CNN has been dealing with “discomfort” in its ranks and has had to deal with what’s being described as an internal revolt over its hiring of former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, according to The New York Post’s Page Six.
The hiring, including Lewandowski’s rumored $500,000 paycheck, was reportedly investigated by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter after a previous New York Post report, published Friday night, described a “staff revolt” at CNN, with women, Latinos and others among those feeling “betrayed by an homage to Trump.”
The latest report quotes a source at CNN saying: “There’s lots of embarrassment internally at CNN at how blatantly [CNN boss] Jeff Zucker used his in-house media reporter this weekend to try to cast shade on the Page Six report of internal revolt over the Corey payola.”
Commenting on Stelter’s “Reliable Sources” report, The Post’s source adds: “This one was so obvious, it felt like we worked for Pravda [the communist newspaper].”
The CNN insider is also quoted saying: “There’s anger internally at the way Zucker has handled his pal Trump from the beginning . . . but it has reached its boiling point . . . Especially since Zucker was off in Cannes . . . it felt like they didn’t have their hands on the wheel right as the vehicle was careening off the cliff.”