Much like the virtual dinosaurs of yesteryear, the mainstream media will be meeting a climactic and destructive end that will give way to the new supreme inhabitants of the digital landscape.
Outlets such as CNN and The New York Times have long been on the fringes of American society, advertising to strictly leftist millennials and cornering the market on their preferred retailers and manufacturers. In order to maintain this stranglehold on America’s youth, these “news” outlets must be increasingly “hip” and “exciting”, leading to a number of salacious and ultimately poor pieces of faux-journalism to dominate.
Hence the rise of fake news just as the left was working to hide Hillary Clinton’s massive DNC buyout and rigging of the 2016 primaries.
Now, as MSNBC and others are once again about to bury their collective heads in the sand regarding Clinton and her assumed invincibility, one of the most prevalent offenders in the fake news media is about to try something ridiculously ill-conceived.
“After investing in digital verticals focused on business and politics and acquiring an online-video startup, CNN is gearing up for another big step: It plans to launch tiered subscription offerings for its digital news business as early as the second quarter of next year.
“A proposed premium offering will give subscribers access to special content on topic-specific verticals such as CNN Money and CNN Politics, built around network personalities. A second option will provide additional, though less specialized, content across all of CNN’s sites. Pricing hasn’t been finalized.
“The move is part of a broader five-year plan to develop new revenue streams and reach $1 billion in digital revenue by 2022. CNN’s digital arm expects to pull in $370 million this year, according to a person familiar with its financials.”
Given the recent failures of CNN and their dwindling ratings, it seems unlikely that forcing their constituents to pay for their biased and unethical reporting is the most prudent move for the kinds of “fake news”.
CNN could be banking on the inundation of multiple subscription services overloading the minds of the next generation of progressive punks, hoping to launch “free trials” that automatically become memberships as these millennial miscreants’ only concern is whether or not there is enough digital currency on their debit card to afford the organic vegan bacon at Trader Joe’s.