Things aren’t going well at CNN.
The fake news network’s viewership is collapsing at unprecedented rates.
And one CNN host will cry himself to sleep after getting the worst news of his career.
For the last five years, CNN had a simple formula to get views: Attack President Donald Trump with lies and conspiracy theories.
Their left-wing viewers ate it up, looking to them as their source for make-believe stories ranging from Russian collusion all the way to their coverage of January 6 fallout.
They had their viewers convinced that Trump is a criminal who would ultimately be thrown behind bars.
But now that Joe Biden is in the White House, and Trump has been banned from every Big Tech social media platform, they have lost their bogeyman.
Now they are trying to survive in the post-Trump Presidency world.
And things aren’t looking good for them.
Their viewership has collapsed to the point they can’t even reach one million viewers, while Fox News regularly brings in over three million viewers.
While things are bad for the entire network, there are certain hosts that are being hit harder than others.
Perhaps the worst-hit is The Lead with Jake Tapper host Jake Tapper.
New viewership numbers show that Tapper has lost a staggering 75% of his audience since January.
Tapper’s show averaged 2.8 million viewers in January, but is now averaging only 706,000 viewers for his 4PM time slot, according to viewer data from May 31 to June 23.
This drop in viewership is even worse when looking at key news demographics.
With adults aged 25-54, widely considered to be the most coveted demographic, Tapper has lost 79% of January’s audience.
In what one can only consider to be an attempt to fix this problem, CNN awarded Tapper with an extra hour, extending his show to air from 4-6PM ET.
But that move clearly didn’t pay off.
His show averaged only 799,000 viewers during the 5-6PM time slot, while Fox News’ The Five averaged 2.6 million during the same time slot, beating Tapper by a massive 229%.
Tapper’s show is billed as a balanced newscast, but considering his constant peddling of anti-Trump conspiracy theories, that is far from reality.
The claim his show is a balanced newscast is further disproved by the fact that when CNN projected Trump would lose the 2020 election, Tapper declared that “the long nightmare is over.”
Don Lemon made one claim that could land him in hot water with his new boss at CNN
CNN has long been nothing more than leftist propaganda.
The new president of CNN, Chris Licht, has indicated that he wants to change that.
And Don Lemon made one claim that could land him in hot water with his new boss at CNN.
On an episode of Comedy Central’s Hell Of A Week, host “Charlamagne Tha God” asked CNN’s Don Lemon about new network CEO Chris Licht’s plans to move CNN away from partisan left-wing opinion toward more balanced coverage.
“Will you still be able to call it like it is?” the host asked, even if the notion of Don Lemon somehow “calling it like it is” is laughable.
Lemon has been nothing but a reliable shill for the radical Left.
“So, let me just say I don’t think that’s exactly what Chris is saying,” Lemon said of the new CNN head. “I think that’s a narrative that’s been placed in the media. I think what Chris wants to do is to be able to have Republicans and Democrats and whatever your political stance is on CNN so that you can be accountable and that you can answer for it.”
Lemon then claimed if he were no longer able to “tell the truth,” he would go somewhere else.
He then boasted about the supposed importance of self-proclaimed “journalists,” like himself, claiming he holds the powerful accountable and is essential to democracy.
Of course, the only time Don Lemon ever holds left-wing elites accountable is when he feels they aren’t being radical enough.
Lemon defended his biased coverage by accusing Republicans of “threatening democracy” and “promoting white nationalism.
The show’s host then brought up Lemon’s former colleague, Chris Cuomo, who was fired after using media resources to try to help his brother cover up sexual assault allegations, and the fact that Cuomo previously said that he wished Lemon, and others at CNN, would have called him before commenting on his firing.
Chris Cuomo now has a new job at NewsNation.
Following the ouster of former CNN head Jeff Zucker for sexual misconduct, Christ Licht took over as president of CNN.
Licht has repeatedly signaled his desire to restore CNNs credibility by moving away from radical left-wing hyper partisanship.
If Licht is serious about this goal, giving Don Lemon the boot would be a good start.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
CNN executives just got the worst news of their lives when they saw these shocking numbers
They were once considered the “king” of network news.
But lately CNN has been more like the court jester.
And CNN executives just got the worst news of their lives when they saw these shocking numbers.
It’s no secret CNN has been on a downward spiral over the past decade.
The network’s ratings haven’t come close to matching those of Fox News, to the point where it seems that they’re not even trying anymore.
And lately, it’s only gotten worse for CNN, as the network’s shows have even failed to beat the ratings of cooking shows and infomercials at times.
But the latest news about the network has even CNN’s own multi-millionaire executives scrambling for a soft place to land.
In fact, things are so bad at the network that invented the 24-hour news cycle that their restructured parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, is planning massive cuts across the board.
The news comes as CNN is reportedly on pace to miss annual profit expectations – both internally and on Wall Street – by a substantial, larger-than-expected margin, as their ratings continue to plummet.
The corporate-controlled media outlet’s profitability is expected to decline to just $956.8 million in 2022, which would be the first year since 2016 that the troubled network has seen its profits dip below the $1 billion threshold.
The New York Times reported that CNN’s adjusted profit expectations fall significantly short of its initial 2022 target of $1.1 billion, according two people familiar with CNN’s operations.
In addition, though it seemed they couldn’t sink any lower, CNN’s ratings have yet to find a new bottom.
This quarter, the network’s average primetime viewership has dropped to just 639,000, a whopping 27% decrease from the same time period last year.
Despite its considerable resources – and the fact that every doctor’s office in America plays it all day, every day – the network continues to place a distant third behind Fox News and MSNBC.
The Times reported that CNN has invested millions of dollars into its coverage of the war in Ukraine, all in the hopes it would increase viewership.
That has not happened.
And the network is still paying costs related to its now-defunct CNN+ streaming service, which includes the salary of former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.
The streaming service was highly touted and promoted heavily by the network, but as it turns out, no one wants to pay for the same leftist drivel they already weren’t watching for free.
The little-watched streaming service lasted just a month before it became one of the very first casualties of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger after executives shut it down back in April.
All expectations indicate Warner Bros. Discovery will enact drastic cuts and layoffs across its operations – especially at CNN – in the coming weeks, as CEO David Zaslav cleans house and fulfills his pledge to find at least $3 billion in savings for shareholders.
That process has already began, as Warner Bros. announced it won’t release its latest D.C. Comics franchise, Batgirl, despite reportedly pouring $70 million into its production, or a new Scooby Doo movie it reportedly budgeted $40 million for.
The studio also canceled the disaster of a TBS show that is Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Full Frontal’s ratings also consistently under-performed, as its disgusting host made increasingly nasty, bizarre, radical left-wing pronouncements, like calling Ivanka Trump a “cunt” and urging her viewers to harass Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Of course, CNN’s new president, Chris Licht, told employees back in May that he didn’t expect Warner Bros. Discovery to enact more layoffs at CNN after the shutdown of CNN+.
But that looks like quite the empty promise now.
Erin Burnett allowed baseless attacks on Matt Gaetz by this top Pence staffer
The war between supporters of Donald Trump and supporters of Mike Pence is heating up.
And Pence’s troops are finding allies in the corporate-controlled media.
That’s why Erin Burnett allowed baseless attacks on Matt Gaetz by this top Pence staffer.
There is an ancient proverb that says the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Of course, that’s not really true – an enemy is still an enemy.
But former Vice President Mike Pence’s team sure seems to think so.
That’s why they keep showing up on corporate-controlled media outlets, like CNN and MSNBC, spewing their anti-Trump vitriol and trying to promote Pence’s longshot bid for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.
And it’s why, for now at least, leftist talking heads, like CNNs Erin Burnett, are pretending to cozy up to the Pence forces.
That’s exactly what happened in a recent CNN interview she conducted with former Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short.
In fact, not only did she allow Short to attack Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), she allowed it to go so far that Short actually made claims so outrageous they could result in legal action.
Former Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, Marc Short, actually went so far as to accuse Rep. Gaetz of being a child trafficker.
This libelous charge came after Burnett told Short the Congressman said the former Vice President would never be elected President.
Here is the actual exchange that took place:
BURNETT: “To take it back to Washington where you just referred, Matt Gaetz, obviously, a very loyal Trump ally at this point, fired at the Vice President, the former Vice President today, and the comments that Vice President Pence was making.”
“Here’s what Matt Gaetz said.” (Burnett then played the video of Gaetz’s comments).
REP. MATT GAETZ (R-FL): “Our America is proudly ultra MAGA, not some low energy roadside RINO safari. On that note, let me just say what everybody here knows. Mike Pence will never be President. Nice guy, not a leader.”
(END VIDEO CLIP)
SHORT: “Well, I don’t know if Mike Pence will run for President in 2024, but I don’t think Matt Gaetz will have an impact on that. In fact, I’d be surprised if he’s still voting. It’s more likely he’ll be in prison for child trafficking by 2024.”
“And I’m actually surprised the Florida law enforcement still allows him to speak to teenage conferences like that. So, I’m not too worried what Matt Gaetz thinks.”
This shocking exchange shows just how deep the hatred of Donald Trump runs not only in the media, but also in the power corridors of Washington, D.C.
Marc Short is a life-long D.C. insider, and clearly his hatred of the former President runs deep.
He is even willing to work with CNN leftists, like Erin Burnett, to make unfounded and scurrilous charges about a U.S. Congressmen.
And Burnett, of course, is well-known for her radical leftist agenda and is all too wiling to work with the likes of Short to promote her anti-Trump, socialist agenda.
Her ilk can’t get enough of Team Pence’s help.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
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