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A CNN star speaks out about Trump town hall and other media news and links

A major CNN personality has spoken publicly about the network hosting former President Donald Trump in a town hall last week.

While accepting the Columbia Journalism Award and delivering the school’s commencement address Wednesday night, CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour said she met with CNN boss Chris Licht to voice her displeasure over the town hall. CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported that Amanpour said she and Licht had a “robust” conversation, but she didn’t change her views.

Amanpour said, “I still respectfully disagree with allowing Donald Trump to appear in that particular format.”

That format being a live town hall.

She added, “Maybe we should revert back to the newspaper editors and TV chiefs of the 1950s, who in the end refused to allow McCarthyism onto their pages. Unless his foul lies, his witch hunts and his rants reached the basic evidence level required in a court of law. His influence gradually decreased with all but his fervent colleagues and cults. So maybe less is more. Maybe live is not always right.”

However, CNBC’s Alex Sherman writes, “Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Zaslav backs CNN chief Licht amid anger over Trump town hall.”

In the story, Sherman writes that David Zaslav, CEO of CNN’s parent company, said, “We need to show both sides of every issue.”

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