Liberal News Outlet Gets Very Bad News – They Just Got Hit With the “Elon Curse”
By Mick Farthing|June 13, 2023
Liberal News Outlet Gets Very Bad News – They Just Got Hit With the “Elon Curse”

What’s Happening:

When Elon Musk took over social giant Twitter, many liberals were outraged. They threw full-blown temper tantrums. Why? Because liberals wouldn’t be able to use Twitter anymore? Nope! Because Musk was going to allow all people, regardless of their views, to speak freely on the platform.

Oh my goodness, what a crime!

Major networks thought they could “punish” Twitter by leaving the platform. CBS made a big stink about leaving, only to come back in a day. Government-funded leftist network NPR left, after the website properly labeled its account “state-affiliated media.” NPR grossly overestimated its influence online. Because soon after leaving Twitter, this happened.

From The Post Millennial:

National Public Radio (NPR) has seen its web traffic tank since announcing its departure from Twitter in April.

The outlet rage quit the platform in response to being labeled “state-affiliated media.”

According to web analytics firm Similarweb, npr.org went from 111.5 million page visits in March to 104.2 million in May, a decrease of over seven million.

During that time, the website dropped four spots in the United States, landing at 143rd most popular.

Wow. After leaving Twitter, NPR saw web traffic to its website drop by over seven million in just a few months. According to reports, the website dropped by four spots among the most popular websites online.

It seems NPR, which stands for “National Public Radio” was peeved when Twitter labeled its account “state-affiliated media.” Um… NPR is funded by grants from the federal government. That means, say it with me now, it’s state-affiliated media.

Twitter was providing transparency to its users by letting them know that NPR is funded by Washington. But apparently, the liberals who work at NPR wanted to keep the wool over your eyes. They quit Twitter like a kid leaving the park with his ball.

But that has only seemed to hurt NPR’s website.

Twitter seems to be doing just fine. Elon Musk is apparently rolling out new features for users and is encouraging more engagement with the promise of sharing ad revenue with users. NPR quit the party, thinking other organizations would flee with them.

Oops!

Key Takeaways:

  • NPR’s website traffic dropped by over seven million in the months after it quit Twitter.
  • The news organization was outraged after Twitter labeled it “state-affiliated media.”
  • NPR is funded by the federal government.

Source: The Post Millennial

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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