NEGATIVE 7,000,000

CNN loses over 7 MILLION unique visitors to CNN.COM. Who's to blame?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

CNN Loses 7 MILLION Visitors to CNN.COM

As we have been reporting here, CNN is becoming a disaster.  Their viewership on TV is degrading and is dead last in almost all programming hours. Even Fox News' Red Eye program which airs at 3AM EST beats CNN 8PM primetime programming in demographics.  Embarrassing.  But now, there's more.  CNN has, over the course of the last 8 months, lost over 7,000,000 unique visitors to their website.  That means that the 7 million people who were visiting their website, are now, not.  Where'd they go?

Take a look at the data we received from (Compete, Inc.), a website that monitors and documents traffic to literally all websites on the internet.

With journalism offenders at CNN such as Rick Sanchez, Don Lemon, Peter Hamby, Ed Hornick, Susan Roesgen (fired), KC Estenson (Manager), Roland Martin, TJ Holmes, Martina Stewart, and Anderson Cooper, it's no surprise that this is happening.  We also have the emergence of new media: blogs, social networking, and new news websites that are popping up all over the place. For instance The Daily Caller, which in just the last three months has attracted over half a million visitors with 1.1 million visits each month.  This of course, troubles the lamestream media organizations like the AP who has gone to such lengths as to warn its' visitors of new news websites by Conservatives.

See more after the jump...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

EXTREME BIAS: CNN's Peter Hamby Exposed

Who is Peter Hamby?
Peter Hamby is employed by CNN and is currently a political researcher at CNN’s Political Ticker blog. He joined CNN in 2005 with Wolf Blitzer and The Situation Room.

Hamby graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. where he was the contributing editor of “The Georgetown Voice,” a college weekly news magazine. Later Hamby attended NYU to pursue his Masters degree in journalism.

In 2007, Mr. Hamby developed the “mini-bureau” (a form of The Political Ticker today) for South Carolina where he covered the political primaries. Thus, his career at The Political Ticker begins.

Today he continues to blog for The Political Ticker at CNN. His Twitter account can be found here.

See A LOT more after the jump...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn attempts to link WV coal mine accident to GOP

CNN has ultimately reached a new low in "journalism."  In order to continue their on-going week long campaign against Republicans, Republican National Committee, and conservatives in general, CNN's Kevin Bohn has just added to the hit campaign.  Bohn has been looking into the political contributions for the CEO of the Coal Mine company in West Virginia. Apparently, while the rest of the media focuses on finding survivors, Bohn is more worried about where the CEO stands politically in order to link him to the GOP.

Here's a snippet of the article:
People associated with Massey Energy, along with its political action committee, donated more than $307,000 to federal candidates since the 1990 election cycle, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. The center found that 91% of that money went to Republicans.

In addition, the company's CEO, Don Blankenship, has personally donated more than $60,000 since 2000 - all of it to GOP candidates and causes. 
Why is CNN making this political in the first place?  Why else would they unless they had some sort of agenda--which is clear if you simply look at all the political reporting they have done in the last week.  If CNN wanted to give out any hint of fairness, it would have also reported on the political contributions of Bernie Madoff.

Let us make note that this is certainly a tragedy, and our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.

Friday, April 2, 2010

CNN's Ed Hornick gives us another anti-RNC article.

Ed Hornick pulls a Peter Hamby this week.  Actually, Ed Hornick is known to be an extreme liberal at the CNN Political Ticker.  Here's a recent example. Over 60% of stories published by this "reporter" usually showcase anyone on the right with a negative perspective. Today, we get this little peice of delight from Mr. Hornick: "RNC's bridge to conservatives on shaky ground?"

It seems like Ed Hornick and Peter Hamby have been extremely busy is making sure that the GOP nightclub "scandal" stays in the news cycle.  We reported this earlier.

And then you read the comments on the article and wonder why most commentators are against the GOP.  Because most of the stories that CNN publishes attracts the left to their "news" organization.  We guess "covering politics for CNN" means "cover the Republican Party" for Mr. Hornick.  We have certainly not seen Mr. Hornick write anything that gives Democrats a run for their money.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CNN's Peter Hamby Hammers GOP...article after article after article. Overblown?

A donor to the GOP charged a night out at a racy club to the GOP.  The GOP approved the charge of little under $2000.  Bad?  Of course, its bad!  Major major news which requires 8 completely different articles? No.  Well, unless of course you have some kind of agenda that is.  And Peter Hamby, CNN's housed liberal/progressive reporter, continues to make note of this particular event by publishing as many articles as he can.  Take a look:
Palin tells RNC to remove her name from fundraising invite
Posted: April 1st, 2010 09:32 AM ET

Santorum: 'Absence of leadership at the RNC'
Posted: March 31st, 2010 09:50 AM ET

Republican chief faces fallout over sex-themed nightclub tab
Posted: March 30th, 2010 06:38 PM ET

Fired RNC staffer was director of young donor program
Posted: March 30th, 2010 02:23 PM ET

RNC staffer fired after nightclub controversy
Posted: March 30th, 2010 09:00 AM ET

California Republican returning RNC money after racy club visit
Posted: March 29th, 2010 07:58 PM ET

GOP candidate breaks with consultant linked to RNC story
Posted: March 29th, 2010 07:02 PM ET

RNC 'investigating' money spent at racy nightclub
Posted: March 29th, 2010 01:49 PM ET
Did the Charles Rangel (D-NY) get this much coverage from Peter Hamby for tax invasion?  How about John Edwards (D)?  ACORN? Wasted Stimulus money?  Climategate?  We barely saw one article from Peter Hamby for any of these events.

Now this looks like something you would see on a liberal/progressive news aggregation website like The Huffington Post.  But no, this is CNN.  And that's exactly what Peter Hamby has done to CNN's Political Ticker...turn it into a liberal/progressive news agency.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010 Health Care Reform Protest Coverage by CNN ... Where is it?

Today at this time, March 20, 2010, thousands of protesters have rallied in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C. to protest the Heath Care Reform bill.  But you won't hear it from CNN.  Rather, CNN has an entire article devoted to a rally that will happen the NEXT day (Immigration rally scheduled in D.C.)

Fox News has an article published on the health care reform protest.
Fox News also had an article published on the anti-war protest.
Covers both sides.

(Updates, most recent first)

*UPDATE 6: 5:36pm - CNN's Don Lemon challenges doctor who opposes current health care bill - speaks down to him, says that pro-health care bill reform representative (former doctor) knows more about health care law then he does.  Also offers to pat him on the back to calm him down. What a disgrace.
*UPDATE 5: 5:30PM - No coverage of the protests.  However a group of dozen protesters outside a Pennsylvania Representatives members' office protesting FOR health care reform bill made live coverage. (CNN's Don Lemon)
*UPDATE 4: 3:26pm - CNN's Fredricka Whitfield covers Anti-War protests in front of White House, but still no coverage of the tea party protest against the health care reform bill.
*UPDATE 3: 2:16pm--two hours.  Still nothing on CNN's website.
*UPDATE 2: 2:00pm--Not one mention on CNN channel during LIVE coverage.
*UPDATE 1: 1:16pm - one hour.  Still nothing.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

CNN is Having a Coffee Party! CNN's Steinhauser helps them out.

Can you believe this?  It took CNN over a month just to provide adequate coverage to the increasing popular Tea Party back in 2009.  wants to remind you that the Coffee Party is having hundreds of local meet ups, so make sure you get out there! Mr. Steinhauser (pictured, right) sure gave them some good publicity. It's only been a few weeks since the coffee party existed and already it has received more positive coverage from CNN than the Tea Party since its inception.

Promotion much? Maybe, just maybe, Rick Sanchez will pounce on this coverage just like he did to Fox News.

The article opens with "Will the Coffee Party rise to the scale of the Tea Party movement?"  Well, judging by who is writing the story, where its coming from, and what the story is about, we won't even begin to argue what the answer to that question will be.

Here is how CNN's Paul Steinhauser approached the Tea Party convention in February of 2010: "Controversial Tea Party convention aims to boost the movement."  Will their be anything controversial about the Coffee Party?

*UPDATE*  Not sure how this comment by "Karen" got through, CNN editors must have missed it: "Funny how CNN covers the first Coffee party and it took them over a year to do a story on the teaparties. I guess anything that they can do to divert attention away from the Teaparties is a story for them. You continue to disappoint."
*UPDATE 2*  Aww, how sweet.  CNN is asking "Were you at a Coffee Party gathering? Share your images, story." Look here.  Weren't they bashing Fox News for this kind of thing a while ago?  Try to find an article where they ask the Tea Partiers to upload their images/videos to CNN.
*UPDATE 3* Will CNN report this?  After all the attempts by CNN and its' "journalists" to discredit the Tea Party and associate it with "Astroturf," lets just see how CNN handles this.