Mar 22, 2018 - Economy

CNN president takes shot at Fox News, calling it "pure propaganda"

Jeff Zucker.

Jeff Zucker. Photo: Joan Cros / NurPhoto via Getty Images

CNN president Jeff Zucker said on Thursday that while Fox News has done "incredibly well" at owning the conservative media space, it's a "pure propaganda machine," per the Hollywood Reporter.

Why it matters: Zucker acknowledged that the station has "a handful of good journalists," but said they're lost to the opinion side of the network. This is a point one of Fox's star anchors, Shepard Smith, has repeatedly made. Fox News is also President Trump's favorite network, who regularly watches the morning show, Fox & Friends, and Sean Hannity's evening program.

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