Skip to comments.CNN Can't Figure Out Why Their Ratings Suck But This Segment Offers The Perfect Insight
Posted on 06/15/2019 5:38:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
It's no secret CNN has had their fair share of troubles with ratings. They can't seem to figure out why Fox News continually has higher ratings than them or why fewer Americans tune into their shows. And if this doesn't make them scratch their heads and question what they're doing because apparently Russiagate wasn't enough then absolutely nothing will.
CNN had an entire segment dedicated to talking about the song selection each 2020 Democratic presidential candidate made during the big Iowa dinner and how that compares to President Donald Trump playing the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at the end of campaign events.
"When you're a presidential candidate there's something as potentially as important as your stand on any issue. And that is, what song do you want played when you take the stage?" CNN's Michael Smerconish said. "19 of the 23 contenders showed up at the Democratic Hall of Fame event in Iowa last weekend and had to face that dilemma. What do you play before you're allotted a five minute chance to woo those crucial early voters?"
"I always thought it fascinating that President Trump chooses to end his rallies with the Rolling Stones' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want.' What message does he want people to get from that?" Smerconish asked. "You'd expect a politician to be aspirational and yet he's telling them 'Hey. You're not always going to get what you want.'"
Smerconish went on to name the songs a few of the Democrats chose:
Steve Bullock - "Small Town" by John Mellencamp
John Delaney - "I've Been Everywhere" by Johnny Cash
Jay Inslee - "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra
Beto O'Rourke - "Clampdown" by The Clash
Bernie Sanders - "Power to the People" by John Lennon
Elizabeth Warren - "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton
And, because former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner of the group, decided to skip the event, Smerconish decided to take a wild guess at what song Biden's campaign would pick.
"A couple skipped the event, including the front runner, which got me wondering, which song will Joe BIden use for his campaign? Because in the opening rally in Pittsburgh he went with the boss, [Bruce] Springsteen's 'We Take Care of Our Own' and I know, as far as I know, Springsteen has no objection to the veep using the song the way he did with Reagan and some other candidates," he explained. "But, in Philly, three weeks later, he switched to Elton John's 'Philadelphia Freedom,' maybe, you know, just because of being in the City of Brotherly Love. I don't know. But, if he has to pick one, which should it be? Probably Springsteen, as much as I love the Elton John song."
To make matters even worse, Smerconish decided to tell viewers what song he'd pick if he were in Iowa. Of course, he had to plug his book tour when he made the comment.
"I already do in my 'American Life in Columns' book tour. I go with Stealers Wheel's 'Stuck In The Middle With You.' And, by the way, I'm not changing my tune," he said with a smile.
Here's the thing: Americans don't care what song candidates decide to play when they enter and exit a rally or gathering. They don't care about the hidden meanings and message the candidates are trying to convey. The only people who carry about that are beltway insiders and campaign managers. Every average person will sing along if they know the tune or drown it out while they wait for the politician to take the stage.
Americans are more concerned about whether or not these candidates will uphold their values. They want to know if a candidate wants to uphold Roe v. Wade and whether or not a candidate will pursue gun control. Americans want to make sure the economy continues to boom, that their children and grandchildren won't face the student loan debt Generation Y and Millennials currently have. Americans are concerned about rising health care costs (thanks, Obama!) and big tech's censorship.
If you're wondering why your ratings suck, CNN, look no further than this segment.
President Trump famously uses the Rolling Stones' You Cant Always Get What You Want at campaign events.
Here are the songs that some Democratic presidential candidates have picked to sum up their messages and amp up their supporters. ?? pic.twitter.com/bxTqz81C1i CNN (@CNN) June 15, 2019
CNN is ATT.
Term limits. Back to citizen government. 4 terms for congress. 2-3 terms for Senator. No pensions. Fire 1/2 of all government employees. That’s a start.
But if you try sometime you just may find, you get what you need. Once again, the chicken noodle network misses the point.
CNN is nothing more than an arm of the Democrat Party..that is all they will ever be..they are just too stupid and stuck in their far left ideology that no one gives a sh*t about what they think
Democrats might chose “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie.
Mayor Pete’s song would be ‘I like big butts’.
Doesn’t he know the whole Rolling Stones song lyric? “If you try sometime, you just might find, YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED.”
So the message the Donald is/was portraying is that YOU NEED TRUMP.
But yeah, CNN is tone deaf. Pun 100% intended.
Only allow campaign contributions by persons legally able to vote for the candidate.
“Send in the Clowns”
Another One Bites the Dust
Fat Bottomed Girls
Any song a Democrat would pick would be so gay.
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Biden would be sure to screw that up too. His would come out “I’M AFRAID OF DAVID BOWIE”.
(That last name would get to Biden.)
No gun totin’ and masculinity allowed.
Shouldn't it be, "I'm Afraid of Young Americans."
Yeah, Biden would screw it up!
Would have thought Warren would have chosen Cher’s “Half-Breed” for her song.