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Posted By: SurferLad, 2/26/2020 2:46:45 PM

Have you noticed somehow once-pedestrian television ratings, those arcane numbers that used to be the subject of churning stomachs only within that industry, have come now to resemble sports franchises, each with its own avid fan base rooting for their favorite, as if it mattered? As a reflection of the bitter partisan splits affecting many Americans, people privately cheer good news for one network and bad news for another. And vice versa. Fox News is kind of like the dominant New England Patriots that win a lot — too much in the eyes of non-New Englanders. Fox News has won a lot of ratings competitions since Rupert Murdoch founded it

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 2/26/2020 3:16:39 PM (No. 330430)
Yet, you pay about $10 a month for all the ESPN channels whether you want it or not.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/26/2020 3:25:10 PM (No. 330441)
Ratings declines like the ones CNN & MSNBC should call for high-level firings! Someone is losing money there, and liberals more than anyone like being rich-how else can they afford to be liberal??
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Reply 3 - Posted by: galbaccr 2/26/2020 3:36:02 PM (No. 330453)
My wife & I watch Carlson almost all the time. Ingram is a bit late for us (we're older & have health issues - thus early bedtime). We watch Hannity sometimes. But - though we have no qualms with what he stands for & says, we are pretty tired of his never-ending questions of his guests. He seems to take up several minutes (with repetitions) for a 30 second answer from his guest. I've wondered if this isn't a trait among those with lots of current or past radio hosting (can't have the least dead air on radio). I believe Hannity is on the radio more than TV - so, he could be in the habit of avoiding air time. But - it is annoying enough that we skip him a lot. He also comes on later, so repeats everything we already heard for the prior 24-48 hours. His so-called breaking news is usually old news by the time he's on TV. But - his messages are A-ok!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jennie C. 2/26/2020 3:51:13 PM (No. 330477)
#3, I agree. My husband and I watch Tucker (the next morning, we record it, as you could with Ingraham, but that's irrelevant). I recorded Sean for awhile, but then hubby pointed out that he was basically a rerun of Tucker with different guests.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Maggie2u 2/26/2020 4:05:30 PM (No. 330487)
Agree with posters 3 and 4 about Hannity. He takes up more time talking TO his guests than letting the guests talk about why they're there. And every night it's a new 'bombshell' news but it never does any 'damage.' We watch The Five and Tucker Carlson almost exclusively. And on Saturday's it's Water's World and Greg Gutfeld.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 2/26/2020 6:20:12 PM (No. 330629)
I think Hannity tries to beat his guest at saying what he brought them on to say so he can take credit. I'm constantly screaming, "Let them say it! Dang, Sean! I can't watch this." Then I turn the channel or freakin turn the TV off. It's so annoying.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/26/2020 7:20:42 PM (No. 330671)
I'm chuckling as I read the Comments from fellow Posters, since my husband and I do and say the same things about Hannity. I love the guy, because he has been fearless about getting information, some of it inflammatory, out to the public. So he is repetitious sometimes infuriatingly so! But the worst thing is how he interrupts his guests, often as they are ending a comment, he jumps in. Laura tends to do this too, not as frequently. When you have some really great guest (for example, Victor Davis Hanson), interrupted robs us of enjoying some delightful intelligence. Some people are excellent interviewers. Tucker does a good job, Shannon Bream does, several of the fill-in hosts, too. Really, they all do a good job, they're fair, smart, probing, have a good sense of humor.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 2/26/2020 8:39:38 PM (No. 330728)
I feel the same way about Sean. He is so, so repetitive that I have to turn him off, even though I agree wholeheartedly with his message. And for a while there, the "bleachbit" thing was getting comical because it was so predicable and on cue. I wish he were more intellectual and thoughtful instead of always being the bull in the china shop.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penney 2/26/2020 10:16:04 PM (No. 330759)
We watch FNC and One America News. Those two provide the information that the alphabets ignore, such as the President's important press conference LIVE today regarding the virus. The MSM presumes to filter & censure the President so there is no use in watching the alphabets.
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