After Trump’s election CNN made taking down President Trump a top priority.
Not out of some warped sense of civic duty, mind you, but in pursuit of ratings.
But when CNN’s executives got a glimpse of their 1st quarter ratings in 2018, they knew it was over.
Trump has blasted CNN as “fake news.”
And from the story these ratings tell, it seems the American people agree.
The Daily Caller reports:
A new report indicates that Fox News and MSNBC’s ratings far outpaced CNN’s for the first quarter of 2018.
Left-leaning MSNBC was right behind Fox News, but CNN was significantly lower.
In primetime basic cable rankings, CNN was number 11, below not only Fox News and MSNBC, but ESPN, TBS and the History Channel.
These numbers shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta is obsessive in his daily attempts to combat the White House.
Most recently he was filmed shouting at the President about DACA while Donald Trump and his wife Melania and son Barron were coloring with a table full of children at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Here’s Jim Acosta yelling at Trump about DACA while the president colors with Barron, Melania & children gathered at the White House pic.twitter.com/JCPsaREe8A
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 2, 2018
Recently Trump tweeted that CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker’s “job is in jeopardy.”
Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
While CNN’s Communications Team tried to spin that as “fake news,” the question remains how long CNN’s shareholders are willing to put up with their dismal ratings and incessant Trump bashing.
Fox News notes:
In addition to the struggling ratings, CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, will be purchased by AT&T if the federal government allows the proposed deal.
There have been conflicting reports regarding whether or not AT&T would keep Zucker atop CNN, but it’s important to remember that Trump correctly prognosticated part of his Tuesaday morning tweet.
It will be interesting to see if he’s also correct about Zucker’s job being in jeopardy.
What do you think?
Will CNN’s top brass throw in the towel after their brawls with Trump have failed to deliver the ratings they sought?
Sound off in the comments below!