"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Friday, July 08, 2022
Sad news from Japan, CNN not getting better plus more...
Friday's video: Sad news from Japan, CNN not getting better and other stories
January 6 hearings not helping CNN
(My new American Thinker post)
With President Trump gone, CNN banked on the January 6th hearings, or circus, to bring the viewers back. Why not? Nobody at CNN can speak two sentences without mentioning the famous Orange Man.
Well, it looks like the hearings did not really help CNN after all. Check out the latest report:
Despite a fresh face at the helm, CNN’s ratings are stuck in freefall mode.
Pledging to “go a different way” as “extremes are dominating cable news,” when he took over in early May, CEO Chris Licht hasn’t yet seen the hoped-for results.
Only 654,000 viewers on average per night tuned in to June’s primetime lineup, while the network attracted 487,000 viewers on average during the day. These numbers represent a slight decline from May, even with the Jan. 6 House committee hearings.
Yes, no one is watching. Wonder why? Well, let me give Mr. Chris Licht a couple of suggestions.
First, you can't really go a different way with the same faces. It's hard to think that CNN has changed if we see the same faces on the screen.
Second, rebranding is a tough business. Just read about Edsel and AMC or the old Rambler. It takes a long time for people to get over it and brands usually go out of business rather than recover their old customers.
So Chris Licht can talk about changing but it won't work if we are watching the same faces every night. Last, but not least, Chris Wallace is not really the answer and having Jake Tapper finally ask tough questions of Democrats is probably too late too.
Happy # 81 Ken Sanders
We say happy birthday to Ken Sanders who was born in St. Louis, MO, on this day in 1941.
Ken broke with the A's in 1964 and won 6 games in 1966.
However, his career really took off in Milwaukee in 1970. In 3 seasons with the Brewers, Ken became one of the best bullpen men in the game: 61 saves & 2.21 ERA.
All together, Ken pitched 10 seasons and played for various teams. His best 3 years were with Milwaukee, 1970-72.