It would seem that the end of the Russia investigation is bad news for MSNBC
"Maddow, who has consistently vied for the first or second top-rated cable news program, was sixth on Monday evening, down almost 500,000 total viewers from the previous Monday" https://t.co/jqqo8oytsJ
â Tom Gara (@tomgara) March 27, 2019
This is just so, so funny:
â EducatĂŤdHillbillyâ˘ (@RobProvince) March 27, 2019
From The Daily Beast:
Within MSNBC, thereâs an acknowledgement that the Trump-Russia narrative on which the cable networkâand especially its primetime star Maddowâbuilt monster ratings has fizzled for the moment.
Insiders also claim not to be surprised that the conclusion of the long-awaited Mueller reportâor at least the Trump-appointed attorney generalâs summaryâwas a whimper, not a bang for an outlet that has invested so much time and energy, in primetime and throughout its dayparts, in the notion that Trump is unworthy of the Oval Office and might at some point be forced to give it up.
And on that note, this means that they âneeded wild speculation and hysterics to keep ratings upâ:
Weird. Itâs almost like theyâve needed wild speculation and hysterics to keep ratings up. https://t.co/dBtxmeMCd8
â Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 27, 2019
So, did MSNBC delude themselves or did they feed the narrative for $$$?
The press either genuinely deluded themselves into believing the collusion narrative or they cynically fed those hopes for ratings and clicks. I don't know which is worse.
â Holden (@Holden114) March 27, 2019
Bless her little HEART! Rachel Maddow DESPERATELY grasps at any and all straws to prove Trump obstructed justice and it's SO pathetic (watch) https://t.co/etaGmoymef
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 26, 2019