Adding insult to the injury of of a half-empty hall.
And note, people watching the news channels care about the news. But they still didn’t want to see President Biden.
This is not a minor thing. One of the most powerful weapons a president has is the ability to take their case directly to the people via the bully pulpit. Biden can still do that, but unfortunately for him, nobody will be listening.
According to the Daily Mail:
CNN’s exclusive town hall with President Joe Biden on Wednesday night was a ratings flop, and fell 83 percent behind Fox News’s regular programming, and also trailed behind MSNBC.
The president was speaking at a half-empty town hall in Cincinnati, with photos from journalists behind the cameras showing row upon row of unfilled seats.
And it seems that TV viewers were equally unwilling to watch the president.
Between 8pm and 9.30pm, CNN yielded just 1.46million viewers, compared to Fox’s 2.7million and MSNBC’s 1.63million, according to data from the Nielsen Media Research.