Thursday, June 13, 2019

Forget paying for Fake News

CNN can't even get people to watch it for free:
The far-left CNN’s ratings death spiral marched into last week as the fake news network lost one-third of its primetime audience and a breathtaking 55 percent of its demo viewers. When compared to this same week last year,  CNN also lost 21 percent of its total day viewers.

How bad is this?

Well, you can’t blame a slow news week because not only was President Trump on an overseas trip, but as you will see, CNN stands completely alone with this massive audience implosion.

By comparison, in primetime, MSNBC and Fox News only lost four percent of their viewers compared to last year and seven and five percent of their total day viewers, respectively.
What's the answer to this death spiral? No doubt it will be MORE FAKE NEWS!

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Blogger #7139 June 13, 2019 8:37 AM  

Faster, faster!

Blogger TheMaleRei June 13, 2019 8:38 AM  

Hah! Well, I foresee a Soros, of some other ideological ally, bailout in the future...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer network.

Blogger Mystic On Main June 13, 2019 8:41 AM  

This looks a lot like a consequence of the partisan polarization in the U.S. It's obviously not a matter of left leaning slanting of news, since MSNBC are both stable. Clearly, CNN needs a war requiring spiffy graphics.

Blogger Silent Draco June 13, 2019 8:44 AM  

Air travelers, make the implosion faster. CNN numbers are propped up heavily by airport 'viewers'. Ask the airport people (not the airline counter people) to switch to something else, or just turn off the monitors. I will regret this, but disco would be moderately preferable.

Blogger lubertdas June 13, 2019 8:50 AM  

I've got to travel to a tech conference next week. When I arrive at the airport, I will make sure to sit in a spot where I won't be able to see a TV showing CNN International. About the only compliment you could give to CNN would be that it's slightly better than CNN International. I for one will be happy when CNN crawls into a corner to curl up and die.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 13, 2019 9:01 AM  

Which lefty network CNN or MSNBC is deeper into the meltdown in their on air productions? I don't watch and won't watch so that is why I ask.

Blogger SJ June 13, 2019 9:25 AM  

Someone once wrote a pretty good book about this. SJWs always double down

Blogger Balkan Yankee June 13, 2019 9:41 AM  

Clown Nose Network.

Blogger stevev June 13, 2019 9:46 AM  

Mystic on Main, thass some nasty s*** right there.

Blogger Mystic On Main June 13, 2019 9:50 AM  

"Mystic on Main, thass some nasty s*** right there."

...and indicative of my feelings on how disco nearly destroyed American culture and made my ears bleed for nearly a decade.

Blogger Argus Bacchus June 13, 2019 9:52 AM  

A disco documentary on CNN's ratings:

Burn baby burn
Burn that mother down

Burn baby burn.

Blogger Tars Tarkas June 13, 2019 10:31 AM  

Mystic On Main wrote:...and indicative of my feelings on how disco nearly destroyed American culture and made my ears bleed for nearly a decade.

There's some pretty good disco. There is a lot of junk that has not stood the test of time, but there is a lot that did. It eventually morphed into the 80s sound. Though 80s music has a lot of nostalgia for me, I think 70s music is better.

Blogger David Ray Milton June 13, 2019 10:34 AM  

Anderson Cooper must be clutching his pillow harder than usual in light of this...

Blogger Silent Draco June 13, 2019 10:36 AM  

Mystic on Main, I said * moderately preferable *, like being hung with a neck-breaking knot instead of a strangling knot. Stop and consider what groups dumped both disco and CNN on us. As Argus Bacchus notes, I want them all to burn down and out in a tragic but accidental studio 54 fire.

Meanwhile, we need MORE COWBELL! to go with MOAR FAKE NEWZ!!! Don't fear the reaper, CNN. Lose another 2000 customers every day.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 13, 2019 10:48 AM  

In related news, it's leaked out that ESPN is dumping the very woke (and very expensive) Michelle Beadle from their NBA show, though it's not clear yet whether she's being reassigned or cut loose entirely. They're also shutting down their Spanish-language radio network. Not very diverse of them.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia June 13, 2019 11:03 AM  

By all rights, Jeff Zucker should be out at CNN. While he's had a very successful media exec career, he's presided over the self-immolation of CNN.

Meanwhile, his marriage has collapsed, there were all these rumors he was moving to ESPN or other jobs, his own goofy pronouncements about maybe running a football team, or the US Tennis Association, or becoming sports editor at the New York Times. Really stupid shit for such a high profile guy.

Armchair psychiatry is fun (hey, you should all try it sometime!!), so here's one possible take. Jeff, being vulnerable to vast swaths of the Jewish guilt thing, hears his mother's voice in his head:

"Jeffrey, you putz, look at what you've done!! First, you make Trump into a media star with The Apprentice while you're at NBC, and the stupid goyim becomes President.

I know you felt REALLY bad about that, as you should, you little schmuck, but then you decide to go all in on the stupid Russia thing, your network is in the damn toilet, and now the blowhard is stronger than ever! It's all your fault!"

And the internal monologue concludes with a veritable SMACK on the side of Zucker's balding head.

Blogger kurt9 June 13, 2019 11:10 AM  

When can we get CNN out of the airports? I'm sick of seeing it at the gates everytime I fly.

Blogger Jab Burrwalky June 13, 2019 11:20 AM  

They'll probably blame it on trump's election enabling the evil people to be evil.

Here's the local flavor of Fake News from my neck of the woods: "Trump is terrible. He made the economy too strong, so now our local community college is losing enrollment because people can either afford not to go to our crappy college or afford a better one." -Paraphrase of an actual news story.

Blogger binks webelf June 13, 2019 11:36 AM  

Fun with real news: Rep Jim Jordan verbally emasculates aging Watergate criminal John Dean, who has been dragged out of the crypt by Democrats to help bash Trump more, after the previous Trump-bash failed.
John Ward -- Jim Jordan Ends John Dean's Career

Blogger binks webelf June 13, 2019 11:57 AM  

Sadly, the war on social media content in defense of the deflating mainstream fake news is eating up more and more decent videos, FaceBook, and Twitter accounts. Now, it's truth-teller and anti-SJW guy Black Pigeon's turn.
Sargon of Akkad-- Black Pigeon Speaks has been Banned
Dave Cullen-- Then, They Came For Black Pigeon Speaks

Yesterday, Twitter banned Project Veritas, for the thought-crime of exposing Pinterest's having a secret blacklist.
Tim Pool-- Twitter Suspended Project Veritas For Doing Journalism?!?

Download the content you like NOW. And, of course, subscribe to, and tell your friends & family to do likewise. GoogTwitYouBook are the enemy.

Blogger binks webelf June 13, 2019 12:12 PM  

Perspective on The Fake News crash--
Red Elephants News-- CNN Now Gets Less Viewers Than Home Improvement Channels

Blogger OGRE June 13, 2019 12:29 PM  

And in semi-related news...

Jordan Peterson is teaming up with Sargon of Akkad to open a subscription based free speech platform, called Thinkspot (not kidding). For $20/month you can post on their platform, which requires a 50 word minimum, and has a reddit like thumbs up-and-down voting, and if your down vote falls below a 50/50 ratio your post will be hidden. But otherwise they plan to not take down any posts unless upon a court order. speech, for $20/month...

Blogger Wolfman June 13, 2019 12:47 PM  

Fake News isn't enough?
Then it's time for Fake and Gay News!

Blogger Nate73 June 13, 2019 12:53 PM  

Was Donald Trump the catalyst for all of this or was viewership already dropping off simply due to the internet before 2016?

Blogger lowercaseb June 13, 2019 1:16 PM  

kurt9 wrote:When can we get CNN out of the airports? I'm sick of seeing it at the gates everytime I fly.

I doubt you will have luck as they generally have an ironclad contract with the airports. However, you can do your part personally. Get a TV-B-Gone universal remote or something similar. Basically, it's a universal remote with one button, an off switch. Small enough to throw on a keychain and operate from inside a pocket.

I've had great luck with one in SF, Oakland, Atlanta and Logan airports. I have yet to see someone complain when the TV shuts off.

Blogger Garuna June 13, 2019 1:56 PM  

$20/month [...] if your down vote falls below a 50/50 ratio your post will be hidden


Blogger Garuna June 13, 2019 2:03 PM  

Was Donald Trump the catalyst for all of this or was viewership already dropping off simply due to the internet before 2016?

Both. An additional factor is the NPC clone problem. All liberal media is the same. You don't need to watch CNN if you already watch MSNBC or something else like it.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf June 13, 2019 5:59 PM  

This made my day :)
I hope this happens to Universities soon too.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf June 13, 2019 6:04 PM  

I'm reminded of that meme where CNN is body slammed by Trump in his WWF days :)

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