they would have to take its word for the events it was describing, Mediaite reported.

The administration is claiming that Russia was plotting a false flag operation as justification for an invasion of Ukraine. It also says a suicide bomber was responsible for civilian casualties during a raid in Syria, not U.S. special forces. But in neither case did the government back up their charge with detailed information, and it has bristled at media scrutiny of their claims.

“That is not what journalists do,” the host said. “That is not what journalists are meant to do. Journalists are meant to probe and press for the evidence, regardless of who is in power.”

“I couldn’t believe this,” he said of the way administration officials had been handling members of the press.

His guest David Zurwarik, who used to be a media columnist for the Baltimore Sun, also condemned the administration.

“I think the Biden administration thought just because they weren’t Trump they were going to get some kind of free ride, and it’s outrageous!” he said. “We trust no one. That is what we do.”

The incident that garnered the most attention last week was the press briefing on the supposed Russian false flag plot when State Department spokesman Ned Price was confronted by Matt Lee of the Associated Press, who demanded to see evidence of such a plot and not simply the word of Price, and that is where things got heated.

LEE:  So you said “actions such as these suggest otherwise” – suggest meaning that they suggest they’re not interested in talks and they’re going to go ahead with some kind of a – what action are you talking about?

PRICE: One, the actions I have just pointed to, the fact –

LEE: What action? What —

PRICE: The fact that Russia continues to engage in disinformation campaigns.

LEE: Well no, you’ve made an allegation that they might do that. Have they actually done it?

PRICE: What we know, Matt, is what we – what I have just said, that they have engaged in this activity, in this planning activity —

LEE: Well, engage in what – hold on a second. What activity?

PRICE: But let me – let me – because obviously this is not – this is not the first time we’ve made these reports public. You’ll remember that just a few weeks ago –

LEE: I’m sorry, made what report public?

PRICE: If you let me finish, I will tell you what report we made public.

LEE: Okay.

PRICE: We told you a few weeks ago that we have information indicating Russia also has already pre-positioned a group of operatives to conduct a false flag operation in eastern Ukraine. So that, Matt, to your Lee, is an action that Russia has already taken.

LEE: No, it’s an action that you say that they have taken, but you have shown no evidence to confirm that. And I’m going to get to the next Lee here, which is: What is the evidence that they – I mean, this is – like, crisis actors? Really? This is like Alex Jones territory you’re getting into now. What evidence do you have to support the idea that there is some propaganda film in the making?

PRICE: Matt, this is derived from information known to the U.S. Government, intelligence information that we have declassified. I think you know —

LEE: Okay, well, where is it? Where is this information?

PRICE: It is intelligence information that we have declassified.

LEE: Well, where is it? Where is the declassified information?

PRICE: I just delivered it.

LEE: No, you made a series of allegations and statements —

PRICE: Would you like us to print out the topper? Because you will see a transcript of this briefing that you can print out for yourself.

LEE: But that’s not evidence, Ned. That’s you saying it. That’s not evidence. I’m sorry.

PRICE: What would you like, Matt?

LEE: I would like to see some proof that you – that you can show that —

PRICE: Matt, you have been —

LEE: — that shows that the Russians are doing this.

PRICE: You —

LEE: Ned, I’ve been doing this for a long time, as you know.

PRICE: I know. That was my point. You have been doing this for quite a while.

LEE: I have.

PRICE: You know that when we declassify intelligence, we do so in a means —

LEE: That’s right. And I remember WMDs in Iraq, and I —

PRICE: — we do so with an eye to protecting sources and methods.

LEE: And I remember that Kabul was not going to fall. I remember a lot of things. So where is the declassified information other than you coming out here and saying it?

PRICE: Matt, I’m sorry you don’t like the format, but we have —

LEE: It’s not the format. It’s the content.

PRICE: I’m sorry you don’t like the content. I’m sorry you —

LEE: It’s not that I don’t like it or —

PRICE: I’m sorry you are doubting the information that is in the possession of the U.S. Government.

LEE: No, I —

PRICE: What I’m telling you is that this is information that’s available to us. We are making it available to you in order – for a couple reasons. One is to attempt to deter the Russians from going ahead with this activity. Two, in the event we’re not able to do that, in the event the Russians do go ahead with this, to make it clear as day, to lay bare the fact that this has always been an attempt on the part of the Russian Federation to fabricate a pretext.

LEE: Yes, but you don’t have any evidence to back it up other than what you’re saying. It’s like you’re saying, “We think – we have information the Russians may do this,” but you won’t tell us what the information is. And then when you’re asked —

PRICE: Well, that is the idea behind deterrence, Matt. That is the idea behind deterrence.

LEE: When you’re asked – and when you’re asked —

PRICE: It is our hope that the Russians don’t go forward with this.

LEE: And when you’re asked what the information is, you say, “I just gave it to you.” But that’s not what —

PRICE: You seem not to understand —

LEE: That’s not the way it works.

PRICE: You seem not to understand the idea of deterrence.

LEE: No, no, no, Ned. You don’t – you seem not to understand the idea of —

PRICE: We are trying to deter the Russians from moving forward with this type of activity. That is why we are making it public today. If the Russians don’t go forward with this, that is not ipso facto an indication that they never had plans to do so.

LEE: But then it’s unprovable. I mean, my God, what is the evidence that you have that suggests that the Russians are even planning this?

PRICE: Matt, you —

LEE: I mean, I’m not saying that they’re not. But you just come out and say this and expect us just to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that it’s actually true – other than when I ask or when anyone else asks what’s the information, you said, well, I just gave it to you, which was just you making a statement.

PRICE: Matt, you said yourself you’ve been in this business for quite a long time. You know that when we make information – intelligence information public we do so in a way that protects sensitive sources and methods. You also know that we do so – we declassify information – only when we’re confident in that information.

LEE: But Ned, you haven’t given any information.

PRICE: If you doubt – if you doubt the credibility of the U.S. Government, of the British Government, of other governments, and want to find solace in information that the Russians are putting out —

LEE: Solace?

PRICE: — that is for you to do.

LEE: I don’t want – I’m not asking what the Russian Government is putting out. And what do you – what is that supposed to mean?

(RepublicanWire.org) – Former CNN senior producer Rick Saleeby, who worked on the show The Lead with Jake Tapper, is under investigation by Fairfax County’s Child Exploitation Squad.

The investigation began after Project Veritas had obtained videos and texts dated December 15. In these texts and videos, it is apparent that Saleeby allegedly fantasizes about committing sex acts with the minor daughter of his former fiance.

Fairfax County police confirmed that Saleeby was under investigation in a statement to Project Veritas. However, they failed to provide further details because of the sensitive nature of the case and that it involved a minor.

Still, Anthony Guglielmi, Fairfax Police Department’s public affairs director, revealed in the statement that detectives from the Child Exploitation Squad of the Major Crimes Bureau had been assigned to investigate Saleeby.

Guglielmi also mentioned that very few details could be shared with news outlets and the public as the ongoing investigation required the team to safeguard the privacy and safety of victims and witnesses. He also mentioned that sharing limited details on the case would maintain the investigation’s integrity.

The statement by Fairfax police follows a court appearance by Saleeby in which he responded to a protective order sought by his former fiance.

Saleeby is the latest addition to a list of former CNN staff who have been accused of their alleged attraction to minors. John Griffin, who was arrested on three counts for using a facility of interstate commerce and attempts to entice children, worked at CNN for eight years.

CNN continues to prove Trump right. It turns out that lies, conspiracy theories, and hatred directed at President Trump was all they had. CNN has been experiencing major viewership losses ever since the election (just like Trump said they would), But May was absolutely devastating.

Breitbart reports that the fake news corporation lost 45 percent of its viewers over this time last year:

In the 25-54 age demo, when compared to last year, CNNLOL lost 53 percent of that crowd during its failed primetime lineup and 50 percent during the total day.

In worse news, CNNLOL fell out of the top five primetime cable networks, losing to Fox News, MSNBC, TNT, ESPN, and HGTV, in that order.

In worser (don’t tell me that’s not a word) news, CNNLOL’s primetime hours could not even average a measly million viewers. Throughout the whole month, CNNLOL averaged just 913,000 total primetime viewers and 610,000 total day viewers.

Fox News, on the other hand, drew 2.166 million total average viewers in primetime ad 1.187 million daily viewers. MSNBC isn’t doing much better than CNN. It drew 1.494 million average primetime viewers and 835,000 daily viewers.

Unfortunately for MCNBC and CNN, Americans are rejecting liberal fake news. Of the top ten news shows, seven air on Fox News. The rest are on MSNBC. As far as Americans are concerned, CNN barely exists.

It’s going to be a long four years for Democrats as their pet news stations fail. Meanwhile, Americans are turning to Fox, where they know they can trust the information that is provided to them. If things continue to go like this, no one will ever believe a word leftists say again.

CNN is a leftist propaganda outlet. It always has been. But typically, the network denies it. Unfortunately for CNN, organizations like Project Veritas exist to ferret out the truth when few will admit it. Journalist James O’Keefe and his team managed to accomplish a lot in the way of ripping the mask off the leftist fake news channel.

“Our Focus Was to get Trump out of office,” says CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester. “I Came to CNN Because I Wanted to Be a Part of That,“ He continued, “Look what we did! We got Trump out!”

He also says Biden looks like a “young geriatric” when he wears his aviator sunglasses. These are both things you will never hear this man admit in public, but Project Veritas — as it always does — got him to sing like a canary in an a capella group.

It is absolutely true that CNN and other news networks teamed up with the likes of Facebook and Twitter to smear President Trump’s name. It’s also true that all of them pushed propaganda intended to create a falsely negative image of the President. And it’s also true that all of the above pushed Joe Biden, who is suffering clear cognitive decline issues and isn’t fit to be President. It’s further true that this was the plan all along — get rid of Trump and install someone who can be more easily controlled by the Swamp.

Americans are supposed to be able to trust their news stations. CNN has grossly violated the commitment they are supposed to have to the people of this great nation. It’s time to defund CNN and any other news orgs that function as political propaganda machines — period.