CNN ignores Paul as ratings plummetSubmitted by kevinkervick on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 21:19
While Paul is drawing huge, passionate crowds, the person that major media sources have dubbed the presumptive nominee, is drawing small crowds and is generating little enthusiasm.
This momentum and excitement is occurring despite an apparently coordinated attempt by major media outlets to ignore the Ron Paul Revolution. Perhaps this is one reason outlets like CNN are seeing their ratings tumble dramatically. CNN ratings hit a ten year low in April.
The stated preference of CNN is to be an independent-minded news station in contrast with FOX News and MSNBC, that have decided to cater to right-leaning or left-leaning political audiences. Given their abysmal performance, one would think CNN would be more open to the presidential candidate that has excellent support among political Independents. Paul's committed following would flock to CNN if there were favorable coverage there, or any coverage at all. Instead, the dwindling numbers of CNN viewers have to listen to Wolf Blitzer and the parade of talking heads at CNN telling them that Congressman Paul is irrelevant, despite what they are seeing elsewhere with their own eyes.
MSNBC is the Obama network and FOX is reluctantly starting to shill for Romney. Perhaps CNN could rise above the partisan fray and provide the choice of Independents some unbiased coverage. Potential viewers might notice.