Despite CNN+ folding less than 30 days after launch, Brian Stelter believes that it is too early to tell if CNN+ was a success or a failure
CNN+ is by every metric a failed enterprise. Unless you ask Brian Stelter, who’s as delusional about this as he is everything else.
Stelter insists that “It’s too early to know if this product, if this service was a success or a failure.”
Stelter goes on to call detractors “haters” and to attempt to rationalize CNN+’s failure as a change in management, and not a $100 million investment with an abysmally low subscriber count.
"It's too early to know if this product, if this service was a success or a failure," Stelter desperately tried to rationalize the implosion of CNN+. And he chided the "haters." pic.twitter.com/vCFR3Q7dT4
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2022
Sure. It absolutely has nothing to do with spending an absurd amount of money to only generate less than 10,000 viewers a day.
From The Gateway Pundit:
CNN+ launched on March 29 for $5.99 a month or $60 a year. The failed service will be ending on Saturday, April 30.
CNN had planned to invest a billion dollars and hire “hundreds” of journalists for the streaming service. The company even convinced reporters to leave sold jobs at other networks and join the project, including Fox News’ Chris Wallace and NBC News’ Kasie Hunt.
Brian Stelter is as delusional about this as everyone else at CNN, if not more so. The streaming service was a poor idea and it failed due to a low subscriber count. There is nothing more to it.
It’s not “haters” as Stelter put it, and it’s not some malicious attack from management–no one wanted to watch your stuff. That goes for Stelter, Wallace, Hunt, and everyone else at CNN+.
As President Trump so well put it: “It was like an empty desert out there despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars.”