Media

NOT A GOOD SIGN: Jim Acosta Posts Free Sections of His Book Online After Disastrous Bookstore Appearance

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.14.19

CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta posted multiple sections of his new book on social media Thursday afternoon; publishing key excerpts following his botched bookstore appearance outside the nation’s capital.

“From ‘The Enemy of the People’ – ‘We weren’t really human to them anymore. This was the climate of fear that Trump had created. In this environment, a Trump supporter could resort to violence, I reasoned. It had become a dangerous time in America,’” posted Acosta on social media.

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?”

“I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway. It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn’t they act. When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!” he added.

CNN SNOWFLAKE: April Ryan Says Jim Acosta’s ‘LIFE IN JEOPARDY’ at Trump Rally

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.03.18

CNN’s April Ryan doubled-down on the defense of her network’s senior White House correspondent Thursday night, saying Jim Acosta’s “life was in jeopardy” at a recent Trump rally in Tampa, Florida.

Ryan was speaking with CNN’s Don Lemon when she weighed-in on the crowd’s anti-media chants, suggesting her network colleagues were in physical danger from GOP supporters attending the packed event.

“That’s a serious moment and a serious place. And Jim Acosta’s life, in my opinion, was in jeopardy that night,” said Ryan, adding that the President “has stoked the flames for reporters to feel like they are in jeopardy.”

Acosta made national headlines this week after his fiery exchange with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; viciously attacking the President’s spokesperson after he complained about the “un-American” treatment from the administration.

CNN SNOWFLAKE: Jim Acosta Blames TRUMP for ‘TOXIC’ Media Coverage

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.24.18

CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta took his all-out war with the Trump administration to a new level this week; slamming the White House for creating a “toxic environment” between the media and the President.

In a recent interview published in Variety, the left-leaning reporter blasted the President for labeling his organization “fake news,” adding many of Trump’s supporters viewed the network as “the enemy of the people.”

“There is that natural tension that exists between the press and the people we were covering, but it was never like this,” Acosta says. “We were never called ‘fake news.’ We were never called ‘the enemy of the people,’ and that just created a totally different climate and environment that we are all trying to make sense of and trying to figure out: How do we cover the news in that kind of toxic environment?”

“It’s part of the environment we’re in right now where every action is going to be put through the conservative meat grinder,” he added.

Read the full interview here.

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