ATLANTA, Ga. – CNN, which hosted a Libertarian Town Hall Wednesday night, received the lowest ratings ever recorded by a major network during the forum’s live broadcast. A record-breaking one hundred and ninety-one people tuned in to Wednesday night’s town hall, which was filmed in an unfinished sub-basement at CNN headquarters in Atlanta.
The forum, hosted by Anderson Cooper, featured a man by the name of Gary Johnson who was reportedly nominated by a small association, known only as the Libertarian Party, to serve as its presidential candidate in the general election. According to recently created Wikipedia page, Mr. Johnson once served as governor of New Mexico, a state which boasts the highest concentration of sand per square foot of any in the U.S.
During the town hall meeting, Mr. Johnson and his alleged running mate Bill Weld – who does not have a Wikipedia page – pledged a less polarized political process in the highly improbable event they are elected in November. “If either Trump or Clinton are elected, things will be more polarized than ever,” Gary Johnson told a small audience made up of a number of individuals who appeared to have been liberated – as recently as Wednesday evening – from one of Atlanta’s many tent cities.
According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, Johnson and Weld have amassed somewhere between 6% and 13% support nationally with an 8% margin of error. Further, a poll conducted during the town hall event showed that 3 in 10 audience members mistook Mr. Johnson for Anderson Cooper and more than half of those in attendance believed his running mate, Mr. Weld, was a CNN producer.
CNN on Wednesday announced it will host yet another town hall event at 9 p.m. EST on August 17, this time for the pro-vegan Green Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein and her presumed running mate Ajamu Baraka. The event will be aired live from an undisclosed location.