A Divided Country Gets Rocked …….

As we forecasted, the Russia all the time, that was replaced by North Korea is going to blow us up, is now all about Trump, the Alt Right and his failings. This will go on until Trump says or does something else that they can beat on him for 24/7. After yesterday’s press conference that should be a long time.

The mistake yesterday was in a failure to separate morality. He gave the impression that the protesters of the planned and identified Nazi and racist demonstrators were of equal standing. He needed to separate this and make clear that racism is wrong. To appear to be defending or linking people who carried torches for a reason, is a mistake.

If he separates them and makes clear there is a difference then he can talk about the failure to keep the groups apart. He can say the smart thing was to ignore them and they will lose. He can argue why violence ensued and who was to blame. Instead, he took the opposite approach. This will hurt him and his Presidency and have long term impact. His people will have trouble defending this. The protests will grow.

Do you ever wonder how these protests spring up so quickly all around the country and people have the time to stand there and yell slogans all day? I wonder how many are naive enough to think they are spontaneous?
Don’t you wonder, too, why the media doesn’t investigate that? If they were pro Trump would they?

By the way, if you want further proof the press hates this President, just take a look at yesterday’s press conference to talk infrastructure. Watch how they asked questions and the vehemence with which they did it. Then contrast that with the worst Obama press conference ever.

The end result is a firestorm over the President not agreeing with them. He condemned the right groups again, but this time he said the left was to blame too. This won’t go away now.

A Personal Reflection:

As we reflected on the events of this past week and wrote about them the past few days, I wanted to share two experiences that will share some personal thoughts.

The first reflects back to my time stationed in Ft. Jackson, SC. I went to S.C. Gamecock Football games, which then, as now, was the major sporting event in town.
As the team came on the field they were greeted with the song “Dixie” and the crowd standing as one to cheer.
It struck me in an uneasy manner and I thought it a poor choice. They didn’t do it maliciously or to attack anyone, just to rev up the crowd.
I made the decision to sit in my seat rather than stand and support the moment. I did that for every game the entire season and time I was there.

I say this because today we see people who disagree, and their solution is to tear down symbols they find wrong. I never considered it my role to attack the band, people or event. I chose to attend and sat through a part others stood to cheer. Over time the school changed its entry as life moved on.

The second event involves statues to heroes I didn’t agree with. When the Iron Curtain fell, countries behind it did what we see on the streets in our country today. They tore down Soviet built statues honoring leaders and supposed heroes that they did not like. They destroyed them as they tore them down.
Except in Budapest, where my wife and I had the chance to visit a few years back. In Budapest they removed the statues, in tact, and moved them to a place today called Statue Park. We had the chance to spend a fascinating day visiting that park. There we saw statues of communist heroes and read the words that honored them. In every case we were on the other side of what they did to earn the statue.
As an example, there was a statue to a General who put down the 1956 uprising for freedom. It was fascinating to see the history, how others thought and what was honored. We appreciated history and find it a shame others can’t. They are missing something.
Wouldn’t you enjoy visiting a Statue Park when you travel?
Too bad so many are so shortsighted. Anyway, two personal experiences that are relevant to today that I wanted to share.

CEO’s Quitting the Presidential Board and Lecturing Him:

What is this about? You join a manufacturing board to bring jobs back to America and you quit because the President was too slow to name some groups? You didn’t join a morality board, you joined a job creation board. Leave your politics at the door and meet your commitment (especially since most of you joined the off shoring movement and moved jobs).

And Doug McMillon (CEO of Wal-Mart) spare me your lecturing the President. Try paying your people a living wage and supporting American workers before you lecture others. How many of your workers have to get additional government assistance to survive?

We suspect the reasons for most of these actions are because the CEOs faced threats from the intolerable left to boycott their products. Deplorable. Have the courage to lead and stop letting others bully you.

The Ratings:

Here’s Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well as last week’s morning and evening ratings.

Total Viewers (Live +SD) SATURDAY —- FOX EDGES OUT CNN.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.348 | CNN: 1.085 |  MSNBC: 851 | HLN: 270
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.674 | CNN: 1.345 | MSNBC: 966 | HLN: 284
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
1.495
NewsHQ:
1.553
NewsHQ:
1.486
Report:
1.504
Cont:
1.674
Pirro:
1.784
Cont.:
1.564
Pirro:
1.122
CNN Nwsrm:
1.342
Nwsrm:
1.356
Nwsrm:
1.333
Nwsrm:
1.249
Nwsrm:
1.258
Nwsrm:
1.345
Nwsrm:
1.431
Nwsrm:
1.243
MSNBC News:
1.109
News:
1.151
News:
1.171
News:
1.306
News:
1.171
News:
990
Maddow:
738
Lockup:
356
HLN Files:
251
Files:
260
Files:
187
Files:
187
Files:
273
Files:
305
Files:
273
Files:
331

Total Viewers (Live +SD) SUNDAY — FOX AGAIN EDGES CNN.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.135 | CNN: 955 | MSNBC: 725  | HLN: 300
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.285 | CNN: 987 | MSNBC:  760 | HLN: 394
  4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
822
NewsHQ:
856
NewsHQ:
996
Report:
1.154
Watters:
1.560
Hilton:
1.192
FNSunday:
1.105
Watters:
1.104
CNN Nwsrm:
987
Nwsrm:
1.094
Nwsrm:
1.083
Nwsrm:
1.045
90s:
789
90s:
1.041
Comedy:
1.132
90s:
591
MSNBC News:
799
News:
945
News:
935
MTP:
924
Joy:
909
News:
745
MTP:
627
Lockup:
362
HLN Files:
283
Files:
299
Files:
325
Files:
331
Hunt:
384
Hunt:
463
Hunt:
336
Hunt:
311

 

Total Viewers (Live +SD) MONDAY. FOX WINS A CLOSE ONE

  • Total day: FNC: 1.620 | CNN: 1.021 | MSNBC: 1.352 | HLN: 247
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.600 | CNN: 1.456 | MSNBC: 2.421 | HLN: 289
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.396
Specialists:
1.618
Baier:
2.207
MacCallum:
2.185
Carlson:
2.819
Five:
2.527
Hannity:
2.453
Carlson:
1.455
CNN Tapper:
1.238
Blitzer:
1.263
Blitzer:
1.121
Burnett:
1.187
Cooper:
1.466
Cooper:
1.480
Tonight:
1.422
Tonight:
1.049
MSNBC Wallace:
1.215
MTPDaily:
1.298
Melber:
1.242
Matthews:
1.708
Hayes:
1.826
Maddow:
2.863
O’Donnell:
2.558
Williams:
1.942
HLN Files:
147
Files:
155
Files:
170
Files:
212
Banfield:
353
TheHunt:
241
KillingMe:
273
Files:
379

 

Numbers for the week of August 7, 2017:  

EVENING NEWS: ABC WINS FOR THE 11TH WEEK IN A ROW. 

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,837,000 7,588,000 5,781,000

THE MORNING SHOWS for the week of August 7, 2017:

  • Total Viewers:                    ABC: 3.895 M     NBC: 3.801 M       CBS: 3.221 M

 

 

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