For God's sake, they'd lose in the ratings race to Let's Players on YouTube if they were allowed on TV.What power? They lose in views to Yogi Bear reruns AND fart joke cartoons. There are more people in Alaska than there are CNN viewers. There are more hookers too.
I mean shit, they're so powerless by comparison that their numbers are only so high due to their decision to censor airline crashes so they can be played at airports.
That's not power, that's shitting yourself on your sofa as the demolition crew sent to plow down your crackden just shrug and decide to add you to collateral.