With apologies, we had a malfunction of our system this AM and a work in progress was sent an hour ago. We apologize.
Here is the completed report.
The Paris Climate Agreement:
Today’s big news will be the Paris Climate Agreement. We still think the President will choose to back out, but in doing so propose the world meet and develop an alternate plan that raises the bar and shares the burden to make a true impact. What was the agreement?
It was adopted on December 12, 2015 at the conclusion of the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference. Parties to the agreement are expected to begin taking measures to reduce emissions in 2020, mainly by enacting rules that sharply reduce carbon emissions. Countries are supposed to publicly announce “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” to combat climate change and periodically report on their progress. The Obama administration announced the U.S. would commit to reduce emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, a quarter of which was supposedly achievable by the implementation of the previous administration’s legally-questionable Clean Power Plan.
Why were Trump and conservatives against the agreement? Here’s what conservatives have said since Obama signed it.
Hillary is hurting herself:
It seems daily these days Hillary is speaking somewhere and blaming someone or something for her loss. Yesterday it was the DNC. Wait, the same DNC that we were told was so far ahead of the RNC? What, they had no voting data compiled?
Really Hillary you lost because of the sleaze factor that you and your husband were seen as by so many. They held their nose and voted for Donald Trump. And you know what? Polls say they would do it again.
Subpoena’s not covered:
Isn’t it funny how the MSM did not cover the subpoena’s of three Obama cabinet members (Fox did) on the released American names? The House intelligence committee issued them. Now it doesn’t mean the Senate committee will (though likely) and it is not positive the Special Counsel headed by Mueller will (questionable). But there is a bigger story here that we think will come into play. This lightly covered story about Obama a week before leaving office changed the intelligence rules is going to come up. Here’s how the NYTimes reported it then
“In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.
The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws.”
We think the released names will tie back to this. Let’s see how hard this is investigated.
I know this is a long report — lot’s of news to cover and know.
The full May ratings are in. Highlights:
The cable news morning show race for May 201t — Fox Wins:
- Total Viewers: Fox & Friends (1,639,000); Morning Joe (1,058,000); New Day (683,000)
- Adults 25-54: Fox & Friends (372,000); New Day (255,000); Morning Joe (254,000).
Nightly Cable, A changing environment: Fox wins total day and Primetime, but loses 25-54 demo group.
Fox News and MSNBC programming dominated the May 2017 cable news rankings.
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight was the most-watched program across cable news for the month of May, averaging nearly 2.7 million total viewers in the 8 p.m. hour. Despite the No. 1 ranking, that’s a -10 percent decline from the network’s 8 p.m. total viewer delivery in May 2016. Carlson’s program came in at No. 2 overall in the news demo, and out-performed the network’s May 2016 8 p.m. demo average by +7 percent.
MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the No.1 cable news program of the month in the key A25-54 demographic, and the No. 2 program in total viewers. Maddow delivered +120 percent year-over-year growth in total viewers and +125 percent growth in the news demo from its May 2016 performance.
Cable news’s newest addition to the 9 p.m. hour, The Five, was the No. 3 program of the month in total viewers and No. 5 in the news demo. The Five was -5 percent in total viewers, but +9 percent in the news demo versus the network’s 9 p.m. average in May 2016.
Fox News’s Hannity (+14 percent), Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier (+16 percent) MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (+130 percent), Fox News’s The Story withMartha MacCallum (+13 percent), Fox News Specialists (-1 percent) MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes (+115 percent) and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews (+104 percent) round out cable news’s 10 most-watched shows for May 2017.
Anderson Cooper 360 (No. 12) and Erin Burnett Outfront (No. 13) were CNN’s top two programs in total viewers, and posted +48 percent and +75 percent year-over-year improvement, respectively.
After Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson, MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (+140 percent), Fox News’s Hannity (+13 percent), Fox News’s The Five (+9 percent), CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 (+74 percent) MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes (+121 percent), CNN’s Erin Burnett Outfront (+101 percent), CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (+80 percent) and Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier (+31 percent) round out the top 10 for May among adults 25-54.