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What violence? Are you referring the Chicago protests?
And are you also saying Trump supporters aren't violent?!
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: onequestion
How is it bait? You straight up said all of those things and then refuse to answer my questions about them under the excuse of it being bait? You know what's bait? That post and your OP.
So it goes in the prime-time cable wars. A madcap primary season has proven a huge ratings boon to cable TV, much as a Super Bowl yields the ultimate victory of massive audiences and pricey ad revenue. In September, CNN was reportedly charging advertisers $200,000, or 40 times its usual rate, to air a 30-second spot during the GOP debate, and CNBC and Fox News followed suit. According to new Nielsen data shared with U.S. News, the average cost of a 30-second ad during the first 10 presidential debates, between August and January, was approximately $61,000 – a 1,120 percent increase from the average cost of a prime-time spot on CNN.
Sam Feist, CNN's bureau chief in Washington, D.C., says it was clear even in 2014 that this year's election at the end of the Obama administration was poised to be unique, so the network made a "massive investment" to expand political coverage. "We added 50 people to our political coverage team for the 2016 cycle. The lion's share of them were added to the digital coverage team," says Feist, who has covered seven elections for the network. "I don't think we really appreciated back then how significant a story it was going to be." This week, CNN announced plans for a $20 million expansion, with over 200 new staffers.
The New York Times’s Upshot team, using data from mediaQuant, reported last week that Mr. Trump had received nearly $1.9 billion worth of news coverage; his next closest Republican competitor, Ted Cruz, received a little more than $300 million. Hillary Clinton has received less than $750 million.
"Maybe Fox was gonna have a 20 or 25 million person debate, but without Mr. Trump's participation, I think they might have a one to two million person debate," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said earlier in the week.