UPDATED 4:57 PM PT – Friday, December 17, 2021
Media outlets across the board are losing viewership in light of President Trump’s departure from the White House.
According to Comscore data reported in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, outlets including the Washington Post, New York Times and CNN, have all seen a decline in ratings. Politico took the biggest hit with a nearly 50 percent decline in monthly visitors.
This trend is one Trump predicted throughout his first term.
“You know what the fake news doesn’t know? They’re getting the highest ratings in the history of television. When Trump is gone, they’re all going bankrupt. They will go down, they’re going to say oh I wish…they’re going to be calling we want Trump to run again. We want him to run again,” Trump said back in November of 2020.
To fill the void, mainstream media outlets have continuously ran stories linking Trump to the events of Jan. 6, special elections and midterm elections.
The news-traffic meltdown (continued): ComScore figures for August for major news sites show some gains from July, but huge hunks of readers are missing from same month last year. No Trump, no election = less traffic. pic.twitter.com/8R2Qed62qj
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) September 16, 2021