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MSNBC and CNN Are Losing Money

July 29, 2021

I watch CNN, Fox and MSNBC to monitor what cable media considers “newsworthy.” I even subscribe to the digital New York Times for $4 a month and access the digital news reported in the online edition of the Washington Post.

I’m not a “news junkie.”

I do this because my training in political science has sensitized me to the transformation of American government from a representative republic into an Empire.

Citizens of republics are “governed.” In imperial regimes, members of society are “ruled.”

That shift is welcomed in reporting of the news at CNN and MSNBC.

Fortunately viewers of these news services don’t like what is reported.

Businesswire.com for July 27 reported:

“CNN’s viewership fell to new lows since the start of the year, notching its lowest-rated month in total day demo since September 2014. In primetime, CNN lost over half its audience since the start of the year, down 68 percent in total viewers and 76 percent in the demo. In total day, CNN again plummeted by 69 percent in overall viewers and saw 76 percent declines in the demo. Meanwhile, MSNBC also lost over half its audience in all categories since January 2021 to date, as FNC remains the top-rated cable news network year-to-date in both total day and primetime total viewers.”

Before I checked the ratings, I thought I detected a slight moderation in news coverage at CNN.

Not much had changed, but the order of news reported and tone at CNN was less extreme than in the virulent “Progressive” reporting of MSNBC.

Both cable news venues exhibit inordinate trust in national government to “do good,” favor legal action against the Trump Organization, and believe that former President Donald Trump sparked an insurrection against transfer of power to a Biden Administration. They believe that tightening voting regulations by the States revives race discrimination and they think that the vast and expansive “Administrative State” of non-elected experts makes government “good.”.

But when CNN and MSNBC lose over half their audience–THEY LOSE MONEY–and that is not “good.”

Not only that, but Fox News is also “the top-rated cable news network year-to-date in both total day and primetime total viewers.”

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