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Gee, I wonder why? 2017 NFL kickoff viewership down double-digits from 2016

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Keep taking a knee boys and watch your careers dive…

Good.
The NFL season opener was Thursday night. I did not watch and will not be watching anytime soon as I have no use for the SJWs and their message.
From Yahoo: The score between the winning Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots was settled on the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, last night and now the final viewership numbers are in too.
And NBC and the NFL might be feeling a lot like the defending Super Bowl champs: not so great.
With 21.8 million NFL fans tuning in, the kickoff of the 2017 regular season was down 13% for the NFL and NBC from last year’s opener. Not only does that represent a very real smack down for the league and the net coming off a previous season that saw double-digit declines in its early months, but it is the worst an opening game has done in over five-years.
In fact, this is the first time in five years that the kickoff game has fallen below 25 million viewers. And, while the most watched network show in three months, even with streaming and other NBC platforms bumping things up to 22.2 million, the game still fell short of the 25 million mark.
All of which means a lot more is now riding on Sunday Night Football’s NY Giants and Dallas Cowboys match-up on September 10. Because if those two mega-market teams can’t score ratingswise, the NFL has a real re-think on its agenda.
Read the rest of the story here.
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ManBearPig: Trump has "hurt our standing in the world"


Does anyone with a brain take this blowhard, energy-gobbling mansion owner and private carbon-emitting jet plane flyer hypocrite seriously?
And I thought proggies were all about “paying their fair share?” Heaven forbid we “undermine our alliances” with NATO by demanding they pay their fair share. Oh the horror!
From Hollywood Reporter: Al Gore spoke about Donald Trump and his withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, as well as the controversy around Russia’s possible involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, during an appearance on NBC’s Today on Monday.
“We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions, the effect of which is to tear down America’s standing in the world, starting with his withdrawal from the Paris agreement,” said the former vice president. “The climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge we face, but he’s also undermined our alliances such as NATO and hurt our standing in the world in many ways.”
Gore said that when he met with Trump after he was elected president, he found Trump “attentive” and had a “pleasant exchange” with him when they spoke about the environment.
“I had hoped he would come to his senses on the Paris agreement, but I was wrong,” said Gore, who has not spoken with Trump since the president’s decision on the climate-change agreement.
When asked about the Russia controversy, Gore said he thinks it is being buried that intelligence agencies have been unanimous in saying there has been “an unprecedented assault on our democracy” by Russia. “Everything that’s coming out now has to be seen in that context,” said Gore.
He declined to comment on Donald Trump Jr.’s recent scandal but said the country is going to “face some challenging months ahead.” He stressed that he has complete confidence in Robert Mueller, the independent counsel who is investigating the Trump campaign’s potential involvement with Russia.
Gore is promoting his Inconvenient Truth follow-up An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which hits theaters on July 28.
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The libtard butt hurt is still strong: Hollyweird “power players” whine about Trump

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These people take themselves way too seriously, as if they are relevant or something.
From Hollywood Reporter: It’s no secret that Hollywood’s not a fan of Donald Trump.
From outspoken condemnations such as Meryl Streep’s infamous Golden Globes speech — in which she criticized Trump’s remarks about a disabled reporter during the 2016 campaign — to director Judd Apatow’s consistent lambasting tweets, criticisms of the president are widespread among the leaders of the entertainment industry.
When asked how his presidency has affected their work and life, those who made the cut for the THR 100 — The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual ranking of the most powerful people in entertainment — had a variety of responses.
Some stayed mum, including Disney CEO Bob Iger (No. 1 on the THR 100), though he notably resigned from Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum June 1 in the wake of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord signed by nearly every other country. Fox TV Group chairman and co-CEO Dana Walden (No. 16) also skirted the subject of Trump. “I’m not talking about him right now,” she said. “Too depressing.”
Others were much more forthcoming, such as Feud and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy (No. 28). “At least the first hour of every day is dedicated to talking about the writers’ and staffers’ anxieties about the world, vis a vis the Trump administration, and then how are we going to put those anxieties into art,” said the four-time Emmy winner of the atmosphere in his writers room. “That’s new.”
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf (No. 24) didn’t pull any punches as he noted the stress of the last several months. “Trump has made me way more anxious, almost every day. It’s not about politics,” Landgraf said. “It’s about integrity. Judging by his behavior, he is completely amoral, does not believe in the democratic separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution, and recognizes no truth beyond himself — beyond what he needs to be the truth for his own emotional comfort in any given moment. It is scary to me that I have fellow citizens who still think he should be our president.
Some acknowledged the president’s role in revitalizing their work — and deepening its meaning. “Trump is good for the business of escapism,” said Get Out director Jordan Peele (No. 93), while Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins (No. 94) shared a similar, yet slightly more earnest, sentiment: “I think he has put the messages and discussions that I want to have more in focus and pertinent than ever.”
Actor/producer Tyler Perry (No. 67) says Trump “reinvigorated my resolve to bring light and laughter and healing to this world,” while Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay (No. 70) admitted the president has “devastated me in many ways, but each of those ways has made me more determined than before.” Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (No. 95) has been similarly influenced. “I make a lot of Horatio Alger underdog stories,” said the Imagine Entertainment partner. “So his presence in the White House affects how I do that.”
Nancy Dubuc (No. 44), president and CEO of A+E Networks, took a more measured view: “Our allegiance is to our audience,” she said, adding, “We’re careful to listen and represent diverse points of view and bring forward tough issues through the power of storytelling, when warranted.”
For recently appointed Sony Pictures and Entertainment CEO and chairman Tony Vinciquerra (No. 26), the controversy around Trump has had a positive impact. “Political discourse is at an all-time high everywhere I look,” he said. “Given voter apathy, as evidenced by L.A.’s recent 11 percent mayoral voter turnout, hopefully this political discourse will increase citizen engagement.”
Kevin Beggs (No. 91), chairman of Lionsgate TV Group, echoed Vinciquerra’s respect for open political discourse and public engagement. “What is unfolding in the White House is a powerful reminder that politics matter,” Beggs said. “Complacency is the enemy of democracy and it feels like, after decades of relative disinterest or disgust with the political process, people across the socioeconomic spectrum are paying attention. The surge in news readership and viewership is truly inspiring.”
A few THR 100 honorees had a lighter take on Trump, including NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt (No. 27). “We have one less reality show on our schedule,” the studio exec said, referencing the president’s not-so-distant past as Apprentice host. And Greenblatt wasn’t the only one to bring up the president’s history as a star of the small screen. “I finally watch reality TV full-time when I get home: the news,” said Supergirl and Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti (No. 52).
UTA CEO and managing director Jeremy Zimmer (No. 33) admits that Trump has bolstered his reputation at home. Quipped the top agent, “He has made my kids think that I am highly moral and incredibly smart.”
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The NFL is blaming its horrible ratings on the election

As Dr. Eowyn reported in September, the NFL is losing viewers in Kaepernick blowback. The ratings continue to slide and yet, somehow, it is the fault of the elections. The NFL is stuck on stoopid.
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From Yahoo: The NFL is blaming its horrible TV ratings on the election, according to a leaked memo to team owners obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Every single one of the NFL’s primetime offerings (Sunday, Monday, and Thursday Night Football) is down double-digits, according to Sports Illustrated. Overall, NFL viewership is down 11% this year.
The NFL wrote that the drop in primetime was likely because of “unprecedented interest in the Presidential election.” The letter went on to reference the 2000 election as another period of time when NFL ratings went down.
The NFL is not the only one to make the connection. In an interview with Sports Business Daily, Mike Mulvihill, a senior VP at Fox Sports, said the current season reminded him of fall of 2000, a year which included the race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. 2000 was the only year during the decade 2000-2010 where the NFL saw a downtick overallSports Illustrated notes.
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One thing the NFL said was not affecting ratings was fan backlash against players protesting police brutality by not standing during the national anthem. “In fact, our own data shows that the perception of the NFL and its players is actually up in 2016,” the NFL wrote.nfl-players-blm-movement
Alternative theories
There are a few other theories on what might be affecting ratings this year, however, that have nothing to do with Donald Trump. In a meeting with analysts at Pacific Crest, CBS, one of the NFL’s TV partners, cited three reasons:

  • Small sample sizes (there haven’t been enough games yet)
  • Injuries
  • Unfavorable matchups (for instance, NBC’s last “Sunday Night Football” had a Steelers-Chiefs matchup that was down 26% from last year, but last year’s game was Saints-Cowboys, and the Cowboys are the NFL’s biggest TV draw)

Lastly, there is a far more troubling explanation: people are losing gradually losing interest in live sports, and big TV “spectacles” in general.
NBC had a disastrous TV showing at the Olympics, which saw a sharp viewership dip for the first time since 2000. NBC’s Olympics primetime broadcast was down 15% versus 2012. The damage was even greater among younger people. Among 18- to 49-year-olds, there was a 25% drop for the bulk of the games, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
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NBC news anchor Brian Williams admits he lied

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:29:05 +0000

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Lying Brian Williams

On Feb. 4, 2015, NCB News anchor Brian Williams admitted he had lied about being aboard a helicopter that was shot down by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) in Iraq in 2003. Williams retold the story as recently as last week.

This is what Williams had reported in 2003:

“During the invasion of Iraq, when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG. Our traveling NBC news team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armored mechanized platoon from the U.S. Army Third Infantry. Command Sergeant Major Tim Turpack was put in charge of our safety.”

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Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces, first uncovered the fake story:

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for years.

Williams himself repeated the claim Friday during NBC’s coverage of a public tribute at a New York Rangers hockey game for a retired soldier that had provided ground security for the grounded helicopters. In an interview with Stars and Stripes, he said he had misremembered the events and was sorry.

The admission came after crew members on the 159th Aviation Regiment’s Chinook that was hit by two rockets and small arms fire told Stars and Stripes that the NBC anchor was nowhere near that aircraft or two other Chinooks flying in the formation that took fire. Williams arrived in the area about an hour later on another helicopter after the other three had made an emergency landing, the crew members said.

After his lie was uncovered, Williams said in a statement in to Stars and Stripes:

“Because I have no desire to fictionalize my experience (we all saw it happened the first time) and no need to dramatize events as they actually happened, I think the constant viewing of the video showing us inspecting the impact area — and the fog of memory over 12 years — made me conflate the two, and I apologize.

Developments since his admission that he had lied include:

1. NBC executives knew Williams is a liar

Maureen Dowd of The New York Times: “NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography . . . to the point where it was a joke in the news division.”

2. Doubts raised about Williams’ other “inflated” CLAIMS

Writing in USA Today in 2011, Williams claimed when he was a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey, he saved a puppy from a burning house. But in an earlier version of the story which he related to Esquire in 2005, Williams boasted that he once saved “two puppies.” (Source)

Williams’ gripping accounts of Hurricane Katrina, the disaster that burnished his nightly news bona fides almost a decade ago, are also coming under scrutiny, especially his account of seeing a body float by in the French Quarter — which remained largely dry — and his claim of catching dysentery from drinking Katrina floodwaters. (Source)

3. Williams steps down as news anchor for a few days

Yesterday, Williams said he was stepping aside as anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days because he has become “a distraction” for his network. (Source)

Frankly, that is not enough. If NBC doesn’t fire Brian Williams, that is tantamount to the network admitting that it’s perfectly OK for reporters to lie and fake their news reports.

But then, none of that should surprise us about the Mainstream Lapdog Media.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

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It's Official. Obama Can Not, And Will Not Tell The Truth No Matter What.

Warning, if you throw anything at your computer , you will only hit your computer and have to replace it. 

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The fact that President Obamas ego won’t allow him to simply say, “I made a mistake and I’m sorry,” was exhibited in spades Thursday during an exclusive interview he had with NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.
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In response to a question as to whether he owed the American people an apology for his oft-repeated promise (at least 36 times) that if you like your health care you can keep your health care,

(YES OR NO YOU MORON !!!)

Obama simply said he was sorry that some people were losing their health care coverage, according to US News and World Report.
The president’s promise earned him the maximum four Pinocchios from The Washington Post. This week, the Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact awarded the president the maximum “Pants on Fire” designation when he went back on his statement and claimed it included the caveat

“if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”

Both publications have a leftward slant.
Watch his response in this NBC news clip.
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Ah, low-rated tv show "The New Normal" – canceled!

One season and done!

One season and done!

‘The New Normal’ Canceled By NBC; Will Not Return For Season 2

HuffPo: “The New Normal has been canceled, NBC announced today.
The single-camera comedy from Ali Adler and Ryan Murphy had been a modest performer for the troubled Peacock network: It debuted with an impressive 2.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 6.88 million viewers — aided by “The Voice” as a lead-in, along with timeslot companion “Go On” — but had slid to 1.4 and 3.39 million viewers by its season finale. At its lowest, the series was drawing only a 0.7 and a paltry 2.11 million.
The now-canceled “New Normal” starred Andrew Rannells and David Bartha as a homosexual couple in Los Angeles looking to start a family. They meet Goldie Clemmons (Georgia King), a single mother to the precocious Shania (Bebe Wood), who decides to be their surrogate, much to the dismay of her very conservative and opinionated grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin). The comedy also starred NeNe Leakes as Rocky Rhoades, Bryan’s former production assistant, and Jayson Blair as Clay Clemmons, Goldie’s estranged husband and Shania’s father.
The “New Normal saw its share of controversy in its freshman season, drawing the ire of conservative anti-gay group One Million Moms, who urged viewers to boycott the series. A Utah affiliate refused to air the show, leading GLAAD to partner with Equality Utah to try and change their minds, to no avail.
What do you know, viewers didn’t want to watch a tv show that tries to redefine a “normal” family. Or maybe they didn’t want to watch Ellen Barkin, who routinely trashes conservatives on Twitter (Ellen Barkin mocks Andrew Breitbart’s death; calls Right ‘pro-murder,’ ‘evil assholes’ and ‘scary ugly’).
Good riddance!
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Where he leads, main stream media follows

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Today on Breitbart.com:

CNN POLL NAMES OBAMA ‘MOST INTRIGUING’ PERSON OF 2012

Perhaps this explains why CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS are so full of crap.
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Tolerance…just a one way street for some

The new “normal” family…

Remember the post I did about the new NBC show called “The New Normal”?

“Bryan and David are a Beverly Hills homosexual couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed and loving homosexual partnership, the one thing missing is a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie, an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother, Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.”

A Utah station is refusing to air the show and, oh my goodness, how intolerant of them!

Insidetv: The same Mormon-owned Utah station that refused to carry NBC’s The Playboy Club last season is now giving a thumbs down to the net’s new comedy The New Normal.

The CEO of KSL-TV’s parent company said that “from time to time we may struggle with content” and that the dialogue may be “excessively rude.” The comedy from Glee creator Ryan Murphy is about a gay couple who relies on a surrogate to have a baby. “For our brand, this program feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” said Jeff Simpson of Bonneville International.

NBC issued this response: “The New Normal is a contemporary look at how families are defined today, portrayed through a comedic prism. We are confident that the show will find another home in the Salt Lake City market.” NBC insiders have long pointed out that the station is in a unique situation since its parent company Bonneville is owned by the Church of The Latter-day Saints. But like Playboy Club, New Normal is expected to find a new home. (In this case, it will be via the independent station KUCW). It will apparently air on weekends, the Tribune reports.

In the meantime, GLAAD joined in on the fray Saturday. “Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like Modern Family, Glee and Grey’s Anatomy,” said President Herndon Graddick in a statement. “While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country. We invite Jeff Simpson to sit down with GLAAD and local LGBT families. We know that if he would, he would see that not only are our families normal, but my citing ‘crude and rude’ content and refusing to affirm LGBT families, KSL and Mr. Simpson are sending a dangerous message in Utah. They should make it right.”

Earlier this year, the conservative group that dubs itself One Million Moms called for a boycott of the comedy that stars Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin. Murphy has this to say at this summer’s Television Critics Tour: “Every person and group has a right to protest something. I find it to be interesting that they would take a position before they’ve seen it. I think if they watch the show, I actually think they would love it. For the first time they will be represented! Ellen Barkin’s character is a member of the Million Moms! She will protest people and events and I think it will be great fodder for Brian and David’s characters to talk about. In many ways this show is about tolerance and the discussion of the tolerance and its delivered with sensitivity with a certain amount of veracity.

The oh-so-tolerant “Million Mom”…

You want to talk about tolerance and the “Million Mom” Ellen Barkin?  How about we look at some of her recent tweets?

  • 19 Jul 12: Gotta go to bed.Work in morning.I love everybody…except u right wing fuckin morons.X
  • 26 Jul 12: @Fly_Pete @Cajun_Manor strong! Every1knows Breitbart died from Peruvian Flu *snert* ” Wow really did not know that. Explains the crazy.
  • 27 Jul 12: Didn’t want a one sided twitter feed,but 2 tell the truth these ppl r way 2 scary ugly 2 add 2 my convos.Fuck ’em & block

And of course, those intolerant folks that refuse to air her show, well, they’re just bigots:

  • 24 Aug 12: Anyone in Utah interested in #NBCTheNewNormal please clog up @KSL5TV feed 4 their blatantly homophic decision 2 not air the show @KSLBigots
  • 24 Aug 12: @KSL5TV…Sorry if we got your sacred undergarments tangled up. This girl just can’t help it. #TheMormonTwist @NBCTheNewNormal

So much for an open discussion about tolerance.

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Sad Story — Hilarious Comments

The jist of the story posted on the New York City NBC website is not the least funny:

A Spanish tourist was attacked by a hammer-wielding man, apparently at random, while sitting inside City Hall Park Monday afternoon, authorities say.

This small sample of the 100 comments  show New Yorkers are fed up with Nanny Bloomberg:

*   Time to regulate hammers… Mayor against illegal use of tools! Bloomberg help!
 
*    we all should live in jail cells and the gov can keep us safe
 
*    We can compromise. All hammers must be made of Styrofoam now
 
*   I wonder if the hammer came from one of those states where anyone can buy a hammer no questions asked, without even a background check.
 
*   There is no need for the average person to own these types of hamers. Only contractors and carpenters should own these. The average person can hammer nails just fine with the handle of a screwdriver. Oh and while were at it, do we really need to allow people to buy an entire box of nails?  
 
 
 
 

 

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