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CNN’s dilemma..

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For several months, I’ve tuned out the nightly cable news programming.      There are a couple of reasons:

First, I teach at nights these days and don’t get home until 9:30 pm.    I try to catch a couple of Fox News podcasts but not much more.

Second, cable news is so predictable.    

MSNBC is a disaster, unless you think that President Trump is going to be arrested in the next 24 hours.   Seriously, you have to be insane to watch that stuff on a regular basis.

FOX is a bit better but I prefer catching selected interviews by podcasts.   It allows me to watch what I want.

CNN is beyond a disaster.   It is boring and so predictable that the network is having trouble reaching an audience:   

CNN struggles to break 1 million viewers on a nightly basis.
There are plenty of reasons for this. 
CNN has to compete with MSNBC for a liberal audience and, unlike MSNBC, its liberal anchors pretend to be unbiased. 
MSNBC’s primetime anchors are more similar to Fox News’s talent, which embraces its distinctive ideological voice.
But so far, it seems, America is turned off by CNN’s panels of pundits yelling at each other about an aggrieved porn star.

And so people are not watching CNN’s predictable and boring panels.   Don’t you pity the people stuck in airports who have to watch this stuff? 

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Written by scantojr

May 26, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Posted in US politics

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