CNN’s Jeff Zucker and President Donald Trump can be considered as the most unusual of enemies. They are two men who helped elevate each other to get into higher positions and then from there they attacked each other.
In November 2012, Trump tweeted, “Great move by CNN if they sign Jeff Zucker.” “He was responsible for me and The Apprentice on NBC — became #1 show!”
However, five years later, Trump forbid CNN’s White House reporter Jim Acosta.
Not quite five years later, Trump banned Zucker’s White House reporter Jim Acosta. Those days of friendly tweets are long gone and now replaced by accusations of “fake news” by Trump and criticism of the President by Zucker.
“The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that,” Zucker said in an interview.
Well, the sarcasm is most remarkable to the people who know them well and also to those who are observing media.
Typically, news executives are always on the rush for media covers. However, now while it’s President Trump’s time, Jeff Zucker is in a hurry towards the barricades, viewers and rallying staff to provide quality journalism.
Zucker said, “These are the moves that governments around the world make when they’re less sophisticated and want to block the press from doing its job.”
Meanwhile, Zucker also got a message for CNN: “Do not be intimidated. Go where the story goes. Report the facts. Make sure you’ve got it right. And don’t let things that the president says or that the White House does throw you off your game.”
Just a few years after taking over CNN in 2013, Zucker promoted brimming the big story that consists of a listing cruiseliner, a storm, and missing airliner, all with airtime and human resources just until the next big story surfaced. Trump developed to be a candidate, a sensation, a president, and a catastrophe all at the same time.
“The job of the media is the accountability of government,” Zucker mentioned.
He added: “And I think it’s never been more important than it is today. And I think we are uniquely positioned to do that with our resources and our reach.”
“The job of the media is the accountability of government,” Zucker said. “And I think it’s never been more important than it is today. And I think we are uniquely positioned to do that with our resources and our reach.”