Steve Forbes to Newsmax: Wokeness Is CNN+, Netflix’s Downfall

Steve Forbes to Newsmax: Wokeness Is CNN+, Netflix's Downfall (Newsmax/''Eric Bolling: The Balance'')

By Nick Koutsobinas | Tuesday, 26 April 2022 07:39 PM

Echoing a comment by Elon Musk, Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, told Newsmax on Tuesday that CNN+'s downfall and Netflix's dwindling stock price are because of their "wokey content.''

"What you see happening with Netflix, and I think Elon Musk really put it very well, [is] people don't like all this wokey content … a lot of it [is] c**p. And that's why Netflix is losing subscribers," Forbes said on "Eric Bolling: The Balance."

"Competition is very severe, and when you spend $15 billion, $20 billion a year and most of that stuff is [content] that people really don't like, you got a problem. So CNN didn't even get off the launchpad, because people didn't see anything … they would want to put money down for."

In response to Netflix's shares dropping 20%, Musk tweeted last week that "the woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable."

As for CNN+, Forbes said that the CNN "has always had the problem from the get-go that when there wasn't a big crisis in the world, their ratings were rather flat. So they made the decision several years ago to go left to try to get a court to keep those ratings up.

''That was a getting a little shopworn. So they thought with CNN+, 'we can get not only high ratings, but we can get people to pay up for it;' put up a paywall, so to speak."

Note: See Newsmax TV now carried in more than 100 million U.S. homes, on DirecTV Ch. 349, Dish Network Ch. 216, Xfinity Ch. 1115, Spectrum, U-verse Ch. 1220, FiOS Ch. 615, Frontier Ch. 115, Optimum Ch. 102, Cox cable, Suddenlink Ch. 102, Mediacom Ch. 277, AT&T TV Ch 349, FUBO and major OTT platforms like Roku, YouTube, Xumo, Pluto and most smart TV’s including Samsung+, Sony, LG, Vizio and more – Find All Systems that Carry Newsmax – Click Here

Original Article