Kellyanne Conway Hits CNN For ‘Plateaued’ Ratings: They Think It’s Better to be ‘Reflexively Anti-Trump’
Following queues from her boss, Kellyanne Conway took another shot at CNN — the current White House’s favorite media punching bag — by knocking the network for their “plateaued” ratings.
With President Donald Trump and his supporters’ war against CNN and their “facts” still raging, Conway spoke to The Hollywood Reporter‘s media reporter Jeremy Barr to voice her grievances with the cable news network:
“While it is clear that CNN has decided it is better for ratings and revenue to be reflexively anti-Trump, it appears those ratings have plateaued. They should either own or rethink the business model of 24/7, non-reflective invective.”
While the network actually bills itself as a centrist, middle-of-the-road alternative to the right-wing Fox News and the more liberal MSNBC, her assessment of CNN’s lagging popularity is correct, as Barr notes that they have remained in third place in the cable news ratings war.
As for Trump’s thoughts on CNN, he has remained ardent in his attacks — which go back years. His personal vendetta against the company led him to tweet the following unsolicited advice just two days ago:
“Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!”
Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
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