Simple-Minded Soledad O'Brien Lectures CNN
Says that CNN needs "tough and honest conversations." I think that's probably why they fired her - to free up space for someone capable of honesty.
CNN host Soledad O'Brien signed off on Friday with a call for the network not to back away from "tough and honest conversations".Actually, by getting rid of O'Brien provides CNN with the opportunity to practice good journalism.
O'Brien, who has built a reputation for hard-hitting interviews, said on the last edition of her morning show, Starting Point, that "facts matter".
The new CNN boss, Jeff Zucker, cancelled O'Brien's show, which has performed poorly in the ratings, and announced on Thursday that it will be replaced by a new show hosted by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.
In a short closing monologue on Friday, O'Brien said CNN had given her the chance to cover some of the biggest stories of our time and said she would continue to focus on "good journalism".