Last weekend, I blogged about CNN targeting cable providers in an effort to get Fox News removed from those services. They’ve now apparently added One America News (OAN) and Newsmax to their cable provider hit list.
CNN trying to deplatform other networks. The same CNN that pushed Russia collusion conspiracy theories relentlessly for four years. https://t.co/gNEVFKs8OP
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) January 17, 2021
And according to the aforementioned former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos, they want to limit “the capability” of all “conservative influencers” to reach their existing “huge audiences,” up to and including “people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN.”
On CNN this morning:
"We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences."
"There are people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN"
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 17, 2021
If it’s indeed true that CNN is being beaten for viewers by individual YouTubers, you’d think the response would be a robust internal review of why that is and how to correct course.
It’s got to be humiliating that some guy (or girl, whatever) sitting at home with a laptop is beating their multi-billion dollar operation. Apparently, though, the solution they seek is to just shut down the competition rather than actually compete with them in a fair and ethical manner.
At this point, CNN’s goal is becoming rather murky. Are they on the silencing of wrong think bandwagon with the Democrats and Big Tech or are they taking advantage of this current climate to eliminate their ratings and viewer competition? Of course, both can be true at the same time.DONATE
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