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20090916

One can but wonder . . .

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. . . where does all the crazy talk get started?

I wonder...


...sounds like a chapter of The Da Vinci Code...

4 comments:

  1. This becomes exhausting. Where have all these idiots been hiding? I never knew we offered shelter to so many fools.

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  2. Between 2 and 3 million...!

    That's the number of viewers that Glenn Beck typically commands on a daily basis---more than any other cable news host, including Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity, despite being on at 5 p.m., a slow shift for cable news.

    Here are what the Cable News Ratings were like on Friday, September 11, 2009 (Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings):

    P2+ Total Day
    FNC – 1,474,000 viewers
    CNN – 548,000 viewers
    MSNBC –474,000 viewers
    CNBC – 186,000 viewers
    HLN – 300,000 viewers

    P2+ Prime Time
    FNC – 2,828,000viewers
    CNN— 652,000 viewers
    MSNBC –820,000 viewers
    CNBC – a scratch w/114,000 viewers
    HLN – 514,000viewers

    25-54 Total Day
    FNC –445,000 viewers
    CNN –156,000 viewers
    MSNBC –179,000 viewers
    CNBC – 76,000 viewers
    HLN- 118,000 viewers

    25-54 Prime Time
    FNC – 866,000 viewers
    CNN – 181,000 viewers
    MSNBC –238,000 viewers
    CNBC – 57,000 viewers
    HLN – 170,000 viewers

    35-64 Total Day
    FNC – 717,000 viewers
    CNN – 241,000 viewers
    MSNBC – 247,000 viewers
    CNBC – 89,000 viewers
    HLN – 162,000 viewers

    35-64 Prime Time
    FNC –1,321,000 viewers
    CNN – 269,000 viewers
    MSNBC –416,000 viewers
    CNBC –a scratch w/42,000 viewers
    HLN –251,000 viewers

    Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    FOX & Friends- 1,055,000 viewers (429,000) (688,000)
    American Morning- 420,000 viewers (158,000) (254,000)
    Morning Joe- 425,000 viewers (179,000) (230,000)
    Squawk Box- 173,000 viewers (78,000) (95,000)
    Morning Express w/ Meade- 292,000 viewers (177,000) (233,000)

    5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Glenn Beck– 2,544,000 viewers (608,000) (1,199,000)
    Situation Room—889,000 viewers (140,000) (267,000)
    Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—563,000 viewers (151,000) (246,000)
    Fast Money—196,000 viewers (65,000) (71,000)
    Prime News–222,000 viewers (66,000) (114,000)

    6PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Special Report with Bret Baier– 1,968,000 viewers (449,000) (886,000)
    Situation Room—790,000 viewers (141,000) (243,000)
    Ed Show—577,000 viewers (148,000) (249,000)
    Mad Money—182,000 viewers (91,000) (83,000)
    Prime News — 247,000 viewers (73,000) (90,000)

    7PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    The Fox Report w/ Shep –1,705,000 viewers (431,000) (725,000)
    Lou Dobbs Tonight—564,000 viewers (101,000) (177,000)
    Hardball w/ C. Matthews—616,000 viewers (217,000) (296,000)
    Banking on Geithner —143,000 viewers (a scratch w/47,000) (62,000)
    Issues– 356,000 viewers (135,000) (177,000)

    8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    The O’Reilly Factor – 3,212,000 viewers (785,000) (1,384,000)
    Campbell Brown – 610,000 viewers (130,000) (199,000)
    Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 1,067,000 viewers (329,000) (536,000)
    CNBC Reports– a scratch w/ 87,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 24,000) (a scratch w/ 26,000)
    Options Action– a scratch w/ 45,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 11,000) (a scratch w/ 17,000)
    Nancy Grace – 728,000 viewers (240,000) (376,000)

    9 PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Hannity –2,644,000 viewers (771,000) (1,264,000)
    Larry King Live —875,000 viewers (273,000) (380,000)
    Rachel Maddow Show —948,000 viewers (254,000) (490,000)
    The Suze Orman Show – a scratch w/ 92,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 52,000) (a scratch w/ 43,000)
    Issues- 396,000 viewers (145,000) (228,000)

    10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren —2,627,000 viewers (1,043,000) (1,315,000)
    Anderson Cooper 360 —470,000 viewers (140,000) (228,000)
    Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 445,000 viewers (130,000) (222,000)
    Banking on Geithner – 184,000 viewers (102,000) (62,000)
    Nancy Grace –461,000 viewers (141,000) (175,000)

    11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    The O’Reilly Factor —1,762,000 viewers (626,000) (891,000)
    Anderson Cooper 360 —437,000 viewers (167,000) (262,000)
    Rachel Maddow Show —413,000 viewers (182,000) (255,000)
    Mad Money – a scratch w/ 121,000 viewers (68,000) (82,000)
    Showbiz Tonight– 465,000 viewers (206,000) (232,000)

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  3. I actually watch Fox sometimes. I didn't until recently because in the past whenever I looked in some severe over the top craziness would be occurring. Such as a "special" hour long show that blond headed guy, whose name I've obviously forgotten, but who used to be on all the time, offered one evening rebutting evolution, claiming the Earth is 6,000 years old, etc.

    Now I watch since they are very quick on promulgating the latest outrage. And if you want to know what the focus of the country will be on, in our Congress, popular culture, left and right media, etc., they're the place to go. And that focus, let's not forget, lasts only over the 24/7 news cycle. And each and every day there is an emergency, a total failure or victory for one aspect of our government, usually Obama. Who can be criticized for cutting his fingernails too short. And the weight of said implies the failure or success of his administration. Are there no calm heads? Or is our great filter, the MSM, so thick that we can not see what is actually going on? And time is nothing we don't have enough of. For, the sad fact is, we do face enormous life and death problems today. But none can be fixed within the news cycle, 24/7.

    What would P. T. Barnum do today? Would he be another Karl Rove? Would he be on TV opposite Rachel Maddow? Would he be laughing with glee at the craziness of it all?

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  4. Oy vey, oh vey.... that "nothing" above should be "something" in case you tripped on it. Sorry.

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