We are in the midst of something truly unique in American history; a time in which the idea of questioning the truth has gone viral, and it’s leading us down a path toward an incredible wealth of knowledge.
There are plenty of theories as to why this is happening. Some cite the exponential nature of our technological systems for this rapid rise in average knowledge. Some, including your author here, seem to think that the personal assistants living within our pockets have made us functionally omnipotent beings whose curiosity is leading them down a path of deeper awakening. How did we find those answers that we are now taking for granted? What if those people were wrong?
I understand that this sounds like we’re on the verge of some metaphysical precipice or spiritual journey, and maybe some of us are, but the reality is that having this amount of knowledge instantly at our fingertips has changed the way we will interact with the world.
The dinosaur media were once the gatekeepers of this knowledge, but the internet has leveled the playing field. Well, until recently, when the liberal elite employed Google, Facebook, and Snopes to readjust the angle of their dangle.
CNN has been railing against the true press of the internet for some time, alleging that we’re nothing more than “fake news”…a term already repositioned by the President himself to represent the miscreants of the mainstream press rooms. It is this pedantic whining that has viewers tuning out in droves.
Nielsen Media Research reports CNN ratings suffered a major collapse in May, while Fox News Channel continues to dominate the cable news wars.
In ratings data released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research, FNC extended its run of consecutive months at number one to a staggering 197, while building hitting another impressive milestone: Fox News Channel has now beaten every other network in basic cable for 23 months straight, based on total day ratings, with an average total day audience in May of 1.4 million viewers.
In prime time, Fox News destroyed its competition, with an average total audience of 2.381 million viewers, compared to MSNBC’s 1.384 million and CNN’s 835,000. Among viewers 25-54, the group most coveted by advertisers, FNC shook off a challenge in recent months from MSNBC to claim a clear victory: 461,000 viewers, well ahead of MSNBC (329,000) and CNN (265,000).
Of all the cable news networks, CNN experienced the biggest decline in primetime viewership, down a full 25 percent in May.
This slippery slope has been explored by CNN several times over the course of the last few years. The Trump Era is certainly not doing them any favors, as evidenced by not only their poor ratings, but also by their reckless journalism and overt radicalization.