For years, CNN and MSNBC drove viewers to their shows by focusing almost entirely on Donald Trump.
Now, the networks are caught in a vicious decline.
And with Trump no longer there to blame, one shocking report now shows that it’s all over for CNN and MSNBC.
Most establishment media networks like CNN and MSNBC spent the past four years focusing almost 100% of their attention on President Donald Trump.
The decision made sense in hind-sight. Afterall, Trump was President of the United States, and his unique way of governing as President drove media ratings to historic highs.
The networks couldn’t get enough of Trump, though not because they were supportive of him in any way. On the contrary, CNN and MSNBC were among the most critical news outlets in the country when it came to the 45th President, portraying virtually anything he said or did in a negative light.
Yet Trump remained a media magnet well into Biden’s first 6 months in office as President, with a new report showing that even today, well after half a year after Trump left office, many left-wing news outlets continue to focus more on the former President than holding the current one accountable.
According to a new study conducted using the Internet Archive and keyword searches on news sites such as Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and foreign outlets like BBC News, CNN and MSNBC have spent more time talking about Donald Trump than they have Joe Biden, despite the fact that Biden is currently in the White House serving as President.
The report shows that the liberal news networks cannot get away from the habit of covering Trump no matter what, even if he’s no longer in office.
In contrast, Fox News has spent the last six months talking about Biden far more than the other three networks, and Fox has only mentioned Trump about half as often as the current President.
This suggests that Fox is spending more time discussing what Biden is doing while in office.
On the other hand, MSNBC and CNN seem to have fallen asleep at the wheel when it comes to covering the Biden Presidency, preferring to instead focus the overwhelming majority of their time attacking a man who is no longer even in office.
That’s because neither network can escape the hole they dug for themselves, being so fixated on Trump for the last four years that even with him no longer in office, he remains the only thing that can drive up ratings.
Meanwhile, covering Biden in any way would naturally mean having to cover the negative actions his administration has taken over the last six months, and with Biden ideologically in the same corner as MSNBC and CNN, neither network wants to spend any time or energy criticizing him in any way.
That’s why CNN even moved their “Presidential Fact Checker” to the back of their daily lineup after Trump left office, because keeping such a position around would naturally mean having to fact check Biden and his team.
The end result has been that CNN and MSNBC are stuck without a new source of news to drive their audience ratings up, and both networks want to spend as little time as possible holding Joe Biden accountable while he’s in office.