The woke news channel MSNBC lost 33 percent of its primetime viewers during its coverage of Israel’s Hamas war.
The channel’s ratings dropped a total of 24 percent during the four days between October 7 and 10, when the war between Israel and Hamas terrorists broke out.
By comparison, the shocking events spurred a jump in Fox News’ viewership, which rose 42 percent, and in CNN’s coverage, which saw a 17 percent increase in viewership.
“These numbers tell you a lot about MSNBC, which excels at Trump-era liberal therapy but can’t match others during global historical events.” Media reporter from Puck Dylan Byers wrote.
More than 1,200 Israelis have been killed by Hamas attacks, and 1,100 people have been killed by Israeli counterattacks on Gaza. Unlike other media outlets, MSNBC has insisted on publishing a collective death toll.
In a stunning conversation with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell (left), Israeli mother Renana Gomeh (right), whose two sons, ages 12 and 16, were kidnapped from their bed by Hamas terrorists, was visibly irritated when asked how she felt about Israel’s counterattacks on Gaza.
Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst was one of the reporters toured 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 atrocities in Israel featuring an Israeli mother whose two sons were held hostage by Hamas that exploded on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday night when she was asked how she feels about Israel’s counterattacks in Gaza.
Renana Gomeh, whose two sons, ages 12 and 16, were kidnapped by Hamas, became visibly irritated when Mitchell asked her feelings about the attacks in Gaza.
‘I can’t be sympathetic anymore. “I can’t sympathize with animal people – well, they’re not really human beings – who came into my house and destroyed everything,” Gomeh said.
‘Everything stolen, my children taken from their bedrooms and taken to the Gaza Strip.’
Fox News reporter Trey Yingst, on the other hand, has won praise for his fearless reporting on the shocking events in the Middle East.
The Israeli army on Tuesday took reporters, including Yingst’s Fox News crew, to Be’eri, just three miles from the Gaza border.
The kibbutz was known as an artistic and agricultural community of 1,200 people, but was overrun on Saturday by Hamas terrorists who attacked with grenades, guns and knives.
Only on Tuesday was the site declared safe for outsiders: all the bodies of Israeli victims had been removed, but the burned and mutilated corpses of Hamas fighters still lay in heaps on the edge 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 in the kibbutz
Smoke rises from an Israeli airstrike on Gaza Wednesday morning. More than 150 Israelis were taken hostage on Saturday after Hamas’ surprise attack
The smell was reversing, reporters said, and Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst took viewers inside one of the bullet-ridden 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 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’s completely destroyed. It appears some buildings were hit by RPGs and explosives.”
He said he came across ‘beds covered in blood’, with residents murdered in their beds.
The IDF said some victims had been beheaded.
Yingst, 30, said it was “hell on earth” and described the scene as the most horrific he had seen in his career as a reporter around the world. Yingst joined Fox five years ago.
CNN’s reporting, often anchored by Jake Tapper, saw a 17 percent increase in viewers during the first four days of the war
CNN’s Clarissa Ward broadcast live from a ditch near the border into the Gaza Strip after being forced to take cover amid rocket fire
The reporter described a “barrage” of rocket fire overhead just before she began the live broadcast from Israel
CNN’s reporting, often backed by veteran broadcaster Jake Tapper, saw a 17 percent increase in viewers during the first four days of the war.
Broadcaster correspondent Clarissa Ward has also been praised for her bravery after she was forced to take cover in a ditch as rockets fired over Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.
Footage showed an out-of-breath Ward lying in a ditch with her face pressed into the ground.
Turning to her news anchor, she says, “Forgive the inelegant attitude, but we just had a huge barrage of rockets come in here not far from us, so we had to take shelter here on the side of the road.”
‘We’re only about five minutes away, Gaza is in that direction. We can hear a lot of fighter jets in the sky now. We can also hear the iron dome intercepting some of those missiles as they whizzed and made impact above us.
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 drove down the street in a pickup truck “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 clip, she and her team were given the signal to get back on their feet and began showing the scene of desolation left along the road after Hamas’ attack.