BREAKING: TIME WARNER CABLE DECLINES TO RENEW CNN’S CONTRACT

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Wolf Blitzer CNN Republican Presidential Debate, Las Vegas, America - 15 Dec 2015 (Rex Features via AP Images)

Cable television giant, Time Warner, has released a statement detailing their decision to not renew CNN’s cable TV  contract for 2018.

The decision comes off of the news that CNN will be barred from the White House press room indefinitely. This, and a steady decline in viewership and credibility likely led to Time Warner’s decision.

CNN released in a comment in response saying that they are grateful for the many years that they have worked with Time Warner, but will now look to the future.

With Time Warner dumping CNN it’s likely only a matter of time before other major companies follow suit.

CNN, you will be missed… by someone I’m sure.

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157 COMMENTS

  1. The only time that I watch CNN is when I am at a Fast Food place that only plays CNN. Unfortunately, Burger King, McDonalds, and Dunkin Donuts all play CNN exclusively. These last few years have been horrible; having to watch any amount of CNN. Every program and every commentator have been pro-Obama, pro-HRC, and viciously attacking of President Trump.
    Having to be subjected to CNN has been extremely uncomfortable and deeply disheartening. The meanness of the attacks have been the meanest that I have ever seen. Constant, non-stop… slander and meanness. If I didn’t know anything about President Trump and only watched CNN, I wouldn’t have voted for him. But, thankfully my exposure to CNN was limited to the forced exposure that I had at these restaurants, which was infrequent.
    I am so thankful that so many other people were not allowing CNN to force their anti-Trump message down their throats. And, so thankful for the election of President Donald J. Trump!

    • I have to agree with you David. BYE!!!! This anti-Trump crap is enough..He is the President regardless and does command a certain amount of respect.

      • About time he behaved like a president then. You must adore me. You must not say bad things about me. You must love me. And I do tell lies to suit the moment. And I do make up stories to suit me.

        • Barbara, he doesn’t need or care if everyone adores him, he cares that hateful liberals have been smearing and lying about anyone that agrees with or supports him in any way and frankly a very large portion of this country is sick of it! CNN and most MSM has been lying to us for way too long, burying or just not reporting on things that really matter to us. They have been covering up for massive child sex trafficking rings, they worship Obama and his cronies who wanted nothing more than to turn OUR COUNTRY over to the control of the UN and they smear people for trying to expose the truth about them. Well guess what, WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET IT HAPPEN ANYMORE!

        • there is a world of difference between being lambasted 24/7 and complaining about downright false portrayal and demanding respect. Trump is no orator its why his speeches repeat so much. He’s no politician either thats why his speeches are not written by forty people working out every word so the media can’t go ape shit over something as they have with Trump at every chance. But the MSM has seriously erred this time the volume of actually false reporting is stacking up for everyone to see on youtube and other platforms where time after time their BS is being exposed for everyone to see! CNN went all in vs Trump and when they lost at the Election they chose to double down hoping Soros would in fact create a revolution which the Libtards completely failed to deliver for all his money its hard to start a civil war when most of the people on your side want to ban guns.(oups bad planning there) Trump has steadfastly stuck to the issues he ran on PERIOD! for His supporters this is Amazing finally an election where the promises are being kept! its funny how the left is tripping about the wall when both neighbors of the US have far stricter immigration laws as well as stricter asylum rules. Mexico is downright dangerous to any illegals who are caught there the US deports people many illegals in mexico are killed by actual police its not even close to as bad in the US even with Trump’s rules being enforced.

  2. I can’t say I’ll miss the one sided news they have been producing the last few years , guess MSNBC NBC and abc will be feeling the same affects , no more CNN thank goodness thank you time warmer and a president with the guts to call fake news as it is god works in wonderful ways , now if he will clean the swamp and put some god fearing people in those seats we the citizens of the USA may be able to become great again , I would love to see it before I see those pearly gates lol

    • Fantastic. So,sick of Anderson cooper and the don lemons and their paid for,talking “experts”.
      They shot themselves in the foot. Now maybe Jimmy Kimmel and Stephan Colbert will join them in the unemployment line

  3. Yes, CNN is not really much for news anymore. As a matter of fact, there is hardly any good source of news in the United States, thanks to Billy Clinton allowing the 86 news organisations we used to have to merge down to 6. Now we have no news.

    The DNC worked hard controlling the media to nominate their Hil-Liar-y over Sanders, and now we have #45, who is a simple, cold, Libertarian who will decimate the entire social fabric of this country.

  4. I enjoy CNN – if my cable provider dropped CNN – I would drop my cable provider. Not because I want to watch CNN, but because nobody has the right to choose what I watch on TV.

    • Silvereagle, it boils down to ratings which equals which advertisers will pay huge dollars to advertise with them. From a business standpoint, it only makes sense to spend your advertising dollars where it will result in the best return. CNN has no one to blame but themselves from their management on down. I’m sure the shareholders aren’t happy either. But guess what? That is the way the free market works. If they would simply report what is happening (Real News ) without the opinion / bias slant, they would still be a viable “news outlet” Opinions and bias has no place in a reporting of facts only. They forgot that one simple rule, we the people who ultimately pay their salaries remembered.

    • When a boiling pot of water on the cooking channel is closing in on your the size of your viewership, it’s probably time to change your strategy.

    • Jack Rains, Obama not only shut out Fox News but a few other Conservative outlets, even going so far as to have reporters’ tax info screened and audited by the IRS. CNN has shown their bias, many times over through out the campaign, inauguration, transition and ultimately this administration. A majority of CNN’s folks donated to Hillary, the DNC, Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton Foundation and Dem candidates for other positions. So, how could they be expected to report anything related to this administration without bias. News is what is taking place, not what you wish, or hope is taking place. There is only fact in reporting not opinion.

  5. Don’t like CNN; they are always biased and extremely disrespectful and too frequently report false stories. But I think the Trump Administration is better served by refuting their falsehoods than banning them because it does look like an attempt to control the Press. This was very bad when President Obama attempted to ban FOXNews for printing true but unflattering stories and too many people will jump to the same conclusion. Better if they allow full access but not necessarily call on CNN and do not lie to the Press. Always hated it when Josh Dishonest would put out outright provable lies and spin for the Obama Administration. Freedom of the Press is too important to waste on the likes of CNN or Presidential pique.

  6. As America’s First Longest Running Cable TV Public Access Executive Producer/Chief Anchor since 1978, I can gleefully state that CNN is considered “un-American & serious threat to USA” and must be stopped from its insane reporting in the name of Freedom of Press to all of us.”

  7. If Time Warner thinks this will help from bleeding customers then they are still clueless Censors who do not understand the shit storm happening in real time.
    Cut the cable and tell ’em to Flock Off!

  8. You guys are morons! I hated the pro Hillary stuff but to admire Herr Trump is just disgusting. Go move to Russia then. I saw this the other day. Thought it was spot on.
    DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN…

    Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good, because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.
    With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take, because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
    All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan, because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too.
    He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat, because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
    In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents, because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
    Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean, because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
    He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees, because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
    Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation, because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards.
    Joes employer pays these standards, because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union.
    If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check, because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home, because of his temporary misfortune.
    Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC, because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
    Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan, because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.
    Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world, because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards.
    He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration, because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans.
    The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.
    He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension, because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to.
    Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
    Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes e veryone should take care of themselves, just like I have.”
    from another hater, loser, RESISTANCE friend

    • Me, Sorry dude, you don’t have a clue. If all that you say is true, then my Great grandmother who lived to be 106 years and 6 months old, along with my Grandfather who passed at 99 years and 6 months would have been liberals by your standards. The majority of the delusions you dispense are typical democrat / liberal talking points only. The asinine regulations compounded beyond measure by the previous administration is exactly why more Americans are on Welfare, Food Stamps and other Government assistance, The lowest employment participation since the Great Depression, more closings of factories, lowest test scores for all grades in public education in decades. Sorry, but your utopia is un real!

    • You are so right! Democrat’s are the ones who are fighting for each and every American. They fight for equal rights. The Republican ‘s are out for only their party. Dump Trump!

    • Sorry Pal,
      You can attribute all those “Pluses” to good ole fashion CAPITALISM!!! All those things that you mention are due to market forces. You are a typical whinny liberal that thinks only liberals are responsible for the advances you point out. “Joe Republican” and his buddys have done much more to further the quality of life in this country then Richard Liberal ever thought about. Of course that’s just it. Liberals don’t “think”. You operate strictly from “emotional” reaction.

  9. You have been totally protected from the truth all these years, you should appreciate
    the President for putting this right, top man President Trump. XXXXXX

    • Michael Lentz, The only reason President Trump resides in the White House is because the majority of average Americans long forgotten by the liberal / Democrat party opened their eyes and saw the imminent danger the United States of America was in. Take a look, real look at all of the Democrat controlled cities and states, those decimated by un employment, gang related murders, illegal drug abuse, riots, vandalism, rapes & robberies. Largest welfare, food stamp, unemployment and government assistance / intervention since the Great Depression. They own it, all of it, We Conservative Patriotic Americans, are having to correct their massive fraud on folks like you over so many years.

  10. I like this turn of honesty. The news needs to be reported no created. I’m sure this will send a wave of sincerity throughout the industry.

  11. Thank you Dear God. My many prayers are being answered in so many ways. This is only one. God is with the USA. Wait until you see what is coming next.

  12. CNN fakes news all the time. It’s all staged and maxed up. Just goggle CNN faking news. You will see real footage of CNN using face actors, set up protesting

  13. This is too bad and seemingly orchestrated by Trump to squelch the media…Trump will soon take down anyone who doesn’t say what he wants, or thinks should be reported by the news…Trump isn’t interested in mere facts; he prefers “alternative facts”…the type information that is based in la la land of fiction.

    • I quit watching CNN several years ago after taking just a short time to investigate their “reporters”, and Management staff’s ties to the DNC and many other liberal organizations. The more I noticed their leftward slant in reporting news, the more I began digging into the “why”. I do miss the days of when news reporting was just that. Reporting on what was taking place, nothing more, nothing less. The who, what, when, where, & why. Or as Jack Webb’ character used to say ” Just the facts”. We are educated enough, knowledgeable enough to decide on our own without any biased or opinioned input from the so called reporter.

  14. You need to clarify if this is Time Warner Cable or Time Warner, Inc. Cable is a cable TV provider. Time Warner, Inc., owns CNN. The two companies are related in name only these days.

  15. I love CNN…..Rosemary Church is wonderful ! Donald Trump is making his own bed with his unpredictable mouth ! The Free Press is NOT the enemy of the people!

    • CNN is not the free press, they do not report facts they report their feelings. That is not news! There is no real journalism involved in what CNN does, only talking points. That’s obvious if their ratings have fallen so far that they are being dropped. As for them being shut out of the press room, if trump was trying to control the media like you say then why didn’t he just shut down the whole press room?

  16. You meant I don’t have to watch Wolf Blizer. Tapper, Dana Bash, Gloria Borger, Van Jones, Leon, Cooper, et al ? I’m crying of happiness . The only one, and also because is pretty is Erin Burnet

  17. When the press aligns itself with a political movement, it is no longer objective or free. Once the media became politicized in the realm of Republican/Democrat, it became biased. I understand the freedom from the government statement. But the press should be reporting in an unbiased fashion which for a long time now they have not. Constitutionally it’s like barring someone that is not supportive of the Constitution from entering the country as a permanent resident. It comes down to inclusion. THe media agencies that have been barred have a lousy track record for the truth, and in the court of public opinion, many see this move as justified.

    • Excellent posting, Phil. Denzel Washington just said that news has become “opinionews”, that it’s no longer based on facts, just opinions and feelings. He’s so very correct.

  18. The very sick and furious hatred of Donald Trump advocated by CNN is putting the life of the American President at extremely serious risk. CNN is the enemy of the people!

  19. It still amazes me that after this man has shown himself for who he really is that most of the commenters about Trump still act like he’s the messiah! You people did not vet this egotistical maniac before you voted for him, you just believed a billionaire with a silver spoon in his mouth was going to make your life better while ALL he has ever done is walk all over you to get to the top…Idiots!

  20. Trump is the “peoples president!Kathy most likely supports the establishment commies.President Trump has kept his promises which is something bush,clinton(all of them)and obama never even attempted to do!For once we have a real human being in office that isn’t trying to steal our last dime from us.You liberals should be ashamed of yourselves for what you’ve done to our great republic!!Shut up and step aside so the man can #MAGA!!

  21. All of you all talking all this “bull” that is why trump talk and say all those lies and you all believe .look what his doing separate the family by deported them and leave their kids stranded and single out people who is not like one set of people if you are happy with all this crap he saying and doing then you are just as bad as he .I hope you all send your family in the fields to pick tomatoes and strawberrys and so on since the complaint is they take your job. And for CNN I don’t care for them but when trump use to used all of the media they wasn’t fake; but they are getting close with his dirt so he say all of them is fake. So you don’t believe . The worst president we have no class . I could care less who win as long they were for all people and not just there base.

  22. Good. They are so FAKE. They even have had a Judge rule them fake in a case about a Hospital. Trump should of pulled their FCC License right then.

  23. Belittle, criticize, disparage, slam President Trump. I despise every one of them, they are totally unfair and should be taken off the air.

  24. I have misunderstood CNN I’m so sorry I thought it was a runoff of Jackie Gleason comedy hour. If it wasn’t what was all those clows on there for.

  25. Wow. I am amazed that there is no discussion of the possible implication and consequences of this action from a “freedom of the press” point of view. CNN has never been my favorite and I rarely ever turn it on but Time Warner just refused to carry them after a president announced he hated them. That’s not supposed to happen. What’s to stop political pressure from simply refusing to renew contracts from every other News Channel? We’re being censored. Maybe the lot of you are too young to remember “Radio Free Europe” but I’m not. Soviet Russia censored everything Russians were allowed to read, see on TV or hear on radio. If you were caught listening to “radio free europe” you could be arrested. Many were. We used to be horrified at what Soviets were subjected to. We pledged to fight for “freedom of the press” for all in oppressed under Communist control in the Soviet Union and China. Then, toward the end of the Soviet Union I saw a Phil TV show where working class Americans and Russians were put in a room to ask each other questions. The Americans wanted to know how Russians got along in a country without a free press. They laughed at us. I’ll never forget it! “You think you have freedom of the press?! You only get what sells! That’s not freedom! I’ll tell you what. I can buy the New York Times in Russian at any street corner in Moscow. When was the last time you were able to buy a copy of Pravda?” No one could answer. In Rochester, NY where I lived a local news caster scoured the city and found only one copy of Pravda, a month old and in Russian at the University of Rochester library. You only get what sells. CNN isn’t selling enough so Time Warner is dropping them. It’s not about the news which can be pretty boring some days. It’s about what sells so you’d better hype it up and grab people’s attention. It doesn’t have to be fake per se, you just have to rev it up a little…… or a lot.

  26. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  27. I am quite sure that in a very short time, many from the CNN rank and file will be heading off to Federal Prison along with 80%+ of the DNC and Obama’s staff…..
    Let us not forget to push to have George Soros and his son arrested for crimes against this country !

    • I’m reading these replies and it’s actually frightening just how monumentally stupid some of these people are that they haven’t bothered to scroll to the bottom of the page and see it’s a satirical website full of fake stories. They have been fed a diet of Trump style nonsensical hogwash for so long they have no clue anymore whats real and what’s fake. The most hilarious ones are the “I just saw this on the news” replies or “I have inside information to say this is correct”. What happened to basic education and thinking for yourself? Eish…

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