Guys, if you were wondering why our failed political press is frantically inserting Lord Damp Nut into almost every article (and in so many headlines), we have a supposition (or maybe that’s a suppository?) provided to us by the WaPo, a repeat offender:
“…The most deeply affected network is CNN. After surpassing rivals Fox News and MSNBC in January, the network has lost 45 percent of its prime-time audience in the past five weeks, according to Nielsen Media Research. MSNBC’s audience has dropped 26 percent in the same period. Fox News — the most Trump-friendly of the three networks in its prime-time opinion shows — has essentially regained its leading position by standing still; its ratings have fallen just 6 percent since the first weeks of the year.”
The failed political press is like a junkie looking for a high, and Lord Damp Nut was crack. And now he’s gone.
Not gonna lie, Jeff Zucker made CNN’s bad-faith bet, and they get what they deserve —[Quick cut to concerned looking Anderson Cooper wearing his smart guy glasses.]— but 45% is absolutely a calamity.
The thing that worries me (and maybe ought to worry you, too) is that CNN and MSNBC are not, generally, part of Team Evil. Fox News has not gained viewers; the other two have lost viewers. That 6% is probably the combined OAN & Newsmax raise.
This indicates to me that the viewers dropping out are Liberals, who think that because the existential crisis of TFG is averted, they can go back to watching Reality TeeVee and not give a merde again.