More on Mueller,Russians N.Korea, Guns and Pelosi …..

We made a point about the hysteria over the Mueller indictments and our (U.S.) involvement in foreign elections.  Here’s an interview with ex CIA Director James Woolsey on that question:

“Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?” Laura Ingraham asked former CIA Director James Woolsey.

With a grin, Woolsey replied, “Oh, probably.”

“We don’t do that anymore though?” Ingraham interrupted. “We don’t mess around in other people’s elections, Jim?”

“Well,” Woolsey said with a smile. “Only for a very good cause.”

Remember this old phrase.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

The Russians think they are doing a “good cause” and the media is playing into their hands.

Want more proof? Here’s an LA Times story report:

The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.

That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile. Nor does it include general assistance with the electoral process, such as election monitoring.

Levin defines intervention as “a costly act which is designed to determine the election results [in favor of] one of the two sides.” These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation or propaganda, training locals of only one side in various campaigning or get-out-the-vote techniques, helping one side design their campaign materials, making public pronouncements or threats in favor of or against a candidate, and providing or withdrawing foreign aid.

In 59% of these cases, the side that received assistance came to power, although Levin estimates the average effect of “partisan electoral interventions” to be only about a 3% increase in vote share.

The U.S. hasn’t been the only one trying to interfere in other countries’ elections, according to Levin’s data. Russia attempted to sway 36 foreign elections from the end of World War II to the turn of the century – meaning that, in total, at least one of the two great powers of the 20th century intervened in about 1 of every 9 competitive, national-level executive elections in that time period.

Now to again point out the folly of the media hysteria that this may have swung the election look at these numbers from Byron York yesterday:

“The Russians spent $46,000 on Facebook prior to the election. Hillary and Trump spent $81 million.  We should punish Russia because the right amount they should spend is zero. But a little perspective is helpful. Russia influenced the election the same way a drop influences an ocean”.

Let’s put this Trump collusion story to bed and see if the MSM can possibly just mention that the Clinton campaign may have had collusion with the Steele Dossier. Not a single mention.
Plus did Obama officials lie before congress that they didn’t know who paid for the dossier. Hard to believe they didn’t.

As for the President his tweet “Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?” is ridiculous.
If we wanted Obama three we would have elected Hillary. We voted for you. You’ve been elected for 16 months and  President for 13. Stop with the Obama and do something here.

The Vice President in Korea:

Speaking of the MSM don’t you think they owe Vice President Pence an apology for the negative coverage of his actions in Korea for the Olympics?

Today we hear that two hours before the public opening ceremony that they criticized him for not acknowledging the sister of Kim Jong-un,  the N. Koreans cancelled a private meeting that was set. So they snubbed us.

The media led by CNN certainly made her the hero and him the goat. Do you think they will report this and eat some humble pie?

Guns:

Good to see the President taking some actions and getting in front of this issue. The fact that some of the actions we discussed earlier this week makes us even happier.
It’s time for gun action, mental health (we think this is next in his agenda) and school safety. Take the lead Mr President.

Speaker Pelosi?

The chances of a Speaker Pelosi with the November elections got even better yesterday. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court (4-3 decision with Democratic appointments voting in favor) imposed a new congressional map for the state that will give Democrats a big boost in their effort to retake the U.S. House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections. It looks a minimum three seat pick up, possibly six.
That would be 25% of what the Dems need in one state alone!

 
The Ratings

Below are Friday and weekend ratings plus the impact of the Olympics on the morning and evening newscasts.

Total Viewers FRIDAY. A close race as Florida shooting dominates.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.708 | CNN: 826 | MSNBC: 1.427 | HLN: 191
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.641 | CNN: 960 | MSNBC: 2.382 | HLN: 276
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.652
Five:
2.387
Baier:
2.230
MacCallum:
2.034
Carlson:
2.821
Hannity:
2.858
Ingraham:
2.243
Bream:
1.359
CNN Tapper:
1.046
Blitzer:
1.015
Blitzer:
945
Burnett:
983
Cooper:
1.170
Cooper:
941
Lemon:
762
Lemon:
653
MSNBC Wallace:
1.670
MTPDaily:
1.595
Melber:
1.605
Matthews:
1.937
Hayes:
2.054
Maddow:
2.960
O’Donnell:
2.132
Wlms:
1.504
HLN Michaela:
92
RadStory:
73
RadStory:
86
Files:
131
Files:
268
Files:
256
Files:
304
Files:
341

Total Viewers SATURDAY. The usual Fox dominance on a weekend day. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.197 | CNN: 621 |  MSNBC: 695 | HLN: 277
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.690 | CNN: 470 | MSNBC: 676 | HLN: 352
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
807
NwsHQ:
860
NwsHQ:
1.032
Report:
1.097
Watters:
1.652
Pirro:
1.958
Gutfeld:
1.460
Watters:
1.026
CNN Nwsrm:
614
Nwsrm:
657
Smerc:
697
Nwsrm:
770
Spcl:
560
PttyHrst:
417
PttyHrst:
432
80s:
353
MSNBC News:
692
News:
717
Hayes:
742
Maddow:
790
O’Donnell:
710
11thHour:
715
Wallace:
601
Matthews:
589
HLN Files:
230
Files:
239
Files:
290
Files:
312
Files:
338
Files:
352
Files:
365
Files:
408

Total Viewers SUNDAY. The same on Sunday.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.096 | CNN: 677 | MSNBC: 665 | HLN: 266
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.321 | CNN: 588 | MSNBC: 673 | HLN: 309
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
639
Gutfeld:
770
Report:
889
Scndlous:
1.159
Scndlous:
1.759
Hilton:
1.150
FNSunday:
1.054
Scndlous:
665
CNN Nwsrm:
545
Nwsrm:
696
Nwsrm:
703
Nwsrm:
660
PattyHearst:
488
Cont.:
613
PttyHrst:
661
PttyHrst:
386
MSNBC News:
679
News:
777
MTP:
802
KasieDC:
861
KasieDC:
907
DtlineXtra:
556
DtlineXtra:
557
Lockup:
332
HLN Files:
267
Files:
256
Files:
204
Files:
189
Files:
248
Files:
329
Files:
351
Files:
436
Morning News averages for the week of Feb. 12, 2018:
Olympics drive NBC Today to big win
  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.160M / NBC: 4.618M / CBS: 3.402M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.391M / NBC: 1.720M / CBS: 934k
Evening News Numbers for the week of Feb. 12, 2018:
But news time changes at night lead to ABC win 
ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,009,000 8,447,000 6,666,000
• A25-54: 1,995,000 2,139,000 1,424,000

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