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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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Day 40 – Top Kill Has Failed

 Top Kill Fails

“What can he really do?” said Billy Ward, a developer who comes to his beach house here every weekend and, like many other locals, had little positive to say about Obama’s trip to the beleaguered region on Friday. “If he wants to do something, let him get out there and pump some mud and cement into that hole. Just fix it. Help us.”

Obama in starched white dress shirt, picks at tar balls for the camera

What is wrong with this picture?

But did anybody think he would know what to do in a crisis?  Thanks all yall Obamacrats.  Now we all pay.

And the media is still trying to help:

New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes was skeptical: “Can you be sure these oil tar balls are from the oil spill? Because when I used to swim on the Gulf in Texas, I’d get tar balls in my bathing suit all the time.”

Allen and Randolf, the parish president, confirmed that tar balls do wash up at other times, though these, they said, were likely from the spill.

But the president was distracted. “At some point, Jackie, we’ll want to hear more about those tar balls and your bathing suit,” Obama said, as reporters laughed.

Tee Hee

But he’s beyond help.

Back to you later, Sweetie

Posted:  05.30.10

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The mask is really slipping

“”It is now abundantly clear that the image of Barack Obama sold to the American electorate was tightly edited, air-brushed, and exaggerated. He has worn a series of masks — eloquent orator, brilliant scholar, centrist, and literary sensation.” [Thomas Lifson]

The new book by Chris Andersen called “Portrait of an American Marriage” about the Obama marriage didn’t seem to be anything I would be interested in.  I don’t find their marriage very interesting, but there seems to be some other things in the book that I do find compelling.

The American Thinker has something written today that Dreams of My Father was produced, basically, by a ghostwriter – namely Bill Ayers. I read a little something about this before the election, but it was all covered up. It’s getting a little bit harder for the “fringe” press and media to provide cover.

Now that kids and private citizens are doing the job of investigative reporters, the New York Times has hired someone to read conservative blogs and listen to conservative radio to try to make sure they are not blind-sided as they were with the ACORN story and the Van Jones story. I thought that was what Media Matters was for.  Oh, that’s right, they don’t tell the truth.  Pretty funny. In fact, hilarious.  They won’t release the name of said person. Undercover, I guess.  🙂

The mask has just about slipped completely off, but who does it reveal? That is the question. I’m afraid to know.

But Thomas Lifson’s article begins:

It is now abundantly clear that the image of Barack Obama sold to the American electorate was tightly edited, air-brushed, and exaggerated. He has worn a series of masks — eloquent orator, brilliant scholar, centrist, and literary sensation. All of these masks are coming off as he copes with a job for which image will not suffice.  For instance, hiding behind the eloquent orator mask is a guy who says “uhh” a lot when he is winging it, and who makes lots of factual and grammatical mistakes.

Now, thanks to Jack Cashill, the literary mask has been removed. Obama is a literary pretender. Case closed. The evidence is overwhelming that Bill Ayers ghost-wrote Dreams from my Father, the book which established Obama’s pose as a brilliant writer (and therefore a fine mind, in the estimation of many).

But according to Jack Cashill of the American Thinker Obama may not be able to take too much credit for the book:

Cashill said:

Obama boasted in Virginia last year, “I’ve written two books,” he told a crowd of students and teachers. “I actually wrote them myself.”

The media should be able to protect his reputation among the willfully blind but don’t expect to hear Obama make comparable boasts in the near future.

Posted:  09.29.09

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Dick Cheney on national security – Hooray!

I like Cheney’s speech today. So good to hear somebody stand up and speak out. In so many places, I can say “he took the words right out of my mouth,” especially in the following quotes:

“”Yet for all these exacting efforts to do a hard and necessary job and to do it right, we hear from some quarters nothing but feigned outrage based on a false narrative. In my long experience in Washington, few matters have inspired so much contrived indignation and phony moralizing as the interrogation methods applied to a few captured terrorists.

I might add that people who consistently distort the truth in this way are in no position to lecture anyone about “values”…..

[I think I detect a little bit of Saul Alinsky’s Rule #4 in all the moralization – ‘ Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules,’ while all the while practicing ‘the ends justify the means’ yourself.]

…..In the category of euphemism, the prizewinning entry would be a recent editorial in a familiar newspaper that referred to terrorists we’ve captured as, quote, “abducted.” Here we have ruthless enemies of this country, stopped in their tracks by brave operatives in the service of America, and a major editorial page makes them sound like they were kidnap victims, picked up at random on their way to the movies.….

…..It is a fact that only detainees of the highest intelligence value were ever subjected to enhanced interrogation. You’ve heard endlessly about waterboarding. It happened to three terrorists. One of them was Khalid Sheikh Muhammed – the mastermind of 9/11, who has also boasted about beheading Daniel Pearl…..

…..blames America for the evil that others do…..””

I listened to both speeches and I don’t have a doubt in my mind that the terrorists are happier with POTUS’ views than with Cheney’s.

One thing about it, it is not an opinion or a theory that we have not been attacked again, it is a FACT.


[Has anyone noticed the POTUS does not know the proper usage of “a” and “an”?  He also called the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, William Gates.  Wouldn’t bring it up except that he’s so, you know, “intelligent.”  But whatever…..] 🙂

See complete transcript of Cheney’s speech Here.

Posted: 05.21.09

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1999: Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending

The beginning of the current financial crisis!!  This from a New York Times article dated September 30, 1999, by Steven A. Holmes:

“In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.

“Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.

Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, does not lend money directly to consumers. Instead, it purchases loans that banks make on what is called the secondary market. By expanding the type of loans that it will buy, Fannie Mae is hoping to spur banks (pressure banks?) to make more loans to people with less-than-stellar credit ratings.

And some tried to warn of the dangers of this plan, but wouldn’t you know, nobody listened.

”From the perspective of many people, including me, this is another thrift industry growing up around us,” said Peter Wallison a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ”If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out…..”

The same thing is happening now with these massive bailouts.  Nobody is listening to reason, and some day down the line, we will look back and say this is where we went wrong, throwing good money after bad, and borrowing money to do it!

Well, I take that back, some people are speaking with wisdom and reason, but they will be drowned out by the same people who got us into the mess to begin.

Posted:  01.30.09

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I Love Sarah Palin

I hate the media.  And I’m not the only one.

And I am stunned and appalled at the negative and hostile reaction to Sarah Palin from the media and some other blabber-mouths.

I heard Mr. Obama and Joe Biden have tried to distance themselves from this, and wisely so.

I don’t know if it shows a complete lack of understanding or if it is an attempt to sabotage the Obama campaign.  This will clearly hurt him.  I have put some quotes from a New York Times article that was in their paper.  I tried to provide a link but for some reason it just won’t work.  Maybe they don’t allow links, or maybe it’s just my computer, I don’t know.

Mrs. Clinton’s recent candidacy was a moment of reckoning for women of her generation, who treated her run as a mirror in which to examine their own lives. With Ms. Palin’s entry into the field, a younger generation of women have picked up that mirror, using her candidacy to address the question of just how demanding a job a mother with such intense family obligations should tackle.

Many women expressed incredulity — some of it polite, some angry — that Ms. Palin would pursue the vice presidency given her younger son’s age and condition. Infants with Down syndrome often need special care in the first years of life: extra tests, physical therapy, even surgery.

And upon hearing Monday that Ms. Palin had known of the pregnancy of her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, before accepting the vice-presidential slot, some wondered why she had not bypassed the offer in order to spare her daughter the scrutiny.

I just heard Campbell Brown on CNN express the same thing — something about subjecting her daughter to all this scrutiny….blah, blah, blah.  Now, why would a woman give up an opportunity to be the first woman in history to serve as Vice President of the United States because her daughter was pregnant?  How many families have faced a similar situation?  I don’t see any reason at all why she shouldn’t continue on with her life and I find it insulting, frankly, to even hear this question.

And once again we see the MSM blatantly trying to get Barack Obama elected, something they have been doing this entire political season, and they don’t think twice about running a media storm and hit job on Sarah Palin.  After all, they did it to Hillary Clinton.

But there is an air of desperation about this, panic, grasping at straws.  I have said for a long time that they get to choose who they will destroy and who they will not touch.  And does anybody wonder why the National Enquirer has become more credible than the New York Times?

It’s a matter of fairness.  And to suggest that a woman can’t handle a career and a family at the same time, especially when her husband is a stay-at-home dad, I don’t believe I have heard such a ridiculous statement in my lifetime.  I understand Nancy Pelosi has five children and nobody ever suggested that she couldn’t have a career in politics and have a family at the same time.  This is what women have been striving for and now we have this woman bashed because she represents the ideal?

The good part about it is that it will backfire big time.  And the sad part is they don’t even have a clue as to why.

She will survive and come out victorious.

Posted:  09.02.08

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