The slogan of ABC News was once, "More Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source." Now, not a single ABC News show leads its time slot.
What happened? ABC News President David Westin spent the past 13 years running the network news division into the ground.
Westin announced Tuesday that he was resigning (the PC term for getting fired) at the end of the year. His internal resignation email was a lame effort to leave his legacy on the network.
"Over the last nine months, we've put in place new anchors on all of our programs. At the same time, we went through a very difficult transformation made necessary by changes in our business and its economics," the email said. "I am confident ABC News is better positioned for the future than it has been at any time since I came here in March of 1997."
Westin may be confident, but he's dead wrong. The news division has been decimated since he arrived during the ides of March.