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...The increasingly openly left-leaning network, which has suffered a loss in viewership in recent years, saw another 9% decline in total viewers, according to Live+7 Nielsen ratings for 2019. Its primary left-leaning competitor, MSNBC, also saw a decline in total viewers, but at a third of the rate of CNN...

...Meanwhile, Fox News notched a new record high in total viewers and average primetime viewers.

Hahaha

 

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You don't care what happens to CNN. It's a cable entertainment show for people who will never vote for Trump anyway.
 

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CNN pussies. Can’t take the truth.


The powers that be at CNN were in full outrage mode yesterday after Republican Sen. Martha McSally called Manu Raju, one of their congressional correspondents, a “liberal hack,” and refused to answer his questions.

After the incident, much of the minimal airtime left over from trashing Donald Trump all day was expended in defense of Raju and the network, which they clearly feel, has been unfairly besmirched. I’ve got two words for them: toughen up.

A statement from their PR department said, “It is extremely unbecoming for a U.S. Senator to sink to this level and treat a member of the press this way for simply doing his job.” Oh no, not unbecoming. What is it when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Fox News’ Tucker Carlson a “white supremacist sympathizer?” Is that unbecoming or is that speaking truth to power?

Speaking of Fox News, or as your anchors like to refer to it, “a different network,” usually with a smug smirk of superiority and some quip about how CNN only trades in facts, what should we make of your attacks on that network? Your media critic Brian Stelter has an HBO special coming out called, “After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News.” Whoa, whoa, whoa. Fake news? I thought that was dangerous rhetoric that threatens the republic. How dare you undermine the institution of the news media?

As a guy who grew up in Philly I’d like to inform CNN that you don’t get to come to the playground, smack everyone around and then run to the teacher when they hit you back. So here are a few jabs for you purveyors of pure, unbiased truth. Lets run down the list of people you told viewers are likely to take down Trump over the past few years. James Comey, Robert Mueller, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Michael Avenatti, the whistleblower, the SDNY, Andrew McCabe, Stormy Daniels, and now John Bolton and Lev Parnas.

The mathematical probability of being that wrong, that often while acting in good faith falls somewhere between zero and zero. Do they hate their viewers? Its like they are in an abusive relationship with them where they prey on their emotions, contently promising a better, Trump-free tomorrow, constantly disappointing that expectation.

But you know what the real problem is? It’s that these heroes actually believe their own nonsense. They bash the bias of the conservative media but at least we own it, it’s why it’s called conservative media. CNN’s ridiculous claims of objectivity and impartiality, all while ridiculing the right at every turn borders on mental illness. Remove the chryon from thy own eye.

Look, Manu Raju seems like a nice fellow, and nobody likes to get called mean things, but if CNN can’t understand why GOP lawmakers don’t want to stop and chat with people whose sole purpose is to make them look bad, then it needs a reality check. The network sees itself as a font of unvarnished truth, the Oracle of Atlanta, but it’s really a propaganda machine for Democrats and Never Trumpers.

CNN likes to dish it out. Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo love to look stunned at conservative media’s mendacious lies, but when they get called out for being the biased outlet they obviously are, they cry foul and hide behind the cloak of sacred journalism. That’s not how it works.

Martha McSally did everyone a huge favor by calling these clowns out. The visceral hypocrisy of CNN clutching their pearls when Trump attacks the news media while they themselves throw haymakers at conservatives and accuse them of duping the American people needs to be exposed, and it needs to be exposed often.

For decades the left has demonized Fox News and other right wing outlets, the response from the conservative movement in the past has been to say, “come on guys, we’re not that bad.” Well that time is over. There is a new conservative movement and this one doesn’t play that game, this one is ready to punch back just as the good senator from Arizona did Thursday afternoon.
 

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KGF, how about I put on a CNN badge and we meet someplace. We won't be playing hankie pinkie and you can explain you why you hate the news guys.
 

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McSally needed to get herself a star turn on Fox News to raise some $$ since she's trailing the polls. Poor KGF bought it hook, line and sinker. How much did you give her?

 

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KGF, how about I put on a CNN badge and we meet someplace. We won't be playing hankie pinkie and you can explain you why you hate the news guys.
Sean Hannity leads with his CHIN.
 

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KGF, how about I put on a CNN badge and we meet someplace. We won't be playing hankie pinkie and you can explain you why you hate the news guys.
Is that some kind of internet tough guy threat? Sounds serious.
 

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CNN should be know as NCN, the Non-stop Commercials Network. 5 minutes of programming followed by 2 to 3 minutes of commercials. And they play the same commercials over and over and over and over.
 

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CNN should be know as NCN, the Non-stop Commercials Network. 5 minutes of programming followed by 2 to 3 minutes of commercials. And they play the same commercials over and over and over and over.
One way to get around that I guess is to lose all of your sponsors.

That new normal was on display on Monday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," when 16 advertisements ran during the hour-long program. That count does not include the half-dozen promos that ran for programs on Fox News and Fox broadcasting. Prior to Carlson's incendiary remarks about immigration in December, his show included approximately 36 ads per program, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Among the 16 ads was a pair of two-minute spots, at the top and bottom of Monday's broadcast, for MyPillow, whose CEO, Michael Lindell, has become a conservative folk hero.
 

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I can't watch live TV. I just have lost the ability.

Save for watching live sports that I care about.

I just can't do the commercials. Can't do em. They're absurd. Not when there is so much quality, commercial-free content at reasonable prices. Or pay services that cut them out like Hulu.

I have YouTubeTV for live sports, pretty much. Split the payment with others so not paying full price per month. Within reason, I can still tolerate local/national news at 5pm.
 

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Oh no! Actual news! A high-quality reporter trying to interview someone! I can't take it!!!!!!! :cry:
There is a so very much irony in you calling anyone else what you called CNN.
High quality 🤣
 

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I can't watch live TV. I just have lost the ability.

Save for watching live sports that I care about.

I just can't do the commercials. Can't do em. They're absurd. Not when there is so much quality, commercial-free content at reasonable prices. Or pay services that cut them out like Hulu.

I have YouTubeTV for live sports, pretty much. Split the payment with others so not paying full price per month. Within reason, I can still tolerate local/national news at 5pm.
I hear you...the commercials are just too dumb and repetitive.
 

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McSally needed to get herself a star turn on Fox News to raise some $$ since she's trailing the polls. Poor KGF bought it hook, line and sinker. How much did you give her?

You’re the one always explaining and rationalizing Democrat politicians’ public comments and PR actions, but when Republicans do it, “It’s shocking and cynical”.

You are such a hypocrite. You hold different opinions completely dependent on which side is the culprit. You could argue your hypocrisy with yourself, if political persuasion weren’t your only deciding moral factor.

That’s why I like arguing with you howie. The flaws of your arguments are so easily exposed b/c of your bias. MG, on the other hand, just makes dumb arguments.
 

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Has CNN gone too far this time in supporting the D.C. Democrats chosen candidate? They got a pass during the Hillary vs. Sanders primary when they gave Hillary advanced copies of the questions that will be asked, got another pass when they apparently recently did the same for Warren (at least I haven't heard much mention of that news). This latest one, the debate questions biased against Bernie, were up front and in the open versus backroom deals that people only find out about much later. Now there's a lot of "CNN Got Caught" messages that have taken root. CNN's ratings continue to drop, a lot, with MSNBC gaining their viewers. Viewership drives finances, and it can't be looking good for CNN these days.
 

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You’re the one always explaining and rationalizing Democrat politicians’ public comments and PR actions, but when Republicans do it, “It’s shocking and cynical”.

You are such a hypocrite. You hold different opinions completely dependent on which side is the culprit. You could argue your hypocrisy with yourself, if political persuasion weren’t your only deciding moral factor.

That’s why I like arguing with you howie. The flaws of your arguments are so easily exposed b/c of your bias. MG, on the other hand, just makes dumb arguments.
What Dem has done something like this and when did I defend them? Thanks!
 

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What Dem has done something like this and when did I defend them? Thanks!
Beside the fact that I made a general comparison about your hypocrisy and not a specific one, criticism of conservative media by Democrats, lefties, and the MSM isn’t unusual, so it isn’t even a notable event. In other words, you don’t have to defend them b/c no one criticizes politicians or media for criticizing conservative media, like Fox News.

You’ve frequently criticized Trump for his criticism of the MSM as fake news, and now McSally for her smackdown.

The only thing I’ve seen from you, historically, is supporting the opinion of negative comments about Fox News. But you’re free to point me to the post of you defending Fox News from Obama’s or other Dems’ comments about Fox News or people watching Fox News, and prove me wrong.
 

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Beside the fact that I made a general comparison about your hypocrisy and not a specific one, criticism of conservative media by Democrats, lefties, and the MSM isn’t unusual, so it isn’t even a notable event. In other words, you don’t have to defend them b/c no one criticizes politicians or media for criticizing conservative media, like Fox News.

You’ve frequently criticized Trump for his criticism of the MSM as fake news, and now McSally for her smackdown.

The only thing I’ve seen from you, historically, is supporting the opinion of negative comments about Fox News. But you’re free to point me to the post of you defending Fox News from Obama’s or other Dems’ comments about Fox News or people watching Fox News, and prove me wrong.
The point is that McSally didn't "smack down" anyone. She planned this all along to get people like you and Fox News to fawn all over her. It was a pathetic, transparent ploy for recognition.
 

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The point is that McSally didn't "smack down" anyone. She planned this all along to get people like you and Fox News to fawn all over her. It was a pathetic, transparent ploy for recognition.
You’re right. It was planned. Personally doesn’t work on me. But she’s also exactly right.
 

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Three blatant falsehoods that the GOP/FOX NEWS would have you believe to be true:
1) The IMPOTUS has upheld his oath of office.
2) The trade tariffs have had a brilliant effect on strengthening the US economy.
3) It’s just that Lindsey hasn’t found the right girl yet.
 
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The point is that McSally didn't "smack down" anyone. She planned this all along to get people like you and Fox News to fawn all over her. It was a pathetic, transparent ploy for recognition.
Oh, it was a smack down, calculated or not. I don’t really care.

I’ve expressed my pleasure that Trump has exposed the MSM, and I’m pleased that others have gotten on the program.
 

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Three blatant falsehoods that the GOP/FOX NEWS would have you believe to be true:
1) The IMPOTUS has upheld his oath of office.
2) The trade tariffs have had a brilliant effect on strengthening the US economy.
3) It’s just that Lindsey hasn’t found the right girl yet.
And #3 is the most believable.
 

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Oh, it was a smack down, calculated or not. I don’t really care.

I’ve expressed my pleasure that Trump has exposed the MSM, and I’m pleased that others have gotten on the program.
It wasn't. He asked her a reasonable question. He could have asked her what she had for breakfast and she'd have screamed "liberal hack" at him. Drink some more Kool-aid.
 

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It wasn't. He asked her a reasonable question. He could have asked her what she had for breakfast and she'd have screamed "liberal hack" at him. Drink some more Kool-aid.
I don’t believe it had anything to do with the question, but is there any doubt that it was an attempt at a ’gotcha question’? CNN spends 24/7 attacking Trump, and everything revolves around that, so McSally’s comment is spot on.
 

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Three blatant falsehoods that the GOP/FOX NEWS would have you believe to be true:
1) The IMPOTUS has upheld his oath of office.
2) The trade tariffs have had a brilliant effect on strengthening the US economy.
3) It’s just that Lindsey hasn’t found the right girl yet.
1) he’s upheld his oath more than Obama
2) the economy is great despite the tariffs, but they have worked great for the long term interest of our future economy
3) if Lindsey Graham were homosexual, there’s no way in hell it wouldn’t have been revealed by now. Besides, you’re acting like being gay is a problem. That’s pretty homophobic of you.
 

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if Lindsey Graham were homosexual, there’s no way in hell it wouldn’t have been revealed by now
I hate to break this to you, but just because you've never had sex with a man doesn't mean you weren't born a homosexual.

In fact, just because you have a wife and kids, doesn't mean you weren't born a homosexual.


Oh poor, poor KGF ...
 

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1) he’s upheld his oath more than Obama
2) the economy is great despite the tariffs, but they have worked great for the long term interest of our future economy
3) if Lindsey Graham were homosexual, there’s no way in hell it wouldn’t have been revealed by now. Besides, you’re acting like being gay is a problem. That’s pretty homophobic of you.
Utter nonsense.
 
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