CNN found themselves in hot-water among asthma sufferers this week; bizarrely suggesting those afflicted with the illness should swap their prescribed inhalers for “greener alternatives” to reduce their carbon footprint.
“Asthma sufferers could sharply reduce their carbon footprint by swapping commonly used inhalers for ‘greener’ alternatives, a study from the University of Cambridge has found,” posted the Cable News Network on social media.
Asthma sufferers could sharply reduce their carbon footprint by swapping commonly used inhalers for "greener" alternatives, a study from the University of Cambridge has found https://t.co/wsMJAVr36H
— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma or other chronic respiratory illnesses.
“By swapping metered-dose inhalers for dry powder inhalers, users could reduce their carbon emissions equivalent to reducing their meat consumption or recycling, researchers said Wednesday,” adds the report.
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'THE ANSWER IS NO': Hannity’s Reality Check for CNN’s Jimmy Acosta
Sean Hannity torched CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta Wednesday; blasting the anti-Trump “journalist” after he bizarrely challenged the Fox News host to “schoolyard meeting.”
“As I said to little Fake News Jimmy Acosta, you have not earned time on the number one show in all of cable news. You can tell all your reps to stop begging my staff, the answer is no,” said Hannity. “Unlike you, I don’t peddle lies on the lowest rated cable network in America. Nor will I promote your lies on 618 of the best talk radio stations in America. Nor has anyone ever provided me scripts or talking points (another Acosta lie).”
“For the record, I do not recall meeting you on a bus, why did you miss your big chance to talk to me?” he asked. “Now I do have good news for you. I will gladly meet you privately in a mutually agreeable ‘schoolyard’ ALONE, as you requested. My only condition is this meeting will have nothing to do with your failing book, failing career, or failing network. I’m free the week of the 4th.”
Acosta attacked Hannity during a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt; calling Fox News a “house organ for the President.”
“[At] certain hours of the day on Fox…it is very much a house organ for the president,” Acosta said. “Have we ever witnessed a situation like that, where a network essentially just serves as an amplifier of the president’s message of the day? And to some extent, focused and fixated on the conspiracy theories that he spreads. That to me is very much the definition of propaganda and state TV.”
“The likes of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, they’re willing to go off on me on their shows, but they’re not willing to have me on in person to defend myself,” Acosta added. “What’s with that? If you’re so darn tough, why don’t you give me an invitation to come on your show? What I’ve found over the last few days is that they’re not willing to do that. They’re willing to shoot spitballs from the sidelines like the class clown, but they’re not willing to meet me on the schoolyard. And that’s on them.”
Listen to Acosta’s bizarre comments here.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: CNN’s Jim Acosta Calls the United States a ‘Vicious, Nasty Country’
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta trashed the United States during a recent interview; saying the country has become a “vicious” and “nasty” place to live.
“Do you remember, Bill, when we use to say ‘I’d like to leave this country better off to our kids and our grandkids?'” Acosta told journalist Bill Press. “Does anybody say that anymore?”
“I don’t hear it said very much anymore… If this becomes acceptable, where it’s okay for the President of the United States to refer to the press as the ‘Enemy of the People,’ what section of society is next?” he added. “We’ve become a vicious, nasty country.”
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Original Story: June 13, 2019
CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta made a “surprise” visit to a local bookstore outside the nation’s capital in Arlington, Virginia Wednesday evening; waiting to sign copies of his new book to a near-empty store.
“Surprise signing at Arlington, Virginia Barnes & Noble!” posted Acosta.
Surprise signing at Arlington, Virginia Barnes & Noble! pic.twitter.com/8UCrbfwsQ4
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 13, 2019
The ratings at Acosta’s network have plummeted in recent days, with new data showing viewership down 33% from the same period last year.
According to Ad Week, the Cable News Network lost one-third of its primetime viewers compared to the same period in 2018.
“Versus the comparable week in 2018, Fox News was -4% in total prime time viewers, MSNBC was -4% in total prime time viewers, and CNN was -33%. In total day viewers, Fox was -7%, MSNBC was -5% and CNN was -21%,” reports the industry website.
In total daytime viewers, CNN fell behind Fox News, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, HGTV, and Investigation Discovery.
MSNBC is also experiencing a massive drop in ratings.
“Maddow lost nearly 500,000 viewers for her first episode following the release of Barr’s letter. Then she plummeted 13 percent in April compared to the same month in 2018, according to TVNewser, falling behind “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in the process. In May she averaged 2.6 million – her worst month since Trump took office – and a far cry from the 3.1 million viewers she averaged during the first quarter of 2019,” reports Fox News.
“MSNBC is standing by her because she still has a large viewership emotionally invested bringing down Trump,” said one Cornell professor. “That some reporters refuse to go on her show is important, but is unlikely to change her behavior. Maddow long ago carved out her faux-intellectual paranoid niche, and she’s stuck in it.”
President Trump slammed CNN during his overseas trip to the UK earlier this month; posting “Just arrived in the United Kingdom. The only problem is that “@CNN is the primary source of news available from the U.S. After watching it for a short while, I turned it off. All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop. Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?”