The media meltdown surrounding the ongoing impeachment trial in the US Senate continued Friday, with a reporter for the New York Times saying the US is no different than Venezuela should lawmakers fail to call more witnesses.
“Yeah, I mean I still think when you read the political tea leaves on this that barring some kind of last-minute hail Mary, which is certainly possible, it’s certainly possible that one of these Republicans could grow a spine and a conscience between now and tomorrow. But barring that, this trial is going to end in acquittal, and so I would just say tonight to our elected representatives in the U.S. Senate, I would ask them to do their job. I do think it’s a moment to — where it’s not too much as Adam Schiff said to ask that. It’s really not too much,” said New York Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay.
“I mean as a journalist, I just think that’s what separates us from Russia, from Venezuela. This is — this is the moment where we have to say, okay, we can see the facts, and everybody is entitled to his own opinion. But not his or her own facts. If we don’t stand up for truth, this is really not a partisan issue,” she added.
MEDIA MELTDOWN: CNN Ratings Plunge to 3 YEAR LOW as Viewers Tune-Out Impeachment
Ratings for beleaguered news network CNN continue to free fall as the network doubles-down on their anti-Trump obsession; reaching the lowest level in three years despite non-stop coverage of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
“Fox News averaged 2.2 million viewers during the primetime hours of 9-11 p.m. ET from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, while MSNBC averaged 1.3 million viewers during the same time period and CNN managed only 643,000 average viewers. It was CNN’s worst performance in nearly three years and the liberal network’s worst turnout among the key demographic of adults age 25-54 in over five years,” reports Fox News.
“Thanksgiving didn’t make for a slow news week, as CNN’s hapless totals came amid ongoing news regarding impeachment hearings of President Trump, the controversy surrounding the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, Mike Bloomberg launching a 2020 presidential bid, Trump’s surprise trip to Afghanistan and significant weather-related stories,” adds Fox.
“Things don’t seem to be on track to turn around for CNN, as the network’s special town hall event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the day she announced that articles of impeachment against President Trump were being drafted only averaged 1.6 million viewers and 410,000 in the demo on Thursday night, well behind both Fox News and MSNBC in both categories,” concludes the report.
Source: Fox News
MEDIA MELTDOWN: Recent Press Coverage 93% Negative, 75% on Impeachment, 9 Minutes to Economy
A recent study from the Media Research Center shed new light on the stunning level of anti-Trump bias in the American press; revealing upwards of 93% of their coverage was negative and 75% centered on impeachment.
“In the first 100 days since House Democrats began their impeachment push on September 24, ABC, CBS and NBC have aggressively aided the effort. A Media Research Center analysis finds the Big Three evening newscasts have battered the President with 93% negative coverage and promoted impeachment at the expense of nearly all other Trump news,” writes the MRC.
“At the same time, the broadcast networks donated at least 124 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage as they pre-empted regular programming in favor of House Democrat-led impeachment activities. On the other hand, the networks’ frenzy over impeachment has meant the Democratic presidential candidates have been barely visible on the evening newscasts, even though voting is due to begin in just three weeks,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.