You do a bizarre version of affirmative action with your on-air talent, as if this will result in "fairer" coverage.
And day by day, the public realizes you're crazy.
You can't hide, because you aren't just laying on three fake newscasts a day; you're ON all the time.
You're hoping against hope for a new terror attack or a natural disaster, so you can flood the airwaves with live reports, but in the meantime, you'll stick with 24/7 Trump, because he's "the most interesting man in the world." He's creating your ratings, such as they are. You're the tabloid at the checkout counter in the supermarket, and he's always on the cover. You love him. You need him. It doesn't matter whether he's done what you say he's done. That's never been the issue. Without his presence, you'd be raking leaves outside a nursing home. You're the self-appointed Pope, and he's Satan, and that means dollars.
As a bonus, you're doing what you're supposed to be doing, on behalf of Globalism and the "interdependent world." The risk of Trump speaking words of Nationalism against Globalism (whether or not he meant them) is too great to go unchallenged. The international system (aka technocracy) that has been under construction since the dawn of the 20th century must not be derailed.
So whether it's the way Trump sips water from a bottle, or scratches his nose, or treats one of your so-called reporters, you're the National Enquirer blowing it up into a scandal of the moment. You're leaking leaks from pipes that don't even exist. Maybe he has a love child; look into that. Maybe he has another wife he never divorced. Maybe he's an alien from Venus.
Keep those ad revenues flowing, no matter what. Face it, you've got nothing else going for you. Connect Trump to the latest news from Tibet if you have to. Or Madagascar. Or Tierra del Fuego. He caused the cold snap across America, because he didn't sign the Paris Climate Accords.
You're CNN, "the most trusted name in news."
Ride that horse all the way to the end of the road.
If you end up shithole broke, somebody will bail you out. Warts and all, you're too big to fail. Not just because of your work against Trump, but because The News, as the public knows it, must survive.
Otherwise, the people will find out what's really going on in this world and who runs things. And that must never happen.
That's the prime situation in The Situation Room.
Who could have guessed, say, 15 years ago, that the following exchange would occur on CNN, in March of 2014?
As reported by New York Magazine, CNN host Don Lemon, discussing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, said: "People are saying to me, why aren't you talking about the possibility -- and I'm just putting it out there -- that something odd happened to this plane, something beyond our understanding? What if it was something fully that we don't really understand? A lot of people have been asking about that, about black holes and on, and on, and on, and all of these conspiracy theories...That's what people are saying. I know it's preposterous -- but is it preposterous, you think, Mary?"
To which, Mary Schiavo, ex-Department of Transportation inspector general, replied: "Well, it is. A small black hole would suck in our entire universe so we know it's not that."
Maybe it WAS a black hole, and we all disappeared, and resurfaced in an alternate universe, where we got the CNN we know today.