In her tweet about the Joe Rogan controversy, Meghan McCain mentions Jim Acosta’s primetime show on CNN, “Democracy in Peril,” which drew an average of 561,000 viewers over its first three episodes.
I think a lot of people are really missing the point.
Ask yourself why so many Americans have fled mainstream media and gone to Joe Rogan. He gets 100 million listeners a month and Jim Acosta can’t even break half a million in primetime.
Why doesn’t anyone trust you anymore?
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 31, 2022
McCain didn’t tag CNN or Acosta, and it took him a few days, but Ed Meagher, CNN’s director of weekend programming, found McCain’s tweet and proved even further that CNN has a serious self-awareness problem. Does Meagher want us to pull up CNN’s weekend numbers versus Fox News?
— Ed Meagher (@EdCNN) February 5, 2022
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) February 5, 2022
Regime media person is weighing I see 🤔 threaten much??
— MimiMable (@TeresaGunz) February 5, 2022
You should clean up your own house before throwing stones at Rogan.
— The H2 (@TheH2) February 5, 2022
Don't answer a question with a question.
This is really a valid question.
— Li'l Sebastian (@Li_lSebastian) February 5, 2022
Only the CDC is an approved misinformation provider.
— 🐾 Suzy 🐾 (@scout_nj) February 5, 2022
I WORK WITH LUBIN' TOOBIN
— SDN-sketch_Diddy🇨🇦🚛 (@blankstayr) February 5, 2022
Rogan used the N-word; CNN employed pedophiles, helped coach Andrew Cuomo through a sexual harassment scandal, had on white nationalist Richard Spencer as a guest, kept on a guy who masturbated on a Zoom call, and on and on.
Ummm. That doesn’t seem like much self reflection there. But good effort.
— Confused in the middle (@ConfusedMiddle) February 5, 2022
This you? pic.twitter.com/TfvdbZckg4
— Pork Chops & Apple Sauce 🐺 (@occhipig) February 5, 2022
Well we know which side Ed is on – the establishment.
— Casey Atchison (@RB_Atch) February 5, 2022
I'd rather wonder why a comedian-turned-podcaster is seen as a more reliable source of information than @CNN. It probably has something to do with CNN, if we're all honest.
— xristosdomini (@xristosdomini) February 5, 2022
Shouldn’t you Ed be looking at how your company is handling its own “affairs” before ever speaking about anyone?
— The camopapa who laughs @ your math skills (@camopapa0410) February 5, 2022
— Pudge (@pudgenet) February 5, 2022
And yet still more people watch him than you and your network. Which says more about you than anyone else
— John (@John_Faker) February 5, 2022
Ed, take a hike
— SET YOUR SOUL FREE (@ThanqFul4) February 5, 2022
Ask yourself why he matters and you don’t.
— Chris Christensen (@dwc8647) February 5, 2022
The network that had a Covid death count for over a year and suddenly removed it when Biden won has something to say. I think your network has enough issues.
Strange how the goal posts have moved to it being someone else’s fault and not the current resident in the WH.
— Ladie Jaded (@ladie_jaded) February 5, 2022
Dude, you work for CNN. You should be embarrassed.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) February 5, 2022
Bro, you work for CNN…🤣
— Dave (@Wolffmann85) February 5, 2022
CNN needs to sit this one out. 😂
— Sky Palma (@DeadStateTweets) February 5, 2022
Everything in @MeghanMcCain's tweet is still completely true. Millions of people still watch and trust Joe Rogan, while Jim @Acosta can't even attract an audience equal to a mid-sized YouTuber despite being on CNN prime-time with a giant corporation backing and promoting him. pic.twitter.com/Du38J4OFHU
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 5, 2022
Of course, Acosta had to weigh in too; there’s no way his ego wouldn’t let him ignore it.
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And it continues:
I'll take tweets that didn't age well for 500… https://t.co/GZGSwxddyI
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 5, 2022
Little sensitive about hilariously shitty your ratings are? https://t.co/Hfz9wFKLB4
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 5, 2022
Acosta attempting to dunk on anyone after the week his network just had is as craptastic as it looks… https://t.co/BJjAxWPEWK
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 5, 2022
Jim Acosta expresses in gif form how he feels about more musicians leaving Spotify because of Joe Rogan https://t.co/8mB5hCchat
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 29, 2022