This past week in irony:
CNN is the super-smart and ever so hip liberal media news network which is so systemically engorged with mentally immature liberals, and lacking in adult supervision, that it found it quite acceptable to play the Pink song “Stupid Girls” (lyrics: “Aha, aha. Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls…”) in its bumper lead-in to a story about Sarah Palin; and then think that it can get away with that without even being called out on it.
And then when they are called on it, as any half intelligent person would know they would be, they make the incredibly dumb-ass calculation that its audience is so utterly gullible that they would accept, as CNN’s mia culpa, insultingly stupid excuses.
This is their actual excuse: “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story. We regret any perception that they were planned together.” The only thing that could have made their excuse funnier, or dumber, is if they added their catch-phrase “the most trusted name in news,” here.
God they’re smart.
Once again, it’s a great wonder why CNN’s ratings are sliding, and Fox News Channel totally dominates the cable news ratings, doubling, or nearly so, all the others including CNN, combined, in its total audience numbers. All the top prime time news and news analysis shows are on Fox News Channel. Yet the liberal hipsters like to call Fox News Channel and its viewers “dumb”.
We are not the least bit surprised to find that super-smart CNN continues its ratings slide even further, this past month.
By Merrill Knox on July 31, 2012 3:31 PM
CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is –20% in Total Viewers and –23% in Aged 25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total Viewers and -26% in the demographic.
All CNN has to do, and all CNN is supposed to be about, and all CNN holds itself out to be, is “trust us, we’re grownups, and we’ve deployed all manner of resources to do our jobs right.” Well actually, it seems as though they’ve given it up. They’re just joking around now. They literally (still) call themselves “most trusted name in news.” Clearly even that is a lie. But whatever the case, implied therein is the sentence “we’re serious people, and serious about our jobs reporting the news in a trustworthy and reliable way, so watch us.” But that ship has sailed.
CNN is intelligent. Even at the precipice of disaster they find it quite normal and natural to play cheap, juvenile politics with whatever little goodwill is left in their already depressed inventory, and make the supposedly conscious editorial decision to do an idiotic, disrespectful thing like smearing Sarah Palin, a huge big-name favorite of conservatives — a group representing twice as many Americans as liberals. But of course we know Palin’s a political figure who just doesn’t happen to be among the pop-favorites of the idiot liberal kids who work at CNN (and apparently in most ever other news organization, and actually, everywhere).
This is actually how liberals think. No it really is. Think about it. This is how they’re running America right now.