Soon after that, Zucker quit his job in February, saying that he was having a relationship with a coworker. CNN employees were upset about Zucker’s departure and the idea that Cuomo would get a huge severance package even though he broke journalistic rules by covering his brother in a way that wasn’t fair.
But even before that, billionaire media mogul John Malone, who was a close friend of Zaslav’s and a board member of the new company, said that CNN’s coverage was biassed.
In an interview with CNBC last November, Malone said, “I’d like to see CNN go back to the kind of journalism that it started with and hire real journalists. That would be different and interesting.” “I do think that good journalism could be a part of what Discovery-TimeWarner will offer in the future.”