by Ben Bartee
The Daily Bell
2020 was brutal for the elite media’s approval ratings. 2021 probably won’t be any better.
The corporate news made the bed they currently lie in. It was CBS, CNN and MSNBC who gladly handed their platforms over to Trump during his meteoric 2015-2016 rise to GOP primary stardom.
Executives in charge of programming generated billions for themselves by showcasing what they viewed as essentially a carnival act in the form of Trump’s boisterous campaign rallies. In total, they handed $2 billion in free airtime – essentially free ads – to Trump because, at the time, he generated revenue for them.