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What Ted Koppel Says About CNN’s Ratings and Donald Trump Annoys Brian Stelter

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Ted Koppel, a legend in the field of journalism, recently spoke with CNN’s Brain Stelter and delivered a truth bomb of such epic proportions that it left the host absolutely annoyed to no end, which, as you might imagine, makes for excellent television.

Koppel made an appearance on “The Kalb Report” as a member of a panel where he stated that without President Trump, the network’s favorite subject, CNN’s ratings would essentially be in the crapper.

Again, as you can imagine, this ruffled a few feathers.

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Trump “has been wonderful for the [media] industry,” Koppel said, adding that former CBS Chairman Les Moonves as well as the head of CNN both admitted that Trump coverage has resulted in a ratings boon.

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With that, Stelter got just a wee bit defensive.

“That means what?” Stelter asked Koppel. “If ratings are up, that means what?”

“The ratings are up, it means you can’t do without Donald Trump,” Koppel answered. “You would be lost without Donald Trump.”

Stelter challenged Koppel: “Ted, you know that’s not true.”

But Koppel wasn’t done.

“CNN’s ratings would be in the toilet without Donald Trump,” the former “Nightline” anchor said as the room filled with chuckles.

Stelter, however, was not about to let this go, so he kept the battle raging.

“You know that’s not true, you’re playing for laughs. You’ve lived through enough presidencies to know. There will be more presidents,” Stelter said.

Koppel replied, “Hold on a second, Brian. What were the ratings before Trump, and what are the ratings now?”

This forced Stelter to confess that since Trump has been elected president, the ratings have been up 20 to 40 percent.

Check out this clip for the full story. It actually gets even more interesting.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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WATCH: Bernie Proves He Doesn’t Have A Clue, Compares Teacher Salaries to Baseball Contracts

IS THIS REAL LIFE? It can’t be…

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Okay, even for radically far-left Democrat Socialist Bernie Sanders this one is a doozy. According to the 2020 presidential candidate, teachers can be paid as much as Major League Baseball players. Or something like that. Check this out… Self-confessed socialist candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, recently ripped pro-baseball because its players make more than teachers. But to many Americans, it looks like Bernie lacks any understanding about the economics of the matter. He tweeted: If we are a nation that can pay baseball players hundreds of millions of dollars, don’t tell me we can’t afford to pay teachers the salaries they deserve. https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1129791583220588546?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129791583220588546&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fsports%2F2019%2F05%2F19%2Fbernie-sanders-blasted-comparing-baseball-player-contracts-teacher-salaries%2F Just in case you don’t see the problem here, check out these reactions: Did I miss something or has the government started paying the baseball players, or is it still private entities? He is as dumb as his minions who are not bright enough to think for themselves. https://twitter.com/KevinKlynch41/status/1129949064265703425?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129949064265703425&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fsports%2F2019%2F05%2F19%2Fbernie-sanders-blasted-comparing-baseball-player-contracts-teacher-salaries%2F As someone that covers sports business, let me say that Bernie is woefully off here on why the difference. As sad a commentary as this is, baseball is entertainment. It’s why there are multi-billion TV deals and 70M+ attend games in person. I thought Bernie understood economics. https://twitter.com/BizballMaury/status/1129840709320626176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129840709320626176&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fsports%2F2019%2F05%2F19%2Fbernie-sanders-blasted-comparing-baseball-player-contracts-teacher-salaries%2F There are 750 Major League Baseball players. In the world. 70 million fans voluntarily paid to watch MLB players perform in 2018. This is an apples and asteroids argument. https://twitter.com/RyanSchuiling/status/1129968264879017985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129968264879017985&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fsports%2F2019%2F05%2F19%2Fbernie-sanders-blasted-comparing-baseball-player-contracts-teacher-salaries%2F I think teachers should be paid more, but you do understand players are only paid well because people are paying to go see them… right? I’m not gonna drop $80 to go see a 3rd grade teacher for 3hrs. https://twitter.com/FauxDucky/status/1130139959346782208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130139959346782208&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fsports%2F2019%2F05%2F19%2Fbernie-sanders-blasted-comparing-baseball-player-contracts-teacher-salaries%2F Baseball players are paid in the private sector, teachers are predominantly government employees. Perhaps we should privatize education and make it competitive so there is demand for exceptional teachers and…

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