In the cable news wars, all the cable news networks have lost viewers, but some way more than others. Despite viewer loses, Fox Cable News network is still the King over MSNBC and CNN combined. Al Sharpton gave MSNBC a glimmer of hope in the early days of his program, but he has lost some ground. His 6:00 P. M. cable news rival Bret Baier of Fox News, has almost 3 times the viewers. Poor CNN’s John King has less viewers than Mr. Sharpton. CNN’s HLN network’s also has bad viewer ratings.
What is happening with CNN? As th0se in charge make more and more changes, the viewer ratings continue to decline. It now has lower viewer ratings than the low rated MSNBC. Bill O’Reilly remains the prime-time cable news king beating the mess out of Ed Schultz and Anderson Cooper. Go here to see what I am talking about.
Zo (AlfonZo) Rachel tells it like it is. If you are a Democrat, and/or on the liberal leftist side of things, or you are a black person who is personally socially conservative, but just does not get it when it comes to black conservative Republicans such as Herman Cain and sees the Republican Party as the enemy, watch these Macho Sauce and Pajamas Media videos to get a clue. Listen to Zo on some of the GOP presidential candidates and Anderson Cooper. And again to those who believe blacks will vote for a black just because the candidate is black, the vilification of Herman Cain by noted blacks is proof in part that you believe wrong.
I remember when I started getting a clue about what a conservative Republican believed through a black conservative blogger and then through columns and blogs of such folks as Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. Conservatives such as the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the late Tony Snow, Star Parker, and Dr. Walter Williams going back and forth with liberal challengers on TV news programming and talk radio pretty much brought me over to the conservative side.
The CNN Republican presidential debate last night in Las Vegas was the most combative so far. It was definitely “fight night.” Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney were the most bludgeoned. I prefer the more civil Bloomberg Republican presidential round table debate of last week. Anderson Cooper who obviously has no love loss for conservatives and Republicans, delighted in pitting the Republicans against each other in his “bludgeon battle” arena.
The debates have tired me out and they still have more to go. I pretty much know where the GOP candidates stand or do not stand on issues now. I can go with most of these candidates. As for those I am less excited about, I may have to hold my nose in voting or possibly not vote at all (nah, I will not do that) if one of them becomes the candidate against Barack Obama in November 2012. Jon Huntsman (who wasn’t there) who is definitely in my less excited group. I am also not that crazy about Ron Paul and his full-blown libertarianism. And you know my one reservation about Herman Cain!
I am not going to get too enthralled over one particular candidate at this point like I did in 2008. Back then I was for Mike Huckabee, but ended up with John McCain. I really do not have a say in choosing the party’s presidential nominee. By the time the PA presidential primary comes in the spring, the Republican Presidential candidate has already been picked for me. I wish my state’s presidential primary took place on one of those Super Tuesdays.
I was a little put off by the public bludgeoning last night, because it will provide gifts that keep on giving to the “re-elect Obama” camp. One of my Democrat Facebook friends and her commenting friends took great delight in the slug fest. According to who the Republican presidential nominee will be, I see possibly the 999 plan critiques in the nastiest of terms, “you’re a liar” sound-bytes and/or video cuts of Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney’s hands on back and forth from last night’s debate showing up in re-elect Barack Obama commercials in 2012.