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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
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2014-01-29 09:52:20 PM  
8 votes:
pbs.twimg.com
2014-01-29 07:43:27 PM  
6 votes:
So then it's not going to get picked up for next season?
2014-01-29 09:58:49 PM  
5 votes:
o.onionstatic.com
2014-01-29 09:26:31 PM  
5 votes:

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


The drapes?
2014-01-29 08:06:47 PM  
5 votes:
If ratings keep dropping like this, I figure Obama won't be renewed for 2017.
2014-01-29 10:34:45 PM  
4 votes:

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


Tuesday. You should cut back.
2014-01-29 08:37:34 PM  
4 votes:
It's because Fox News digitally added flames PLUS had a picture-in-picture of slow-motion Megyn Kelly leg-crossing action.
2014-01-29 11:42:25 PM  
3 votes:

SCUBA_Archer: My daily limit for bullshiat was reached well before the speech.


i would suggest maybe some bagels for breakfast instead
2014-01-29 09:48:19 PM  
3 votes:

Prank Monkey: 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


also noted is that you have a purse and drink wine from a sippy cup
2014-01-29 06:39:28 PM  
3 votes:
the number of telegraphed messages discussing the state of the union is also at an all-time low since the invention of the telegraph
2014-01-30 11:51:30 AM  
2 votes:
House members are waiting for their invites to the whitehouse for his my way or the highway chat over coffee.
2014-01-30 10:39:58 AM  
2 votes:

oryx: The State of the Union address has become a farce. The President makes a pompous speech, is interrupted by members of his own party to thunderous applause while members of the other party sit on their hands and scowl. It is a meaningless ritual.


Plus he eats far too many crackers.
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.
2014-01-29 11:41:16 PM  
2 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 10:30:23 PM  
2 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 10:23:05 PM  
2 votes:
Seems like some voter remorse.
2014-01-29 09:45:10 PM  
2 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.


Biden looks like he either got botoxed or his handlers slopped a huge blob of foundation on him for the cameras.  Too smooth.

Boehner looks tanned, rested, and ready.
2014-01-29 08:54:23 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-01-29 06:21:09 PM  
2 votes:
I guess if you ignore NBC, CBS and ABC, then yes, Fox was the most watched network.
2014-01-30 10:09:14 AM  
1 vote:

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


I've unskewed the numbers, and since Obama's orders only count for 3/5ths of a regular President's orders, that means Obama has actually issued, like, 500 Executive Orders.
2014-01-30 08:51:37 AM  
1 vote:
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 08:39:57 AM  
1 vote:
President Camacho is the best for referencing CostCo.
2014-01-30 08:37:18 AM  
1 vote:
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 05:27:18 AM  
1 vote:
There's that damned 'liberal media' out there brainwashing the sheeple again.
2014-01-30 03:56:10 AM  
1 vote:

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.


Oh yeah, Clinton/Gingrich is an excellent example of a smooth across-the-aisle relationship. You should definitely run with that.
2014-01-30 01:39:55 AM  
1 vote:

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

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


img.fark.net
2014-01-30 12:41:41 AM  
1 vote:

Last Man on Earth: If they didn't, that would also explain why Fox had the highest ratings, since I'd expect the web viewers to skew younger, traditionally a less conservative demographic.  There's also the punditry angle, as people who are more interested in what Obama had to say on his own would tune in to C-SPAN or whitehouse.gov's streams, while Republicans might be more interested in the conservative pundits' refutation of the speech than in the speech itself, therefore favoring the networks.


I'm young, liberal, and I always watch Fox for these sorts of things. They're just the funniest.

2012 Fox News election night coverage definitely ranks in my top 10 favorite tv-watching experiences of all time.
2014-01-30 12:26:36 AM  
1 vote:
People are tired of the campaign speech and blame game and ready for results.
2014-01-29 11:41:35 PM  
1 vote:
My daily limit for bullshiat was reached well before the speech.
2014-01-29 10:53:37 PM  
1 vote:

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


I'm sure you can provide specifics.
2014-01-29 10:51:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:49:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:42:30 PM  
1 vote:
Most watched Fox for the derp and humor.

Those numbers are not counting people that watched it online.
2014-01-29 10:24:04 PM  
1 vote:
Biden: 'I told you you should have had the Decemberists playing in the background!'
2014-01-29 10:24:02 PM  
1 vote:
The TeaDerpers needed something to masturbate to. Furiously.
2014-01-29 09:52:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 vote:

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 09:38:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:33:39 PM  
1 vote:

BSABSVR: So then it's not going to get picked up for next season?


And Phil Robertson takes over his time slot.
2014-01-29 09:33:20 PM  
1 vote:

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

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


img.fark.net

Yep!
2014-01-29 09:30:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 vote:

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.
2014-01-29 09:22:52 PM  
1 vote:
So you're saying conservatives get all their news from one source and that tends to drive up ratings for national events disproportionately?
2014-01-29 09:19:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:15:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:56:09 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: If ratings keep dropping like this, I figure Obama won't be renewed for 2017.


I'm pretty sure he'll just go into syndication and appear late nite on deep cable.
2014-01-29 08:44:48 PM  
1 vote:

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


That Biden smile. I hope I haven't ruined future endeavors.
2014-01-29 08:33:08 PM  
1 vote:
Where does this fall on the "Sarah Palin is automatically President" continuum?
2014-01-29 08:26:48 PM  
1 vote:
I was jerking off to porn. Did I miss anything?
2014-01-29 08:13:29 PM  
1 vote:
This means something.

right?
2014-01-29 08:09:23 PM  
1 vote:
So does this mean sponsors will be spending less on politicians?
2014-01-29 08:01:58 PM  
1 vote:
Uh oh. If the viewership drops below 30 million, Sarah PalinCathy McMorris Rodgers is automatically president, and Obama has to have Joe Wilson and Samuel Alito follow him around and yell at him as he performs mundane tasks.

This is bad news...for Obama.
2014-01-29 07:07:06 PM  
1 vote:

sprawl15: the number of telegraphed messages discussing the state of the union is also at an all-time low since the invention of the telegraph


Hey, at least they get to decipher it.  I only read papers that are sold by newsboys in front of old-timey newsstands.  I'm still waiting for the SotU to come spinning out of the clouds in thirty-point font.

/Voting Republican because I never did trust that Roosevelt fella.
2014-01-29 06:38:55 PM  
1 vote:
I only ever watch it on Cspan. I can't stand listening to the talking heads.
2014-01-29 06:07:18 PM  
1 vote:
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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