The establishment war on Donald Trump has been a windfall for the media corporations hosting the Republican debates. With the knives all out for the billionaire outsider – the sharpest belonging to Carly the castrator – the debates have been transformed from boring gabfests into must see spectacles. The ambush in Simi Valley last month was supposed to have been the end of the meddlesome Trump but despite his lackluster performance and the wall to wall selling of Carlymania he still leads the field. According to a new Pew Research Center poll, the Donald is still crushing the competition – especially establishment golden boy Jeb! who clocks in at a putrid four percent. So with the next debate coming in late October and the attack dogs getting another chance to go for Trump’s jugular on national television, host CNBC is jacking up their advertising rates.
The New York Post is reporting that “CNBC hikes up price for ad time during third GOP debate”:
CNBC is asking advertisers to pay a cool $250,000 to get their 30-second spot on the third Republican presidential debate, The Post has learned.
The debate, headlined “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate,” is set to take place on Oct. 28 and will air on the business news cable network.
CNBC’s asking price is 25 percent higher than the $200,000 per 30-second spot that CNN fetched during the second debate — and significantly more than the typical $50,000 that CNBC charges for its sometimes schlocky commercials for personal grooming products or gold buying services.
The CNN debate on Sept. 17 drew 23.1 million viewers, making it the most watched program in its history. The first Republican debate on Fox on Aug. 6 attracted 24 million viewers.
It is not known what Fox charged for a 30-second spot.
CNBC, expecting a ratings blockbuster, is looking to price its spots accordingly.
The corporate media is completely invested in the efforts to prevent Trump from getting the GOP nomination, they are an appendage of the rotten system and as such are critical in maintaining the status quo. They will eagerly enable the assault on Trump – CNBC will be thinning out the herd to allow for more attack time – but they are going to reap the financial benefits from what is becoming the Circus Maximus of American politics. It should be one hell of a show, Trump’s new book is going to be released on the day prior to the debate and it should be chock full of material for whoever makes the cut to go after him about.
The debate will take place October 28th in Boulder, Colorado.