CNN Is Being Gutted Because Leftist Media Is Not As Appealing As They Fantasize

CNN Is Being Gutted Because Leftist Media Is Not As Appealing As They Fantasize. By Tyler Durden.

It’s a bit like the old rule for drug dealers — everything falls apart when you start smoking the drugs you sell.

For CNN and outlets like them, the problem is that you can’t run from reality forever. If no one wants to watch your content then you can’t force them to do so. Leftists wish they could use force, but they can’t, so instead they try to use gaslighting and shame. This has translated into the typical tactics we see today from the media, which include race baiting and accusations of bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, fascism, etc. …

They NEED regular consumers to watch their content, but they look down their noses at regular consumers and see them as untouchable peasants. …

They don’t make content for the peasant, they make content for themselves and their friends. This is not a recipe for a successful media network.

In a recent article on the CNN issue, Vox (a far-left outlet) remarked on Brian Stelter being fired and his show being shut down even though he still had three more years on a six-figure contract. … Vox’s position really illustrates the deeper problem within leftist media:

Stelter, who reportedly made close to $1 million a year, was an easy cut: His show, along with his daily media newsletter, was a big deal in media circles…but not a huge draw for normals. …

By using the term “normals” one might conclude that Vox sees themselves and and other journalists as “extraordinary” when compared to the rest of us. … Mainstream journalists are too far detached from the world and reality to make objective judgment calls. They see themselves as the saviors of humanity, but no one else sees them that way. …

CNN has been a consistent loser in terms of audience numbers and ratings; their ratings have plummeted while their profits continue to slump over the past few years. The CNN+ project was supposed to draw in millions of viewers but only generated 150,000 subscribers, and of those subscribers only 10,000 were regular watchers.

In other words, CNN+ would have been crushed by average YouTuber numbers, and their projections for at least 29 million “super fans” were absolutely incompetent. … It was an embarrassment from the start, built on inflated delusions of grandeur. …

It’s only product has been anti-conservative agit-prop. That’s it. That’s all they have.

This might work financially if the extreme left was as prevalent as they pretend, but if we look at the numbers and the cash flow, they are actually a tiny portion of the population puffed up and screaming as loud as they can to appear big and formidable.

Extremists dominate social media, which lacks the usual social mechanisms we have to exclude people who are too abrasive and too rude. This leaves the left able to totally dominate social media, because they are ruder and nastier, and more interested in power than real debate.

But, like the drug dealer who smokes his own product, they mistake Twitter for the real world.