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Glenn Beck ratings soar on Wednesday night

This is referring to Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Newsbusters:

Here are the numbers (demo in first parentheses):

The O’Reilly Factor – 3,303,000 viewers (876,000) (1,468,000)

Glenn Beck – 3,040,000 viewers (888,000) (1,385,000)

Hannity – 2,592,000 viewers (752,000) (1,158,000)

On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—2,104,000 viewers (577,000) (985,000)

Special Report with Bret Baier– 2,067,000 viewers (463,000) (881,000)

Fox Report w/Shep Smith–1,590,000 viewers (454,000) (729,000)

Larry King Live—1,182,000 viewers (299,000) (473,000)

Hardball w Chris Matthews—1,123,000 viewers (381,000) (583,000)

Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 1,091,000 viewers (320,000) (504,000)

[Nielsen TV Ratings]

Of course, Keith Olbermann will likely tell his viewers that he was number one last night.

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Yeah, I hear Olbermann claimed he was #1 in ratings – I think that was in the category of puppy dogs with curly hair who eat Doritos? 🙂  He also said that Fox viewers were “tin foil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists.”  What a guy that Keith is.  Of course, no one heard him say it.  We had to read it later.  🙂  Gee, I think I have misplaced that hat. Not to worry, I’ll just remove some of this foil from the windows and make me another one.

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And where, pray tell, is Ms. Rachel on this list? Looks like she just dropped off the bottom. I just clicked on her show for a second, only to hear her blasting Michael Steele. I didn’t know she was so upset about a black man being head of the republican party, but the lil darlin was pretty overwhelmed and critical.

Notice Fox takes the top 6 any day and every day.

Posted:  08.27.09

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Top 6 slots belong to FOX News – (March 26)

CABLE NEWS RACE
THU., MARCH 26, 2009

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,420,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,987,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,374,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,160,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,888,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,322,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,300,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,208,000

CNN KING 1,144,000
CNN COOPER 1,118,000

Posted:  03.27.09

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Fox Rules – The Top 6 cable news programs are on FOX

CABLE NEWS RACE
TUES., MARCH 10, 2009

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,212,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,376,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,331,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,274,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,044,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,965,000
CNN COOPER 1,214,000
CNN KING 1,185,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,041,000
CNNHN GRACE 986,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 928,000

Posted:  03.11.09

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Cable ratings from Thursday, 2/26

From TVNewser/Mediabistro

Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

Total Viewers: (L +SD)

Total day: FNC: 1308 | CNN: 624 | MSNBC: 551 | HLN: 328

Prime: FNC: 2839 | CNN: 1017 | MSNBC: 1314 | HLN: 791

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly:
2191 2034 2127 3717 2767 2030 1513
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Dobbs: Presents: Cont.: Cooper: Cooper:
737 763 852 915 1221 624
MSNBC Matthews: Shuster: Matthews: Olbermann: Maddow: Olbermann: Maddow:
625 461 955 1607 1359 976 703

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Fox Rocks – Top 4 in cable news ratings owned by Fox

CABLE NEWS RACE
TUES. JAN 6, 2009

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 2,747,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY/COLMES 1,913,000
FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH 1,754,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,377,000
CNN KING 1,373,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,308,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,264,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,169,000
CNN COOPER 1,035,000

I guess Chris Matthews fell off the list.  Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow fighting for last place.

Posted:  01.08.09

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Jeremiah Wright Makes an Appearance at Trinity

Jeremiah Wright returns to Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago on Sunday to speak at the church’s 47th Anniversary.

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He said that Barack Obama made a “bad decision” by distancing himself from the church.

In his usual inappropriate and “bombastic” manner, he called Elisabeth Hasselbeck of the View a “dumb broad.”  He didn’t call her out by name, but it is clear he was talking about her.   And, of course, that is inappropriate and sexist for him to say that, but it’s okay because — because, why?  No, it is not okay for him to use a pulpit as a place to insult someone.

Reporters were reportedly turned away at the door of the church but the sermons were streamed live on the internet and also for sale on tape from the lobby.

The media caught the marjority of his wrath it seems as he yelled (I’m sure he yelled, but I can’t find an audio or video of it yet, but I’m sure he yelled) — I can hear him screaming about the “gates of hell” — and not ABC, CNN, not Hannity, O’Reilly, Time, Time Magazine, Chicago SunTimes, or Chicago Tribune, I think he is saying they are equal to the gates of hell, not sure….(cheering, applause, I’m sure)…..and the “gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”  He didn’t seem to include MSNBC.  But then it is mostly about him anyway.

Confirmed:  I just heard clips of this “sermon” and sure enough he is screaming at the top of his lungs about the “the gates of hell.”  And, yes, everybody is applauding and he is strutting around.

He hasn’t changed a bit.  And I’m sure he has been just this way for the past, oh, say 20 years.

Posted:  12.08.08   Updated:  12.08.08 @8:15 p.m.

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This is America, We Have Free Speech. Or Do We?

We do have free speech in this country…..don’t we? 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1988), the United States Supreme Court held, voting 8-0, that the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee prohibits awarding damages to public figures to compensate for emotional distress intentionally inflicted upon them unless they can show that the statements that gave rise to the distress were false and that the person that made those statements knew they were false or acted with reckless disregard for the truth in making the statements.

And, again, in the following case, involving the broadcasting of George Carlin’s “seven words” uncensored by Pacifica radio station WBAI, which eventually led to a Supreme Court case, FCC v. Pacifica Foundation (1978), that helped define acceptable free speech limits on broadcast television and radio in the United States

Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation, 438 U.S. 726 (1978) is a landmark United States Supreme Court decision that defined the power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over “indecent” material as applied to broadcasting.

And yet this week in June, 2008, there has been another media storm concerning Don Imus, who was fired in April, 2007, for saying “nappy-headed hos” in a broadcast, claiming he got racial again by saying, What color is he?” and “Well, there you go” and “Now we know.”  I am not going to recite the entire episode here because it’s already been done.  But Imus is being “monitored” by the likes of Al Sharpton, who is himself being investigated for income tax invasion and who knows what else.  Someone was on O’Reilly last night saying he knew what Imus meant, even though Imus has said he meant something else.  So now we have people who can read minds, and Lord knows, if they read a mind, we have to go with what they saw.

I wish I could put the “seven words that can’t be said on tv” in this post, I am tempted, but I’ll control myself.  What I would like to know is who added to this list the words, “What color is he?” and “Well, there you go, now we know”?

The truth is, he can say that!  And it doesn’t matter what he meant by them.  It is not against the law to say those words, it is not a violation of any rule or FCC regulation, nothing.  He can say that!  This is America! 

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