Jim Acosta Wants to Leave CNN. Here’s the Truth

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Rumours of new exits continue to circulate about the changing CNN landscape. In recent months, several major names were let go by the 24-hour news network as part of the merger between Warner Bros. Television and Discovery. Brian Stelter was abruptly let go at the end of this summer.

Don Lemon, who recently lost his primetime show in favor of mornings, was the latest victim to the changes. The Wrap reports that rumors continue about Jim Acosta leaving the network.

According to The WrapJon Nicosia, president of News Cycle Media, tweeted about a CNN scoop regarding another major exit. Later, he tweeted the identity of the exit. Alleging that it was Acosta.

Acosta, Lemon, and originally reported that they were staying aboard the new CNN when it changed to a more streamlined format. “middle ground”format and disassociated itself from years of reporting that was criticized by right-wingers for being left-wing garbage. However, Acosta was not rumored to be leaving the magazine. This was quickly refuted.

MediaiteThe rumors about Acosta are “absolute bulls-“Acosta continued to be safe with the network. A hint was made that Acosta might be moving into a timeslot, similar to Lemon’s move or Jake Tapper’s shift in prime-time. The Wrap confirmed the denial with a source close CEO and chairman Chris Licht confirming the decision.

Nicosia responded to the denial, confirming his initial reporting. “The PR folks at CNN will defend to the end as they did Stelter,”He wrote. “Try to find a negative post about CNN on this site in the last 5 yrs.”

CNN’s shifts with Licht’s push to make it more “centrist”CNN should stop using inflammatory language against Donald Trump and members of the GOP. He also requested that reporters and staff stop using the term, according to reports. “The Big Lie”When referring to Donald Trump: Jan. 6th, and any claims that election was stolen or rigged.

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