Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:13 PM
Purveyor (28,998 posts)
SCHADENFREUDE: Being a Myopic Dick About the Election Cost Sean Hannity Half His Audience
Oh, Sean "Don't Worry, Frightened Elderlies, We'd Never Reelect a Colored!" Hannity. It pleases me to laugh at you! All the bizarre, insulated right-wing media rhetoric—which straight-facedly predicted a landslide win for Romney—is coming back to bite them where it hurts a conservative the most. In the dick money.
According to Nielsen numbers, Hannity lost around half of his audience in the weeks after the election, while his Fox News colleague Bill O'Reilly - who steadfastly refuses to identify himself politically as a conservative - retained around 70% of his audience.
By contrast, Rachel Maddow lost very little of her audience and Anderson Cooper "almost none," which is especially significant because "until the election, Hannity was unassailable by any of his rivals, at least in terms of ratings." I don't really give a shit if Hannity stays on the air or loses his show or has to do Grover Norquist's laundry for a year or whatever. If he gets canceled some other disingenuous party-line hack will just take his place. No big. But it is satisfying and heartening to see that once in a while lies have consequences—even if it's just grumpy old dinos killing the messenger because the news didn't go their way.
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SCHADENFREUDE: Being a Myopic Dick About the Election Cost Sean Hannity Half His Audience (Original post)
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)
Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:18 PM
Faygo Kid (21,076 posts)
1. He is and always has been a complete and utter fraud.
An uneducated bigot, like his peers Rush and Beck, he knows how to make money: Repeat his rubes' talking points over and over again. And then cash in his millions.
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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:35 PM
KharmaTrain (31,706 posts)
4. In Due Time...
Hate radio is becoming a liability to its corporate owners. The fallout from rushbo's tirades last year and the subsequent PR fallout cost not only rushbo but all talk radio lots of sponsors. Sean was one of the worst in spreading lies not only to those of us who are used to hearing them, but more specifically to a loyal audience that felt betrayed. He screwed his own pooch and if he can't deliver the numbers there's little patience within a corporate radio world that is drowning in debts. The unfortunate byproduct is its also taking a toll on Progressive talk where we've seen a handful of long time Progressive talkers pull the plug within the past month. The entire genre is dying...