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Thursday February 28, 2013

Young Turks Ask- Why is CNN Getting Rid of Soledad O’Brien? (VIDEO)

Young Turks Ask- Why is CNN Getting Rid of Soledad O’Brien? (VIDEO)

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Nothing’s more threatening to a career in journalism than acting like an actual journalist.

“Soledad O’Brien will no longer be a host on CNN, but she’s staying with the network”—sort of.

O’Brien told the New York Times that she is returning to the role she had before she became the host of “Starting Point” in 2011: a roving documentary reporter. The twist this time is that she is forming her own production company, Starfish Media, and will not be tied exclusively to CNN; she will be able to shop programs to other networks and air them on the Web as well.”*

Soledad O’Brien is probably the best journalist CNN has; she asks real, hard-hitting questions, and challenges leaders regardless of their party. So obviously she’s being moved out from her anchor job. Why? And what ironic choice is taking her place? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.