|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on January 7, 2023 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
According to a recent survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, many of CNN's problems may be due to its perceived liberal bias.
The poll, which was conducted on behalf of the Media Research Center, surveyed 1,000 voters in the November 2022 elections between Dec. 9-14.
When asked if "One of the reasons I find myself watching CNN less often is because of its liberal/leftwing bias," 61% of respondents agreed, including 52% of moderates and liberals. This perception of bias may be contributing to CNN's declining ratings, as roughly 54% of CNN viewers indicated that they had watched the network less frequently.In contrast, 30.5% said their viewing habits had not changed, while 13.5% said they had begun to watch the network more often.
The past year has been difficult for CNN, as the network faced significant layoffs in November and shut down its streaming service, CNN+, shortly after its launch.
Several well-known personalities, including Chris Cuomo, Jeffrey Toobin, and Brian Stelter, have also left the network.
In an interview with the New York Times, CNN CEO Chris Licht expressed concern about the decline in journalistic standards. "The uninformed vitriol, especially from the left, has been stunning," Licht said. "Which proves my point: so much of what passes for news is name-calling, half-truths and desperation."