There is one thing that is certain when it comes to cable news: When the ratings dip, the sensationalism will begin to spike.
Such is the case over at CNN, where the liberal network has been struggling as of late. The rise of American conservatism is only partially to blame, as the older, right-leaning generation continues to amass more consumer power.
But that’s not the only reason CNN is struggling. They’ve also been unable to take this loss in viewership in stride, resorting to ever more scandalous assertions in order to entice viewers.
Their latest ridiculous chyron sums up their struggles fairly succinctly.
CNN host Michael Smerconish warned on Saturday that both Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and the coronavirus could have unpredictable impacts on the 2020 presidential election.
“Can either coronavirus or Bernie Sanders be stopped?” Smerconish said. A CNN chyron with the same question stayed on-screen while Smerconish discussed factors impacting the race.
“A list of intangibles which included the impact of impeachment, a large Democratic field, congested candidate lanes and the looming prospect of no one getting the majority of delegates needed to secure the nomination before the convention, now includes the spread of a deadly virus,” he said.
The statement will almost surely concern Bernie Sanders’ supporters who already believe that a conspiracy is being undertaken in order to negate their candidate’s chances in the 2020 election.
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