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The conservative news that dominates Facebook is once again the most popular on the platform after a slow start to the year, led by a post from right-wing commentator Dan Bongino celebrating a decline in CNN's ratings.
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Bongino, a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, had two of the top five link posts on Facebook in the past week, while the conservative page For America and conservative pundit Ben Shapiro also each had a post that cracked the top 10.
The top link post shared a story from The Dan Bongino Show's website, citing a Fox News report about CNN's January 4-10 ratings dropping 80% compared to the same period a year earlier, which was the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Bongino's post about CNN has attracted more than 205,000 reactions, 13,000 comments and 14,000 shares since it was published Thursday, according to data compiled by social media tracking firm NewsWhip.
Bongino's post about Sen. Paul's feud with Dr. Anthony Fauci came in as the fifth link post.
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Conservative news items dominated the most shared link posts on Facebook to close out 2021, but they were overshadowed by the death of Betty White. Bongino shared a story about the IRS reminding Americans to report any stolen property as income, which was the only conservative news to crack the top 10 link posts in the first week of the year.
The key background.
Bongino's popularity has exploded in recent years, with his Facebook posts now regularly beating out those from right-wing stalwarts like Shapiro and Franklin Graham, figures that largely drive conservative news on the platform. In May of 2021, Bongino's Fox-affiliated radio show, The Dan Bongino Show, took over the slot in many markets that had long belonged to the late Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Bongino was only hired as a Fox News contributor in 2019. He hosted a show for the National Rifle Association and appeared on Alex Jones' show. He hosts a weekend show on Fox News.
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Bongino believes his career in law enforcement may have contributed to his Facebook page's popularity. Bongino was a police officer in New York City from 1995 to 1999 before joining the Secret Service. Bongino claimed there was a "fog of scandals in the Obama administration" that led him to quit. In the 2010s, Bongino ran for Congress in Maryland and Florida. He was close to winning a seat in Maryland's 6th Congressional district when he lost to a moderate Democrat.
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