DEVELOPING: Fox debate ratings just came out, some people are SHOCKED

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Written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor on January 29, 2016

When frontrunner Donald Trump decided to pull out of last night’s GOP debate, many — including the candidate himself — predicted his absence would mean a tank in viewership.

Trump himself predicted this:

“The ‘debate’ tonight will be a total disaster — low ratings with advertisers and advertising rates dropping like a rock,” he wrote.

And, as we reported, at least one poll of Fox viewers supported Trump’s prediction — showing 83 percent said they would not watch the debate without Trump. Trump’s decision to host a competing alternate event, airing on CNN and other more liberal cable networks, seemed almost certain to make this prediction a reality.

So some people might be shocked to see the ratings that are emerging, as we speak, from last night — which show that the Fox debate had four times the viewership of Trump’s competing event as shown on CNN and MSNBC.

Via CNN Money:

Donald Trump counter-programmed Thursday’s GOP primary debate on Fox with his own prime time event. So whose show scored a bigger audience?

Answer: Fox’s debate. But it was the second lowest rated debate of the season. So Trump is certain to take credit for hurting the channel’s total viewership.

Fox News Channel’s Trump-less debate had an 8.4 household rating, according to early Nielsen data from so-called metered markets.

This means 8.4% of American metered market homes with TV sets were watching the face-off.

By comparison, two of the cable channels that showed parts of Trump’s event, CNN and MSNBC, had about a quarter of Fox’s audience combined.

So Trump’s rivals clearly came out ahead in the raw ratings.

The most recent GOP debate, televised two weeks ago on the harder-to-find Fox Business Network, had a household rating of 7.4.

So Thursday’s debate was bigger — but not by much. The other five GOP debates of the cycle have had household ratings ranging from 8.9 to 15.9.

That’s why Trump can claim victory. (His campaign had no immediate comment about the ratings on Friday.)

Actual viewership numbers will be available later in the day on Friday. Fox News likely had 11 million to 13 million viewers for the debate.

OK, so there you have it; no doubt many inquiring minds want to know. We’ll have to wait to see actual viewership numbers — and whether Trump weighs in with his own perspective.

Those who did tune in to last night’s Fox debate were treated to a substantive, policy-focused debate that was relatively light on personal attacks — which, frankly, is what the debates should be about when we’re trying to assess the best leader for our nation.

And, to that point, shouldn’t we be all more focused on who’s winning on that front — vs. who’s winning the sideshow of ratings or got the best jabs in?

These dudes brought the gun show to a Donald Trump rally

Published on Jan 28, 2016

Three Nebraska teenagers will vote for the first time in 2016. And they’re looking forward to supporting Donald Trump. Meet Brody, Tate and Turner.

CNN has finally come to the side of Trump

TRUMP 2016

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like TRUMP said this is a movement he bringing in all races ,age,and gender …….AMERICA is looking at it new PRESIDENT….TRUMP 2016 and he’s going make america great again for all americans…….TRUMP2016

Bernie makes STUNNING promise about raising taxes…

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Written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor on January 26, 2016

We reported earlier how in last night’s CNN Democrat town hall, Hillary Clinton received cushy-soft questions (e.g., which former president most inspired you?) while her main challenger, Bernie Sanders, received more substantive and pointed ones.

One such instance was when CNN’s Chris Cuomo pressed Sen. Sanders on whether he would raise taxes in order to pay for his “Medicare for all” single-payer healthcare program. The candidate’s blunt seven-word response wasn’t exactly a shocker — “We will raise taxes, yes, we will” — but the promise he made to justify it was actually pretty stunning.

Via The Blaze:Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a very blunt answer Monday night when asked at the CNN town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, if he would raise taxes if elected president.

CNN anchor and town hall moderator Chris Cuomo had asked Sanders if he would raise taxes to help pay for his “Medicare for all” program, also commonly referred to as a single-payer program.

“Just to be clear, you are going to raise taxes to do this?” Cuomo asked the Vermont senator.

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Sure, Bernie’s math sounds good — instead of paying $10,000 for private insurance, under his plan you can just pay $5,000 MORE in taxes. Who can argue with that?

Except…

For the purposes of this particular discussion, let’s put aside the lack of choice and potential downgrade in quality of care (I’m being generous here) that would come with Bernie’s proposed single-payer system.

Does any right-minded person actually believe the government’s single-payer healthcare program will suddenly become more efficient than the private sector and thus be able to cut costs to consumers in half? Is that kinda like Obamacare supposed to be lowering health insurance costs for everyone? Even the Obamacare website alone demonstrated how woefully inefficient government is compared with the private sector. Oh yeah, and the government has done such a great job with the VA…

Come to think of it, can anyone point to a single example of government being more efficient and effective than the private sector?

Waiting…

I guess you gotta hand it to Sanders for being so wide-eyed and naive even at his age.

Of course, equally wide-eyed liberals across the Web are embracing Bernie’s “math” as “proof” the candidate has it all figured out… Yes, we just might be doomed.

 

DEMOCRATIC DEBATE TOTALLY STAGED: CNN HAS AUDIENCE PRACTICE APPLAUSE, PRE-SUBMITTED QUESTIONS PLANTED

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Witness the mind numbingly cripplingly boring sterility Washington politics projects onto the world

Steve Watson | Infowars.com – JANUARY 26, 2016

In order to fit in with the sterile, pre-packaged scripted fake media driven world we live in today, CNN staged every aspect of last night’s Democratic debate, planting prepared questions in the audience, and even having them practice clapping the candidates before the “show” began.
Politicians, and particularly Presidents, are supposed to be able to react on the fly to the most unexpected of events and situations, but it seems that we’re now firmly in the age of the teleprompter President.
Rarely anything you see anymore is spontaneous or improvised. Everything HAS to go off exactly as planned and without a hitch. Everything is one giant PR program designed to hook mainstream America in and deliver exactly what the powers that be think it wants.

Which is exactly what happened during another snorefest of a Democratic debate presented by CNN.
Before the candidates even took to the stage, CNN had the audience practice applauding, as Anderson Cooper alluded to during the monotonous hours long “build up,” now a mind numbing aspect of every major vacuous TV presentation of the modern day.

Because, obviously, were they not told to clap beforehand, this brain dead mass of blubber and skin would just sit there in utter confusion and boredom, wondering why it had been over five minutes since they got their last fix of fake sincerity to lose their shit to.

Then there were the candidates themselves.

Bernie Sanders said he was going to raise taxes in order to give away some free shit for the 18 billionth time:

Hillary Clinton waddled on stage and denied for the 800 billionth time that her home made email server constituted misconduct, and once again claimed “nothing that I did was wrong.”

The viewers at home in an alpha wave induced stupor also would not have noticed that the questions the candidates were “asked” constituted bigger softer balls than those owned by the Stay Puft marshmallow man.

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/here-s-top-softball-questions-and-comments-monday-s-cnn-democratic-town-hall

Sanders was asked if he was “surprised” by his support and the hashtag associated with the “Feel the Bern” slogan.

Getting down to the nitty gritty there.

He was then asked if he supported “women’s issues”.

OOOO, tough one for Bernie.

Hillary was asked by the CNN hosts if she found it surprising that Obama thinks she is “wicked smart,” “knows every policy inside and out,” and gets “undue criticism”.

WOW, get out of that one if you can Hillary.

An Audience member also asked her exactly how she would go about the EXTREMELY DIFFICULT task of “protecting the constitutional rights of all groups of people”.

A muslim woman asked Clinton what she thought about… muslims and Trump… or something, to which she responded by nearly crying.

Nothing about taking money from mega banks and giant oil companies, multiple rape allegations against her husband, or knowing that Americans were killed in a terrorist attack and lying about it though, unsurprisingly.

Then came the kicker at the end of the night when what appeared to be a 11 year old stammering boy stood up and declared that “I can see why they gave you this” before asking Hillary which former President she admired the most.

It wasn’t Bill Clinton.

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Staged, sterile, scripted and completely lifeless. Which is exactly what you’d expect from CNN and every Democratic candidate in this Presidential race. Everyone went home happy and slept soundly like babies.

Next up, Anderson Cooper presents the build up to the 2024 Presidential election and asks will another Obama be running, and especially with that hair cut.

Go to commercial.

CNN GIVES HILLARY ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY DESPITE FBI INVESTIGATION

Published on Jan 21, 2016

Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Tina Nguyen for Vanity Fair writes, a last-minute town-hall-style event, announced Wednesday by CNN and scheduled to take place just one week before the Iowa caucuses, could be a saving grace for Hillary Clinton, whose presidential campaign has faced an unexpectedly formidable challenge from Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.

At this point, what difference does it make? Fricken lyin-ass POS, she should be hanged, not running for office.

Boycott CNN and all corporate media, government-mouthpiece “news” outlets.

Boycott CNN Boycott the Oscars

Hitlery is going down faster than gas prices!

Of course , they would give her the chance…. It’s all rigged. She will be the appointed pres. regardless of current investigations.

I am so glad I don’t watch TV. LOL The only show I want to see Hillary Clinton face on is Americans Most Wanted

Hillary is going down faster then Monica Lewinsky went down on Billary.

Hillary ‘Millhouse’ Clinton, a mendacious lesbian control-freak $talinist, imbued with the materialistic addictions of Imelda Marcos, has already been chosen ($ellected) by the bankster ruling class to be the next President of faster poo-food Amerika. Forget about the FBI investigation and Bengazi, or the gross malfeasance with the Clinton foundation. NONE of that matters… because the rule of law in the United States of Perpetual War Profiteering has collapsed. And this is why ‘Rome’ is burning.

Has the FBI turned into a bunch of Pussies. Why is this Bitch still free. Gary you should do a story on government officials who are serving time for similar crimes. There are people right now serving time for lessor offences!

John Kerry: ‘You can’t just buy a bomb’

Published on Jan 18, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reacts to Saudi Arabia’s opposition to America’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Great interview CNN. You cut him off after two sentences, I feel so much more informed now.

JOHN KERRY IS A MEMBER OF YALE SKULL&BONES ,John set his wrist watch 10 minutes faster to pull one over on you , trust me you cannot trust a Devil Satan Worshiper !

this guy so full of s*** its not even funny man cant buy a bomb that by f**** governments come on we are not retard you left pillar mother fucker

Sure You can, at the “Bombs “R” Us” store, ours is located beside the Home depot..

Would we really punish SA? They basically control OPEC.

Obama SET TO UNFREEZE $100 BILLION to Iran, After Deep HUMILIATION and Sailor Capture

….. defense officials said they no longer believed that mechanical problems were the cause, noting that both boats returned to United States custody under their own power.

As I said here when I first reported the Iranian attack and have now been proven right by defense officials, there is no way that the engines of two US navy boats died at the same time and “drifted” into Iranian waters. The US Navy sailors are well trained, know their exact locations and emergency procedures. I do not believe they were captured in “Iranian waters.” The Obama administration’s story stinks to high heaven.

And all of this has happened before Iran “will cash in with $100 billion plus in sanctions relief,” added Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

$100 billion was to be released after international nuclear inspectors verify that Iran has shipped 98 percent of its nuclear fuel out of the country, has disabled and removed centrifuges, and has taken a large plutonium reactor permanently offline under Obama’s catastrophic nuclear pact. I do not believe Iran has met these conditions. Hence the hostage situation. Did Obama agree to releasing $100 billion in order to secure release of our kidnapped soldiers?

CNN is reporting that the U.S. is set to unfreeze $100 billion to Iran.

NY Times: On Wednesday morning, however, after the crew members and boats were returned, defense officials said they no longer believed that mechanical problems were the cause, noting that both boats returned to United States custody under their own power.

Defense officials said that they were still trying to untangle the chain of events that led to the episode. Of particular note, they said, was the question of how the military lost contact with not one, but two boats. Several officials noted that the crew members were relatively young, junior enlisted sailors.

For now, questions about the incident itself seemed secondary to how it was resolved.

Not to me or any other rational American. Only to the NY TImes and the Iranian boot-lickers in the Obama administration.

While the countries still have a long way to go before normalizing relations, analysts say a less charged atmosphere that allowed the speedy resolution is a reflection of changing priorities in Tehran and Washington.

“The top leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not looking for any tension with America,” said Nader Karimi Joni, a journalist aligned with Iran’s reformists who once served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he added, the “whole system sought tension.”

He continued: “Now, things have changed. Both sides, America and Iran, are in direct contact and they seek détente. Currently there is no need for anti-Americanism.”

The sailors’ release was announced shortly before 10 a.m. on an Iranian state-run news channel, IRINN. “The detained U.S. sailors, after it was realized that their entry into Iran’s territorial waters was unintentional, and after the sailors apologized, were released into international waters in the Persian Gulf,” the channel reported, attributing the statement to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

The United States Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain confirmed the release, saying in a statement that there were “no indications that the sailors were harmed during their brief detention” and that the Navy would “investigate the circumstances that led to the sailors’ presence in Iran.”
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American Navy boats in an undisclosed location in Iran. The undated photograph was also released by the Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday. Credit Sepahnews, via Associated Press

The sailors were being flown to an American military facility in Qatar, where they were to be debriefed and given medical exams, a senior Defense Department official said.

The defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, released a statement commending the “timely way in which this situation was resolved” and thanked Mr. Kerry “for his diplomatic engagement with Iran to secure our sailors’ swift return.”

The quick release of the sailors stands in sharp contrast to the episode eight years ago involving the British marines, which developed into a major international standoff.

In 2007, 15 British marines were arrested by the Revolutionary Guards Navy, which accused them of entering Iranian waters. The sailors were held for 13 days before the government of Mr. Ahmadinejad, then the president, set them free during a televised farewell ceremony in which they were given new suits and carpets as parting gifts.

A prominent conservative Iranian analyst with ties to the senior leadership emphasized that in the current incident, both sides had sought to keep tensions low.

“This time, the Americans were cooperative in proving their innocence, and they quickly accepted their faults without resistance,” the analyst, Hamidreza Taraghi, said in a phone interview. “The sailors apologized for having strayed into Iranian waters.”

Also playing a role was the strong relationship that has developed between Mr. Kerry and the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, during negotiations on the nuclear deal, Mr. Taraghi said.

“John Kerry and Zarif were on the phone during the past hours, and this helped the problem to be resolved quickly due to their direct contact,” he said.

Air Marshal of Bloviana 10 minutes ago

Did John Kerry ask them why diplomatic skills were not employed by towing the disabled boat to international waters? Sure he did, and what…
verycold 10 minutes ago

We have no idea what actually happened and we never will. However the Iranians had time to look over the boats and technology. Does that…
A. Stanton 10 minutes ago

An unmitigated disaster, one that Democratic candidates for office will be paying for, for a very long time.

Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, said that it was too early to draw “big lessons” from the episode, but that it was clear the rapport Mr. Kerry has developed with Mr. Zarif was crucial to resolving it.
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Secretary Kerry’s aggressive and early engagement in this, and open channel that he had and he has with his foreign minister counterpart is important,” Mr. McDonough said on Wednesday at a breakfast with reporters in Washington. “I do think that the open lines of communication, which are relatively new, are extraordinarily important.”

The detention and release of the sailors comes at a particularly delicate moment in the American-Iranian relationship, just days before a nuclear deal is to be formally put in place, under which the United States is to unfreeze about $100 billion in Iranian assets.

That step is to be made after international nuclear inspectors verify that Iran has shipped 98 percent of its nuclear fuel out of the country, has disabled and removed centrifuges, and has taken a large plutonium reactor permanently offline.

On Wednesday, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Iran to oversee the decommissioning of the Arak heavy-water reactor, which is capable of producing plutonium that could be used to make a nuclear weapon. The removal of the reactor’s core and its replacement with concrete are some of the final steps before the nuclear accord is put in place. The measures are expected to be completed in the next few days, Iranian officials said.

Many American and Middle Eastern officials say they believe that recent actions by the Iranian Navy against American forces in the gulf may be intended to embarrass Mr. Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani. The Revolutionary Guards were responsible for the military side of the nuclear program, and many of its senior officers have objected to the nuclear agreement.

Mr. Rouhani campaigned for office on the promise of getting a nuclear deal and freeing Iran from economic sanctions, and he is said to be anxious to accomplish that before crucial parliamentary elections in February.

Senior American officials said they were still not certain what political dynamic played out in Iran after Mr. Kerry called Mr. Zarif. “You could have imagined a situation in which Zarif told the Iranian military that they were endangering the nuclear deal, and the military said, ‘So what?’ ” a senior American official said. “That didn’t happen. And that’s good news.”

Many Republicans in Congress are as committed as Iran’s hard-liners to short-circuiting the nuclear deal. Mr. Obama issued a veto threat on Monday against a House bill that would delay implementation until the president can certify that Iran has reported all of its past work toward designing a nuclear weapon. International inspectors recently declared that Iran had a program “consistent” with weapons work through 2009, but that it had then ceased. Iran has always denied it ever sought a weapon.

While Mr. Obama and Mr. Rouhani both face opposition from conservatives who want to kill the nuclear deal. But as the current incident suggests, opponents of the deal — in Iran, at least — may be playing a losing hand.

The United States Treasury Department is expected to place some new sanctions on Iran for recent missile tests — which are separate from the nuclear pact — but that effort has been delayed.

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