Woke MSNBC loses 33% of primetime audience during coverage of the Israel Hamas war as it insists on publishing a joint death toll – while Fox and CNN see double-digit increases on viewing figures
Wake news broadcaster MSNBC lost 33 percent of its primetime viewers during its coverage of the Israel Hamas war.
The outlet’s viewership figures were down 24 percent overall for the four days between October 7 and 10, when the war between Israel and Hamas terrorists broke out.
By comparison, the shocking events saw a jump in Fox News’ audience, up 42 percent, and in CNN’s coverage, which saw a 17 percent increase in viewers.
“These numbers tell you a lot about MSNBC, which excels in Trump-era liberal therapy but can’t match others during global historical events.” Puck media reporter Written by Dylan Byers.
More than 1,200 Israelis were killed by Hamas attacks, and 1,100 people were killed by Israeli counterattacks on Gaza, unlike other outlets MSNBC insisted on publishing a combined death toll.
In a stunning exchange with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell (right), Israeli mother Renana Gomeh (left) said she could not be sympathetic to counterattacks in Gaza
Trey Yingst, a correspondent for Fox News, was one of the reporters shown inside a kibbutz attacked by Hamas on Saturday
Troops remove the bodies of victims killed during an attack by Hamas terrorists in Kfar Aza on Tuesday
MSNBC has come under fire for its coverage of the atrocities in Israel with an Israeli mother whose two sons were taken hostage by Hamas blasting MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday night when asked how she felt about Israel’s counterattacks in Gaza.
Renana Gomeh, whose two sons aged 12 and 16 were kidnapped by Hamas, became visibly irritated when Mitchell asked her feelings about the attacks in Gaza.
‘I can’t be more sympathetic. I can’t be sympathetic to animal people – well, they’re not really people – who came into my house, broke everything,” Gomeh said.
“Stolen everything, took my children from their bedrooms and took them to the Gaza Strip.”
In contrast, Fox News reporter Trey Yingst won praise for his fearless coverage of the shocking scenes unfolding in the Middle East.
On Tuesday, the Israeli Defense Forces took reporters, including Yingst’s Fox News team, to Be’eri, just three miles from the Gaza border.
The kibbutz was known as an arts and farming community of 1,200 people, but was overrun on Saturday by Hamas terrorists who attacked with grenades, guns and knives.
The site was only declared safe for outsiders on Tuesday: all the bodies of Israeli victims had been removed, but the burned and mutilated corpses of Hamas fighters still lay in heaps on the outskirts of the kibbutz.
Israeli counterattacks caused destruction in western Gaza on Tuesday. Israel has mobilized more than 300,000 reservists, tanks and military vehicles ahead of a widely expected ground invasion
Yingst tweeted photos of the destroyed houses inside the kibbutz
Smoke rises from an Israeli airstrike in Gaza on Wednesday morning. More than 150 Israelis were taken hostage after Hamas’ surprise attack on Saturday
The smell was stomach-turning, reporters said, and Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst took viewers inside one of the bullet-scarred and blood-covered homes.
“You can see the floors are stained with blood,” he said.
‘It was Saturday morning, around 7am, when militants stormed this village. You can see the weapons they brought with them, extra ammunition, bullet holes in the side of the house and knives on the floor.’
Yingst said the community was ‘littered with bodies’.
‘It was completely destroyed. It looks like some of the buildings have been hit with RPGs, explosives.’
He said he came across ‘beds full of blood’ where residents had been killed in their beds.
The IDF said some of the victims were beheaded.
Yingst, 30, said it was “hell on earth”, describing the scene as the most horrific he had seen in his career reporting around the world. Yingst joined Fox five years ago.
CNN’s coverage, often anchored by Jake Tapper, saw a 17 percent increase in viewers during the first four days of war
CNN’s Clarissa Ward broadcast live from a trench near the border to the Gaza Strip after being forced to take cover amid rocket fire
The reporter described a ‘valley’ of rocket fire overhead just moments before she began broadcasting live from Israel
CNN’s coverage, often anchored by veteran broadcaster Jake Tapper, saw a 17 percent increase in viewers during the first four days of war.
The broadcaster’s correspondent Clarissa Ward also won praise for her bravery after she was forced to take cover in a ditch as rockets fired near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.
Footage showed a gasping Ward lying in a ditch with her face buried in the ground.
Addressing her news anchor, she said: ‘Forgive the inelegant position, but we just had a massive barrage of rockets come in here not too far from us, so we had to take cover here on the side of the road.
‘We’re only about five minutes away, Gaza is in that direction. We can now hear many beams in the sky, we can also hear the iron dome intercepting a number of those rockets as they whizzed overhead and made impact.
The Iron Dome is Israel’s land-based defense system that intercepts rockets and mortars.
Ward explains that she is at the location because it was ‘ground zero’ for the Hamas operation and where militants were driving in a van in the street ‘spraying lead’.
She holds up a piece of heavy weapon casing to the camera indicating that she was about to grab it when the warning came in for the team to ‘hit the deck’.
After showing the fragment, she and her team manage to get back on their feet and began showing the scene of desolation left on the side of the road after the Hamas strike.