We are lucky, in a sense, as we are the generation of Americans who will likely witness the extinction of the dinosaur-like mainstream media in the coming decades.
While I can certainly understand that there will be some reaction to my use of the word “lucky” in this regard, I’d like a moment to explain. I don’t believe the mainstream media is doing us any great service other than to corroborate the stereotype of a malfeasant media being used to poison the minds of a great many Americans. Groups such as CNN and the New York Times are inexorably tainted by their need to provide entertainment in order to sell advertising to We The People. It’s not news – it’s television and pop culture. CNN pushes combative ideologies in the 15 second lead up to a commercial break the same way that the NYT has become the de facto avenue for high-cost, full-page, controversial protests.
In other words, it’s all a sham based on our natural addictions to information. It’s a dirty trick, and I hope we’re the last Americans to fall for it.
Indications are that this realm of two-dimensional information streaming is fading, and fast, with CNN taking an enormous hit after their foolish “all in” call regarding the sordid tale of Stormy Daniels.
So far, the left-wing network’s ratings for the month of May have dropped by at least 20 percent over last year’s numbers, whereas their competitors’ numbers have largely remained steady.
According to Variety, CNN averaged 1.12 million total viewers in 2017, with 399,000 demo viewers, behind both Fox News and MSNBC. As reported by John Nolte, the average total-viewer ratings for May of this year dropped a stunning 23%, at just 859,000. And it gets worse with their average demo-viewer numbers: CNN took a whopping 29% hit with only 399,000.
Making matters worse for CNN, their ratings nose-dive is not occurring across the board; it’s specific to their network. “By comparison, year-over-year in primetime, Fox News is up 5 percent in total viewers (2.24 million compared to 2.359 million) and experience only a 1 percent drop in the demo (453K compared to 448K),” notes Nolte. “MSNBC enjoyed a 4 percent increase in total viewers (1.69 million compared to 1.755 million) and a 16 percent drop in the demo (417K compared to 352K).”
Of course. How could the network truly recover from the embarrassment of their “reporting from a strip club” stunt?
And, to top it all off, this Stormy Daniels nonsense has already become the laughingstock of American “news”, as the porn actress’ lawyer continues to harass the wrong Micheal Cohen and wholly undermine his own credibility.