Brian Stelter’s CNN show, Reliable Sources, has lost more than 40 percent of its viewers since the beginning of the year.
Stelter, a left-wing conspiracy theorist who serves as a reactionary mouthpiece for his boss, Jeff Zucker, the far-left extremist responsible for running CNN into the ratings dirt, was at least able to average 967,000 viewers during the first four weeks of this year, from January 6 to January 27.
According to my public school math, that represents a whopping 42 percent collapse in total viewers.
Now, to be as fair as possible, we need to look at the numbers for Stelter’s competition over at Fox News — and that would be Howard Kurtz’s MediaBuzz.
Like Reliable Sources, Fox’s MediaBuzz is an hour-long weekend show that looks at the news media. Both air opposite the other on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Eastern, so you aren’t going to get a better comparison than that.
After all, the problem might not be Stelter and his lies and his non-stop conspiracy theories and his pompous leftism and his hypocrisy and his downplaying of political violence against the right and his manic obsession to convince everyone to hate Fox News as much as he hates Fox News, as though Fox News were his ex-wife whom he caught sleeping with his brother…
What I mean is that Stelter’s ratings problem might be due to an overall decline in Sunday cable news viewers or a waning interest in news about the news media, except…
No… The problem is definitely Tater. more