The Guardian is blasting it’s left-wing colleagues New York Times, CNN and especially MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow today over their coverage for the past two years of the Mueller investigation. A sign of the British newspaper being the first rat to leave a sinking ship?
Whereas it was predictable that Fox news and the New York Post would pile on Ms Maddow who is now left without anything substantive to talk about, the Guardian’s hit piece comes as a bit of a surprise.
They state that: “Maddow was not only certain that Russians had rigged the election. On air, she would talk about the “continuing operation” – the idea that the Kremlin was controlling the Trump presidency itself. In more sober times, this brand of analysis would barely cut it on a far-right podcast. In the Trump era, it was ratings gold.”
That of course is the problem, if you only focus on how bad Trump is and how sure you are that he colluded with Russia and that Mueller will eventually prove this, you really need a new angle as from this week.
To put that in a numbers perspective for you, the New York Post calculated that: “Rachel Maddow’s audience plummeted 19 percent since the Justice Department announced the special counsel investigation turned up no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
“The MSNBC host drew an audience of 2.5 million viewers on Monday, the day after Attorney General William Barr’s announcement — down 19 percent from her average this year.”
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