Ed Driscoll

Will CNN 'Out-Left' MSNBC?

What can CNN do to recapture their ratings, now at historic 20 year lows? Rush Limbaugh has a modest proposal for the flailing network:

With CNN firmly entrenched in the abyss of the ratings sewer, radio host Rush Limbaugh is predicting a shift in the political viewpoint of the cable news network.

“I think I figured out what CNN’s gonna do to try to recapture their lost glory,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program.

“I think they’re gonna move further to the left, try to even ‘out-left’ MSNBC. That’s based on a couple of things I’ve seen. It’s too early to know for certain. Too soon to tell right now. But it looks to me like that CNN is gonna move even further left in their valiant effort to recapture the 98 percent of their audience that they’ve lost since the 1980s.”

Rush prides himself on being “on the cutting edge of societal evolution,” but he may be arriving a bit too late to this story. Are we sure that CNN hasn’t already begun to implement the advice that Rush is preferring?

The following is a segment that aired on CNN in 2010. If the flailing network can go even more to the left than praising the glories of North Korea, that should be quite to sight to see indeed:

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(H/T: 5’F)

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