You know it's time for a tearful facepalm when you call yourself the 'Most Trusted News Source' and still aren't respected enough to garner the viewers to beat Spongebob Squarepants & Co. But according to most recent released cable ratings, that just what's happened to CNN.
CNN came in behind Nickelodeon and Home & Garden Television, and just a few slots above the History Channel in the latest cable network ratings based on Nielsen Media Research ratings for the week of May 14 to May 20.
DePauw University communications professor Jeff McCall argued in a piece for The Hill in March that CNN has lost its way with its excessive coverage of salacious stories and with White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s constant attempts to position himself as the Trump administration’s “harshest antagonist.” “There might well be journalism to be had in the sagas of (Karen) McDougal and (Stormy) Daniels, but CNN has found little of it,” McCall wrote. “At some point, the sensational must lead to news of substance.”
The Media Research Center’s NewsBusters concluded that CNN has a porn problem. In less than two months (from March 7 to April 30), (Daniels’ attorney Michael) Avenatti has been a guest on CNN a total of 59 times — an average of more than once per day,” according to the media watchdog group. CNN’s Jim Acosta often seems bent on trying to create the sensational. In January, the reporter strongly implied Trump was a racist to his face, questioning him in the Oval Office regarding immigration. Trump and Acosta have had several exchanges over the past year, with Trump labeling him as part of “fake news” CNN in January 2017 following the network’s unsubstantiated Russia dossier reporting. The president downgraded CNN to “very fake news” the following month." - READ MOREOh, how sweet it would be if Sara Sanders were to ask CNN's Jim Acosta at the next White House briefing if the above story is fake news or not.....
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