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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:29 PM

Six Times More People Tuned in For Clinton/Obama Interview than Watch Fox News



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Six Times More People Tuned in For Clinton/Obama Interview than Watch Fox News

By: Jason Easley
Jan. 29th, 2013




Another blow to the Republican myth that America is a conservative nation was delivered when over six times more people watched the Obama/Clinton 60 Minutes interview than watch Fox News.

According to Nielson, the Obama/Clinton joint interview was watched by 11.65 million Americans. On average 1.6-2 million people in the United States watch Fox News each day. In a non-election year the political audience is smaller across the board, and there is a huge difference between broadcast and cable television ratings, but the belief that is held by both the mainstream media and the Republicans that there is some huge outcry for conservative programming is flat out wrong.

The ratings for the Clinton/Obama interview are both a tribute to the star power of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and a reminder that there really is no one in the conservative movement who can match the country’s top Democrats in terms of the ability to draw an audience. The mainstream media and the Republican Party both pushed hard for Sarah Palin to be their answer, but we all know how that turned out.

The reality is that the political landscape is shifting. The myth of a vast conservative America goes back to Nixon’s “silent majority,” and it has fed the conservative persecution complex about the media for decades. The reality is that conservatives control talk radio, and the top cable television network. This messaging apparatus has worked tirelessly day and night to diminish the popularity of top Democrats like Clinton and Obama, and they have resoundingly failed.

Fox News is supposedly the giant among cable news, but they are dwarfed by the power and popularity of the current president and the outgoing secretary of state. The influence and power of Fox News are both overstated and overrated. If Fox News was effective in any way, President Obama’s job approval rating wouldn’t be touching record highs, and Hillary Clinton would not be the most popular political figure in the country.

The Cult of Fox is a tiny, but loud, segment of the political landscape. Election results and television ratings are making it more difficult for the right to deny that conservatism is on run. The 2012 election was the first sign of a generational change, and a shift away from the Reagan dominated conservatism of the past three plus decades.

As the ratings for the Clinton/Obama interview demonstrate,Fox News represents the rumblings of a lunatic fringe, not the voice of America.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:38 PM

1. Much of the meme following this interview was that Joe Biden would be hurt (he has four more years

with the President) and that this was more or less an endorsement of Hillary by the President.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:53 PM

3. Heard that one, but also heard that the President was there to

support Mrs. Clinton, especially because of the nonsensical wrath of the rethugs, re: Benghazi. Also, he reminded people that Mrs. Clinton is a woman who is/was in his Cabinet, so any clowns thinking he only selected men were wrong. I guess there were multiple reasons for doing this, but the biggest meme was he just wanted to thank her for her stellar service. That's just the kind of guy he is.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:02 PM

5. Absolutely. I also think this was her exit interview, but if it irked the righties I'm happy...n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:40 PM

8. He is the guy, babylonsistah.. I read

today that President Obama's Parting Gift to Hillary Clinton... was..

Last week campaign disclosure reports revealed that Hillary Clinton had finally retired the debt from her 2008 presidential campaign—with a little help from the guy who beat her, Barack Obama. Clinton’s debt once totaled more than $20 million, although it had dwindled to about $250,000 by last year. That’s when a team of top Obama donors decided to surprise Clinton, and thank her for her loyal service, by raising enough money to pay off her bills. As secretary of state, she was forbidden from political fundraising.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-28/obamas-parting-gift-to-hillary-clinton

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:37 PM

9. Thank you for that picture and link, Cha.

Sweet, sweet picture.

Damn the man, he just takes her back! He respects SOS Clinton. He takes her back! He had a hand in paying off the debt she incurred.

Okay , okay... here. Damn I love the man.

Thank you, SOS Clinton. Thank you for your service.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:58 PM

10. You remind me that I meant to post this pic, she! PBO has Hillary's back like he has

ours.




And, VP Biden, too..



h/t she http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014384631

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:12 PM

11. Beautiful!

I read somewhere, that the glasses that she wears, are to help the double vision that she still suffers from her fall. Same thing that happened to my family member so very recently.

She too will heal. Mine is doing well.

What a team they made.

This is our future. We will continue to take each others backs.

We will become stronger because of it. We will Soar!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:19 PM

12. I'm going back to edit that post and put VP Joe Biden there too

as yet another person whose back, PBO has and vice versa.



h/t she http://www.democraticunderground.com/11027031

I'm reminded of this because Michael Bloomberg has a statement out that is being stupidly devisive between the Pres and the VP. This is coming from a guy who Endorsed Scott Brown for Senate over Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014384631

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:29 AM

14. Kudos, Cha...

Thanks for the other post tip....however already been there. Done that and posted re:MICHAEL'S comments!

What an Ass!

However, we are Collectively Kicking Ass! Feels good, so good.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:38 AM

15. We Are Collectively Kicking Ass, she..

I like the way you put that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:38 PM

2. Only 6?

Just kidding.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:54 PM

4. I hear ya!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:28 PM

6. It was a Winner in more ways than one. Proud to be the 5th Rec.

thanks babylonsistah!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:40 PM

7. Obama/Clinton is to McCain/Palin as James Taylor is to Ted Nugent.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:45 PM

13. Why ignore two intelligent leaders with with good goals to watch shills?

We need many more such interviews to wet the American viewer with more than the overpaid frauds. The hucksters of FOX have never done anything for anyone. They have only promoted themselves by appealing to the lowest levels of human behavior for a buck. They have shredded the conscience of Americans and are a blight on the human spirit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:46 AM

16. K&R

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