Comedian Bill Burr rips ‘f*****g morons’ at CNN for talking about Donald Trump and says ‘they want Darth Vader to come back’ to save their ratings
- Comedian Bill Burr called CNN ‘f*****g morons’ on his podcast for continuing to talk about Donald Trump
- He said, ‘They want Darth Vader to come back because they got nothing to talk about because it’s show business, and Joe Biden is a f*****g bore’
- CNN’s ratings have plummeted since Trump left office
- Last Thursday, CNN didn’t have one show that topped one million viewers
- CNN’s 57percent drop was the biggest year-over-year prime time loss among the cable news networks
The comedian hit out at 24-hour cable news networks, and especially CNN, in a three-minute, profanity-laced rant on Thursday’s episode of Burr’s ‘Monday Morning Podcast‘.
‘I can’t believe people watch that channel,’ Burr said. ‘They want Darth Vader to come back because they got nothing to talk about because it’s show business, and Joe Biden is a f*****g bore.
‘So now what do they do? They’re doing what they did the first time to get this guy elected by giving him all this free coverage while they act like they allegedly don’t like him. I don’t buy it. They are a corporate news channel.
‘They’re f*****g treasonous un-American pieces of s**t, just like Fox News, MSNBC, just like all of them. Just like f*****g all of them.’
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Comedian Bill Burr – pictured here hosting SNL in October 2020 – ripped CNN and cable news shows on his podcast on Thursday
Since Donald Trump – pictured here speaking during the Texas CPAC last week – left office, CNN’s ratings and audience have plummeted
Burr has been hosting this podcast since 2007 and talks about what is on his mind at the time.
He says on his website, ‘None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information. He tends to go with his first thought, because reading makes him sleepy.’
In this case, he talked about a subject that seems to be backed by numbers.
The Biden administration seemingly zapped CNN’s audiences.
Last Thursday, the network didn’t have a single program surpass the 1-million viewer plateau, and averaged only 654,000 viewers during the second quarter of 2021, Fox News reported.
The Washington Times reported in late June that CNN as a whole lost 44 percent of its total audience since the last week of January when ratings peaked following the insurrection of the Capitol.
All of the cable news networks saw year-over-year ratings decline for the second quarter of 2021, but CNN’s 57-percent drop was the biggest prime time loss among the cable news networks.
Fox News declined by 42 percent, and MSNBC dropped by 37 percent, Forbes reported.
In the second quarter of 2021, Fox was the top-rated network on basic cable, according to the Nielson ratings.
Burr has been hosting the ‘Monday Morning Podcast’ since 2007
Burr continued to rip all cable news channels – not just CNN – for running negative stories about wildfires, race relations and COVID-19.
‘They got to make you feel like s**t. You got to scare the hell out of them. You got to make them feel like they have a virus, their house is going to burn down and the Nazis are coming. Those are the tentpoles that make for a great half hour of news,’ Burr said.
He said he wants to see a two to one ratio of negative stories to positive stories.
‘You do a story that involves race relations where people are actually getting along,’ Burr said.