A day dominated by self words and actions

The major news of the day was dominated by the words President Trump uttered and the actions O.J. Simpson did. Both had self inflicted wounds.

What President turns on their earliest loyal supporter and does it to a newspaper that is one hundred per cent against him?  It’s one thing when the President is bashing the media, the opposition, or congress for failing to pass a bill. Those statements, though outlandish, are against competitors or programs that are against things he proposes. But when he attacks a loyal supporter and attorney general he does himself much harm. Even his most loyal partisans are disappointed and angry at Trump’s words to the despised NYT.
Why, they ask, are you bashing your attorney general. Why with all your issues are you going after a loyal supporter, who was the first senator to support you? How, they ask, can you do it to the NYT who wants you to fail?
Why would you give them, of all publications, this chance to get exposure, break news and sell papers?

If you have an answer let us know, because we have no idea. We’ve never seen anything like it, and all we see is a man’s ego so out of control that he is off the deep end. Would you work for him under those circumstances? Would you trust him to have your back? We wouldn’t.
We would feel like he would sell us out at any moment if he perceives it as an advantage to himself.

What now? This better not be true.

Did we hear that Donald Trump Jr. may decline to appear before the committee next week? Wait, wasn’t he the one saying he would gladly do it because he had nothing to hide? What am I missing here?

If this is true, on top of the drip drip drip of the meeting, you have to begin to wonder.

OJ Walks:

The other public figure we referenced to start this blog won his parole hearing. Can he stay out of trouble now and stay free? His must change behavior and live within the law as Trump must quiet down and shrink his ego.
Can either do what they must?

The Ratings:

Tuesday as we speculated was a good day for MSNBC. They won the 7,9, 10 and 11:00 time slots. They had the number 1 and 2 shows (Maddow and O’Donnell). Mattews beat MacCallum for the first time.
With all that, Fox won the night — barely — by 29K viewers.
By Wednesday it was another story. MSNBC won the night. As Trump self implodes he is driving the anti channel viewership up. Sad.

Total Viewers (Live +SD)  TUESDAY.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.483 | CNN: 771 | MSNBC: 1.223 | HLN: 202
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.224 | CNN: 1.036 | MSNBC: 2.195 | HLN: 209
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.163
Specialists:
1.528
Baier:
1.931
MacCallum:
1.660
Carlson:
2.319
Five:
2.119
Hannity:
2.233
Carlson:
1.329
CNN Tapper:
813
Blitzer:
892
Blitzer:
910
Burnett:
913
Cooper:
1.061
Cooper:
1.044
Lemon:
1.002
Lemon:
767
MSNBC Wallace:
1.101
MTPDaily:
1.120
News:
1.104
Matthews:
1.713
Hayes:
1.707
Maddow:
2.626
O’Donnell:
2.247
Williams:
1.541
HLN Files:
138
Files:
168
Files:
210
Files:
232
Banfield:
242
HowItRly:
186
CNNSpcl:
199
Files:
303

Total Viewers (Live +SD) WEDNESDAY

  • Total day: FNC: 1.532 | CNN: 767 | MSNBC: 1.234 | HLN: 190
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.364 | CNN: 1.148 | MSNBC: 2.489 | HLN: 224
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.300
Specialists:
1.675
Baier:
1.916
MacCallum:
1.638
Carlson:
2.389
TheFive:
2.336
Hannity:
2.367
Carlson:
1.412
CNN Tapper:
852
Blitzer:
823
Blitzer:
785
Burnett:
775
Cooper:
1.111
Cooper:
1.155
Lemon:
1.175
Tapper:
926
MSNBC Wallace:
946
MTPDaily:
1.010
News:
968
Matthews:
1.533
Hayes:
1.859
Maddow:
2.971
O’Donnell:
2.627
Williams:
1.777
HLN Files:
164
Files:
109
Really:
100
Really:
124
Banfield:
237
CNNSpcl:
196
CNNSpcl:
237
Banfield:
249

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