What once would have been a crazy week for cable news has become the norm in the era of Trump, according to an in-depth examination of the cable news wars running today in Variety.
“Due to the controversies swirling around the Trump administration, many nights feel as momentous for the future of the country as Election Night,” the story reports. “In this fraught atmosphere, it’s no surprise that combined viewing of the Big Three cable-news networks — Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC — is up 33% through the first week of June compared with the same period last year, according to data from Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser.”
These days the subject matter for discussion on the news channels’ hour-long prime-time shows isn’t something the host gets to put much thought into, according to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who’s quoted in the piece saying: “That question is no longer up to you. It is delivered by the bombshell of the day.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to Variety to read the full report.