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(Deadline)   The viewership for President Obama's State of the Union speech dropped sharply, with only 33 million people tuning in. And to make matters worse, the most-watched network for the speech was Fox News   (deadline.com) divider line 41
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2014-01-29 10:30:23 PM  
4 votes:

Omahawg: didn't you hear? he announced he's now a DICTATOR 'cause EXECUTIVE ORDER

or at least that's what's going around facebook


Total Executive Orders:

Obama: 168
Bushie: 290
Clinton: 363
Reagan:  380

We get it, he's black
2014-01-29 09:46:01 PM  
4 votes:
A large portion of the South was busy with a snowy/icy Hell of driving for 8 hours just to get nowhere while exits off of all major roadways were littered with jacknifed tractor trailers, terrified children in school buses as well as stuck and/or straight up abandoned vehicles, requiring them to hunt on their phone for an ever dwindling supply of vacant hotel rooms while moving 3 feet a minute on increasingly icy and treacherous roads.

It kind of took precedent over the SOTU regardless of political leanings.

/it was not fun...
2014-01-29 06:38:55 PM  
4 votes:
I only ever watch it on Cspan. I can't stand listening to the talking heads.
2014-01-30 12:41:06 AM  
3 votes:

cchris_39: People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.


Unfortunately, that is all we get out of Republicans. Nothing but blaming the President and obstructing governance in the name of trying to appeal to voters for the next election.
2014-01-30 12:07:05 AM  
3 votes:

cuzsis: sobriquet by any other name: Omahawg: didn't you hear? he announced he's now a DICTATOR 'cause EXECUTIVE ORDER

or at least that's what's going around facebook

Total Executive Orders:

Obama: 168
Bushie: 290
Clinton: 363
Reagan:  380

We get it, he's black


 Let me ask you this, if you asked people which city gets the most rain in America? What would they say?

 Most people will say Seattle. Which is wrong.

 And if they can't figure out the weather, they sure as hell won't figure out politics.

It's not that they're racist...they're just stupid.


The Venn diagram of racists and stupid people has a LOT of overlap.
2014-01-29 11:04:17 PM  
3 votes:

Animatronik: sobriquet by any other name: Omahawg: didn't you hear? he announced he's now a DICTATOR 'cause EXECUTIVE ORDER

or at least that's what's going around facebook

Total Executive Orders:

Obama: 168
Bushie: 290
Clinton: 363
Reagan:  380

We get it, he's black

It's what's in the orders, not the quantity.

/should be obvious


The Derpublicans really don't care if it was for naming a post office. The point is that Obama can do *something* and it would make him look like he is doing something. This makes the Derp squad look bad because they now look like they are letting him be successful. That is the entire point of them being obstructionist asshats. They only want to make Obama look like a failure and that he can't do anything. Even if they have to vote against their own bill they they themselves wrote.
2014-01-29 06:21:09 PM  
3 votes:
I guess if you ignore NBC, CBS and ABC, then yes, Fox was the most watched network.
2014-01-30 08:51:37 AM  
2 votes:
Well if you missed it, he just promised to do all the things he promised to do before but didn't.  You know the old create jobs, build infrastructure, close GITMO type shiat.  He also promised to attack the segments of business that are having success and actually are putting people to work.  Oh, and he wants to spend more money we don't have and he'll go it alone because he still refuses to play well with others.
2014-01-30 06:42:33 AM  
2 votes:

cchris_39: rebelyell2006: cchris_39: People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.

Unfortunately, that is all we get out of Republicans. Nothing but blaming the President and obstructing governance in the name of trying to appeal to voters for the next election.

More blame game? I guess thanks for illustrating my point so promptly?

Clinton worked with Gingrich. Reagan worked with Tip O'Neil. You don't have to have super majorities in both houses to govern. You do have to get off your ass and realize it's not a meeting of the young ivy league pinhead Marxist circle jerkers.


Hmm. The difference being that Obama tried to work with the Republicans, but they negotiated in bad faith and publicly (publicly, on the record, mind) that they would not do business as long as Obama was President. Your revisionism doesn't work unless your audience is ignorant.
2014-01-30 01:15:28 AM  
2 votes:

rebelyell2006: cchris_39: People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.

Unfortunately, that is all we get out of Republicans. Nothing but blaming the President and obstructing governance in the name of trying to appeal to voters for the next election.


More blame game? I guess thanks for illustrating my point so promptly?

Clinton worked with Gingrich. Reagan worked with Tip O'Neil. You don't have to have super majorities in both houses to govern. You do have to get off your ass and realize it's not a meeting of the young ivy league pinhead Marxist circle jerkers.
2014-01-30 12:26:36 AM  
2 votes:
People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.
2014-01-29 11:48:27 PM  
2 votes:
farking Duck Dynasty?  At the SOTUA?  This country is worse off than I ever thought.
2014-01-29 11:19:11 PM  
2 votes:
The GOP has succeeded in getting Obama to dilute his platform down to "let's just get SOMETHING productive done". A speech full of middle-of-the-road goals that are controversial by virtue of being spoken by the Socialist usurper.
2014-01-29 10:49:00 PM  
2 votes:

sobriquet by any other name: Omahawg: didn't you hear? he announced he's now a DICTATOR 'cause EXECUTIVE ORDER

or at least that's what's going around facebook

Total Executive Orders:

Obama: 168
Bushie: 290
Clinton: 363
Reagan:  380

We get it, he's black


It's what's in the orders, not the quantity.

/should be obvious
2014-01-29 10:11:36 PM  
2 votes:
I was too busy not caring. There was never going to be anything amazing about what he had to say. I keep my finger on the pulse of the news well enough to have a pretty decent idea of what the state of the union is.

It's Democrats wishing that they could do something to improve the lives of Americans but lacking the power in the House to get anything of any consequence through the blockade of stupidity that is GOP/Tea Party. Republicans and Tea Party asshats in the house are going to continue to try and screw over the country and point the finger at Obama. They're going to continue to offer absolutely nothing of benefit to the country while droning on endlessly that Obama is simultaneously a complete idiot and evil mastermind.

So... Republicans full of shiat... Democrats powerless to stop them from farking everyone over. That's the basic bottom line of the State of the Union...
2014-01-29 09:38:15 PM  
2 votes:

NewportBarGuy: djkutch: NewportBarGuy: I was jerking off to porn. Did I miss anything?

That Biden smile. I hope I haven't ruined future endeavors.

I love that guy. He's like the crazy uncle who'll let you shoot his pellet gun in the backyard even though mom would go ballistic.


Anyone who doesn't love Uncle Joe has questionable value as a human being.
2014-01-29 09:30:09 PM  
2 votes:
The viewership probably dropped because we know what will happen, the President will ask for things, the Republican controlled Congress will roll their eyes and scream class warfare, and nothing will be done by congress to promote the Presidents plan. Instead we'll get another 40 attempts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, because the black guy made it happen, even though it's mostly what the white guys wanted in the 90s when the Republicans used to offer alternatives (even bad ones) instead of simply obstruction.
2014-01-30 11:51:30 AM  
1 votes:
House members are waiting for their invites to the whitehouse for his my way or the highway chat over coffee.
2014-01-30 08:37:18 AM  
1 votes:
Fox has the most viewers because
a: people who watch Fox News leave their tvs on it 24/7
b: they need to be told what to say about the speech on Facebook and other discussions they participate in
c: they have to have their hate fix like a junkie needs their dope.
2014-01-30 07:33:58 AM  
1 votes:

Alphax: keylock71: Mike_1962: cchris_39: rebelyell2006: cchris_39: People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.

Unfortunately, that is all we get out of Republicans. Nothing but blaming the President and obstructing governance in the name of trying to appeal to voters for the next election.

More blame game? I guess thanks for illustrating my point so promptly?

Clinton worked with Gingrich. Reagan worked with Tip O'Neil. You don't have to have super majorities in both houses to govern. You do have to get off your ass and realize it's not a meeting of the young ivy league pinhead Marxist circle jerkers.

Hmm. The difference being that Obama tried to work with the Republicans, but they negotiated in bad faith and publicly (publicly, on the record, mind) that they would not do business as long as Obama was President. Your revisionism doesn't work unless your audience is ignorant.

I love how these braying jackasses conveniently forget that little detail.

Indeed.  In the House especially, they're doing nothing, and proud of that.


TDS covered this well last night
2014-01-30 06:46:30 AM  
1 votes:

Mike_1962: cchris_39: rebelyell2006: cchris_39: People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.

Unfortunately, that is all we get out of Republicans. Nothing but blaming the President and obstructing governance in the name of trying to appeal to voters for the next election.

More blame game? I guess thanks for illustrating my point so promptly?

Clinton worked with Gingrich. Reagan worked with Tip O'Neil. You don't have to have super majorities in both houses to govern. You do have to get off your ass and realize it's not a meeting of the young ivy league pinhead Marxist circle jerkers.

Hmm. The difference being that Obama tried to work with the Republicans, but they negotiated in bad faith and publicly (publicly, on the record, mind) that they would not do business as long as Obama was President. Your revisionism doesn't work unless your audience is ignorant.


I love how these braying jackasses conveniently forget that little detail.
2014-01-29 11:41:35 PM  
1 votes:
My daily limit for bullshiat was reached well before the speech.
2014-01-29 11:41:16 PM  
1 votes:
Like I said above, I watched it online.
This may be off topic but I have to say it...
I watched Fox News the first time in a few years yesterday afternoon while I was getting some car work done...

Everyone on there spoke like they were talking to elementary schoolers. There were five minutes of "headlines" for news, which included nothing important or interesting going on in the world. Other than that...
There was a piece about the snow storm down south, apparently tailored to people who never heard of snow before.
There was a piece about Queen Liz being broke, because one of her bank accounts may be almost down to a million dollars. This lead into a "poll" about what people are wasting money on.
There was a piece about what reporters ate for lunch at the White House (Obama is still making them eat vegetables!).
They talked about how  paying people the exorbitant sum of $10.00 an hour would make poor rich people go broke.
The rest was talking heads spouting LIBS LIBS LIBS, with some Benghazi's thrown in.
The ads were mostly old geezer insurance, with cash for gold scams and gold for cash scams thrown in.
Oh, and they profiled the Republican "responders" to the SOTU who, as far as I can tell, hardly anyone watched on TV or online...

/"news," huh?
2014-01-29 10:51:22 PM  
1 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: The viewership probably dropped because we know what will happen, the President will ask for things, the Republican controlled Congress will roll their eyes and scream class warfare, and nothing will be done by congress to promote the Presidents plan. Instead we'll get another 40 attempts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, because the black guy made it happen, even though it's mostly what the white guys wanted in the 90s when the Republicans used to offer alternatives (even bad ones) instead of simply obstruction.


I doubt the Repubs will need to keep trying to repeal OBC since it's being repealed in installments by the Death By A Thousand Delays And Exemptions. It'll probably end up like the Medicare Doc Fix: there in theory but put off over and over unto infinity. All that will remain of it will be an unending series of insurance company bailouts due to their actuarial assumptions being destroyed and their bottom lines devastated by the fallout from the shambolic mess that is Obamacare.
2014-01-29 10:40:07 PM  
1 votes:

A_Listless_Wanderer: Watched it online like lots of others (hundreds of thousands on YouTube and who knows how many on government and TV newtork websites).
The article doesn't mention online viewing, therefore it is full of shiat.

/TV ratings have always been guesses anyway


1.3 Million watched it on whitehouse.gov
http://mashable.com/2010/01/29/state-of-the-union-numbers/
2014-01-29 10:38:13 PM  
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: FNC led in cable news.

Though I have to really wonder how good these numbers are, given that I suspect both the Neilsen traditional numbers and the household surveys skew heavily towards older, more traditional viewers.

Which is, of course, also why FNC always has such high viewership numbers on cable.


Well the numbers work like this:
Suppose there were 100 people. 20 of those people watch FNC and nothing else, while 60 people spread their viewing among ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNN, and we'll even toss in UNIVISION for the spanish speaking audience. We'll also give 20 viewers over to the "didn't watch at all" category.  If the spread is even, each network will have 7.5 viewers. FNC will then be able to claim that their viewership was 167% higher than any other network, and the numbers will bear this out, even if only 1 in 5 people watched the speech on their channel.

The issue is their single focus, which attracts an audience of simpletons willing to believe whatever rolls across the screen, as long as it aligns with their worldview. These inbreds are loyal to distraction, and FNC knows it. Facts, science, reality, grammar... who needs that sh*t as long as they're told exactly what they want to hear.

FNC's numbers aren't high, they are concentrated. Like dried feces.
2014-01-29 10:23:05 PM  
1 votes:
Seems like some voter remorse.
2014-01-29 10:18:40 PM  
1 votes:
didn't you hear? he announced he's now a DICTATOR 'cause EXECUTIVE ORDER

or at least that's what's going around facebook
2014-01-29 10:14:47 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, Mr. President- I'm busy cleaning up for our Super Bowl Party.
2014-01-29 09:58:49 PM  
1 votes:
o.onionstatic.com
2014-01-29 09:52:50 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: djkutch: NewportBarGuy: I was jerking off to porn. Did I miss anything?

That Biden smile. I hope I haven't ruined future endeavors.

Also Obama got Boehner to give him a thumbs up.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x566]

Still waiting for the Tea Baggers to use this as evidence that Boehner's a RINO.


As per Mr. Conservative:   http://www.mrconservative.com/2014/01/31183-rino-john-boehner-blames- g op-for-govt-shutdown-video/

He has been RINO'ed since he blamed the shutdown on the GOP, not Obama.
2014-01-29 09:39:22 PM  
1 votes:

djkutch: NewportBarGuy: I was jerking off to porn. Did I miss anything?

That Biden smile. I hope I haven't ruined future endeavors.


Also Obama got Boehner to give him a thumbs up.

www.washingtonpost.com

Still waiting for the Tea Baggers to use this as evidence that Boehner's a RINO.
2014-01-29 09:30:19 PM  
1 votes:

djkutch: Prank Monkey: does anybody actually watch that anyway? I would rather have a conversation with my dog. It's one sided... just like that speech [img.fark.net image 480x640]

Not quite. You get the response of clapping or standing by members of the audience, and judge participants accordingly. Plus, Boehner seemed to be on the verge of passing out after a 3 day bender.

Quite simply, it was a stellar day in U.S. politics.


Honestly, I just wanted to post that picture of my dog... The bluetick coonhoud in the chair. Seemed fitting
2014-01-29 09:26:31 PM  
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: I was jerking off to porn. Did I miss anything?


The drapes?
2014-01-29 09:19:25 PM  
1 votes:
does anybody actually watch that anyway? I would rather have a conversation with my dog. It's one sided... just like that speech img.fark.net
2014-01-29 09:17:34 PM  
1 votes:
I was playing Counterstrike, drinking Boddingtons Pub Ale, and listening to 80's new wave cd's and then some Warren Zevon.
2014-01-29 09:15:24 PM  
1 votes:
hard to believe that there were that many viewers.    More likely that half those people just left the TV on while they walked the dog.
2014-01-29 09:14:23 PM  
1 votes:
How many watched it online?
2014-01-29 08:04:22 PM  
1 votes:
FNC led in cable news.

Though I have to really wonder how good these numbers are, given that I suspect both the Neilsen traditional numbers and the household surveys skew heavily towards older, more traditional viewers.

Which is, of course, also why FNC always has such high viewership numbers on cable.
2014-01-29 06:21:56 PM  
1 votes:
I watched it on whitehouse.gov/live, but then I don't have cable.  It's been interesting watching the right-wing folks I know trying to come up with things to dislike in his speech.
2014-01-29 06:07:18 PM  
1 votes:
A lot of the liberal people I know were watching it on FoxNews if nothing else than for the derp.

I tuned into PBS.

Time to look away...
 
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