Apparently, in just one week, Tucker Carlson had more viewers than CNN’s entire line-up, combined!
That’s a tough pill to swallow for the network willing to bet their anti-Trump rhetoric would pay-off big time.
In fact, two years ago, Jeff Zucker bragged “anti-Trump news boosts morale.” His statements cemented the conservative theory that our media is now so biased, they no longer try to hide it.
After Zucker suggested employees wear their anti-Trumpism as a badge of honor, the President upgraded CNN from “Fake News” to “Very Fake News.”
And while CNN’s affection for President Trump hasn’t changed one bit, neither has their respect for Tucker Carlson.
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Time and again, the network took aim at Carlson. Last November, the network fueled an attack against Carlson.
As Breitbart explains:
CNN was on a crusade to demonize Tucker Carlson as a racist in the days and weeks leading up to the left-wing terrorist group Antifa’s Wednesday night attack on the Fox News anchor’s home.
According to the official police report, and while Carlson’s wife was home alone, “a group of approximately 20 people” assembled “in front of her home. They had a bullhorn and were chanting loudly.” The police found “an anarchy symbol” spray painted on the driveway. “Signs were left on vehicles left in the driveway as well as a sign left on the front door.”
Prior to calling the police, Carlson’s wife of 22 years “reports she heard loud banging and pounding on her front door.”
The incident is being investigated as a politically-motivated hate crime.
The group claiming responsibility is Smash Racism DC, a part of Antifa. Video posted by the group shows they mobbed the home after dark and used a bullhorn to threaten Carlson and his family. “Racist scumbag, leave town!” they screamed, along with: “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
One protester can be heard wishing she had brought a “pipe bomb.”
The terrorist group posted the harrowing video on their own (now suspended) Twitter account with an even darker threat: “Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.”
Carlson adds that the terrorists “rang his doorbell, broke his oak door” and that, fearing a home invasion, his wife “called the police and locked herself into a pantry.”
The terrorists also blocked both entrances to the street and carried signs with his home address.
This unprecedented assault on a media commentator’s home occurred just after the far-left CNN had been relentlessly targeting Fox News and Carlson in what can only be described as a campaign of personal demonization.
A good faith search of CNN.com found some half-dozen attacks against Carlson in less than three weeks, between October 10 and November 1.
As you will see, these CNN articles are not rebuttals to Carlson’s political positions, are not op-eds arguing beliefs, are not the stuff of competing ideas, but rather blistering attacks on his humanity and through the prism that his “white anxiety” has twisted him into a bigot spreading the kind of hate that influenced the murderer who shot up a Pittsburgh synagogue last month.
CNN appeared to lay the foundation for its racist assault on Carlson with an article published September 28 titled: “White anxiety finds a home at Fox News.”
This was merely the beginning. In the months since, CNN waged outright war against Carlson.
More Anti-Carlson Attempts:
CNN blamed Carlson for the pipe-bombs mailed out to prominent democrats.
“CNN helpfully points out that Carlson has mentioned Hillary Clinton (one of the pipe bomb targets) “more than 290 times” since Trump’s inauguration.”
Of course, Carlson mentions Clinton over and over because Clinton breaks the law over and over. And somehow, she still gets away with murder, literally. But according to CNN, Carlson’s reporting is the problem, not Hillary’s behavior.
Further, CNN tried to tie the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to Carlson. Then, CNN painted Carlson as a racist and an enemy of immigration.
Tucker Carlson is doing what he often does: suggesting politicians and media care more about the children of “foreign nationals” who enter US illegally than they do about American children.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 19, 2018
Apparently, the left can’t understand the difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration. And CNN’s pursuit of Tucker Carlson has been relentless at the very least.
Paybacks are a Witchy Woman
My dad used to say “the best defense is a good offense.” Never has this been more true. Since winning the 2016 election, Trump supporters have been forced to be on their “A-game” at all times, and Carlson does it masterfully.
After months of CNN’s battering, Carlson emerged victorious.
As Breitbart elaborates:
CNN has also participated in the effort to have Carlson blacklisted by advertisers due to his right-of-center political beliefs. Since the fake news outlet cannot beat Carlson in the ratings, it is hoping to drive him off the air through McCarthyism.
Obviously this has backfired in a big way.
Throughout all of last week, CNN’s primetime lineup averaged a limp 2.474 million viewers, while all on his own, Carlson averaged 3.475 million viewers.
Here is the specific breakdown according to Nielsen:
Anderson Cooper: 810,000 viewers
Chris Cuomo: 875,000 viewers
Don Lemon: 789,000 viewers
This means that Carlson not only beat all three of these left-wing hacks combined, he beat them by a cool million total viewers.
If cable viewers weren’t forced to subscribe to CNN as part of a package deal, the network would long be under water.
Carlson usually humiliates CNN, as does MSNBC, but last week was a turning point for the anti-Trump network that went all in pushing the Russia Collusion Hoax.
For two years, CNN flooded its network with one fake news bombshell after another and a narrative that assured viewers the Mueller Report would be the end of Trump — that impeachment was right around the corner.
CNN was certain Mueller would come through with some ginned-up allegation against the president. And so, for two whole years, CNN baited its viewers with this nonsense, and when Mueller failed to come up with the goods, those viewers fled in droves. MSNBC is having the same problem, but nowhere near the bottoming out CNN faces.
And CNN’s ratings humiliations show no signs of going away.
On Monday, Carlson earned 3.053 million viewers, which again beat the three stooges named Cooper (791K), Lemon (882K), and Cuomo (973K) combined.
If Zucker had a brain, he would’ve changed strategies long ago. Yet, he’s insisted on remaining anti-Trump despite Trump’s massive successes. Thanks to Zucker’s misguided loyalty, CNN is no longer the most trusted name in news. Instead, they’re the biggest joke on TV. And we haven’t even touched Don Lemon or Jim Acosta. We’ll leave the fun to Tucker.