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CNN is freaking out about their latest ratings numbers

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Donald Trump was smeared as the boogeyman by the corporate-controlled press.

But with Trump gone, the so-called “mainstream” media outlets are starving.

And CNN is freaking out about their latest ratings numbers.

Before Donald Trump came down the escalator in 2015, the news business was in serious trouble.

The “Trump bump” gave outlets something to write about every day, which saved the industry.

But with Trump gone, the corporate-controlled press is struggling, CNN in particular.

The cable news network has seen its audience chopped in half since Biden was inaugurated.

Fox News reports:

“The liberal network spent years attacking former President Donald Trump and the network thrived during his final days in office amid a brief post-election spike. CNN averaged 2.2 million viewers during the first three weeks of 2021, but it has averaged just one million viewers since Biden took office, a staggering decline of 54 percent.”

The precipitous drop in engagement is being felt by other establishment outlets as well.

Digital platforms like the Huffington Post are shuttering satellite offices and laying off employees.

CNN had to shut down a foreign bureau even during Trump’s presidency, so more belt-tightening is likely on the horizon.

Fox News continued:

“CNN’s struggles are even more prominent among the key advertising demographic of adults age 25-54, with a drop of 60 percent. It averaged 617,000 demo viewers from Dec. 28 through Inauguration Day but only 244,000 since Biden entered the White House.”

CNN and other corporate-controlled press entities are desperate to find another boogeyman to drive the news cycle, but they haven’t been able to come up with one.

And the bombastic approach of framing the entire Republican Party as terrorists has been a complete narrative fail.

CNN damaged their credibility badly during Trump’s Presidency, and it hasn’t rebounded.

The network was one of the main purveyors of the Russiangate hoax, the Ukrainegate hoax, and so much more.

Multiple CNN reporters were even forced to resign after propagating fake news about former White House comms director Anthony Scaramucci.

During the George Floyd riots, CNN completely beclowned themselves.

Field reporters stood in front of fiery buildings and tried to convince the American people the “demonstrations” were “mostly peaceful” while in-studio anchors nodded along.

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CNN just picked Chris Cuomo’s replacement, but the real news is getting swept under the rug

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After months of basically admitting that nobody is better than the best talent CNN can attract, the network is finally trying to relaunch its primetime lineup.

And CNN just picked Chris Cuomo’s replacement.

But the real news is getting swept under the rug.

CNN is taking on water faster than the Titanic.

While the network created the 24/7 news cycle, CNN has turned into yet another failing corporate-controlled media outlet, slowly circling the drain into bankruptcy.

When Chris Cuomo was fired from the network in disgrace for using his position to help save his crooked brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, from a sexual assault allegations, he took a significant portion of the executive team down with him.

Now, CNN is supposedly charting a new direction under new CEO Chris Licht, cleaning up the mess that the network has become and, somehow, turning it into a legitimate news network.

Over the past several months, Licht has taken major steps to doing just that, even making clear to his incredulous staff – on multiple occasions – that they can either ditch the left-wing propaganda and act like real journalists, or seek employment elsewhere.

Such a tectonic shift at the network was spurred by the merger of CNN parent company Warner Media and Discovery, Inc. into Warner Bros. Discovery, which brought in a new board of directors that aren’t messing around.

Several months ago, Warner Bros. Discovery board member John Malone, who was the largest shareholder in Discovery prior to the merger, made clear that CNN was charting a new path.

“I would like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing,” Malone told CNBC.

After several months of allowing his staff to once again establish their profound level of incompetence, Licht finally took action, firing the incompetent and unethical left-wing hack, Brian Stelter.

Then he dropped the ball.

After Stelter’s exit, media industry observers assumed other unhinged leftists on staff would follow him out the door.

It looked likely when he demoted Don Lemon to a new morning show, leaving John Berman and Brianna Keilar without a time slot.

If CNN were serious about tamping down left-wing bias, the obvious move would have been to show Keilar to the door.

She’s an unapologetic left-wing extremist who spends more time slamming Fox News than attempting to report any actual news herself.

Instead, Licht has announced that Jake Tapper will be taking over the timeslot left vacant by Chris Cuomo’s firing, and quietly let Keilar slide into Tapper’s old slot.

When bragging about CNN’s new lineup, Licht was careful to avoid mentioning Keiler at all, probably in hopes it would go mostly unnoticed.

That’s certainly possible, considering how few viewers any CNN show manages to attract these days.

Much to Keilar’s irritation, Fox News has now spent 83 consecutive weeks as the most watched cable news network, according to Nielsen ratings released September 12, with an average of 1.42 million daily viewers.

Meanwhile, CNN is dragging way behind with an average of just 597,000 average daily viewers, a number that you would think would prompt Licht to get serious about cleaning up the newsroom.

But it’s clear he’s all talk and no real action.

Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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This left-wing columnist’s irrational babblings on CNN will make you bust a gut laughing

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CNN has long been a major cog in Democrats’ propaganda machine.

But new network CEO Chris Licht claims he’s going to change that even if the changes that have been made haven’t amounted to much change.

And this left-wing columnist’s irrational babblings on CNN will make you bust a gut laughing.

Arwa Mahdawi, who writes a column called “The Week in Patriarchy” for British rag The Guardian, recently tried her hand at being a media critic, penning a new piece entitled, “New ‘objective’ CNN appears to be making itself objectively right-wing.”

She accuses CNN of “wanting to be the new Fox News and not even trying to hide it,” all because the network has begun being slightly objective in their coverage of world events.

While CNN CEO Chris Licht does seem to be taking some minor steps toward making CNN into a real news network, accusing a network that still employs the likes of Don Lemon of somehow becoming “right-wing” is laughable.

The only way Mahdawi’s perception that the ever so slight changes CNN has made in recent weeks somehow amount to the network becoming “right-wing,” is if she honestly believes anyone to the Right of Karl Marx is a “right-wing extremist.”

Mahdawi described Chris Licht’s recent Capitol Hill diplomacy tour – in which he met with lawmakers from both parties, and promised CNN is moving away from what he described as “alarmist programming” – as a “Republican bootlicking tour.”

She lamented the firing of left-wing extremist hack Brian Stelter and self-proclaimed “journalist” John Harwood, erroneously claiming they were both fired for “being critical of Trump.”

Of course, such a claim is beyond outrageous.

If CNN were using criticism of former President Donald Trump as a litmus test for who should be fired, there would literally be no employees left at the network.

On top of that, Mahdawi blew a gasket over CNN’s decision to hire John Miller, a former deputy commissioner of intelligence and counter-terrorism for the New York City Police Department (NYPD), as the network’s new law enforcement and intelligence analyst.

Her gripe with Miller was that he once testified that, in his opinion, the NYPD did not inappropriately spy on Muslims in the city following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

She blasted the hiring on that point, and that point alone, claiming she wouldn’t be surprised if CNN made Donald Trump their new “election integrity analyst.”

Trump had previously posted on Truth Social, “if low ratings CNN ever went Conservative, they would be an absolute gold mine, and I would help them to do so.”

While going all-in on being “Fox News lite” would certainly improve CNN’s dismal ratings – their programming has, on numerous occasions, failed to draw the same ratings as late-night infomercials – there is no indication of them going in that direction.

At best, under their new leadership, CNN is simply attempting to move closer to the center in order to be slightly more credible, rather than the alarmist, left-wing propaganda network they currently are.

Left-wing extremists have long counted on CNN to spew their propaganda.

And now, they are horrified at the mere thought of it becoming a slightly more credible news network.

Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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Don Lemon is sweating bullets after he received this nearly career-ending news

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These days what happens behind the scenes at CNN is significantly more interesting than anything that ever makes the “news.”

In fact the Fake News outlet’s few remaining viewers are probably just there to watch the trainwreck unfold.

And now Don Lemon is sweating bullets after he received this nearly career-ending news.

Weeks after noted hack Brian Stelter was unceremoniously fired by CNN, there’s another shakeup underway.

Don Lemon’s primetime show is being canceled, and the host is being transferred to a morning time slot — a humiliating demotion in an industry where getting to primetime is talking heads’ ultimate goal.

In spite of having a primetime slot, Don Lemon Tonight only managed to pull in 396,000 viewers on average last month, which made it the 40th most watched show in all of cable news.

At this point, Lemon has to be wondering how close he came to getting canned, and whether CNN’s new leadership is simply hoping the insulting schedule change will cause him to abandon ship on his own.

After all, in this business climate, it’s a lot easier for CNN to fire a white guy, like Stelter, but that doesn’t mean the company won’t do whatever it takes to avoid going under.

For now, Lemon gets to have all the fun of joining the “reimagined” morning show that will replace New Day.

Implementing the pipe dreams of frightened news executives and their overpaid consultants is a task like no other for broadcasters, not to mention a sure recipe for disaster.

Ironically, there seems to be just one strategy the big bosses at CNN have hit on – they’re better off without high-profile left-wing extremists than with them.

The Fake News network still hasn’t replaced Chris Cuomo, who was fired last year for using his position to help his disgraced former Democrat Governor brother, Andrew Cuomo, escape multiple scandals.

Of course, that’s not surprising, considering how far out of step with the American public left-wing extremists in the corporate-controlled media have become.

Earlier this year new CNN CEO Chris Licht informed employees that they needed to start acting like actual, real journalists, rather than partisan hacks.

And now, another CNN host is biting her fingernails.

The future of New Day host Brianna Keilar is up in the air, as she hasn’t been named as part of CNN’s new “reimagined” morning show – a strong indicator that she could be the next high-profile host to follow Brian Stelter out the door.

The fact that she didn’t bother to respond to Fox News when asked to comment on her future plans is even more telling.

You’d better believe if she had anything worth bragging about, she would be quick to tell everyone about it.

At this point, it looks like time to get a big bowl of popcorn and watch the dumpster fire burn.

Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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