CNN and MSNBC, which have benefited from their anti-Trump bias for the last four years, are growing increasingly concerned about their collective futures without him.
According to The New York Times, executives at the two networks have been holding private meetings with producers and anchors to try and figure out what they should do once Joe Biden is inaugurated.
“People at both networks know that viewers who abhorred President Trump may no longer need their nightly therapy sessions with Rachel Maddow or Don Lemon. And President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. seems unlikely to generate the 24/7 grist of drama and scandal that resurrected cable news, taking it from a dying medium to a focal point of modern politics.”
Trump was a news machine. He constantly fired off tweets about a wide range of issues at all hours of the day and had a tendency to inject politics into non-political events, keeping the media busy.
Now that he is about to leave office, there will be a news void for them as well as the other outlets that refashioned their news operations to focus on Trump.
Those efforts paid off handsomely for CNN and MSNBC, which set new records for them in the ratings.
Now, they face 2021 without their chief protagonist. It doesn’t look very appealing and even some of the anchors are nervous.
As one MSNBC on-air personality quoted by the Times asked, “What happens when you don’t need us?”
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Seems like a moot question to me, 1. suck up like you always do, or 2. you very well may be in for a shock when old chicom joe does not win.
There is the very slim possibility that they will actually report the truth about a Biden administration, the infighting with moderates and the leftist radicals, the harsh reality of what proposed policies will do to the country, the Chinese inroads to policy making, the real Democrat exposé of their election manipulation, etc. Or! They could manufacture a scenario whereby Donald Trump is pulling strings behind the scenes, manipulating plants within the administration to reveal embarrassing facts to undermine the newly elected paragon of political virtue, embedded in sensitive government positions of trust like the CIA, FBI, IRS, the WH kitchen, laundry, and maintenance!
You are too kind. I DOUBT ANYTHING will get them to report the truth on hunter..
CNN, MSNBC worry about their Post-Trump future
No need to worry Fake News, I’m sure you’ll find something to lie to the American people about.
I hate to say this but don’t
worry CNN OR MSMBC but President Trump will be in the WHITE HOUSE 4 more years. FRAUD WILL be proven.
To whom?? The courts?? They’ve already ruled no fraud exists/no evidence will be seen.
To the GOP? They’re too cowardly to do a damn thing to change the results.
To we the people? WE ALREADY KNOW the truth..