New Year — Same Chaos

If you thought after a year things would quiet down with the President and White House, you were wrong! Boom the Bannon book leaks.

The impact of the book will be more long term on Bannon than the President. Bannon’s small base, if forced to choose between Trump and him will side with the President. After the Roy Moore debacle, the Bannon train has to go off to the side for a while. His credibility is gone.
The comments he made last night praising the President in a radio interview just lends to added poor messaging from him.  “The President of the United States is a great man. You know I support him day in and day out”, he said. The old saying, “with friends like that …” applies here.
Maybe Bannon and Moore can spend some time together for the rest of the year and give us a break.

Hypocrisy 2018

For months, in fact even before the administrations tax plan was released, the Democrats attacked it as a plan for the wealthy. You remember that rhetoric was a constant drum beat from the left and MSM.
We kept asking how that can be, if they are losing the most with the SALT deduction. They are losing the high mortgage deduction.  You remember, but the left kept saying it.
Well yesterday Governor Cuomo of NY, a probable candiate for the Dem nomination in 2020, gave his state of the state speech. Here’s the opening line in today’s report on his speech:
“Gov. Cuomo in his State of the State Address Wednesday took on President Trump and Mayor de Blasio, proposed a work-around to the federal-tax overhaul that disproportionately affects wealthier New Yorkers ..”
WHAT? How does the MSM allow him to get away with that? After months of daily pounding that this would hurt the middle class and help the wealthy  you are worried about the wealthy leaving your state because the new taxes hurt them the most?

At another point he suggested reducing personal-income tax rates. Imagine that.
That is an impact we hoped would occur. Get the big tax states to stop taxing their citizens at such high rates, reduce spending and allow the working people to keep more of their earned income.
Let’s see what happens.

Trump’s “Bigger Button”

The tweet the President made in reaction to Kim Un Jong’s tweet about a button his desk, set off an unbelievable cry from the left and MSM. Hillary’s former PR person asked Twitter to take away the President’s account, because he was so dangerous. Why? Because he smacked back at Jong saying don’t threaten the U.S., we have more and better weapons.

For the record we found his tweet amusing, and did not think it put my life or yours in danger. We prefer a stronger approach to Jong than Bush and Obama took. After all what did their appeasement approach produce? It produced a nut job leader who doesn’t think the U.S. will do anything.
To the left and MSM, be afraid. But, be afraid of Kim Un Jong far more that your own President. Kim is the threat.

The Ratings

FRIDAY. Fox wins day and night. Win time slots 4-9. MSNBC wins 10 & 11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.413 | CNN: 541 | MSNBC: 870 | HLN: 218
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.608 | CNN: 549 | MSNBC: 1.240 | HLN: 269
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.237
Five:
1.851
Baier:
1.869
MacCallum:
1.514
Carlson:
2.023
Hannity:
1.429
Ingraham:
1.367
Bream:
989
CNN Tapper:
615
Blitzer:
606
Blitzer:
588
Burnett:
604
Special:
688
80s:
522
80s:
438
80s:
451
MSNBC Live:
718
MTPDaily:
900
Melber:
973
Matthews:
1.274
Special:
1.005
Maddow:
1.251
O’Donnell:
1.463
Wlms:
1.025
HLN Michaela:
42
Special:
52
Files:
124
Files:
256
Files:
313
Files:
256
Files:
239
Files:
323

Total Viewers SATURDAY. A DOMINANT FOX NIGHT.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.143 | CNN: 541 |  MSNBC: 464 | HLN: 317
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.294 | CNN: 365 | MSNBC: 385 | HLN: 364
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
896
NwsHQ:
935
NwsHQ:
965
Report:
1.068
Watters:
1.373
Pirro:
1.306
Gutfeld:
1.203
Watters:
829
CNN Nwsrm:
538
Nwsrm:
582
Nwsrm:
576
Nwsrm:
603
90s:
345
90s:
380
90s:
370
90s:
341
MSNBC News:
556
News:
508
Hayes:
306
Maddow:
405
O’Donnell:
473
Hedlnrs:
347
Lockup:
335
Lockup:
298
HLN Files:
304
Files:
309
Files:
294
Files:
322
Files:
378
Files:
332
Files:
382
Files:
500

Total Viewers. SUNDAY, New Year’s Eve. CNN wins the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.326 | CNN: 1.063 | MSNBC: 448 | HLN: 288
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.693 | CNN: 1.704 | MSNBC: 440 | HLN: 314
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
809
Five:
1.057
NwsHQ:
1.006
Report:
1.017
AmerNYE:
1.315
AmerNYE:
1.741
AmerNYE:
2.023
AmerNYE:
2.284
CNN Nwsrm:
537
Bourdain:
588
Nwsrm:
542
Special:
674
NYEve:
1.243
NYEve:
1.754
NYEve:
2.116
NYEve:
3.024
MSNBC News:
458
News:
482
MTP:
499
KasieDC:
519
Special:
467
AMJoy:
415
AMJoy:
438
Special:
312
HLN Files:
236
Files:
233
Files:
222
Files:
259
Files:
287
Files:
334
Files:
320
Files:
319

Total Viewers MONDAY. New Years Day. Low viewership. Fox wins close. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.098 | CNN: 564 | MSNBC: 568 | HLN: 259
  • Primetime: FNC: 714 | CNN: 510 | MSNBC: 653 | HLN: 259
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.035
Five:
1.200
Baier:
1.356
Special:
1.019
H.Levin:
723
Hannity:
797
Special:
624
Bream:
781
CNN The 70s:
579
The 80s:
565
Cont.:
The 90s:
574
Cont.:
The 80s:
473
Cont.:
The 70s:
455
MSNBC Yrs10Most:
488
MTP:
536
Melber:
548
Matthews:
819
Hayes:
518
Movie:
720
Cont.:
Movie:
462
HLN KillingMe:
185
KillingMe:
188
KillingMe:
203
Special:
189
Files:
201
Files:
267
Files:
310
Files:
389

The Week of December 25.
Bowl games drove ESPN to first. 

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime Time (Total Viewers)

  1. ESPN (6,439,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (2,208,000)
  3. Fox News (1,589,000)
  4. USA (1,481,000)
  5. TNT (1,342,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)

  1. ESPN (2,340,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (1,275,000)
  3. Fox News (1,191,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (958,000)
  5. Discovery (896,000)

It was a relatively quiet week for cable news ratings-wise. While Fox News earned its usual Top 5 spot in total viewers, MSNBC fell to No. 9 in prime time and No. 10 in total day, while CNN fell to No. 18 in prime time and No. 14 in total day.

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