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(Politico)   The State of the Union is the lowest rated SotU since 2000. This is bad news for....oh look at the kitty   (politico.com) divider line 100
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2013-02-14 11:03:19 AM
Wonder if it anything to do with the Dorner coverage.

*looks over at right side of page*

2. Roger Ailes: Obama is 'trying to get everybody to hate each other'

5.  Ann Coulter to Obama: 'Screw you'

Aint juxtapositioning grand?
 
2013-02-14 11:06:33 AM
If anything Dorner coverage helped. It's what is called a strong lead in. You see it when a new or weakening show is moved behind a popular show. It's hoped that the people watching the popular show will stick around to watch the next show.
 
2013-02-14 11:08:49 AM
I guess they'll have to cancel his show then.
 
2013-02-14 11:12:34 AM

Diogenes: I guess they'll have to cancel his show then.


We tried that.

Didn't work out as planned. The write in campaign was very impressive.
 
2013-02-14 11:18:07 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Diogenes: I guess they'll have to cancel his show then.

We tried that.

Didn't work out as planned. The write in campaign was very impressive.


It is a shame about this year's.  I had high hopes Nugent would get an Emmy nod for best guest appearance.  Although Joe Wilson set that bar pretty high.

What we need is a really good plot twist.
 
2013-02-14 11:23:58 AM
Was it up against Honey boo boo or American Idol or something?
 
2013-02-14 11:26:58 AM

Diogenes: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Diogenes: I guess they'll have to cancel his show then.

We tried that.

Didn't work out as planned. The write in campaign was very impressive.

It is a shame about this year's.  I had high hopes Nugent would get an Emmy nod for best guest appearance.  Although Joe Wilson set that bar pretty high.

What we need is a really good plot twist.


I hear during sweeps we find out that Ronald Reagan had a twin brother who is awaking from his coma in Mexico
 
2013-02-14 11:39:34 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Was it up against Honey boo boo or American Idol or something?


NCIS:SUV

I blame Bush.
 
2013-02-14 11:44:18 AM
Why when I can get highlights from the Daily Show or the Internet?
 
2013-02-14 11:44:28 AM

Diogenes: What we need is a really good plot twist.


We need a new villain. Having the smartest man on the planet constantly foiled by a shadowy group of people that arn't smart enough to put a bottle of water within reach of someone addressing the nation isn't believable anymore.
 
2013-02-14 11:49:36 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Diogenes: What we need is a really good plot twist.

We need a new villain. Having the smartest man on the planet constantly foiled by a shadowy group of people that arn't smart enough to put a bottle of water within reach of someone addressing the nation isn't believable anymore.


LOL.  Well done.
 
2013-02-14 12:09:02 PM
Does Nielson count the bajillion people who watched it online, including myself and most people I know?

It wouldn't surprise me that a lot of people didn't watch, but with the thing being broadcast on the internet, there's a good chance that "viewership" numbers are way off.
 
2013-02-14 12:25:41 PM
SOU drinking games were way more fun when GWB was president.
 
2013-02-14 12:32:16 PM
Who doesn't love 5 minutes of speaking followed by 2 and a half minutes of clapping repeating for an hour?  Especially when you can read it/see the condensed version the next day

/I was watching Michigan State destroy UM in basketball
 
2013-02-14 12:37:10 PM
But Ted Nugent opened?  I thought he was the big draw this year?  Didn't he play "Cat Scratch Fever?"
 
2013-02-14 12:39:02 PM
Why the fark would anyone actually sit and watch the State of the Union Address?
 
2013-02-14 12:47:00 PM

LasersHurt: Does Nielson count the bajillion people who watched it online, including myself and most people I know?


I know easily a dozen people who watched the stream. The only people I know who actually watched it on TV were my parents.
 
2013-02-14 12:49:18 PM

LasersHurt: Does Nielson count the bajillion people who watched it online, including myself and most people I know?

It wouldn't surprise me that a lot of people didn't watch, but with the thing being broadcast on the internet, there's a good chance that "viewership" numbers are way off.


I watched it on the CSPAN stream myself and your theory has the ring of truth to it.
 
2013-02-14 12:53:15 PM

Mugato: Why the fark would anyone actually sit and watch the State of the Union Address?


Evidently a substantial number of Farkers watched it, as is evident from the live discussion of the address.

I was playing Arx Fatalis.
 
2013-02-14 12:53:33 PM

unlikely: LasersHurt: Does Nielson count the bajillion people who watched it online, including myself and most people I know?

I know easily a dozen people who watched the stream. The only people I know who actually watched it on TV were my parents.


I don't know how Nielson is used at all after the internet, DVR, etc.
 
2013-02-14 12:55:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Diogenes: What we need is a really good plot twist.

We need a new villain. Having the smartest man on the planet constantly foiled by a shadowy group of people that arn't smart enough to put a bottle of water within reach of someone addressing the nation isn't believable anymore.


Honestly, Rubio would've looked less comical if he'd been wearing one of these for hydration:

www.eco-spheres.com
 
2013-02-14 12:56:48 PM
Sorry, I was out getting drunk.
 
2013-02-14 12:57:38 PM
Hey I am a big Obama fan, but I didn't watch the SOTU. Why? I can just read what was in it the next morning at work and not waste my important Mardi Gras partying time.
 
2013-02-14 12:58:18 PM
Is the SOTU always on Mardi Gras? That could have been an impact. I was watching boobies myself.
 
2013-02-14 12:58:25 PM
www.catster.com

* "Good"
* "I am disappoint"
 
2013-02-14 12:58:59 PM
I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that in 2013, there is a place you can go that has the full speech, transcripts, bullet points and analysis of the SOTU instantly available?
 
2013-02-14 12:59:27 PM
I watched the SOTU episode of West Wing season 5 that night. The coverage of 21013's speach the next day could have reffered to the fictional address.
 
2013-02-14 01:00:27 PM

Superrad: Lionel Mandrake: Was it up against Honey boo boo or American Idol or something?

NCIS:SUV


Needs more letters

ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-02-14 01:00:57 PM

bdMurray: I watched the SOTU episode of West Wing season 5 that night. The coverage of 21013's speach the next day could have reffered to the fictional address.


2013. Speech. Refered. Damn my phone.
 
2013-02-14 01:06:18 PM
This is in no way an attempt from the shrills at Politico to minimize the clusterfark that was the Rubio speech.  No sireee.
 
2013-02-14 01:07:00 PM

verbaltoxin: I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that in 2013, there is a place you can go that has the full speech, transcripts, bullet points and analysis of the SOTU instantly available?


You can also go to the Fark Politics tab and get a mind-numbing review of the speech, often from the same people who did not watch they just pulled their response out of their asses.
 
2013-02-14 01:07:44 PM

born_yesterday: But Ted Nugent opened?  I thought he was the big draw this year?  Didn't he play "Cat Scratch Fever?"


He was too busy snuggling his new boyfriend during it.
 
2013-02-14 01:07:45 PM

Zerochance: This is in no way an attempt from the shrills at Politico to minimize the clusterfark that was the Rubio speech.  No sireee.


They're reporting on the Neilson TV ratings. That's hardly a solid attempt to deflect from anything.
 
2013-02-14 01:09:04 PM
So, Ted Nugent was able to smear his "charm" all over the SotU, huh? TV ratings, album sales, with Turd Nugent, it's all the same.
 
2013-02-14 01:10:06 PM
With suck poor SOTU ratings Obama may as well not bother running for re-election in 2016.
 
2013-02-14 01:12:25 PM
i honestly forgot about it, spent that night working or watching netflix

didn't know about the SOTU until the next morning

but hey, it's not like they don't put this stuff on the internet... it's a state of the union address, who cares if you view it live and on tv?
 
2013-02-14 01:14:11 PM

Zerochance: This is in no way an attempt from the shrills at Politico to minimize the clusterfark that was the Rubio speech.  No sireee.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-14 01:14:27 PM
He's been on the air so much lately over the big gun debate that it doesn't surprise me the numbers are down.

But, it's a fair trade off. You have to keep the story in the news to actually make something positive happen.
 
2013-02-14 01:17:27 PM
The GOP is winning its fight to turn the average American off to politics completely.
 
2013-02-14 01:22:07 PM

karmaceutical: The GOP is winning its fight to turn the average American off to politics completely.


Well, both the Democrats and Republicans want people to believe that there's no way to influence politics and nothing that can be done in that entire realm other than a) running for office (which is only for the rich) or b) voting. Only the Republicans, however, seem to be going for the big brass ring to even eliminate the trappings of democracy.
 
2013-02-14 01:33:41 PM
Because nothing he said matters, because Congress will never do anything as long as Republicans control any portion of it? Because our government is irreperably broken and can only be fixed by tearing the entire structure down and rebuilding it with the blood and bones from the current occupants?
 
2013-02-14 01:35:43 PM
We just came off of an 18+ month presidential campaign and inauguration was a few weeks ago. Not a shock that people are burnt out on listening to politicians speak.
 
2013-02-14 01:38:18 PM
Worst SOTU this millennium - suck it, libs.
 
2013-02-14 01:40:30 PM
Most people just wait till the next day and read what their opinion should be based on what was said

'merika
 
2013-02-14 01:42:27 PM
I never watch it. Genteel people call it political theater, but everyone else calls it lying bullsh*t. It's just another lying politician giving a pep talk, glossing over everything bad, highlighting dubious achievements and telling bald faced lies about the future. Carter, Reagan, Pappy Bush, Clinton, Dubya Bush, Obama.......it don't make a fark who it is, it's all the same schlock. And if they actually mess up and do say anything of importance, over the next few days the media will repeat it well over 100 times.

I understand that some folks are political junkies and follow politics like avid baseball fans do with the MLB box scores. I can understand those people watching it. But why anyone else would watch it is beyond me. Manure is to fertilize your garden with, not to watch live on TV.
 
2013-02-14 01:46:56 PM
I kinda watched it, in between my AT&T cable provider cutting out service intermittently & the Dorner BBQ & the beer i was sipping & the company that came over that evening & chatting with my neighbor about random crap, yeah, i watched it.
 
2013-02-14 01:47:16 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: karmaceutical: The GOP is winning its fight to turn the average American off to politics completely.

Well, both the Democrats and Republicans want people to believe that there's no way to influence politics and nothing that can be done in that entire realm other than a) running for office (which is only for the rich) or b) voting. Only the Republicans, however, seem to be going for the big brass ring to even eliminate the trappings of democracy.


Can you provide an example of how Democrats might try to convey to people that there is no way to influence politics?
 
2013-02-14 01:48:01 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: there's no way to influence politics and nothing that can be done in that entire realm other than a) running for office (which is only for the rich) or b) voting.


When you get down to it, there really aren't any other ways. You can be an activist, sure, but activism is useless if it's not backed up by elected officials and votes on that issue.
 
2013-02-14 01:48:33 PM
Of course Bush's SotU had higher ratings.  Everybody wanted to see how many words he'd mispronounciate.
 
2013-02-14 01:50:04 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Of course Bush's SotU had higher ratings.  Everybody wanted to see how many words he'd mispronounciate.


He was a perfectly cromulent president.
 
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