The Real Reason CNN’s Chris Licht Got Fired

From a Jack Shafer Fourth Estate column on headlined “The Real Reason Chris Licht Got Fired”:

Chris Licht got canned Wednesday morning, truncating his chairmanship of CNN to a brief 13 months. The proximate catalyst for his departure was Tim Alberta’s days-old 15,000-word profile in the Atlantic, “Inside the Meltdown at CNN,” which excavated Licht’s mistakes at the helm and his personal shortcomings as network boss.

But it was more than that. To fully explain it, you’d need a team with the skills of National Transportation Safety Board investigators to sort and tag all of the elements that led to Licht’s abrupt crash and then complete a 456-page follow-up report 18 months later.