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Fox News Ratings Plummet After Trump Supporters Abandon Network

CNN targets rivals OAN and Newsmax.

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Fox News’ ratings have plummeted in the aftermath of Trump supporters abandoning the network, with the broadcaster registering its poorest showing since September 2000.

The Daily Beast reports that Fox News finished third to both MSNBC and CNN for three days running last week, their worst performance in over 20 years.

“On Wednesday, CNN averaged 5.941 million total viewers and 2.074 million in the key 25-54 demographic for the entire day, compared to MSNBC’s 4.543 million viewers overall and 1.106 million demo audience and Fox News’ total audience of 3.464 million and 852,000 in the demo.”

“The disparity increased on Thursday, with CNN drawing 3.854 million total viewers, MSNBC averaging 3.321 million, and Fox pulling in 1.935 million for the day. CNN also led in the demo, nabbing 1.193 million with MSNBC finishing second at 653,000 and Fox bringing in the rear at 384,000.”

“The streak continued on Friday as CNN finished first once again with 3.121 million total viewers, followed by MSNBC’s 2.816 million and FNC’s 1.702 million. In the total day demo, CNN drew 878,000 viewers, compared to MSNBC’s 512,000 and Fox News’ 320,000. MSNBC, meanwhile, experienced its highest-rated week ever, averaging a total of 3.1 million viewers.”

Much of the viewership loss is due to Trump supporters switching to competing conservative networks like OAN and Newsmax due to the perception that Fox News abandoned its implicit support for Trump over the last 2 years.

Host Chris Wallace’s debate moderator performance, during which he was seen to protect Joe Biden while shutting down Trump, also infuriated MAGA types.

With viewers defecting to Newsmax and OAN, both those networks are now being targeted by CNN in a transparent effort to have its competition silenced.

“We are going to have to figure out the OAN and Newsmax problem. These companies have freedom of speech, but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and such bringing them into tens of millions of homes,” guest Alex Stamos told Brian Stelter yesterday.

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Democrats Moving Away From Lockdown Restrictions Over Fears of Being Crushed Politically

“People have run out of patience.”

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In response to plummeting approval ratings, Democrats are now moving away from lockdown policies they previously vehemently advocated over fears about being wiped out politically.

That’s according to a new report by Politico, which notes how, “Omicron is surging — and Democrats aren’t shutting things down this time.”

“From New York to California, Democratic mayors and governors are fighting to keep schools and businesses open with an urgency they haven’t flexed before in the pandemic,” writes Lisa Kashinsky.

That sea change likely has a lot to do with Republicans securing a November clean sweep of the House, as well as the offices of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in Virginia.

Republican Glenn Youngkin appealed to parents who were angry over school closures and other issues such as mask mandates, while New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy came closer to defeat than expected over frustrations relating to COVID restrictions.

Big events such as the Super Bowl in L.A. will now go ahead, while the likes of Fauci and Biden refrained from telling Americans to cancel holiday plans despite record case numbers caused by Omicron.

“Democrats went further than most Republicans in shutting down businesses, enforcing social distancing and requiring masks to tame the spread of the virus — and were initially rewarded politically for their caution,” states the report.

“But as the nation trudges into a third pandemic year in the grips of another variant-fueled wave, blue state leaders faced with exhausted and frustrated voters have lost the stomach for strict shutdowns.”

According to Bob Blendon, a polling and political strategy expert at the Harvard T.H. Chan School, Democrats “see an upcoming election, they see backlashes.”

“They can’t close things down, and there is no public tolerance for serious disruptions in people’s lives. People have run out of patience,” said Blendon.

Polling has also been dreadful for Democrats, with Biden’s approval rating sinking to a new low as just 15.5% of Americans say they trust the president when it comes to information about COVID-19.

“Everything our government tried to contain this virus has failed and now, thanks to Omicron, everyone is getting infected with a “live covid vaccine” that’s relatively mild and actually works,” comments Chris Menahan.

“With the combination of Omicron infecting millions and Democrats getting wiped out politically there’s a decent chance we may actually be able to move on from this hysteria and get on with life.”

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Biden’s Approval Rating Drops to New Record Low

Dissatisfaction with his handling of the economy key as inflation soars.

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Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to a new record low, with just 33 per cent of Americans supporting the president, a massive drop of 11 points from last month.

A Quinnipiac University poll found that 53 per cent disapprove of the job Biden is doing, while around 13 per cent are not sure about him.

According to the survey, 49 per cent believe Biden is dividing the country, thereby breaking his inauguration promise, while 42 per cent believe he is working to unite it.

Meanwhile, with Trump expected to run again in 2024, a YouGov poll found that the former president was more admired than Biden or the Pope.

A poll conducted Redfield & Wilton Strategies at the end of December found that Trump would beat Biden by 6 points if the election were held now.

Record COVID cases, spiraling crime rates and a continued failure to secure the borders certainly aren’t helping Biden.

However, the economy is clearly the primary driver behind the dissatisfaction, with 57 per cent of poll respondents disapproving of Biden’s handling of it.

Inflation hit a 39-year high in December, with supply chain and worker shortages causing the cost of staples such as food, rent and cars to skyrocket.

While Americans are being told the official rate of inflation is 7 per cent, the actual percentage rise of products and services is far higher.

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Crossbow-Armed Man Tried to Assassinate Queen Over ‘Racial Discrimination’

Culprit sectioned under Mental Health Act.

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The crossbow-armed man who tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day said he was motivated by anger over colonialism and racial discrimination.

A video of Jaswant Singh Chail posted just 24 minutes before his assassination attempt shows the culprit ranting in a distorted voice.

The suspect, who is seen wearing a white mask and a black hoodie, states, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry for what I’ve done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, queen of the Royal Family.”

He goes on to state that the attack is “revenge” for the 1919 Amritsar massacre, which took place 7 years before Queen Elizabeth was even born.

“It’s also revenge for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race,” he added.

Chail got to within 500 meters of the Queen’s apartments at Windsor Castle before he was apprehended by armed officers.

The culprit had scaled a spiked outer wall using a rope ladder, immediately triggering alarms as he was spotted on surveillance cameras.

The Queen was having breakfast at the time of the incident and was immediately informed by police about the attempted attack.

The intruder, who is an Indian Sikh, was sectioned the Mental Health Act and the “mental health” explanation appears to be the dominant narrative despite the culprit himself directly stating his motive for the attempted assassination.

During the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Massacre of Amritsar, colonial troops killed around 379 people during a protest, injuring 1200 more.

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