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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The response by Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer has slightly larger preliminary numbers than the president's address. President Trump's televised Oval Office address on immigration Tuesday drew a big audience. The response from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer drew a slightly bigger audience, at least according to preliminary figures. The quarter hour (9-9:15 p.m. ET) containing the president's speech drew a combined 28.1 household rating in metered markets on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News and NBC. The following 15 minutes, including analysis and the Pelosi-Schumer rebuttal, averaged 29.3 across those same networks, a bump of about 4 percent.

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Facts are rated higher than lies.
Well the GOP now have a legitimate National Emergency.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-09 01:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 9

Nielsen ratings hardly mean anything these days with the shifts we've seen in technology. A few thousand random televisions doesn't really show how many people are watching any given broadcast. That said, its always funny when trump fails by his own misguided metrics; like the DJIA!

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They should've had Katy Perry sing and dance with fuzzy blue sharks and smiling palm trees between the address and the response. The ratings would of been out of this world.

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-01-09 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER

Katy Perry would be president right now if twitter follower count mattered as much as trump insisted in 2015.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 01:56 PM | Reply

TV viewers have a liberal bias.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 02:01 PM | Reply

Of course they did west coast finally got off work and came online.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-09 02:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

Didn't watch either.

There is nothing new to discuss.

Open the Government.

Then talk.

I am so tired of the Liar in Chief.

Call your congress person and tell them to save us and protect us from this President. Please!

It is a national EMRGY!!!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-09 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

That's gotta chafe his ass.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-09 02:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If they had plaid shirt guy www.ndtv.com that might have helped.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-09 02:31 PM | Reply

"Fake News!! My Television ratings were Yuuuuge!"
~Donnie Fact Maker Upper.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-09 02:36 PM | Reply

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I didn't watch any of it but I'm surprised Trump only lasted fifteen minutes.

--Stormy

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 02:37 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones

You have no clue. Nielsen has adapted.

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-01-09 04:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#12 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

I assume a Nielsen rep told you that.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 05:09 PM | Reply

Of course they did west coast finally got off work and came online.

#6 | POSTED BY comrade Fat ANDY

Let's not pretend you have a job Andy. Cashing Daddy's monthly "allowance" check doesn't = having a job.

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-01-09 06:01 PM | Reply

LOL an old lady from san francisco did better than Trump!

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2019-01-09 06:06 PM | Reply

That's gonna burn his tiny peen.

#16 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2019-01-09 06:56 PM | Reply

Open the Government.
Then talk.
I am so tired of the Liar in Chief.
#7 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

No wonder we did such poor trade deals in the past given this is how liberals negotiate. Why in the world would Trump ever give up his leverage in this discussion? Why do you think the Dems would be more likely to negotiate if the shutdown ended?

I recommend Trump take my recommendation if he wants this to end:

Set up checkpoints on all interstate freeways in all states embracing sanctuary cities, much like a DUI checkpoint which has been ruled Constitutional already. I would not expect this to net too many illegals, but the inconvenience and total gridlock caused would finally force the -------- in those states to see that there is a much easier way than trying to catch the illegals once they are already in the country. I would set up a checkpoint on Yerba Buena entering San Fran, I5 on both sides of LA, one at the Brooklyn Bridge and Hudson tunnel, and around the Loop in Chicago. Do that for a couple of weeks and the Dems will be begging to build the wall.

#17 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 07:57 PM | Reply

#17

Thanks for outting yourself as an advocate of extortionate thuggery.

#18 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-09 08:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#17

Posted by advocateofextortionatethuggery101

Better known as Sheeplesmugskin.

#19 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 08:10 PM | Reply

Thanks for outting yourself as an advocate of extortionate thuggery.
#18 | POSTED BY DIRKSTRUAN

No, thuggery is what you support with Antifa. This is simply breaking an impasse by making the other party negotiate in good faith. What we know 100% is that opening the government now and talking after will accomplish exactly nothing, as this is happened over and over already. Time for Trump to get serious about this problem.

#20 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

thuggery is what you support with Antifa.

Is it cause you imagine Antifa to be comprised of black people and you consider black people to be thugs.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-09 08:15 PM | Reply

What we know 100% is that opening the government now and talking after will accomplish exactly nothing

What are you hoping to see accomplished?

If your answer is, funding will be provided for the wall.

Then you're out of luck.

Based on the gofundme page, only .001% of Americans want the wall.

Once your temper tantrum wears off. You'll come to your senses.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-09 08:19 PM | Reply

No, thuggery is what you support with Antifa. This is simply breaking an impasse by making the other party negotiate in good faith. What we know 100% is that opening the government now and talking after will accomplish exactly nothing, as this is happened over and over already. Time for Trump to get serious about this problem.

#20 | Posted by nobiasposter101

Haha welcome back sheeple, you russian stooge.

Still crying about ANTI facists? I guess that's what paid fascist defenders do.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-09 08:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is it cause you imagine Antifa to be comprised of black people and you consider black people to be thugs.
#21 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

No, Antifa is a bunch of white male Incels joined by lesbians.

#24 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:23 PM | Reply

No, Antifa is a bunch of white male Incels joined by lesbians.

#24 | Posted by nobiasposter101

Fascists hate anti fascists. New at 11.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-09 08:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fascists hate anti fascists. New at 11.
#25 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Antifa is anti-fascist like the Democratic Republic of Congo is Democratic.

I don't think I have ever seen a male POC dressed up as an antifa ninja.

#26 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"No, thuggery is what you support with Antifa."

Whataboutism and false equivalence both noted.

"This is simply breaking an impasse by making the other party negotiate in good faith."

Forcing people to do what you want under duress is extortion. Incidentally, it is almost certainly illegal, definitely unethical, and irredeemably stupid.... just the sort of plan I'd expect you to come up with.

#27 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-09 08:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Antifa is anti-fascist like the Democratic Republic of Congo is Democratic."

No one buys your "liberals are the real fascists!" counter-narrative, you goosestepping goon.

#28 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-09 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

No one buys your "liberals are the real fascists!" counter-narrative, you goosestepping goon.
#28 | POSTED BY DIRKSTRUAN

I don't expect you to. You are the classic liberal incel that would fit right in with antifa. I bet you already have your ninja hood and a bunch of girls that firmly placed you in the friend zone.

#29 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:44 PM | Reply

"I don't expect you to."

Yeah, I am clearly to intelligent. Save it for your alt-right cronies.

"You are the classic liberal incel..."

Incel? Well, well. Just look at all that projection. You poor, insecure creature, you.

#30 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-09 08:48 PM | Reply

#24 | POSTED BY НЕТБИАСАФИША101

You morons think that Venezula and the Nazis were socialists just because they said they were. I actually wouldn't put it passed you people to think the Congo is a Democratic Republic, after-all you idiots think North Korea is.

Hell, if your president vlad told you you were a Hobbit you'd probably believe him.

#31 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 08:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Yeah, I am clearly to intelligent."

Clearly TO intelligent? That's got to be the self retort of the day....

Anyone care for some tea for too?

#32 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-09 08:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

I don't expect you to. You are the classic liberal incel that would fit right in with antifa. I bet you already have your ninja hood and a bunch of girls that firmly placed you in the friend zone.

#29 | Posted by nobiasposter101

Yeah you're our fake liberal who spends more time worrying about antifa than actual fascists. In fact DEFENDING fascists.

Trump has moved on though. He's not whining about antifa anymore. Now it's back to MS-13. Didn't you get your updated talking points?

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-09 09:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You are the classic liberal incel that would fit right in with antifa." - #29 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:44 PM

Now see, that's where you're completely misinformed.

Antifa doesn't accept virgins who can't-------- ("incel").

That would be your friends.

#34 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-09 09:32 PM | Reply

- In fact DEFENDING fascists.

He's NAZICODDLINGSHEEPDIP101.

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 09:40 PM | Reply

I'm glad they got higher ratings to show how ------ up they are.

Americans are asking themselves; why won't Dems allow a wall to be built?

that's the REAL question

#36 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-01-09 09:42 PM | Reply

to add. the Dem Leadership supported the a wall in the past, why not now?

#37 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-01-09 09:43 PM | Reply

Americans are asking themselves; why won't Dems allow a wall to be built?

that's the REAL question

#36 | Posted by Maverick

Your definition of AMERICANS is: MAGA HAT MORONS.

Everyone with a brain knows adding a little more wall won't do crap.

Trump has to lie to you about both the problem and the solution. The drugs come through border crossings, not the open desert. There are no terrorists. The wall wouldnt help and would just waste money.

He doesn't even care about the wall. He cares about being seen FIGHTING for the wall, to keep the magamorons happy while the investigation reveals he's a criminal traitor.

#38 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-09 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Americans are asking themselves; why won't Dems allow a wall to be built?"

Americans are asking why Trump is -------- down the government (at the cost of $150odd Million a day in lost government output alone) over this stupid plan. They are asking why hundreds of thousands of their fellow citizens won't be getting a paycheck on Friday.

#39 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-09 09:59 PM | Reply

Maverick is talking stupid AGAIN. There is no threat to our South. We are a threat them, to their ability to live any kind of life, because we steal their land and natural resources, we overturn their elections, train militias to kill priests and anybody else that stands up for their civil rights. In a panic they run North only to run into Trump. Mexico is now feeding them.

#40 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-09 10:09 PM | Reply

Why don't all these DR Minutemen set up camp all along our southern border?
It's not like they have jobs to go to, or families that will miss them.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 10:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Americans are asking themselves; why won't Dems allow a wall to be built?"

Ever notice how Trump only started trying to build a wall when Dems were in a position to stop it?
No, you're probably entirely too stupid to notice things like that.

You likely didn't notice that the GOP didn't repeal Obamacare the one time they could have actually repealed it.

Conservatism is a mental illness. A very serious one. The mentally inept, the feeble-minded, the eighth grade reading level and below are at very high risk.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 10:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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