MSNBC returned to its perch in second place behind Fox News for the second quarter of 2011, beating CNN among the key group of viewers 25-54 in prime time. MSNBC averaged 273,000 viewers 25-54 in prime, compared to CNN’s 234,000. Fox News easily held on to its ranking as the number one network in cable news in the period, with 413,000 viewers 25-54 in prime. Fox’s win was made easy by having all of the top five cable news programs (viewers 25-54): O’Reilly Factor (636,000 viewers), Hannity (501,000), Glenn Beck (413,000), On the Record (398,000) and the O’Reilly repeat at 11 p.m. (384,000).
Overall, Fox News has had 38 consecutive quarterly wins in terms of total viewers, and was strong enough to rank fourth among all cable channels. MSNBC, by comparison, ranked 26th and CNN placed 28th.
I guess there’s no longer any question on where ComCast sits, politically. I thought that they were smarter than the company from which they purchased this losing network. WRONG! But on the plus side, I’m glad they aren’t. They will remain on the losing side of the American public.
Ladies and gentlemen, check out the new “lean forward” ads by MSNBC stars (read that sarcastically.) These are amazing. And I take offense to Rachel Madcow at Hoover Dam, talking about America’s greatness (Hoover Dam, that fabulous engineering feat) that could never be done without the government leading the way.
Let’s put that in perspective, okay? That dam was built in less than 5 years. 5 YEARS! Do you know how long that bridge took? When we lived in Nevada, the sign said:
“Highway construction next (whatever) miles. 2003-2007.”
then it said “2003-2008”
then they took down the final year, just painted over it.
It was finished this winter — 2010!
Nearly 8 years to finish a bridge and a highway. Admittedly, that bridge is something to behold. It’s almost as amazing as the Dam itself. But it’s still not THE HOOVER DAM! There was no excuse for it to take nearly twice as long as the entire damned Dam! And actually it was more than a decade when you figure in all the impact studies and bullshit that the EPA and OSHA and all the other government alphabet agencies require.
This Ms.Madcow, is what happens when the government leads!
But I digress – as usual.
Watch the “leaning forward left” ads. They are, if nothing else, amusing!
SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): “There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.”
Please click on the link below to watch the clip of Rockefeller telling us what we WANT to watch:
Democrat pollster Mark Penn appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball and said that President Clinton reconnected with his speech after the Oklahoma City bombings, and Obama needs a similar situation to do the same.
“You know, at the risk of violating Godwin’s law, is anyone starting to see parallels here between the teabaggers and their tactics and the rise of the Brownshirts?” asked Bloomberg’s Ryan Donmoyer. “Esp. Now that it’s getting violent? Reminds me of the Beer Hall fracases of the 1920s.”
The Brownshirts were the SA, armed thugs organized into a paramilitary structure by the Nazis (who later were deemed expendable, with most of their leadership murdered by the SS after the Nazis took power). The term “Brownshirts” came from the uniform they wore in public. They conducted massive levels of violence against their political opponents, especially the Communists, but hardly limited to them. They took their direction from the very hierarchical Nazi Party leadership. In short, they’re nothing like anything on the American scene on either side of the political divide, not even the anarchists who conducted real violence in St. Paul during the Republican convention. Donmoyer’s education on this period seems to have been gleaned from comic books and paranoid fantasies in progressive blogs.
[Spencer Ackerman on Journolist said] “What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.”
Who are the brownshirts again? Who are the fascists and the Nazis?
You know, it’s time that we stop thinking these guys are so much smarter than we are. They obviously are not. These guys don’t even have a grasp of 20th century history.
They sure aren’t smarter and they are definitely more inclined to violent thinking. And remember, these are the guys who have been providing us with news and information – as incorrect and stilted as it has been. The problem is that those of us who knew better than to rely on them to become informed are a minority. And those who still get their information from them, don’t even know about all that the Daily Caller has uncovered. I”m sure (although I could be wrong because I never watch it) that MSNBC has done nothing on this for its viewers. After all, Spencer Ackerman is a regular on Rachel Maddow’s show (according to Ann Coulter.)
I think the table’s have turned now and the so-called media smart guys are going to be living “in a constant state of fear” because their are enough of us who have been informed and thanks to the new media, they are being watched.
As an aside: please click on Godwin’s law and read what it means, in case you don’t know.
If you have some time to waste, here’s a website that won’t be a waste. There are numerous videos here that are simply terrific! Especially watch the one titled “Failed Leadership- Oil Spill Timeline.”
PJTV picked up this one “Talking Fed- Letting the days go by” and has it featured on it’s site. It’s a really good one too… “Letting the days go by, crude oil is flowing in the gulf.”
Please, please check them out. You won’t be wasting time!
I want to know, seriously, who watches these idiots? In whose circles is this anything close to professional journalism?
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