CNN’s Fake News Rollercoaster Comes to a Spectacular Crash

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Well, you didn’t exactly need a crystal ball to see this coming. CNN isn’t necessarily the only mainstream media property which has made fake, biased news their calling card since Donald Trump began leading in the Republican primaries, but they’ve undoubtedly been the worst. At least when you’re talking about their competitors over at MSNBC, you know what you’re getting. Rachel Maddow isn’t pretending to run a square game; she’s doing a show for raving liberals and it’s obvious. That’s different from what CNN is doing, which is to put on the façade of hard news while engaging in one of the silliest, fact-challenged political wars we’ve seen in a generation. Their ridiculous “feud” with Trump may have helped them in the short term, but, just as we knew would happen, it came with a steep cost: Credibility.

Now it’s time to pay the piper.

According to Vanity Fair, the cable news network is shedding up to 50 employees from their digital business efforts in the wake of falling ratings and sliding ad revenue. The bloodbath will begin in CNN Money and other online ventures, but if this round of cost-cutting doesn’t streamline the company enough, the employees of CNN proper may want to start looking for another job. This is one ratings rollercoaster that’s coming in for a crash; the results will not be pretty to look at. Though, we admit, we may not be able to stop ourselves from gawking.

“CNN missed its target by tens of millions of dollars, according to a person with knowledge of the numbers,” reported the magazine.

There’s no question that the outsized interest in everything Trump has allowed CNN, Fox, MSNBC, The New York Times, the Washington Post, and every other political news entity to soar on wings of public fascination. But everything comes to an end, and we’re quickly approaching the point where we’ll separate the wheat from the chaff. Who sold their soul to maximize their profits? Who used this period of opportunity to demonstrate to their larger-than-usual readers/viewers that they would call balls and strikes right down the middle? Who turned themselves into World Wrestling Entertainment clowns, slapped a news label on it, and embarrassed journalism while searching desperately for a buck?

Those who chose a moderate path will be rewarded. Those who put imbeciles like Jim Acosta in the White House will now have to reckon with the consequences.

79 Comments
  1. Retired says

    Time to knock them off of their pedestal , just like the NFL .

    1. MAHB001 says

      You are correct my friend. But CNN is small stuff compared to ABC, NBC, and CBS. They are doing the same thing as CNN only just a little less obvious.

      1. Retired says

        Honesty has been destroyed in the Media and Education system .

        1. MAHB001 says

          That is why we are making Soros pay for his own propaganda at http://www.madashellboycott.com

          What makes me Mad As Hell is that when I purchase a product that is advertised on one of those dishonest “news” programs a small chunk of my own money is used to keep the Fake news on the air.

          It really is big money. For instance over the last two weeks on ABC, NBC, and CBS :

          513 ads were placed
          13,561 seconds of advertising
          for a total of $54,244,000*
          * assuming $60,000/15 second ad

          1. mrpoohead says

            Don’t watch them then dummy. The dishonest I like correcting – why do you think I’m here?

        2. Rob says

          Yes…. This started with “Old Man Cronkite” and his “dubious reporting of the Vietnam War”. Many of so called “Journalist” jumped on the band wagon and started reporting the Bull Shi_. Unfortunately, they influenced the American public which came to believe them; all for the sake of sensationalism and to sell their newspapers! This trash still exists today. Happily, the present administration is calling it like it is….”FAKE NEWS”, and now these outlets are being held accountable. Ask any Vietnam Veteran who was there in the jungles and paddies. I know….I there

          1. John Sondrini says

            I’m an ex veteran myself and let’s be honest Walter Cronkite is and was a very respected newsman. He did as veterans have done for ever followed orders.Blame the powers that be and not the messenger.

      2. Lizzie2 says

        Cannot be more obvious then most Fox actors.

    2. John Sondrini says

      Fuck the NFL Traitorous Players.

      1. Michael Dennewitz says

        Perhaps oslobba would like to. He’s a real “fudge packer!” 😀😁😂🤣

  2. Justin Seine says

    None too soon! They haven’t yet figured out that the first thing you need to do when you have dug yourself into a hole is to stop digging!

    1. Retired says

      They are like congress , they are so deep in the poop that they have to eat it to survive .

      1. Nancy says

        HILARIOUS 😃😃 Can I use that?

        1. John Sondrini says

          Stupid Bitch !

  3. Skippy says

    Well CNN won’t be missed. It goes to show that no one believes the propaganda bull 💩 they put out.

    1. Ron C says

      Hey…maybe they will finally take CNN out of the airports?

      1. Garys_opinion says

        I’ve heard that CNN actually pays airports and other public places to broadcast their channel!

        1. william russell says

          hey gary you are 100% right cnn does pay the airports to show all cnn on all tv.

    2. Lizzie2 says

      But you are more than willing to believe anything Fox “News” puts out there by some of their highest paid mouthpieces?

      1. jcgreen2 says

        No one said anything about Fox News. What’s your point? We’re talking about media credibility. But judging all the news outlets on that parameter, if you insist, Fox would have to rate as the most trusted… with CNN at the bottom. You brought it up…

    3. Margaret says

      Unfortunately many do believe their propaganda. I have friends that constantly shove all their anti-Trump at me. The liberals just eat it up–but I hope some will see the light.

    4. Matlonc says

      Never watched anyway Skippy. Maybe the laid off losers can get together with the ESPN fire ees and take a hike. At some point even moron liberals want some news

  4. Deby says

    Well, hey, maybe MSNBC is hiring-and possibly Donnie Lemonhead can join the ladies of the View?

    1. Spunky says

      Well, he is girlish

    2. John Sondrini says

      No one Fucking cares !

      1. Garys_opinion says

        Apparently you do or you wouldn’t have made such a vile comment!

    3. Millard Huff says

      You mean the cunts of the View.

    4. VirgoVince says

      NONE of them are ‘ladies,’ it’s overused and misdirected!
      That particular group is better known as ‘grunts’!!

  5. Bill O'Neil says

    Of course FTN will never admit that fox news is the leader in the fake news department along with their promoting all of tRump’s daily lies.

    1. Retired says

      If anything you spread more lies without backups .Still got your head up Soros playmates butts ???

    2. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

      Here Billy Boy. They can repair your problem!

      Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (TURD)?

      Know the signs, spot the symptoms, and save a life.

      TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time.

      Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, rioting, and uncontrollable crying.

      People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again.

      TURD Is caused by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. For many, both in America and worldwide, this was a shocking and unexpected outcome; their preferred news sources having failed to inform them that the alternative candidate was a criminal parasite in such ill health she got chucked into the back of a van like a kidnap victim.

      Research is ongoing, but TURD appears to correlate closely with the following environmental and behavioral factors:

      Membership in the Democratic Party

      Identifying as a Feminist

      Currently enrolled in college, and/or Possession of a Liberal Arts college degree

      Living in a densely populated metropolitan area

      Massive student debt

      Spotty or non-existent work history

      Patients with TURD are very resistant to treatment, and dangerous in large groups. Any possibility of treatment requires that they be separated from their hive-mind support apparatus; they cannot begin the process of accepting reality in the presence of encouragement towards delusion and irrationality. Separation may require the assistance of law enforcement.

      If you have a friend or loved one suffering from TURD, urge them to seek treatment. Together we can beat this scourge, and Make America Great Again.

      1. Wendy Mantooth says

        Fantastic message……very well written and so true!!!!Good job!!MAGA!

        1. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

          Wendy, I did not write it, I only shared it, but thanks for the undeserved compliment. Have a great day and MAGA!

      2. Michael C. Marceau says

        Well said and funny . It should also be noticed that TURD sufferers have a total lack of humor!

        1. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

          I can’t recall ever seeing a liberal with a real sense of humor!

          1. nocbsfan says

            That’s because Liberals have no sense

          2. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

            That too of course.

          3. Ron C says

            True…I believe one needs to be well grounded in common sense to see the irony of a good joke.

          4. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

            Amen! We both know we will never find any common sense in the common liberal.

    3. James C Exner says

      Hey BO me thinks your Assessment smells. If it weren’t for Fox news our Constitutional Republic would be gone and we would be a communist dictatorship under the witches of the Demoncrat assassins party.

  6. mae says

    Of course FTN will never admit that fox news is the leader in the fake news department along with their promoting all of tRump’s daily lies.

    1. MAHB001 says

      I believe this is a bot that copies posts. I just reported it as spam.

    2. nocbsfan says

      You poor Baby

  7. Kool Nightes says

    CNN isn’t necessarily the only mainstream media property which has made fake, biased news their calling card
    CNN is light years ahead of the rightwing media.. you do not have one honest news outlet… none..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9ba45465ec6d561960b0d617c8beb92576f6f49c7cf915ae46bb9119183996e.png

    1. MAHB001 says

      Gotabot,

      You need to keep your multiple personalities in their perspective posting areas…

  8. gotabgood says

    CNN isn’t necessarily the only mainstream media property which has made fake, biased news their calling card
    CNN is light years ahead of the rightwing media.. you do not have one honest news outlet… none..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9ba45465ec6d561960b0d617c8beb92576f6f49c7cf915ae46bb9119183996e.png

  9. MAHB001 says

    Imagine having CNN in your resume…
    “Yep, I was part of the most corrupt dishonest network in America’s history.”

    Best if you just say you were unemployed.

  10. MAHB001 says

    I can see the corruption in the press.
    But there is nothing I can do.

    I want to do something about the corruption in the MEDIA.
    But don’t know what to do.

    Even if I knew what to do about Fake News..
    I wouldn’t have the time to fix the problem.

    If you think that way. You are wrong. http://www.madashellboycott.com is the answer to all those objections.

    Please consider joining.

  11. Steve says

    People laughed at “fake news” in the recent past. How quickly things change.

  12. CrustyOldGeezer says

    ‘acosta’ is an INVITED GUEST, as are all ‘DIStorters’ and REporters and should be held accountable for their bad performance.

    Acosta should have been warned ONCE, then banned for 6 months, and if the replacement from cnn exhibited the same attitude, cnn should be BANNED FOR NO LESS THAN ONE YEAR.

    Immediate END to poor performance and they would begin to act like REporters instead of agenda driven nazis.

  13. Clay Williams says

    CNN would be well served IF Blitzer would retire (or be fired) He has always been the biggest POS on TV (in my opinion) and has been like the Egotistical A Hole he is!

    1. John Sondrini says

      Ame to that !

  14. Michael Dennewitz says

    Sorry, I can’t type, I’m laughing too damned hard . 😆😀😁😂🤣😃😄😘

  15. hoosier46 says

    CNN lost their credibility in Iraq War I with the fake Baghdad backdrop pretending to be reporting live from Iraq. How they have survived this long is a mystery to me.

  16. 4freedom says

    Hope to F they go out of business.

  17. ray2hill says

    CNN will do a lot better than Republicans in this year’s election. Republicans are politically killing themselves with weapons more deadly than those used in school shootings.

    1. 4freedom says

      Guess you didn’t read the article.

    2. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

      Do you really believe your ears will pop if you pull your head out? Here Ray there’s still time for you to seek professional help.

      Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (TURD)?

      Know the signs, spot the symptoms, and save a life.

      TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time.

      Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, rioting, and uncontrollable crying.

      People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again.

      TURD Is caused by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. For many, both in America and worldwide, this was a shocking and unexpected outcome; their preferred news sources having failed to inform them that the alternative candidate was a criminal parasite in such ill health she got chucked into the back of a van like a kidnap victim.

      Research is ongoing, but TURD appears to correlate closely with the following environmental and behavioral factors:

      Membership in the Democratic Party

      Identifying as a Feminist

      Currently enrolled in college, and/or Possession of a Liberal Arts college degree

      Living in a densely populated metropolitan area

      Massive student debt

      Spotty or non-existent work history

      Patients with TURD are very resistant to treatment, and dangerous in large groups. Any possibility of treatment requires that they be separated from their hive-mind support apparatus; they cannot begin the process of accepting reality in the presence of encouragement towards delusion and irrationality. Separation may require the assistance of law enforcement.

      If you have a friend or loved one suffering from TURD, urge them to seek treatment. Together we can beat this scourge, and Make America Great Again.

    3. nocbsfan says

      With your knowledge of world affairs, it is simple to know you listen intently to CNN for the truth and have completely lost all reasoning,. Do as Curmudgeon suggest and seek professional help

    4. Mike W says

      Hey moron how much would you like to bet that there are many more Democrats – or should I say former Democrats that are LEGAL gun owners than Republicans? But you keep up your whining it suits you – i just feel sorry for your wife and kids if you have either,

  18. Vernon C. Lindblade says

    BAHAHA!!!! now there’s a few other fake news agencies that need to go down the rabbit hole with them.. it must hurt to look into the mirror and know you are spreading lies … and if it don’t hurt well your just evil and I’m glad to see to go !!!!! now if they could just DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

  19. Ronnie Cowlishaw says

    Excellent news! to hell with the fake news greedy bastards now take your reward MORONS!

  20. Frank Liso says

    I hope they get every bad thing that can happen to them.

  21. donl says

    Must be Soros gave up on them.

  22. William Von Huben says

    CNN has lost all credibility, they have an agenda and it is not for the people of the country it is there political agenda come hell or high water and the truth is the last thing they worry about. I cannot believe a news outlet puts out FAKE NEWS and LIES and still gets people to listen to them. They are not the only news outlet that does what they do. You expect this in Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba and other third world countries but never in my lifetime I thought it would happen in America. I cannot believe the owners of these lying news outlets would allow it to happen. I hope they all meet in hell someday because that is where they belong.

  23. RichFromShowMe says

    The Communist News Network seems to be racing to the bottom of the Network List.

    Could it be FAKE NEWS isn’t selling like it used to, even though MS-LSD is still peddling it to their Liberal Lemming who may, or may not, wake up before they fall into the Abyss.

  24. Raymond Miller says

    Let them get flushed down the drain along the Demon-Crap party. The sooner the better, for our country and the world.

  25. ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial says

    I think you are wrong. The MSM did not recently lose their credibility it has been gone for years, just more sheeple are waking up noticing it now.

  26. Michael Dennewitz says

    Well georgie boy, you wasted millions of dollars! Finally, FINALLY it’s all coming to light. I bet the culprits start disappearing ny the thousands! HAHAHAHA😀😁😂🤣😎

    1. Mike W says

      I hope they bankrupt his sorry ass. It would be poetic justice that this POS will die penniless and homeless…..and hopefully deported too.

  27. Bernie Buerman says

    Oh well, Haven’t watched it since the middle of 2016 during the campaign. Just another liberal flop. A lot of that going around.

  28. Ron C says

    “imbeciles like Jim Acosta”….??? Seems to me that the majority of the folks in the Whitehouse press corps are socialist imbelcile’s…. just saying the questions they ask would put them in league with retard status….

  29. SILENTHAMMER says

    Good Riddance! They don’t cover real news, only “comment” about controversy. They CREATE controversy in order to hook morons into “viewing” their trash. The “viewers” they have switch channels from “the view” at commercial break, then switch back in ten seconds because “the view” only has one advertiser — Bow-Wow-Chow — still hanging on (embarrassed). Bow-Wow-Chow is being sued by the ASPCA because it’s made in China and contains Cadmium, human teeth and fingernails. So — yeah — I guess CNN’s hit the lip of the chasm, and can I give ’em a little push? Please?

  30. Shelba J. Holmes says

    It should have happened a long tme ago. One thng for certain, it could not be happening to a more deserving crowd. They are anti-America for sure.

  31. WILLIAM RAMSBURG says

    BYE CNN IT WAS BAD KNOWING YOU!! MABE SOMEDAY YOU WILL IMPROVE!!

  32. RG ODOM says

    The View would be a good place for Lemonhead
    but lets drop the “ladies” as there are no ladies on the View
    just nasty old hags off their meds or mentally challenged

  33. mlentz says

    It’s about damn time! May NBC, MSNBC, CBS, PBS and the rest of them soon follow. NYT just came out with a statement that they may be closing their printed media operations. Also good news. The LA Times is in trouble. The only thing keeping the WAPO open is Jeff Bezos’ deep pockets, he can keep that going indefinitely with his pocket change. And who is telling them to moderate their tone?

    It sure as Hell isn’t Nancy Peepee, or Chuck E. Shurmer.

  34. jcgreen2 says

    I have not watched CNN for years! And will never again. They can’t be trusted. And I hate to be lied to.

  35. My country says

    Glad to hear it .It needs to actually die altogether .The truth has a way of always making it out in the light .

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