Lincoln Project Ad Warns Advertisers CNN Is Becoming Trump News Network

May 17, 2023
At today’s Warner Brothers Discovery Upfront, The Lincoln Project will warn advertisers with a new ad that CNN’s transformation into the Trump News Network will put their brands at risk. The ad will highlight CNN’s Chris Licht embrace of Donald Trump in pursuit of Tucker Carlson viewers.

The Lincoln Project will geofence The Theater at Madison Square Garden and CNN’s New York headquarters with a digital ad you can view here, will have mobile billboards circulating both locations, and will tag corporations currently advertising on social media to make them aware of CNN’s turn towards Trump.

“Advertisers need to be aware that their brands will be prominently displayed next to the messages of anti-American hatred, racial hostility, wild conspiracies, and violence of MAGA GOP,” said Reed Galen, Lincoln Project co-founder. “In one critical night, Licht destroyed CNN’s reputation, angered professional journalists at the network, and made its brand advertising poison. Licht committed journalistic malpractice by giving a corrupt sexual abuser who instigated an attack on the Capitol an almost uninterrupted pep rally.”

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.

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