Leftist Media Backlash

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 7, 2019   

CNN lays off 300 employees as ratings plummet

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CNN is jettisoning 300 employees as viewership plummets following the Mueller report's debunking of their Trump collusion narrative they pushed for more than two years.

Once a leader in cable news, CNN made the announcement to cut jobs on Monday in light of last month's 26% decline in CNN's viewership as tracked by Nielsen Media Research. The drastic decline in ratings comes on the heels of revelations that the Left's narrative of Trump colluding with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election proved to be a fake.

Often called fake news by President Donald Trump, CNN is reportedly dismissing 200 employees and offering early retirement to 100 other senior staffers. CNN now trails behind MSNBC which also pushed the Russian collusion story and also experienced a 14% decline in viewership.

MSNBC is also being called out even by leftist media for pushing the collusion story. The Daily Beast reported in March that one of MSNBC's leading pundits, Rachel Maddow, saw her viewership fall by nearly 500,000 in one week following the release of the Mueller report. Maddow had consistently "vied for the first or second top-rated cable news program," reported The Daily Beast, but fell to sixth place following the release of the report.

Left-leaning pundit Jimmy Dore slammed Maddow on his show for her obsession with the Trump collusion narrative.

Following a clip of Maddow asking what the release of the Mueller report means, Dore responded, "Well, what it means is that you're a propagandist conspiracy theorist of the highest order and you wrecked your news show because you hate Donald Trump so much that now nobody could ever take what you say seriously."

Watch the panel discuss the decline of leftist media owing to fake news in The Download—Leftist Media Backlash.

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