‘THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’ Ratings Tumble To Season Low…

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Perhaps adding to the chorus of criticism against the near end of week game, the stakes were pretty low for last night’s Thursday Night Football with neither the Denver Broncos nor the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs running this season.

At least with their 25-13 win, the NFL team from the Mile High City snapped an eight-game losing streak on the road in Week 15 of the season. Not that many were interested, it seems – and we don’t just mean all those empty seats in Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday in a season sideswiped by protests, controversy and ratings declines.

Snagging a 7.4/13 in metered market results, last night’s TNF was a season low for the broadcast, on both CBS and NBC and simulcast on NFL Network. Taking a double-digit hit, the December 14 game was obviously down from last week and also the comparable gridiron match-up of last year where the Seattle Seahawks beat the L.A. Rams 24-3.

Looking at the close December 7 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, last night’s TNF was down 27% in the early ratings. That Falcons’ win went on to deliver a 4.3/17 rating among adults 18-49 and 14.61 million viewers.

In what has been a slippery season in the ratings for the NFL and broadcasters on the Big 4 and cable, last night’s TNF fell 26% in MM from the TNF of December 15, 2016. In the final numbers, that Seahawks win drew a 4.3/16 in the key demo and a total audience of 14.65 million.

To give one more bit of context, the low of the Week 15 game slide 12% in metered market ratings from the previous TNF season low of October 26, the last TNF on CBS this year. That Baltimore Ravens 40-0 demolition of the Miami Dolphins eventual pulled in a 3.4/14 among the 18-49 and 11.36 million viewers – which might be an indication of what to expect out of last night’s game.

As always, here’s one more stat: the Broncos vs. Colts game peaked with a 8.0/14 in the 9:30 – 10 PM ET slot. Or to put it another way, that’s down a hard 30% from the meter market peak of last week’s TNF.

Currently in fast affiliates and certain to adjust, TNF is pegged with a 2.1/8 in the 18-49s and 8 million viewers. Even with this week’s low, the Comcast-owned net is certain to win the night in the demo with what is right now a 2.0/8 rating. However, with what is an audience of 7.70 million right now, NBC is second to CBS’s 8.89 million in terms of total viewers, a very very rare less than NFL night topper.

While down two tenths in the demo from its December 8 show, The Big Bang Theory(2.6/11) was number #1 for the night in sets of eyeballs with 13.55 million watching. Lead out Young Sheldon (2.0/8) was also down two tenths and Mom (1.4/5) and Life in Pieces (1.1/4) were even with their previous airings. At 10 PM, S.W.A.T. (1.0/4) rose 11% from last week.

Making its small screen debut after being on the big screen with CocoOlaf’s Frozen Adventure (1.4/6) was a pretty hot property for ABC. Coming in as the third highest rated show of Thursday after BBT and TNF, Olaf helped give lead out Disney Prep & Landing (1.1/4) a 38% rise over last year’s airing. Quickly put on the schedule to replace the now pulled out of the oven The Great American Baking Show after judge Johnny Iuzzini was accused of sexual misconduct, The Great Christmas Light Fight (0.7/3) was down 13% from last week’s Baking.

It was all specials on Fox and the CW with the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 (0.4/2) exactly the same as the December 15, 2016 version. The still Murdoch owned net saw Showtime at the Apollo (0.7/3) and the celeb filled Taraji’s White Hot Holidays (0.7/3) jingling those scheduling bells. The Empire star led latter special was tarnished 22% from its December 8, 2016 airing.

The calendar gods are shining on us this year, so you have this weekend and next to get that Christmas shopping in.

Lewis Skipping Civil Rights Museum Opening – “That Cracker Trump” Is Coming

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By Rick Wells

Once again racist Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) has declared he won’t be attending a function in his official capacity because it is tainted by the presence of the President of the United States and that it would be beneath his bigoted “dignity and integrity” to attend.

After all, Hussein Obama turned the White House into a outlet of the NAACP and he now expects nothing less from all real presidents, American citizens qualified to hold the office, going forward.

It’s too bad we can’t devise a way for President Trump to spend some time in Congress and in meetings of the racist agitation front group, the Congressional Black Caucus, so the divisive Lewis would be compelled by his inner snowflake to just stay home.

Lewis and Bennie Thompson (D-MS), his fellow anti-America, parasite-enabling racist, were initially going to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday but later decided it was beneath them. That cracker President was going to be there.

Of course if the cracker hadn’t shown up he’d have been the topic of their scorn for disrespecting their sacrifices. Either way they were going to make it all about Trump. They can’t very well claim he ignored them as the main speaker. Maybe they had their own speeches written already and didn’t have the crayons necessary for a re-write. Perhaps they were intimidated by the President’s use of pronouns or his ability to conjugate verbs.

The two issued a joint statement that was little more than a collection of the typical Democrat lies and mis-characterizations, none of which are true, saying that he disrespected civil rights leaders. The Democrats are the party of lies, strife, chaos and division for political, communist gain. Their members are filth, who will do anything to advance their anti-America agenda.

In a joint statement, the two racists said, “Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi. President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place.”

As their fellow Black Congress member and founder John Conyers resigns his office for sexual assault, these hypocrites still have the nerve to falsely accuse the President as if they and their party are pure.  They’re pure garbage.

They conflate things, like illegals and legal immigrants into a racist claim, which is a lie. They choose to ignore the insult to our nation of their fellow racists in the NFL and then mislabel President Trump for taking exception to their attacks on the nation.

Sarah Sanders issued a statement saying, “We think it’s unfortunate that these members of Congress wouldn’t join the President in honoring the incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history. The President hopes others will join him in recognizing that the movement was about removing barriers and unifying Americans of all backgrounds.”

Lewis has always played the race card for political advancement, that’s how he got into Congress in the first place. He didn’t like the fact that President Trump isn’t a race exploiter in the manner of his illegal alien predecessor and chose to boycott the inauguration. For him it’s all part of his tiresome shtick.

Former Mississippi Governor, Democrat Ray Mabus announced he likewise would not be attending, making the evidence undeniable that this is a political stunt by Democrats to harm President Trump. They are the ones who diminish the history and the actions of those honored within, they are the ones who are willing to act like disrespectful children to take a political shot at a president simply because he’s not a racist and he puts America first. That makes him a threat, the real reason for the boycott.

 

SOROS ARMY IN ALABAMA TO REGISTER CONVICTED FELONS TO VOTE AGAINST ROY MOORE

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The man spearheading the campaign has stated outright that his effort is meant to ensure a Democratic victory in Alabama

by AARON KLEIN

Birmingham, ALABAMA — An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.

The aim of the effort has been to get as many felons as possible on the roster before last Monday, the deadline to register in order to vote in Alabama’s Dec. 12 senate special election that pits Republican Roy Moore against Democratic challenger Doug Jones.  The man spearheading the campaign has stated outright that his effort is meant to ensure a Democratic victory in Alabama.

The thousands of felons reportedly newly registered over the past few weeks were most likely not included in any recent polling on the Alabama senate race put out by major firms.

Jones himself is tied to some of the specific organizations associated with the drive to register felons here. Indeed, as Breitbart News first reported, Jones spearheaded a project for a massively Soros-financed legal activist group demanding full voting rights be given to felons released from prison, including those convicted of murder, rape and other violent crimes.

AL.com reported that Pastor Kenneth Glasgow has been at the forefront of the statewide effort, which has successfully registered thousands of felons across Alabama in recent weeks. Glasgow has been aided in his efforts here by other Soros-financed groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The Village Voice previously described Glasgow, Sharpton’s half-brother, as an “ex-con and recovering crackhead turned street preacher.”

Glasgow is currently president of a group he founded in 1999 calling itself The Ordinary People Society (TOPS). And he is a former leader of another organization, the radical Free Alabama Movement (FAM), which has for years been making inroads into Alabama’s prison population.

Glasgow told AL.com that in the last month alone “I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state” – referring to his efforts here in Alabama.

“I’ve got people all over the state registering people with my TOPS branches in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery, Enterprise, Dothan, Abbeville, Geneva, Gordon, Bessemer, we have a lot,” he added.

Speaking on his radio program, Glasgow charged that “swarming the polls” with newly registered convicts could swing the vote, pointing as a template to the Virginia governor’s race. In that state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power in April to restore voting rights for over 200,000 felons.

“We have the chance to do the same thing they did in Virginia,” Glasgow stated. “We can turn it blue. Well not blue, but we can add some color. Make it pink or purple.”

Glasgow has been taking advantage of a change made last May, when Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law that defined a clause in the State constitution denying the right to vote to anyone who has committed a crime that demonstrates “moral turpitude.” 

The new law generated a list of about 50 crimes that fit under the “moral turpitude” banner, including murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse. Glasgow was involved in the activism promoting the law.  

This means that Glasgow is free to register felons whose crimes do not fit under the state’s definition of a “moral turpitude” conviction.

Glasgow’s activism is intended to fill the void left by Alabama’s legal refusal to actively notify potentially tens of thousands of former felons that they regained their voting rights. A federal judge in July sided with Alabama, affirming that the state does not need to make such notifications after Ivey signed the law restoring rights to some felons.

A Soros-funded group called the Campaign Legal Center filed the lawsuit against Alabama last year calling for a public educational campaign to inform felons of their regained right to vote. The litigation is still ongoing.

“This is not a Democratic or Republican issue; it’s a democracy issue with a lower case d,” Danielle Lang, a Campaign Legal Center lawyer, stated after spending a week earlier this month in Alabama holding educational clinics on the matter.

Besides funding from Soros, the Campaign Legal Center documents that it receives financing from the Soros-funded Tides Foundation and from the Soros-funded Brennan Center for Justice.

Doug Jones himself has spearheaded numerous Brennan projects, including one seeking full voting rights nationwide be given to all felons released from prison regardless of their crimes.

The Brennan Center has been the recipient of numerous grants from Soros’s Open Society Foundations totaling over $7,466,000 from 2000 to 2010 alone.

The Soros-funded ACLU of Alabama also filed a lawsuit seeking to force the state of Alabama to inform convicted felons that they can vote.

The ACLU has also worked with Glasgow’s TOPS to register felons. The groups co-hosted a Voter Rights Restoration training session in Selma, Alabama in July, after the law was first changed. The ACLU dedicated a special section of its website to getting supporters to register for the Alabama senate race. The organization has used its Twitter account in recent days to promote the voter registration drive in Alabama.

The Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center has released an Alabama Voting Rights Restoration Toolkit aiding felons in registering to vote. Soros’s Open Society is listed as a donor to the group.

The League of Women Voters of Alabama has also been advocating for voter turnout. Soros’s Open Society has donated to the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

The Soros-financed MoveOn.org, which advocates for voting restoration to felons, has been heavily active in Alabama, where they claim they have 43,000 members.

In October, Glasgow dismissed a lawsuit against Alabama state officials after they agreed to sign documents indicating they should not have prevented him from entering prisons for the purpose of registering felons. His lawsuit was facilitated by the NAACP, which is financed by Soros.

Earlier this week, Think Progress, a project of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, suggested that “tens of thousands of newly registered felons could swing (the) Alabama Senate election.”

Glasgow’s TOPS, which has been registering the Alabama felons, is financed by the Open Philanthropy Project, a non-profit financed by Cari Tuna and her husband, Dustin Moskovitz, co-founders of Facebook and Asana.

TOPS is openly partnered with the Soros-financed Drug Policy Alliance, which seeks to decriminalize drug offenses. The Alliance’s main aim, according to its website, is to create a world in which people “are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others.”

Soros’s Open Society Foundations gave a whopping $50 million to the Alliance to aid its decriminalization efforts. 

Breitbart News previously reported that Jones pushed reduced sentencing for drug offenders in an effort he spearheaded for the Soros-funded Brennan Center. Jones’s project sought to fundamentally transform the role of U.S. Attorneys from one of prosecuting criminals to activists that enact a so-called progressive criminal justice agenda.

Glasgow, meanwhile, has been petitioning for voting rights for felons in Alabama for over a decade, including in 2008 when he used TOPS to push for changes in law. “There would be a lot of difference in our legislators, our elected officials and our presidents that we’ve had,” he said at the time, referring to the possibility of felons voting. “It would definitely change the political spectrum of Alabama.”

Glasgow has been cited by the news media as the spokesperson for the Free Alabama Movement (FAM), a radical network that has been leading activism, including prison strikes, within Alabama’s prison population for years. FAM itself calls Glasgow its “outside” spokesman.

GAM has been advocating for the repeal of Alabama’s three strikes law. The group also demands a re-write of Alabama’s “drive-by-shooting law” to apply only to gang-related activity.

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, a founder of the FAM, has peddled conspiracy theories about the 13th amendment, which allows for “involuntary servitude” as “a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Ra-Sun claimed the U.S. uses the 13th amendment “to maintain control” of “black people as tools or machines of production.” Glasgow has also repeatedly preached against the 13th amendment.

Last year, CNN reported on a national inmate strike that began in September 2016 organized by Glasgow’s FAM. Glasgow claimed to the news network that an inmate who had previously gone on a hunger strike was being denied water because of his activism, a charge refuted by the Alabama Department of Corrections. Glasgow told CNN the case drew the attention of activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

The Equal Justice Initiative is financed by Soros’s Open Society Foundations. Breitbart News previously reported that the Initiative is listed with five other groups on Doug Jones’s personal website as among organizations that Jones advocates for supporters to “get involved” with on “matters of justice and equality.”

Glasgow’s FAM has worked with the radical Industrial Workers of the World, as well as a slew of other far-left groups such as the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, the Black Autonomy Federation, the Black Militia Nation and the National Lawyers Guild.

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is famous for defending protesters from extremist groups who get arrested during disruption campaigns. A notable former member of the National Lawyers Guild is Bernardine Dohrn, the NLG’s first national student organizer. Dohrn was a leader of the Weather Underground anti-American domestic terrorist group along with her husband, former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

Doug Jones is currently listed on the Democracy Restoration Act (DRA) information page of the Soros-financed Brennan Center’s website as among the “Groups and Individuals who support the DRA,” which calls for voting to be restored to convicted felons. Listed alongside Jones is the National Lawyers Guild.

Glasgow has been involved with his half-brother Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN). Glasgow keynoted a Montgomery, Alabama NAN anti-police demonstration in April 2013 over the Trayvon Martin case. The event was co-sponsored by TOPS.

In 2014, Sharpton opened a NAN office in Birmingham. “We will, out of this office, coordinate our work throughout the South against those new measures that have been designed to suppress the vote,” Sharpton said. “Make no mistake about it, these are designed to suppress the vote and we are here to fight against voter suppression.”

Sharpton’s national group boasts that it is involved in efforts to “support” voter registration while “fighting voter suppression” in numerous states, including Alabama.

HYPOCRISY: NYT RUNS 3 PIECES IN ONE DAY CALLING TRUMP A BIGOT

Bigot: ‘one who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance,’ according to Webster

 | Infowars.com – DECEMBER 4, 2017

The New York Times printed three op-eds by three different writers describing President Trump as a bigot.

In a naked display of hypocrisy, all three attack pieces, published on Sunday, accused Trump of being a racist bigot.

Liberal writer Charles Blow wrote about Breitbart News Chief Steve Bannon’s influence on Trump’s worldview.

“It is always worth remembering that Bannon, who departed the White House in mid-August and returned to his right-wing website Breitbart the same day, last year proudly told Mother Jones: ‘We’re the platform for the alt-right.’ Alt-right is just a new name for Nazis and racists.”

Blow added, with no evidence, that Trump’s hostility to the fake news media is an attempt “to grease the skids toward more oligarchy, more authoritarianism, more fascism.”

Another liberal writer at the Times, Roger Cohen, called Trump’s efforts on international politics as “the last stand of the white man, whose century this will not be.

Nothing bigoted about that statement.

“In every Western democracy, Trump has helped unleash that which is most foul in human nature,” Cohen wrote, adding that Trump’s politics “do little or nothing for his white blue-collar constituency.”

The third op-ed, written by freelance writer Kashana Cauley and titled ‘Trump’s Racist Tweets. My Growing Patriotism’, says that Trump’s feud with the NFL and kneeling players “make it clear what he thinks about black Americans: Our role is to sit down and shut up, to remain deferential and grateful to him…”

The actual bigoted tendencies of the mainstream media have been incessant since Trump’s 2016 election victory, suggesting – in the most bigoted way – Trump is inherently racist.

In October for example, during the national controversy over Confederate statues, CNN reporter April Ryan absurdly asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders if “slavery was wrong.”

Sanders called the question “digusting and absurd,” adding that she’s “not going to re-litigate the Civil War.”

Ryan gloated on Twitter that she did ask the question but only got back “crickets,” as if that question was hard-hitting journalism.

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And last month, the Times ran an overtly racist op-ed called ‘Can My Children Be Friends With White People?’ written by Ekow Yankah, who concluded that, no, his children in fact cannot be friends with white people.

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What would happen if the shoe was on the other foot?

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*(THIS IS HOW YOU GET YOUR BLACK PRIVILEGE) – Brown University to allow students to ‘self-identify’ as persons of color

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School officials refuse to clarify how and why policy will be implemented

Brown University is implementing a change to its graduate school application that will allow applicants to “self-identify” as persons of color. Multiple efforts by The College Fix to clarify the details of this change were ignored by campus officials.

The policy comes as a result of complaints made by graduate students on the Graduate School advisory board that international and Asian American students are not treated as members of historically underrepresented groups by the university, according to The Brown Daily Herald.

One graduate student, Lydia Kelow-Bennett, told The Herald that this decision has led to “institutional invisibility” for these students. Brown defines historically underrepresented groups as “American Indian, Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic or Latinx and Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander.” The school’s diversity initiatives are intended to benefit members of these groups.

Brown’s criteria for historical underrepresentation “caused some students to not receive invitations to certain events, such as a multicultural student dinner,” The Herald reported.

How allowing applicants to self-identify as persons of color will affect policy relating to the diversity initiatives, and whether the university will take any steps to verify applicants’ self-identification, remain unclear. The Fix reached out multiple times to Brown’s graduate admissions office to inquire into how Brown would ensure that applicants were telling the truth about their self-identified ethnicity. The office did not respond.

The Fix also reached out to Marlina Duncan, the dean of diversity initiatives, to learn whether or not self-identifying as a person of color has any impact on an applicant’s prospects for admission. Duncan did not respond.

Reached by email, campus spokesman Brian Clark provided The Fix with a link to an article from Brown’s online news department celebrating the graduate school’s “most diverse class to date.” The article did not actually address the matter of minority self-identification.

When pressed about the change to the graduate school application–specifically how the option to “self-identify” as a minority differs from the standard ethnicity queries on other college applications–Clark gave no response.

Other universities allow students to “identify” a certain way in order to qualify for admissions or receive various benefits. The University of California, Davisawards financial grants to students who identify as LGBT or as an illegal immigrant.

And in recent years, several all-women’s colleges have permitted men who identify as women to apply. Some sororities have followed suit.

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