Serious question: Will MSM ratings suffer without Trump? Regardless of your political views, these networks went all out on Trump and he was an easy target. Even if there was a normal Republican in presidency in 2020, I think the networks would suffer.  I think CNN went all out Anti Trump and may have lost people who viewers long term who used to view it as a the true neutral network. 

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*...these networks went all out on Trump because he made himself a target by doing and saying terrible things that are unbecoming and shameful to the office of presidency. Pls fix

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Yes and we will all benefit from less Trump.

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Yes the MSM ratings will drop. They benefited from Trump creating a news cycle every six hours with his tweets.

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It doesn't matter for CNN and MSNBC because they are part of huge media companies with literally hundreds of channels. If folks aren't watching CNN, Viacom will just get more viewers on their other networks. It's not a zero sum game. The ONLY news channel that cares about ratings is Fox News because News Corp only has news channels. They are the ones who stoke people's fears to keep them watching so that sweet, sweet MyPillow ad money can keep on rolling in.

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What would be a natural network?

Way too late for that, just got to roll with it now.

If the people you’re talking about went to OAN, who the hell cares? The “mainstream” media should not join the trend of inventing their own news to ensure the viewers hear stories they like and agree with.

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