Friday, June 14, 2024

NY Post Tries to Whack MSNBC on Behalf of Fox News, But Their Story is from Opposite Land


Very strange story in the New York Post now: that morale at MSNBC is terrible and that CNN is somehow stealing their thunder.

This is actually the opposite of what is true. But seems like the Post is writing this on behalf of Fox News for Rupert Murdoch et al. Literally everything in the article is the reverse of reality.

Maybe Fox News is worried that MSNBC is growing its audience quickly. It’s doing far better than CNN. In fact, MSNBC has literally double the numbers of CNN at every hour.

I don’t know about “morale.” But I’m sure the MSNBC people are happy to have healthy ratings.

Mosr CNN shows average between 600,000 and 700,000 people watching them. Head to head MSNBC comes in between 1.1. million and 1.3 million.

At 9pm, CNN’s host-less hour is trounced by MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, who replaced Rachel Maddow and is starting to find a following.

Of course, Fox News remains the titan all day and night, spewing out misinformation and crank opinions, hoping the elderly or uneducated audience buys whatever they’re selling. But the Murdoch empire must be a little nervous if they’ve turned their aggressively awful PR team on MSNBC. That audience is not going to believe a word from News Corp. They’re too smart.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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