The Coronation of Sir Mark Thompson at CNN

From a story on CJR’s The Media Today by Kyle Pope headlined “The coronation of Sir Mark Thompson”:

Imagine how Chris Licht must have felt reading the coverage of Mark Thompson’s arrival as the new head of CNN. When Licht stepped into the network’s top job last year, he was met with deep media skepticism. (Coverage often dismissed him as a “late-night producer.”) That sense of doubt was ultimately vindicated by a series of blunders. Early on, Licht made the notoriously bad decision to work out of an office away from the newsroom; this year, he decided to pack a Trump town hall with leering partisans. He also participated in disastrous interviews with The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta. In June, he was fired.