Why is CNN in a ratings free fall?

Why is CNN is a ratings free fall? There are probably many, many answers to this question. For instance, maybe it’s not the best idea to continue to broadcast 24/7 coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane two months after the story first broke. Another possibility? The unbelievable level of manufactured outrage on the network, which really came to a head on Thursday when CNN’s Don Lemon tried to start a shouting match with TheBlaze’s Will Cain.

During a conversation about Monica Lewinsky’s new essay for Vanity Fair on CNN’s Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, Cain questioned the “cheap outrage” and “hashtag activism” often found on television. Lemon interpreted Cain’s comments to be a criticism of First Lady Michelle Obama, who had tweeted a photo of herself on Thursday with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

Watch the tense exchange below:

“We are cheap as a society… this is consistent,” Cain said. “We do cheap outrage on TV. We do cheap ‘hashtag activism’ when it comes to the girls with Boko Haram, and this is cheap. [Monica Lewinsky] has been a cheap punchline for too long.”

“That’s disgusting to say about over 200 girls who were — what do you expect the first lady to do?” Lemon demanded.

“I said society has gotten cheap,” Cain repeated. “We do cheap outrage on television. We do cheap hashtag activism on Twitter… I didn’t say anything about the first lady, you did.”

On radio this morning, Glenn found himself agreeing with Cain’s assertion that social media has allowed the masses to feign outrage and claim activism by simply sending a tweet with a particular hashtag or posting a picture.

“What [Will] is saying is you haven't really done your duty if you just hashtag tweet,” Glenn said. “That’s not going to rescue a single person.”

As Glenn explained, his audience has risen to the occasion time and time again to come to the aid of those most in need. Through their support of Operation Underground Railroad, Glenn explained his listeners have really affected change in the child sex trafficking trade.

“We talk about child sex slavery on this program. This audience has raised now, I think, $1.5 million, maybe a little bit more, to rescue children who are actually in this situation,” Glenn said. “Now, there's an audience that's actually doing something. We're not just hashtagging. There's nothing wrong with hashtagging. But if that's your deal, if you're like, ‘Yeah, I'm involved in saving children. I hashtagged.’ No, you're involved in the social media. That's what [Will’s] saying.”

Ultimately, Glenn believes the shouting match just reiterates why CNN faces such ratings’ woes.

“CNN, you know why you have ratings problems? Listen to this. Who wants to even tune in to this,” Glenn asked. “You know the first thing that Will said was ‘manufactured outrage on television.’ That’s what this is!”

“There's no human being that's trying to figure it out could react the way Don Lemon reacts here,” Stu added. “It’s only him intentionally not trying to understand.”

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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