CNN travels to blue-collar America, discovers voters really don’t care about Cohen & Manafort

CNN — whose ratings have tumbled amid its nonstop coverage of Paul Manafort’s tax-fraud trial and Michael Cohen’s bank-fraud plea —  got a rude awakening when it learned that average Americans could not care about less about either topic.

CNN’s Jason Carroll traveled to Pennsylvania (a blue state that Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012) and spoke with Democrats, Independents, and one Republican to get their reactions to the Manafort-Cohen media circus. (h/t: DailyWire)

People Care About Their Lives, Not Media Narratives

It turns out that the bipartisan group is not swayed by the relentless coverage of anti-Trump liberal talking points.

Eileen and Richard Sorokas are registered Democrats who twice voted for Obama but voted for Donald Trump in 2016. They’re thrilled with the booming Trump economy and dismissed the Manafort/Cohen debacles as a media-driven “sideshow.”

“Our retirement is in the stock market, and the stock market has been growing for quite a while now, so I’m sorta happy with what’s been happening with the economy,” Richard Sorokas said.

 

Anne Marie Lenahan, a registered Democrat who voted for Trump in 2016, echoed the Sorokas’ sentiments. Lenahan said she does not care about Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs because she’s happy with the strong economy.

However, Lenahan said if President Trump had used campaign funds to pay off the women who blackmailed him, she would be bothered, but would still vote for him again based on his performance.

‘No Evidence of Collusion’

Meanwhile, Republican Bob Sellon is annoyed by Robert Mueller’s fruitless Russia investigation, which has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and yielded no evidence of collusion.

“The investigations were supposed to be about Russian interference in our elections, and so far I’ve seen nothing concerning that,” Sellon said.

CNN ratings have plunged amid viewer backlash over its "fake news" coverage.
CNN ratings have plunged amid viewer backlash over its “fake news” coverage.

Despite the media’s around-the-clock attacks against President Trump, most Americans are concerned with their own lives: paying their bills, taking care of their families, and being safe and happy.

Thanks to CNN’s nonstop coverage of esoteric topics like Cohen’s bank-fraud plea deal and Manafort’s tax-fraud conviction (which don’t affect Americans’ daily lives), its ratings — and reputation — have cratered. Why? Because the Manafort/Cohen sagas don’t put money in your bank account or keep your family safe.

CNN’s ratings were recently crushed by the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and TV shows like “Ancient Aliens” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Even liberals like Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz reiterated that President Trump has committed no impeachable offenses, and did not break campaign finance laws, as BizPac Review previously reported.

“I challenge any of those who say it’s a crime to find me anything in the criminal law that would make it a crime for a president personally or a candidate personally to pay in order to save his own election,” Dershowitz said. “It’s not against the law.”

Meanwhile, the evidence of “Russian collusion” that has been uncovered involves Michael Cohen’s liberal lawyer Lanny Davis.

As BizPac Review reported, Davis is an active, registered foreign agent for Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, a close ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

A damning money trail suggests Lanny Davis is promoting the interests of a foreign power to the U.S. government. That should immediately cast doubt on where his true allegiance lies, especially since he’s working to undermine a sitting United States president.

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