CNN is disappointed that more Americans are ignoring COVID news coverage and returning to their everyday lives.
What’s more surprising is that it took CNN so long to notice they were losing viewers.
CNN’s Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy expressed disappointment and dismay that more Americans are ignoring their doomsday COVID coverage and living their lives.
“Is the media out of touch with the public about COVID?” asked CNN anchor Brian Stelter.
Darcy replied that the news media is out of touch with the public who returned to their normal lives in 2021.
“A lot of the media does seem to be very out of touch with the public,” he said. “I think this is an issue because if people are tuning out what’s going on in cable news… you know, they’re just, you know, ignoring everything and living their lives and we’re not really getting the information that they need to them.”
CNN is in a ratings slump after losing 68% of their viewers in the last quarter, leaving them in third place behind Fox News and MSNBC.
Watch the discussion below.
CNN’s @oliverdarcy worries people will be directionless without the major media: “If people are tuning out what’s going on in cable news … they’re just, you know, ignoring everything and living their lives and we’re not really getting the information that they need to them." pic.twitter.com/h1dgECjS79
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 10, 2022