Donald Trump was the best thing to happen to CNN since Operation Desert Storm. The network’s esteemed president, Jeff Zucker, understood that his target viewers weren’t very interested in actual news and successfully pivoted to nonstop, Trump-fueled outrage.
Now that Trump is gone, banned from Twitter, and no longer on trial (again) in the Senate, the venerable “news” network is struggling to find a profitable source of outrage. As you might expect, Trump’s absence from the national discourse has been terrible for ratings.
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