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I love, love, LOVE ’em because they have actual NUMBERS in ’em.  I LOVE it when you get to see the actual number of viewers the big cable news networks have.  People talk about CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, et al as if everyone and their mother is watching and paying attention to what’s on them.  ‘Taint so.  In a country of 300 million people, fewer than one and a half million are watching Fox News Channel, the Number One cable news network, during prime time.  More people watch WWE Wrestling and Sponge Bob Square Pants.  Literally.

Statistically, professional sitting-at-the-end-of-the-bar-and-shooting-off-his-mouth-about-current-events-asshole equivalent and alleged sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly is talking to nobody.  Which is as God intended.

MSNBC Closing Gap on CNN


The much-vaunted CNN/YouTube debate among the Democratic presidential candidates went on at 4 PM, Pacific Time.  As I type this, it’s 4:43, which means that the debate is still on and less than halfway finished.

Nevertheless, the Associated Press ran the article I link to below, claiming that the candidates “struggled” with the viewer-submitted questions.  Uh, based on what, may I ask? 

For the record, I am less than tingly when I look at the field of Democrats running for the White House.  That, however, does not justify this ridiculously slanted article, obviously written before the debate even began, into which the “journalist” in question inserted a few quotes.  I thought some of the questions were very good and I saw the candidates deal with them as they deal with any questions put to them.  In other words, some were taken on directly and some were ducked, in my opinion.  Where’s the “struggling?”

Anyone who can look at the media landscape in 2007 America and claim that it is “liberal” is either a Republican operative or brain-damaged.  Actually, that’s not really two different things, is it?

A similar debate among the Republican candidates is coming up next month.  Let’s see if the A.P. runs an article 45 minutes into it telling us how “Presidential” Fred Thompson looks or how pretty Rudy Giuliani was in his prom gown.

iWon News – Democrats Struggle With Online Questions