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http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/05/report-cnn-head-jeff-zucker-blames-healthcare-gov-backlash-on-anti-obama-racism/

Report: CNN head Jeff Zucker blames HealthCare.gov backlash on anti-Obama racism

Posted By Jeff Poor On 5:04 PM 11/05/2013

On his Tuesday radio program, Washington, D.C.’s WMAL talk show host Chris Plante revealed to his listeners that CNN president Jeff Zucker sees the criticism aimed at President Barack Obama over HealthCare.gov as not the product of a faulty website, but instead a product of racism.

According to Plante, who was a former CNN correspondent, two sources had told him that Zucker made that claim in a 9 a.m. conference call to the various CNN bureaus around the country.

“Now as many of you know, I used to work at CNN — the cable news network,” Plante said. “And the big boss there now — they swap them out pretty regularly is this guy, Jeff Zucker. Well, Jeff Zucker on the 9 a.m. editorial conference call just the other day was speaking to the troops — you know, all the big people at the bureaus around the country, get on the phone for the 9 a.m. editorial call and the big boss, Jeff Zucker, kind of lays out their strategy, their plan for the day.”

“You know — this is what we’re going to cover, these are the big stories, keep this stuff in mind as you go about your day and all that stuff,” he continued. “And according to two sources, CNN sources — on the 9 a.m. editorial call, he said all of this bashing of HealthCare.gov and the Obamacare thing was in the end — come on, take a guess — racist. That people are just saying Obama couldn’t build a website because he is black and you know, they hate him. That’s the president of CNN. That’s Jeff Zucker. That’s his guidance to the troops.”

The Daily Caller reached out to CNN for a comment, but as of 5 p.m. ET, has not received a response.

CNN’s ratings have struggled lately under Zucker’s guidance. Last week, CNN averaged just 385,000 total viewers and captured just 95,000 viewers in the coveted 25-54 demo.
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You're killing me here. Sounds like Zucker (rhymes with . . . nevermind) thinks that socialized medicine would go over MUCH better if it was "enacted" by someone with lighter skin. Your race card has EXPIRED.

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CNN’s ratings have struggled lately under Zucker’s guidance. Last week, CNN averaged just 385,000 total viewers and captured just 95,000 viewers in the coveted 25-54 demo.

You gotta wonder what the ratings would be for CNN if they didn't play it in all the airports  around the country.


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You gotta wonder what the ratings would be for CNN if they didn't play it in all the airports  around the country.

 :silly: :silly: :silly:  too true
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People are waking up to the race baiters!!!

The tactic may have worked in the past but after decades of them screaming "racism", people are done with that nonsense.

This is the problem Jeff Zucker --->  8888crybaby

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More racism. That's what it has to be.

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CNN’s Relaunched ‘Crossfire’ Hits Viewer & Demo Low


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Looks like troubles come in threes for CNN lately. First the cable news company had its worst single primetime in over a year on October 30, then it had its worst week since Jeff Zucker took over and now the relaunched Crossfire has hit new lows. Resuscitated on September 9 after eight years off the air, the political debate show pulled in just 233,00 viewers overall and a mere 59,000 among adults 25-54 between 6:30 PM and 7 PM on Monday. Full-hour time-slot rivals on Fox News Channel and MSNBC did a lot better — to put it mildly. FNC’s Special Report had 2.44 million viewers with 411,000 in the key news demo, while MSNBC’s Al Sharpton-hosted PoliticsNation had 707,000 total viewers and 170,000 among the 25-54s.


http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/cnns-relaunched-crossfire-hits-viewer-demo-low/
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Did you just hear the report on Kelly File?  This is huge.... Trace Gallagher just did a report that the insurance companies in CA had to agree to drop people off their regular plans in order to participate in the O-
Care exchanges.
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You're killing me here. Sounds like Zucker (rhymes with . . . nevermind) thinks that socialized medicine would go over MUCH better if it was "enacted" by someone with lighter skin. Your race card has EXPIRED.

I don't get the race card business.  Obama is white.  If Richard Zimmerman is half white and that makes him white, then the same is true for Obama. :whistle:
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