FOX UP … CNN DOWN!
It is the law of unintended consequences by the White House and one of the worst political calculations in recent memory. Everyone, including other media outlets, could probably have predicted the media boost and WH backlash that this would provide to Fox. Obama even went so far as to force the other media outlets to FOX’s aid. Oops! And these are the people that run the country, huh?
Maybe CNN would like to ask the communications director with the Obama White House whether Barack Obama would like to declare a war on CNN? The once only 24–7 news network game in town now finds its prime time ratings drop 68%.
I have been reporting CNN’s bad numbers for some time and now it will be official when the October numbers are in, CNN is in last place behind MSNBC, HLN and you know who.
CNN’s numbers have dropped in half overall (52%) and 68% in prime time comparing October 2008 to 2009, TV by the Numbers reported.
In the 25-54 demographic, CNN dropped 62% overall and by 77% in prime time.
It would seem that it does not pay to be an Obama “Official News Media Organization”.
CNN can provide all the excuses they want. The fact of the matter is that “We the People” are voting with our remote controls and are tired of liberal slanted media. CNN is quick to blame “opinion” cable shows; however, it is not as though they do not have the same. They just have ones that are unwatchable.
However, FOX News is up nearly 10% since the Obama White House foolishly decided to declare war on Fox.
It would appear that Barack Obama and his minions have failed miserably in their attempt to reign in Fox News stories and the WH’s implied threats to other networks for following their lead.The disastrous irony cannot be lost in the fact that it was Anita Dunn who appeared on floundering CNN’s “Reliable Sources” to start the media shot heard round the networks against FOX News. Talk about your Obama miscalculations.
It’s a nine-percent bump in the two weeks since Anita Dunn’s whine heard ’round the world — in terms of overall audience. Among the coveted 25-54 demographic? A 14-percent bump. Good work, Barry. People keep telling me that this PR offensive by the White House benefits both sides but I don’t see how that’s true.
How arrogant that Obama thinks that he can control what “We the People” want to watch. America is growing tired in less than one year of “Chicago-style” politics. Thanks to the WH, even more people are watching Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity.