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NYT David Carr worried about Glenn Beck’s ratings

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  • Glenn Beck – 1,929,000
  • MSNBC – Chris Matthews Hardball – 728,000
  • CNN – Wolf Blitzer Situation Room – 735,000

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David Carr, New York Times, sounds like he’s been sucking on some sour grapes.  He writes a lamentation about some “worrisome erosion” of the Glenn Beck Program at 5:00 p.m. daily, but it is more wishful thinking, I do believe.

He calls his piece “The Fading Power of Beck’s Alarm” and it is pretty much summed up in the following paragraph:

But a funny thing happened on the way from the revolution. Since last August, when he summoned more than 100,000 followers to the Washington mall for the “Restoring Honor” rally, Mr. Beck has lost over a third of his audience on Fox — a greater percentage drop than other hosts at Fox. True, he fell from the great heights of the health care debate in January 2010, but there has been worrisome erosion — more than one million viewers — especially in the younger demographic.

Put another way, his ratings are sinking and Fox is, he surmises, going to dismiss him.  Oh, well.

I will say that I am a little weary of All the “news.”  Total overload.  The spectacle in Wisconsin is so thoroughly disgusting, I have disengaged entirely from the television.  And that is really saying something.  I have had enough.

And Mr. Carr and his brand of “reporting” is a major reason why it is useless to listen, watch, or read what others have to say about any given situation.  He has written a story based on a fabrication.  The entire message from the headline on down was that Glenn Beck’s ratings were tanking.  I don’t know what his top numbers were, but according to Mr. Carr’s calculations of losing a million viewers, that would put him up to 3 million, but I wouldn’t call nearly 2 million viewers a “worrisome erosion.”  Oh, and by the way, the 100,000 attending the Restoring Honor rally was more like 500,000.

[I just checked and there was a point in 2009 when Beck did have more than 3 million viewers.  That is amazing at an odd hour like five p.m.  So Mr. Carr was right in saying he has lost about a million.  Still, he still has more than the others put together.]

Here’s the “By the Numbers” Nielsen ratings for the 5:00 o’clock hour on Thursday, March 3, 2011, the last available numbers:

  • Glenn Beck – 1,929,000
  • MSNBC – Chris Matthews Hardball – 728,000
  • CNN – Wolf Blitzer Situation Room – 735,000

Posted:  03.06.11

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New CBS poll: Most Americans don’t believe the media lies

I am happy to know that about 60 percent of the American people now see with clarity how corrupt the liberal press is, both broadcast and written as shown by a recent CBS poll.  The media have SHOT themselves in the foot.  Their power to control and shape the narrative is GONE.  OVER.

It is sickening to know who led the way in this rush to judgment – none other than Paul Krugman of the NEW YORK TIMES.   Within two hours of the  Arizona massacre he wrote this:

Posted January 8, 2011 at 3:22 p.m.

We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that “the whole Tea Party” was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous “crosshairs” list.

You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/assassination-attempt-in-arizona/

“(December 17, 2009- Paul Krugman)– A message to progressives: By all means, hang Senator Joe Lieberman in effigy.”

And thereafter followed a full-throated ATTACK by the press, the liberal media, and democrat lawmakers on Sarah Palin and the Tea Party and talk radio.  About the worst concerted effort to deny people their right to free speech that I have ever seen.   This is one huge reason why we cannot allow this element in our society to take over (the commie class).  I was waiting for the round up of all of these people who supposedly had caused this horrendous tragedy.  Of course, they had the guy who did it, but that was not good enough.

It went on all weekend and into Monday, Monday night, without restraint, without abatement.  By Tuesday morning, the push back and backlash was to the point that Mark Halperin on Morning Joe MSNBC said,  “Well, they should have just turned the other cheek.”  Bingo.  He just admitted that what was done is unjust and wrong,  I mean, someone has HIT you on the one cheek, reviled you, persecuted you,  and spitefully used you to even get to the turning part.

I am getting information from an article written about this exchange, not having seen it myself.  But here’s a quote:

“And, I already made that criticism, as well. they’re right, but rather than seizing on it and turning the other cheek, they’re back at their war stations. that’s not going to help us.”

http://tucsoncitizen.com/fortbuckley/2011/01/11/a-gem-of-a-retort-to-even-more-liberal-silliness-about-saturdays-tragedy/

He was complaining and whining about the fact that on Monday, after having been unjustly ATTACKED by the liberal media all weekend long, some on talk radio defended themselves, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party.

Well, maybe they were surprised at the push back, I don’t know.  But let it be known that we will defend ourselves WITH THE TRUTH.  They better get used to it.  We will stand our ground.  We won’t back down.  We will not retreat.  We will RELOAD..

If the “cross hairs” map is causing so much violence, we better get prepared for a lot more.  Because what the media has done, starting with Mr. Krugman,  is take a little map that was buried somewhere and that probably very few people saw and they have put it to the forefront showing it over and over on tv, calling attention to it (and other similar maps that have been used BY THE DEMOCRATS) making sure that everybody in America and the world for that matter sees it.  All the lunatics, all those on the edge, anybody likely to be influenced by cross hairs or bulls eyes will be committing murders all over the place.

I think some members of congress now want to ban certain words or symbols.  They better not go there.  They can’t hire enough FBI agents or word police to enforce it.

Posted:  01.12.11

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We use God’s mighty WEAPONS, not worldly WEAPONS, to KNOCK DOWN the strongholds of human reasoning and to DESTROY false arguments.

…..DYING, and yet we live on; BEATEN, and yet not KILLED; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

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