Top CNN media correspondent Oliver Darcy believes his job at the network is on thin ice after he was left “visibly shaken” when bossman Chris Licht demanded a meeting over his public critique of the Donald Trump town hall event.
RadarOnline.com has learned that Darcy is concerned he’ll be fired after the intense scolding from Licht in front of CNN executives on Thursday, which is said to have left him “visibly shaken.”
“Darcy has wondered to colleagues whether he should resign or if he will be fired,” insiders shared with Semafor Monday. As this outlet reported, the Reliable Sources writer who took over for CNN’s fired Brian Stelter was “summoned” to a meeting by the cable boss last week and told his coverage of the network’s Trump event, which included live tweeting and his newsletter, was “too emotional.”
The conversation allegedly “put the fear of God” into Darcy — leaving him in limbo about his future at the network. However, The New York Post later reported that Darcy will not resign over the scolding.
“Oliver does not intend to resign and his newsletter will be out per usual this evening,” CNN spokesperson Matt Dornic told the outlet via email.
As RadarOnline.com reported, Darcy’s Twitter fingers got the best of him on Wednesday night when he wrote, “I’ve lost count of how many times Trump has lied about the election. [Kaitlan] Collins keeps fact-checking him, but he keeps lying” before questioning how CNN would handle backlash in his newsletter.
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“It’s hard to see how America was served by the spectacle of lies that aired on CNN Wednesday evening,” he wrote in his Reliable Sources newsletter.
“Trump lied about the 2020 election. He took no responsibility for the January 6 insurrection that those very lies incited. And he mocked E. Jean Carroll’s allegations of sexual assault, which a jury found him liable for on Tuesday,” Darcy continued. “And CNN aired it all. On and on it went. It felt like 2016 all over again. It was Trump’s unhinged social media feed brought to life on stage.”