On September 4, CNN hosted a seven-hour long climate change town hall that had the lowest viewership among cable news networks.
According to The Hill, CNN averaged 1.1 million viewers during the climate change town hall. The programming began at 5 p.m. and ended at midnight. Fox News came in first that night among cable news networks at 3.5 million viewers, while MSNBC came in second with 1.7 million viewers.
CNN decided to host a climate change town hall after the Democratic National Committee voted against hosting an entire debate devoted to the issue. CNN used their entire prime time lineup: Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, and their chief climate correspondent, Bill Weir.
The event was an absolute flop. The questions were dull, the moderators and audience members were hesitant to push against the candidates’ proposals, and the proposed solution to everything was “ban it.”
Following the lead of the woke warriors at CNN, MSNBC now plans to host a climate change forum — mostly with candidates who did not qualify for CNN’s town hall.
CNN evidently takes no caution fromvits poor ratings, because on October 10 they will host a similarly structured town hall on LGBTQ issues.
“On the eve of National Coming Out Day, Human Rights Campaign Foundation will host a historic Power of Our Pride Democratic presidential town hall, exclusively broadcast on CNN and CNN en Español, focused on issues important to the LGBTQ community,” Human Rights Campaign tweeted.
BREAKING: On the eve of #NationalComingOutDay, @HRC Foundation will host a historic #PowerOfOurPride Democratic presidential town hall, exclusively broadcast on @CNN and @CNNEE, focused on issues important to the LGBTQ community. https://t.co/OsDUzIDk98 pic.twitter.com/KdDGOHfpuH
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 5, 2019
According to Human Rights Campaign, thus far only six candidates have confirmed their participation in the event: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren.
To participate in the LGBTQ town hall, the candidates must fulfill the qualifications set by the DNC for the October debate stage. Candidates have until September 26 to qualify for the next CNN town hall.