As People are dying by the 1000’s, Donald Trump lied and bragged concerning the tv rankings that his coronavirus briefings are drawing.
As a result of the “Scores” of my Information Conferences and many others. are so excessive, “Bachelor finale, Monday Evening Soccer sort numbers” in keeping with the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media goes CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many individuals, we should cease him.” mentioned one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
The rankings reveal that Trump is mendacity. Monday Night Football averaged over 12.5 million viewers last season on ESPN. Friday’s coronavirus briefing which ran uninterrupted within the 6 PM hour on all three cable information networks drew a combined 7 million + viewers, with a slight majority of these viewers coming from CNN and MSNBC. The Bachelor finale also drew a million more viewers than Trump on ABC.
Individuals are dying, and as a substitute of utilizing his Twitter platform to coach the general public on security in the course of the epidemic, Trump is bragging and falsely inflating his TV rankings.
A take a look at the rankings exhibits why the cable information networks won’t cease televising his coronavirus briefings stay. So long as individuals hold watching, the networks will ignore all criticism of their resolution and proceed to offer Trump an unfiltered platform to make use of to lie to the country.
When individuals cease watching the cable information networks will cease airing the briefings stay, and never fact-checked.
Trump doesn’t care concerning the medical disaster or the financial collapse. All that issues to him is that he’s getting stay airtime, and the eye of the cable information networks.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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