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News Briefs and Thoughts

The explosion of Russia diplomats from so many countries (18 European countries yesterday) is not getting the news play it should. The world is lining up against Putin.

Retired Justice Stevens coming out yesterday saying the 2nd amendment should be repealed is yet another example of the failure of a Bush presidency. He was appointed by Bush 41. How come Obama and Clinton appointees never take a conservative stand?

The WSJ reports that AG Sessions is  “angry” with the FBI for being slow to respond for congressional requests for documents regarding “the investigation surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommendation to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe”.
Really? You are the AG do something.

So Orange County, California takes a vote to go against the state’s sanctuary state stand. One of the bastions of conservatism in the state (though the county voted for Hillary) is taking a stand. The polls say most citizens are against sanctuary states and cities. This could be a bell weather issue for Republicans trying to hold seats in 2018.

Speaking of the elections remember months ago we reported that we believe Paul Ryan will not run for reelection? We believe it stronger today with the reports beginning to break on it.

Not much coverage of this so maybe you didn’t see it.The U.S. and South Korea have agreed to a new trade deal that promises to boost America auto exports and limit imports of Korean steel. Think of this in light of the tariffs announced a few weeks ago.
Did the MSM give the administration praise?

The controversy about the 2020 census is all about money and voting. By asking about citizen status conservatives hope many will not answer anything. The lower the population, the less money each state gets. Then add this  — population decides congressional districts. The more uncounted in Democratic areas makes it better for conservative areas.
Now before the MSM gets too high and mighty they better check what Obama did in 2010 with that census. He moved it from under the Commerce Department to his Chief of Staff (Rahm Emanuel) to run.

We saw this story and had not heard it anywhere. Did you?
“Kenneth Glasgow, 52, who claims to be Al Sharpton’s half-brother, and Jaime Townes, 26, were arrested after police found Breunia Jennings, 23, dead in a wrecked car Sunday night around 10:50 p.m.
News of Jennings’ death came shortly after Glasgow’s ministry group, Ordinary People Society, participated in the anti-gun March for Our Lives last weekend.
Glasgow is Sharpton’s half-brother, and he has referred to himself as “Rev. Kenny Sharpton Glasgow”.  He  has been involved in “community movements” after he served time for a drug conviction in the 1980s and has met with Democratic leaders like former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Police announced in a news conference Monday that they think Townes had a motive for killing Jennings because he was angry at her after thinking that she stole his car”.

Another unreported story. Remember the heat Trump took on Sweden?
Well new crime statistics for 2017 released this week showed rapes and fatal violence had both increased.  “The number of cases 2017 is the highest level of reported cases of fatal violence since 2002 when Brå began to compile statistics,” the organization reported.
They also reported a ten per cent in the number of rapes reported for a total of 7,370 cases in 2017.
One more number. Shootings in Sweden have also dramatically increased in recent years, with local police blaming a rise in criminal gang violence.

Ratings

                                   Total Viewers SATURDAY.  
MSNBC won 11-8 covering the gun march. Fox won the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.067 | CNN: 833 |  MSNBC: 1.135 | HLN: 285
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.528 | CNN: 751 | MSNBC: 1.125 | HLN: 356
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
731
NwsHQ:
891
NwsHQ:
737
Report:
859
Watters:
1.522
Pirro:
1.774
Gutfeld:
1.287
Watters:
949
CNN Nwsrm:
1.074
Nwsrm:
1.001
Nwsrm:
748
VanJones:
813
Burnett:
811
Burnett:
746
Sex:
698
Bourdain:
536
MSNBC Melvin:
1.507
Joy:
1.374
Ari:
1.173
Matthews:
1.210
Matthews:
1.132
O’Donnell:
1.131
Ari:
1.113
Matthews:
865
HLN Files:
258
Files:
290
Files:
305
Files:
344
Files:
370
Files:
362
Files:
336
Files:
404

                                    Total Viewers SUNDAY.
CNN with series documentaries on Kennedy and the Pope wins again.

  • Total day: FNC: 905 | CNN: 839 | MSNBC: 655 | HLN: 284
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.053 | CNN: 1.178 | MSNBC: 661 | HLN: 302
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
662
Gutfeld:
617
Report:
707
FNSunday:
774
LgndsLies:
1.084
Hilton:
1.043
Levin:
1.032
LgndsLies:
579
CNN Nwsrm:
772
Nwsrm:
796
Nwsrm:
768
Nwsrm:
761
Nwsrm:
982
Kennedys:
1.548
Pope:
1.005
Kennedys:
671
MSNBC News:
691
News:
768
MTP:
890
KasieDC:
692
KasieDC:
784
Hope&Fury:
610
Cont.:
589
DatelineXtra:
405
HLN Files:
331
Files:
326
Files:
304
DthRow:
309
DthRow:
310
Killer:
330
DthRow:
268
DthRow:
324

Total Viewers MONDAY. Fox edges MSNBC as they spilt 4-11 time slots.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.632 | CNN: 864 | MSNBC: 1.364 | HLN: 176
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.648 | CNN: 1.247 | MSNBC: 2.437 | HLN: 241
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.206
Five:
2.119
Baier:
2.096
MacCallum:
1.990
Carlson:
2.902
Hannity:
2.868
Ingraham:
2.173
Bream:
1.472
CNN Tapper:
809
Blitzer:
786
Blitzer:
929
Burnett:
967
Cooper:
1.210
Cooper:
1.383
Lemon:
1.145
Lemon:
828
MSNBC Wallace:
1.373
MTPDaily:
1.397
Melber:
1.569
Matthews:
1.895
Hayes:
1.985
Maddow:
2.947
O’Donnell:
2.380
Wlms:
1.751
HLN Michaela:
59
Cupp:
53
Banfield:
103
Banfield:
135
Killer:
217
Killer:
262
Files:
245
Files:
332

Top 5 basic cable networks for week of March 19:

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime time 

  1. TBS (3,134,000)
  2. Fox News (2,293,000)
  3. MSNBC (2,020,000)
  4. HGTV (1,509,000)
  5. USA (1,429,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day 

  1. Fox News (1,361,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,126,000)
  3. Nickelodeon (962,000)
  4. TBS (940,000)
  5. CNN (821,000)

Business

Fox Business Lou Dobbs Tonight continued its reign as the most-watched program in business news, delivering 316,000 total viewers.

Marking 44 consecutive weeks as the most-watched market program on television, Varney & Co once again won its hour, and Cavuto Coast to Coast anchored by Neil Cavuto also ranked in the top three most-watch business programs for the week, averaging 214,000 total viewers.

Business Day: 

FBN: 224,000 total viewers

CNBC: 197,000 total viewers

Market Hours:

FBN: 232,000 total viewers

CNBC: 200,000 total viewers

Evening News Numbers for the week of Mar. 19, 2018:

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,003,000 8,697,000 6,924,000

Morning News averages for the week of March 19:

  • Total Viewers:     ABC: 4.292M / NBC:  4.086M / CBS: 3.421M
 

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