CNN AGAIN ADMITS SELLING COVID BOOSTS RATINGS


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Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company, was asked last week about how the network could keep its high ratings, and he essentially said, as did CEO Jeff Zucker last April, to keep selling COVID Fear and Hysteria.
At a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, Kilar said,
“It turns out that pandemic is a pretty big part of the news cycle, and that’s not going away anytime soon… If you take a look at the ratings and the performance, it’s going well. And I think it’s going well because… as it turns out that the pandemic and the way that we can help inform and contextualize the pandemic, turns out it’s really good for ratings.”
The Hill reported that in January, CNN beat Fox News in ratings, but in February, Fox News defeated both CNN and MSNBC in primetime viewership.
Last April, we reported on the Wall Street Journal article, neglected by the mainstream media following Kilar’s “good for rating” comment, which illustrates it’s not news that counts with Presstitutes, it’s only the bottom line.
The mainstream media’s “bottom line” is selling the COVID War to boost ratings:
“On a recent conference call, CNN chief Jeff Zucker urged editors and producers at the network not to shift focus from coronavirus new updates despite weeks of wall-to-wall coverage of the pandemic.
‘You need to stay on the news,’ Mr. Zucker said, according to a person who listened. ‘People are coming to CNN for the news right now.’
TV ratings suggest his hunch was on target. CNN and other cable news outlets could scarcely imagine that anything could juice viewership like the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its aftermath; but ratings have soared during the pandemic, reaching levels well above those when ‘Russian interference’ and ‘Mueller report’ dominated the news.
CNN has averaged 2.2 million total viewers in prime time through the first week of April, more than double its viewership in the fourth quarter of 2019, and roughly 57% higher than its election-season peak, according to Nielsen data. Fox News is up nearly 50% since the end of last year to over four million viewers, increasing its lead over its two main rivals. MSNBC has seen the smallest lift. The three networks’ websites all saw big audience gains, too. –Wall Street Journal, 16 April 2020
TREND FORECAST: Democracy is dead. There is no free speech or free mainstream media journalism in the United States. The only people featured on the MSM are those who follow and promote their agendas. 
What we are witnessing now is unprecedented in modern American history. Politicians issue draconian, dictatorial rules that must be followed, and the mainstream media overtly ban all those who don’t agree with their narrative.
And as evidenced by the so-called “social media” networks, no one is permitted to post statements or broadcasts that do not agree with what they believe. 
As economic conditions deteriorate, social unrest will dramatically escalate and, as proven by the social media tech giants, government dissent, i.e., not following the orders of mentally-deranged politicians who are “manipulative and devious typically to gain advancement” will be prohibited.

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