The left was obsessed with the "nothingburger" Trump-Russian collusion conspiracy for a long time. After it ended, Rachel Maddow's ratings tank.
The Mueller report has been released and it's been exposed that the Russian collusion theory was nothing more than a hoax. Rachel Maddow was one of the most prominent figures in pushing this lie. Now that pushing it is no longer an option for her show, her ratings have taken a dive.
Rachel Maddow's ratings SINK after Mueller report exonerates Donald Trump on Russian collusion https://t.co/3qzhjYMoFX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2019
After the release of the Mueller report, her ratings have dropped by 20 percent.
The Drudge Report had some fun with the misfortune of Maddow.
Her ratings were built with a house of cards. She used lies and fabrications to suck her audience in. Once it was exposed that she is a fraud and there is no Russian collusion, it's no surprise that her ratings have tanked.
So what's next for Maddow? Per the Daily Beast:
Over the past several days, MSNBC and other media outlets have been the targets of criticism from Trump supporters and others who felt the network’s journalists and commentators had spent too much time obsessing over the Mueller investigation and drawing conclusions that were not borne out by Barr's summary.
Within MSNBC, there’s an acknowledgement that the Trump-Russia narrative on which the cable network—and especially its primetime star Maddow—built monster ratings has fizzled for the moment.
"Over two-plus years, Maddow kept her suckers on the hook by weaving from whole cloth a conspiracy tale about Trump being owned by Putin. And with this tale came the promise that Trump’s removal from office was always right around the corner." https://t.co/46jD7WUYSm
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 27, 2019
So what will be the next thing that the left pins their ratings to? Luckily for them, the election is on the way and the ratings can be driven with the left's disdain for President Trump.