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Nielsen: McCain’s speech draws more viewers than Obama’s — while airing on fewer networks
hotair.com ^ | September 5, 2008 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/05/2008 3:36:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Just across. BET and TV One apparently decided that with Barry O already pulling 90-95% of the black vote, they needn’t bother turning any precious airtime over to McCain. In fact, all four nights of the Democratic convention aired on both networks. The GOP convention didn’t air at all.

Do note: Palin finished just shy of both candidates in total audience running on only six networks, two fewer than McCain and four fewer than Obama. Telemundo and Univision didn’t bother with night three coverage.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; 2008rncconvention; bet; liberalmedia; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin; telemundo; tvone; univision
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1 posted on 09/05/2008 3:36:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can I just say, I think the two latino stations only showed the speeches of Obama and McCain...the two running for president.
I don’t think they showed the entire RAT convention. At least they were fair. BET could be fined for not showing both.
Couldn’t they?


2 posted on 09/05/2008 3:40:06 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s pretty racist.


3 posted on 09/05/2008 3:40:36 PM PDT by conservative cat ("In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. " -MT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

::snicker::


4 posted on 09/05/2008 3:40:52 PM PDT by CajunConservative (They can either go quietly or they can go loudly but either way they will go. Bobby Jindal)
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To: snarkytart

“BET could be fined for not showing both.
Couldn’t they?”

Under the Fairness Doctrine, if that were to pass, yes. I don’t think they’re getting any kind of public funding, so I’d think they’re free to show what they want.


5 posted on 09/05/2008 3:41:51 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe there are not all that many people out there interested in what Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., the charismatic, messianic Magic Negro, but there may be quite a few out there willing to listen to the other side.

Very likely the two different conventions drew rather different demographics.


6 posted on 09/05/2008 3:42:54 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: snarkytart; Free ThinkerNY
BET could be fined for not showing both. Couldn’t they?

They could have prior to the Reagan administration's repeal of the "fairness doctrine".

7 posted on 09/05/2008 3:45:56 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OMG. I just watched the full speech on the internet-I don’t even want to read the pundits commentaries, it would spoil it for me-the last part moved me to tears, and I’m no wimpy liberal who turns on the faucet at the drop of a phrase. Nothing could be more moving than his story that lead to him saying “America saved me”. And I grinned from ear to ear when he said the part (paraphrasing) about not thinking that he was called of God to “save the country in its hour of need”, but that he felt honored to be able to serve her. I don’t care what the chatterati are saying, that speech moved me in a different way, as much as Sarah Palin’s did. I don’t agree with John McCain on everything-I have major disagreements with him on a couple of things-but my gut tells me that NO one, absolutely no one, could have the integrity as far as having a real desire to serve as elected that he will bring to the Presidency, even if I want to throttle him for some of his beliefs in the future.


8 posted on 09/05/2008 3:46:35 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Paleo Conservative

Ok..well I don’t want anything to with the fairness doctrine.
It doesn’t matter, because BET is correct, hardly any black people are voting for McCain.


9 posted on 09/05/2008 3:48:55 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Am I able to speak any critical words as to the polices of the BET, Telemundo and Univision without being considered a racist? I'll send an email to the Anti-Defamation League and ask them, and if I gain permission, I'll post my opinion later.

10 posted on 09/05/2008 3:49:40 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: snarkytart

I block BET due to their really low class programming.


11 posted on 09/05/2008 3:51:06 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: conservative cat
That’s pretty racist.

Si, la razaists!

12 posted on 09/05/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT by B2orNotB2
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To: mrsmel

No one can detract from McCain’s integrity and service. Even those who do not agree with him have to concede them.

There is no choice when it is The Hero vs. the Zero.


13 posted on 09/05/2008 3:52:17 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: Paleo Conservative

BET, isn’t that the network that features hos trying to earn their crack money? Thank God Palin wasn’t shown amongst the guttersnipes.


14 posted on 09/05/2008 3:53:12 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BET would really love the Fairness Doctrine, wouldn’t they? Would it be enforced for them? No way. In this case the Fairness Doctrine would be just for the weak-minded whiteys who might be persuaded.


15 posted on 09/05/2008 3:53:38 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh Noz! I bet Barama’s head is spinning!


16 posted on 09/05/2008 3:53:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: arrogantsob

As they say in the cornfield-”Sa-LUTE!”


17 posted on 09/05/2008 3:55:10 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: snarkytart

hey it’s their ratings to lose to other networks


18 posted on 09/05/2008 3:55:17 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not the brightest bulb on the tree, but here’s my two cents worth:

At 72, Mr. McCain just made another sacrifice for his country; He gave us what seems
to be another ‘real’ conservative which may just carry us for the next twelve years.

He’ll be gone, but his mark will remain.


19 posted on 09/05/2008 4:03:35 PM PDT by realdifferent1 (Mrs. Palin: Let's not build our own 'Messiah'.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d like to know what BET’s normal # of viewers would be for a Thursday night and compare it to BET’s actual #s for last night. It could be said that the difference in viewership was the group watching McCain. Might be one way to evaluate black interest in McCain/Palin.


20 posted on 09/05/2008 4:03:59 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“””BET and TV One apparently decided that with Barry O already pulling 90-95% of the black vote, they needn’t bother turning any precious airtime over to McCain.”””

It is sad that BET and TV One did not air the Republican convention. But I guess the Democrats and the Black Leadership would not want their minions to ever know the truth.


21 posted on 09/05/2008 4:04:39 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: arrogantsob

I loved the “zero” symbol at the convention—a replacement for the “O” hand sign.


22 posted on 09/05/2008 4:07:04 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: snarkytart
I don’t think they showed the entire RAT convention. At least they were fair. BET could be fined for not showing both. Couldn’t they?

Nope, they can't be fined, we don't have the fairness doctrine any more, which is just great. Bet can show who they want, when they want, and that is the way it should be. If we go crabbing and complaining about things like this we are just opening outselves up to a repeat of the fairness doctrine, we don't need that sh**.

23 posted on 09/05/2008 4:07:09 PM PDT by calex59
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To: snarkytart
It doesn’t matter, because BET is correct, hardly any black people are voting for McCain.

And BET wants to keep it that way.

24 posted on 09/05/2008 4:10:20 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
RACISTS!
25 posted on 09/05/2008 4:10:53 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: Paleo Conservative
I am far from a legal expert but thought this issue is more about "equal time" regulated by the FEC. I remembered it being raised a few times in the past year. I guess opinions are conflicted on how it applies to cable stations. Is Stephen Colbert Breaking the Law?
26 posted on 09/05/2008 4:27:41 PM PDT by donnalee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BET wants to keep its viewers on the Democrat Plantation.


27 posted on 09/05/2008 4:29:54 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s pretty amazing. Palin vs. Biden’s ratings are even more dramatic.

I wonder if the media will hype the fact McCain just broke the record like they did for Obama...


28 posted on 09/05/2008 4:46:06 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder how that breaks down in how much was spent by both campaigns to produce these results . I would bet Obama out spent McCain.


29 posted on 09/05/2008 4:52:36 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( " for the first time in my adult life , the democrats have imploded " !!! ,,, .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What kind of audience did “Plugs for Slugs” Biden draw? 5 relatives from Scranton?


30 posted on 09/05/2008 5:04:29 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: DallasDeb

I’d like to know what BET’s normal # of viewers would be for a Thursday night and compare it to BET’s actual #s for last night. It could be said that the difference in viewership was the group watching McCain. Might be one way to evaluate black interest in McCain/Palin.


Wish I could find that out also. This link only shown the major cable news netowrk ratings.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/default.asp


31 posted on 09/05/2008 5:13:06 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: mrsmel
I just watched the full speech on the internet

Do you have the website address for McCain's speech?

32 posted on 09/05/2008 5:17:08 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: mrsmel
OMG. I just watched the full speech on the internet-I don’t even want to read the pundits commentaries, it would spoil it for me-the last part moved me to tears, and I’m no wimpy liberal who turns on the faucet at the drop of a phrase. Nothing could be more moving than his story that lead to him saying “America saved me”. And I grinned from ear to ear when he said the part (paraphrasing) about not thinking that he was called of God to “save the country in its hour of need”, but that he felt honored to be able to serve her. I don’t care what the chatterati are saying, that speech moved me in a different way, as much as Sarah Palin’s did. I don’t agree with John McCain on everything-I have major disagreements with him on a couple of things-but my gut tells me that NO one, absolutely no one, could have the integrity as far as having a real desire to serve as elected that he will bring to the Presidency, even if I want to throttle him for some of his beliefs in the future.

Well said.

33 posted on 09/05/2008 5:23:02 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: ncpatriot

I’m on the handheld thingy right now, when I get back to the laptop I’ll get it for you. I think it was on the MSNBC site. I made sure to avert my eyes from anything else on the site, LOL.


34 posted on 09/05/2008 5:39:13 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

Thanks...no rush


35 posted on 09/05/2008 5:41:42 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

There is a mountain of FEC violations. One that screams at me is all that free airtime that the dims received IS, if I’m not mistaken, considered a donation if the opposing party does not receive the same consideration. Do ya think the GOP could get away with that? Is the McCainPalin Campaign going to pursue this violation and further erode osabama’s chances? Just wondering.

the Deets


36 posted on 09/05/2008 5:43:29 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: ncpatriot

Here is the url—

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032553/#scroll_video

Scroll down until you see the video titled “McCain:Change Is Coming” and click on it.


37 posted on 09/05/2008 5:56:41 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: calex59

“If we go crabbing and complaining about things like this we are just opening outselves up to a repeat of the fairness doctrine, we don’t need that sh**.”

I don’t know, the media is now fully out of control, no longer even pretending, or even trying to pretend, to be objective. This is the worst I have ever seen it. I do think something needs to be done, I’m just not sure what.


38 posted on 09/06/2008 12:42:50 AM PDT by COgamer
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To: COgamer
“I don’t know, the media is now fully out of control, no longer even pretending, or even trying to pretend, to be objective.”

Nothing new. I was a Reagan Democrat watching the press trashing the Republicans at every opportunity during the 1980 convention. I said to myself, “Well, next month, Carter gets his.” Then I watched the press ooh and ahh over every feminist and gay rights kook and Ron Dellums and pimp the Democrats even though Carter and Kennedy were gouging each other's eyes out.

I was 22, and never looked at the press the same way after that. They are craven, shameless, partisan buzzards.

39 posted on 09/06/2008 12:49:18 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd be curoius about the ratings for BET on Wednesday and Thursday. If their ratings were lower than usual, that would mean they lost viewers as their veiwers would have watched it on other networks.

Becki

40 posted on 09/06/2008 7:03:54 AM PDT by Becki (Obama - Osama - the only difference is "BS". - freeper beethovenfan)
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To: mrsmel

Thank you! Just saw it...awesome.


41 posted on 09/06/2008 11:45:33 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Free ThinkerNY
See also, from FReeper canucky's McCain/Palin - Great Photos of Rally:




42 posted on 09/07/2008 2:44:35 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: snarkytart
I think the two latino stations only showed the speeches of Obama and McCain...the two running for president.

That's interesting. I hope it's true, because I've been very upset to learn that the two stations directed at an Hispanic audience might have been trying to manipulate that audience by not letting them see the Republican side. One of these stations - Telemundo, possibly - is owned by NBC.

43 posted on 09/07/2008 2:44:46 AM PDT by livius
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To: snarkytart
BET could be fined for not showing both.

Even complaining about it could be construed as a hate crime.

44 posted on 09/07/2008 2:46:42 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mrsmel
I don’t agree with John McCain on everything-I have major disagreements with him on a couple of things-but my gut tells me that NO one, absolutely no one, could have the integrity as far as having a real desire to serve as elected that he will bring to the Presidency, even if I want to throttle him for some of his beliefs in the future.

Good slogan for us FReepers:

John McCain
Love him now
Throttle him as President

45 posted on 09/07/2008 2:51:00 AM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s hilarious when you think about it: The DNC convention = “Black Entertainment Television.”


46 posted on 09/07/2008 2:53:15 AM PDT by Silly (McCainLove.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds to me like BET and TV One are run by racist mysoginists.


47 posted on 09/07/2008 2:55:04 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: conservative cat
That’s pretty racist.

There ain't nothing pretty about it.

48 posted on 09/07/2008 5:52:19 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the libs were to pass the “Fairness Doctrine” I think they would be for a rude awakening.


49 posted on 09/07/2008 5:57:42 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Does it get any better than Sarah Palin?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Photobucket

Bias Excellence Television

(A subsidiary of Oprah Winfrey's HARPO Productions)

50 posted on 09/07/2008 5:58:10 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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