CNN Finally Got What Was Coming to It!
For the first time, that I can think of, in American history prominent news media figures referred to the President of the United States–a sitting president mind you–as ‘a racist’!
CNN talking morons Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon called President Donald Trump a racist on more than one occasion and have doubled down on their sensationalist claims.
In another article I address whether or not the President really is a racist.
Of course he isn’t!
CNN declared war on the Trump Administration to save its dwindling ratings
This is just another example of a sensationalist media outlet trying to squeeze some extra dollars out of it’s advertisers.
For years CNN ratings have been on the decline. Being beaten by Fox News and sometimes even by the loony left-wing network MSNBC!
In a desperate move to salvage their ratings CNN CEO Jeff Zucker decided to take the network in an activist anti-Trump direction. Abandoning pretty much all of their journalistic principles in order to make a quick buck.
The network didn’t just tilt anti-Trump they essentially declared war on the Trump administration.
The network published highly misleading stories:
On November 6, 2017, CNN ran a story entitled “Trump asks Japan to build cars in the U.S. It already does.” The story included only a partial quote from President Trump stating that he would like Japan (more) to make cars in America.
However, CNN originally omitted the remainder of his statement congratulating two Japanese automakers for investing more money in the US to build another factory.
Even the liberal The Washington Post took notice and called them out! The Post called the headline “snarky,” and told the network, and others, to stop “cherry-picking the quote.”
CNN even published outright lies:
In January 2017 they regurgitated a BuzzFeed lie that the Russians had a sex tape orgy of Trump with Russian prostitutes
In June of 2017 CNN published a demonstrably false story that connected Trump administration employee Anthony Scaramucci to a $10 billion Russian investment fund.
Brian Stelter, has been the most aggressive at CNN when it comes to opposing President Trump. It’s unclear if the media team will be affected by the cutbacks to CNN Money.
“Stelter used to be a top-notch media reporter. Now, it’s like he thinks his route to stardom is paved by attacking Trump. He’s obsessed with claiming Trump is mentally ill and talking about ‘Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment.’ That’s not journalism. It’s activism,” Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News.
Their tactics backfired
The sad thing is for a while it worked. 2017 was CNN’s best year ever insofar as total audience was concerned with a 779,000 total viewer average.
But that wasn’t enough; the network still came in 3rd and just yesterday (02/13/2017) the network announced ‘cut backs’ including layoffs of about 50 employees.
Vanity fair reports the the network missed its revenue targets by ‘tens of millions of dollars’.
CNN’s previously unheard of extreme anti-Trump bias has caused viewers to retreat to other networks namely FNC which finished #1 in 2017.