CNN can’t seem to get it together.
Donald Trump was enemy number one for the Democrat party, and CNN capitalized on it. But the impressive ratings the network saw over Trump’s four years have tanked.
And now CNN’s Jake Tapper just received what most would call career-ending news.
Throughout former President Donald Trump’s time in office, CNN enjoyed being among some of the most highly-rated media outlets in the industry..
The network’s strategy was simple – attack Trump on everything – surprisingly, it worked.
Liberals flocked to the network for the latest lies about Trump and conspiracy theories about how he was destroying America.
Hosts at the network like Don Lemon, Brian Stelter, Chris Cuomo, and Jake Tapper spent hours droning on about the “evil” Donald Trump and his “crazy” supporters.
But then Biden got elected, and as fast as CNN’s numbers rose in 2016, they dropped even faster in 2020.
There is no longer a big, mean, orange man in the White House to poke fun at or tell lies about, so viewers have tuned out.
The network has been trying to find a new bogeyman over the last few months, but every attempt has failed.
Along with a decline in viewers, some of the CNN hosts are suffering more than others.
One of them is the ultra-liberal Jake Tapper, who at one time enjoyed unprecedented praise from his colleagues and fans.
According to newly released reports, Tapper’s show The Lead with Jake Tapper has lost a whopping 75% of its audience since January of this year.
Back in January, the show was averaging 2.8 million viewers.
Now data is showing a measly 706,000 viewers tune in for his show during the 4PM time slot.
In the news world, the most coveted demographic is those who fall in the 25 to 54 age bracket – Tapper has lost 79% of this age category in just 7 months.
CNN made a Hail Mary pass in hopes of saving Tapper and awarded his show an extra hour, but it doesn’t appear that play worked.
The show averaged just 799,000 viewers during the extra hour of 5-6PM.
In comparison, Fox News’ wildly popular The Five averaged 2.6 million during this same time slot over that time.
As they do with many of their shows, CNN tries to portray Tapper’s as unbiased and balanced, but it is just another liberal host bloviating about how mean Republicans are and how Trump’s supporters are white supremacists that are going to destroy the country.
CNN and its band of lefty hosts are so stuck on defeating Trump in everything he does that they are blind to the fact that no one cares about what they’re saying anymore.
It is looking unlikely that the network can turn it around anytime soon.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on this ongoing story.