Quora question: Under what circumstances would CNN admit that the Trump-Russia stories are only “for ratings”?

My response:  All news media broadcast or print stories that will garner ratings or readers, which translates into revenue. CNN—likewise MSNBC, Bloomberg, the over-the-air networks, etc.—broadcasts stories that appeal to its core demographics.

An apology would be issued only when and if a story is found to be factually incorrect. Your presumed bias against CNN can just as easily be directed at alt-right news outlets such as Breitbart News and Fox News, who frequently short shrift any reportage that does not conform to its particular narrowcasting.


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