CNN went all in on Trump bashing hoping to turn their struggling network around. They decided early in Trump’s presidency that the quickest way to profit was to bash Trump, liberals being so easy to dupe.
The left bought it hook, line and sinker and the CNN anchors like Anderson Cooper and beat reporters like Jim Acosta became overnight stars.
Sensations in their own minds it turns out because America didn’t fall for it. We know better and we certainly know a huckster when we see one.
And CNN is full of hucksters.
Trump sells so it wasn’t the dumbest strategy ever invented, but the writing was on the wall and to their shame, CNN did not correct course.
So they deserve all that is coming and will come their way over the next 7 years of Trump’s presidency.
The news industry does have a higher calling – to report the truth, but they threw that out the window with Trump and now they are paying the price.
Taken in context, it comes as no big shocker that CNN is announcing massive layoffs after admitting their strategy was a dud.
Proving bashing Trump is bad for business.
From Vanity Fair:
“But despite the so-called Trump Bump, CNN appears to be re-thinking at least some elements of its digital strategy. I’ve learned that CNN, a key property in AT&T’s planned takeover of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, is targeting big savings on the digital side, with as many as 50 jobs around the globe scheduled to be eliminated this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who noted the exact number could still be in flux.”
“We’ve been transparent about our strategy,” said Matt Dornic of CNN. “In order to innovate, grow and experiment, we’ve added more than 200 jobs in the past 18 months. Not every new project has paid off so we will stop some activities in order to reallocate those resources and enable future experimentation. Organizations that do not make big bets and continuously evolve are the ones that fail.”
In short, they made a big bet against Trump, like the rest of the liberal media and all their pundits, and it backfired.
Do you think they will start reporting the truth about Trump now?