The so-called “name with the greatest trust in the news” virtually ignored the biggest international news in its initial programming.
Tensions have risen this week on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as the Hamas terrorist group fired more than a thousand missiles into the sky of the Jewish state, which were largely blocked by the Iron Dome’s defense system , leading to a division in the United States between moderate Democrats who support Israel and far-left progressives who stand up for the Palestinians.
From Monday to Thursday, the most watched CNN presenters in the lineup from 20:00 to 23:00 ET failed to respond to the escalating conflict.
CNN AVOIDS ISRAEL-HAMAS CONFLICT DURING TIME, TERMINATES OVER 90 MINUTES OF LIZ CHEN
However, after being embarrassed by critics throughout the week, Anderson Cooper devoted a generous four minutes to the topic at the end of Friday̵
In other words, of CNN’s 900-minute initial programming, only 0.4% covered the Israeli-Gaza conflict.
Topics that Cooper and his colleagues Chris Cuomo and Don Limon have prioritized include the removal of the House leadership by Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Republic of Georgia Marjorie Taylor Green with the Republic of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, DN.Y. the dispute over Representative Matt Gaetz, R-Flor., the Capitol Hill Revolt, and the missing Tiger in Houston. On Tuesday, Lemon brought in Fareed Zakaria to discuss violence in the Middle East in his poorly watched second hour on CNN Tonight.
CNN’s intrusive coverage of Cheney confirms critics’ speculation that the liberal network needs the GOP drama on Capitol Hill to fill its airwaves in hopes of fueling a “Republican civil war.”
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Like the conservative ruthless podcast indicatedCNN’s ratings skyrocketed after President Trump resigned and the network desperately wanted to save its audience, hoping the growing fight against the GOP would stop free fall.
In the last few weeks, CNN’s top hosts have struggled to reach more than 1 million viewers, as Cooper and Cuomo barely surpass a seven-figure audience and Lemon often fails.