There’s money pretty much only in anti-Trump TV news so far, but what if?

Blah blah Manafort, whoever he is. Nonsense stories day after day after day. We posted Trump’s radical but correct takedown of Mueller, and our thought was: is there no VC or PE firm that would fund a “deplorables TV channel”? It could make direct appeal to the stinky WalMart shoppers, etc.

We know Fox is considered conservative, and some of the hosts, particularly Hannity with 3MM viewers, are serious Trump supporters. But that enthusiasm is an exception, and Fox does a lot of Establishment stuff.

Trump got 62,979,879 votes in 2016, says disapproving CNN. But imagine a channel that did not want to pretend that it was a “fair and balanced” vehicle, but is non-stop pro-Trump (except for the occasional “oops” moments) and pro-America in that traditional sense.

US viewers watch 5 hours of TV a day, that’s quite a lot. Suppose you had pro-deplorable content for oldsters, combined with multi PragerU educational and instructional video lectures for youngsters. Conservatives, or should we say, most all regular Americans except for the last 20-30 years, would have a 24/7 place to relax and learn, and to, very importantly, teach western Europe, China, much of Africa and Asia, etc…

Final point: since CNN and its brethren’s coverage of Trump is 92% negative, there ought to be a sizeable market for a media company that defines itself as opposition.

We’ll ask some we know in the VC and PE worlds. and we’ll be happily surprised if there’s interest.

2 Responses to “There’s money pretty much only in anti-Trump TV news so far, but what if?”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    re We’ll ask some we know in the VC and PE worlds. and we’ll be happily surprised if there’s interest.

    My wife (Having been in the TV news business in So Cal many years ago) says that if there were money to made in such a venture it would already have happened. She says the people at the top have no interest in ideology and only want to make money.

    That’s the sort of thinking I have to live with everyday.

    As for my own thinking, if a group of investors got together and started such a venture, and their names became public, wouldn’t they become prominent enemies of the Left? Would they be ostracized and shunned in their social circles and by other members of the guild?

    I am just wondering if the intimidation factor would outweigh any plans for creating such an enterprise?

  2. Mike Says:

    This is a good idea. I think it would make money.

    feeblemind is probably correct that the VC’s and PE’s that might back this sort of thing would get cut off from deal flow. A significant hurdle.

    It seems to me that the media leave all sorts of $100 bills lying on the ground. Movies, magazines, newspapers, etc.

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