When you turn on the TV, it’s hard to miss the fact that the House Dems are working to impeach Donald Trump. One of the reasons for it is because the media doesn’t seem to want to report on anything else. CNN has been leading the pack with its anti-Trump approach. There’s a problem with that, though: a large number of Americans actually like President Trump.
With CNN’s approach, they’ve seen their ratings take a hit, unlike anything they’ve ever seen. It’s a multi-year record low – and most of it is because they’re focusing almost entirely on the impeachment proceedings.
Particularly over Thanksgiving weekend, CNN embarrassed themselves with their low ratings. Their key demographics of 25 to 54 were especially low. According to Nielsen Media Research data, there was a three-year low in overall primetime viewership, too With CNN being one of the major networks that people turn to for the news, they ranked 18th in primetime viewers overall. They averaged a measly 620,000 viewers every night.
There were a number of networks that proved that it wasn’t just an off-week for viewership. Networks such as AMC, Freeform, and HGTV took a lead. People even chose to tune into the Food Network and Hallmark than to watch more about the impeachment on CNN.
CNN was also not faring well against the other news outlets. While CNN struggled to get a million viewers, Fox News was coming in at 2 million viewers while MSNBC had 1.3 million. Fox News was taking the lead overall networks for daytime viewers, too.
This might be the wakeup call that CNN needs. There’s a reason why people have nicknamed it the Clinton News Network. It’s very obvious that they take a distinctive preference toward the left, which is exactly what news networks are not supposed to do. They can argue it all they want but the hard truth is that they don’t like Republicans – and they certainly don’t like the current President of the United States.
The front page of CNN.com is more of an up-to-date impeachment log than an actual newspaper that is supposed to cover the US and World news along with business, health, entertainment, and more. More than three-quarters of the website focuses on one aspect of the impeachment or another, with analysis from reporters, information about the Democrats’ counsel, and more. Some of the other stories aren’t about the impeachment but they are about other aspects of what Trump is doing “wrong” in the world. Only a few stories are anything about the rest of the world – and they’re nearly impossible to find because of being buried behind CNN’s hate for Trump.
All of the news outlets in the country should be nonpartisan. They should be able to talk equally about the Republican and the Democratic side of politics. Further, they shouldn’t be solely about politics. There are many people in the United States who don’t want politics shoved down their throat at every turn. Sometimes, people want to read about what’s happening on Wall Street and in the various metropolitan cities. They want to read about the entertainment world.
CNN has failed readers time and again by focusing almost exclusively on the political goings-on, all with a Democratic agenda. While they have managed to deny it whenever it is brought up, the truth is in the stories themselves. It’s easy to read the headlines and know that they don’t like Trump. Their goal has been to turn the country against Trump and spread their leftist agenda – and they’ve been doing a great job of it.
While they can yell and complain all that they want that Trump is a liar when Trump says that there is too much fake news out there and that the media is against him, CNN is the leader of the pack. The only ones that the news outlet can blame for their fall in ratings are themselves because their anti-Trump approach has led to viewers getting tired of watching them. CNN reporters aren’t reporting on anything new. They’re regurgitating the same trash that they have been since the moment that Trump won the general election in 2016.
With the viewer numbers falling to embarrassing lows, CNN may finally get the wakeup call that they need. If they want to boost the number of viewers that they have, they have to take into consideration the interests of all of America – and that means stop reporting on the impeachment so heavily and, maybe, share something positive about Donald Trump – and there is plenty positive that the commander-in-chief does on a daily basis.