Executives from the mainstream media are profiting off the Democratic-led push for impeaching President Donald Trump, cashing in on a partisan push that ignores historical precedence and judicial due process.
“CNN Digital’s impeachment-related app alerts have attracted 300,000 subscribers in just a week, according to a spokeswoman,” CNN’s Brian Stelter reported. “Since the [New York Times’ impeachment] briefing’s formal launch on October 1, ‘the response has been hugely positive — the Impeachment Briefing has been one of the most-read pieces of Times journalism every day since we launched.’”
Resistance frenzy is good for business within the mainstream media.
“Cable news ratings have been elevated for the past two weeks,” CNN continued. “Web traffic has been up too. CNN Digital’s impeachment-related app alerts have attracted 300,000 subscribers in just a week, according to a spokeswoman. And CNN’s Impeachment Tracker newsletter, written by Zach Wolf, has amassed more than 16,000 subscribers since it launched on Friday. The New York Times has also launched a standalone Impeachment Briefing newsletter to provide daily updates to readers.”
Attacking the president is also a jobs program for some.
“CNN’s announcements about four new additions on Monday spoke volumes,” Stelter noted. “Joining the network’s list of paid contributors:
— Jeffrey Engel, a CNN presidential historian, the co-author of “Impeachment: An American History” and the author/editor of ten books.
— Michael Gerhardt, a CNN legal analyst, the author of several books including “The Federal Impeachment Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis,” and a regular on CNN during the Clinton impeachment process.
— Ross Garber, a CNN legal analyst, who represented four governors facing impeachment proceedings and many other government officials throughout his career.
— And the Washington Post’s Shane Harris, now a CNN national security analyst, who’s been part of the Post’s team breaking big stories about the whistleblower complaint”.