CNN has continued to struggle throughout 2021 and their latest report has only made the problem worse.
CNN promoted its story on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, which has murdered millions and continues to oppress hundreds of millions more today.
“The Chinese Communist Party is about to turn 100 but Xi will be the real star,” CNN International tweeted.
CNN wrote an article where they acknowledge the brutalities of the party. They also said the communist party will likely gloss over those atrocities, but…. incredibly, they said the murderous party has “much to celebrate.”
From the article:
“But while the party has much to celebrate, particularly China’s growth from one of the poorest nations in the world into an economy on the brink of overtaking the US, it has also been responsible for some of darkest chapters of the last century, including the brutal repression of student protestors in Tiananmen Square, the decade of mayhem under former Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, and the millions who starved to death as a result of disastrous CCP economic policy decisions.
Such incidents are unlikely to feature in Thursday’s trip down memory lane, having long been played down or simply censored outright within China. But that doesn’t mean they will be forgotten.”
Meanwhile, recent reports have shown that CNN’s ratings have plummeted in recent months. The liberal news network lost half its audience in the last three months, which was already significantly smaller than Fox News.
Trump mocked CNN this week for its poor performance.
“CNN ratings are down 70%,” Trump said. “MSDNC is also way down. Actually, they are ALL way down. They say the news is “boring” since I left D.C. Morning Joe, Joy Reid (whoever that is?), Nicole Wallace, Jake Tapper, and even Chris Wallace, at Fox, in free fall. A wonderful thing to see!”
CNN’s Jake Tapper, who has lost three-fourths of his audience since January, responded on Twitter.
“If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had,” Tapper said. “On any channel. But maybe that’s just me, I’m a different breed of cat.”
Tapper may have had a comeback retort, but whether his ratings come back remains to be seen.