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CABLE NEWS RACE NITE OF 8/4/03 (Ratings)
The Drudge Report ^ | 8/4/03

Posted on 08/05/2003 4:57:54 PM PDT by LdSentinal

FNC O'REILLY 2.0 [RATING]
FNC HANNITY/COLMES 1.4
FNC GRETA 1.4
FNC SHEP SMITH 1.1
FNC BRIT HUME 0.9
CNN LARRY KING/HOWARD DEAN 0.7
CNN PAULA ZAHN 0.6
CNN AARON BROWN 0.4
MSNBC SCARBOROUGH 0.3
MSNBC ABRAMS 0.3
MSNBC HARDBALL 0.3
MSNBC BUCHANAN/PRESS 0.2
MSNBC OLBERMANN 0.2


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aaronbrown; chrismatthews; cnn; fox; foxnewsratings; greta; msbc; olbermann; oreilly; ratings; shepardsmith; zahn
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1 posted on 08/05/2003 4:57:57 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal
Heh heh!
2 posted on 08/05/2003 5:01:22 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: LdSentinal
Is Olberman going to pull his disappearing act again. Please...
3 posted on 08/05/2003 5:08:13 PM PDT by tubebender (FReepin Awesome...)
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To: tubebender

Hey! Matthews! Yes you, you f*#king prat! See what all the Bush bashing has got you?

Boy, I tell you, Chrissy, that Rat base vote that's tuning in to watch you roast Bush every night should have you on a major network, in Prime Time, sometime soon!

At this rate, the 22nd Century sounds about right....

Freaking prat. He peddles the Rat talking points and has visions of being the Young Woodward. What a git.

Matthews, I hope you're watching this. You used to be a middle of the road liberal, despite the fact that you were Tip O'Neill's mouthpiece. We thought we might have another David Broder on our hands.

Instead, you're just another butt-boy schmuck riding the Hershey Highway for Senator Clinton (D-Evita). You could have been great. You could have been a contender. Instead, you've shilled so much for the Democratic Party that your penis is going to fall off.

Now, when Bush, the rest of the Adminstration, and David Kay reveal all the secrets, you're going to have a whole hell of a lot of explaining to do. Natch, you and McAuliffe will find a way to scream, "Bush lied, they died!" Well, allow me to tell you in advance, you mendacious schmuck, go to Hell, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.00!

Be Seeing You,

Chris

4 posted on 08/05/2003 5:24:44 PM PDT by section9 (Major Kusanagi is back from vacation, ready to kick the liberal ass....)
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To: LdSentinal
LOL!
5 posted on 08/05/2003 5:28:44 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: section9
Great post, Chris!!!
6 posted on 08/05/2003 5:30:07 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: section9
Why don't you say what you think? [sarc]
7 posted on 08/05/2003 5:30:39 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: LdSentinal
How does Chris Matthews stay on the air?
8 posted on 08/05/2003 5:48:28 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: LdSentinal
Individually, O'Reilly at 2.0, Hannity&Colmes at 1.4 and Greta at 1.4, have a higher viewing audience then all of msnbc's shows combined.

Scarborough 0.3 + Abrams 0.3 + Hardheaded Crissy 0.3 + Pukecannan & Press 0.2 + Olbermann 0.2 = 1.3!

And O'Reilly beats CNN singlehandedly!

9 posted on 08/05/2003 5:49:21 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: section9
...and now Mr. Section9 will you tell our vast audience how you really feel about Crip Matthews...
10 posted on 08/05/2003 6:06:34 PM PDT by tubebender (FReepin Awesome...)
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To: LdSentinal
MSNBC OLBERMANN 0.2

How can this be? I keep hearing that gays make up 10% of the TV audience...

11 posted on 08/05/2003 6:09:35 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: section9
Ouch! That'll leave a mark.
12 posted on 08/05/2003 6:12:10 PM PDT by TomB
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To: LdSentinal
Would like to see Brit Hume with more. I just love the guy.
13 posted on 08/05/2003 6:12:47 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: Diddle E. Squat
The bad thing is that if Olbermann wasn't such a schmuck and a flaming liberal, I'd watch him. He has a great television presence and can be rather clever. But he's such a horse's ass I can only keep him on for a few minutes before he pisses me off.
14 posted on 08/05/2003 6:14:35 PM PDT by TomB
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To: section9
Hey! Mathews!........your penis is going to fall off.

Is going to?

15 posted on 08/05/2003 6:21:15 PM PDT by MaeWest (You mean that wasn't his problem all along?)
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To: LdSentinal
CNN LARRY KING/HOWARD DEAN 0.7

Bwa ha ha ha ha! Couldn't happen to a bigger pair of tools.

16 posted on 08/05/2003 6:24:42 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Libertina
Brit Hume deserves the 8 oclock hour.
17 posted on 08/05/2003 6:26:20 PM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: section9
COme to think of it, he's beginning to look a lot like Tip O'Neill in his later days.
18 posted on 08/05/2003 6:30:56 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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To: LdSentinal
I like Scarborough. Hope his numbers go up.
19 posted on 08/05/2003 6:32:07 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: section9
..ole squat to pee Matthews is so acidic,health
matters will be his undoing imo.
20 posted on 08/05/2003 6:36:16 PM PDT by cars for sale
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To: section9
Joe Scarborough, a former congressman for Pete's sake, has just started his show and he's already pulling the same numbers as Chris Matthews.

Larry King, CNN's top draw, is now behind FNC's Brit Hume on at 6 o'clock.

The MSNBC squad has almost caught up to Aaron (ex-lax poster boy, when Joe Lieberman isn't available) Brown. Who's watching CNN? Foreigners? And hey, FNC is picking up foreign markets now too, Israel and the Baltics for starters.

21 posted on 08/05/2003 7:08:12 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt
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To: LdSentinal
Atlanta, we have a problem. Go with throttle up.
22 posted on 08/05/2003 7:28:56 PM PDT by jern
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To: Libertina
Good guy, great show. Everybody should watch!
23 posted on 08/05/2003 7:52:50 PM PDT by Revenge Of Daffy-Duck ( {Insert Evil Laugh Here..... })
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To: Revenge Of Daffy-Duck
Agreed. The best in the business as far as I'm concerned.
24 posted on 08/05/2003 8:02:10 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: LdSentinal

25 posted on 08/05/2003 8:04:39 PM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: section9
Imagine this: Alan Keyes' ratings were LOWER than Matthews!
26 posted on 08/05/2003 8:05:03 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: OldFriend
Bump!!!
27 posted on 08/05/2003 8:05:54 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: section9
Chris, next time, don't hold back. Let us know how you REALLY feel!;)
28 posted on 08/05/2003 8:08:35 PM PDT by exit82 (Constitution?--I got your Constitution right here!--T. Daschle)
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To: section9
"..[Chris Mathews] penis is going to fall off."

Cracks me up because I share your aggravation, and humor is the only way to go with Mathews. It's maddening how FOXNews gets tarred with the partisan brush when Mathews is on television for one reason only, to push his personal point of view, always liberal, always supportive of the DNC. and he's sneaky. He's mean too, spits out bitchy asides and sarcastic insults better than Lady Chablis!

29 posted on 08/05/2003 8:52:29 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Libertina
The evening is mostly commentary, but they should have some more Brit shows during the day.

He is a SERIOUS journalist....this dude's not a pretty face, he is devoted to his job of finding the truth and sharing it. He needs to be cloned to bring back honor for tv news, which if not so consumed with ratings, has an awesome opportunity to show things that can't be shown in a newspaper article.
30 posted on 08/05/2003 8:53:30 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.collegemedianews.com *some interesting radio news reports here; check it out*)
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To: section9
Were you reading my mind?
31 posted on 08/05/2003 8:59:57 PM PDT by swany
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To: LdSentinal
I can only stand O'Rielly once in a while. He's inconsistant. He flip flops too much. It bugs me.

I like Hannity. He's a good rightous man. An honest Joe.

32 posted on 08/05/2003 9:07:42 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("He who controls communications rules the world." - Adolf Hitler)
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To: LdSentinal
Ooopsie.
33 posted on 08/05/2003 9:15:27 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only support FR by donating monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: KellyAdmirer
How does Chris Matthews stay on the air?

His contract. It runs for a number of years, and says that if his MSNBC show is ever cancelled, they have to put it back on CNBC where it was in the first place (and where he got higher ratings). He's not going away for a long time, not unless NBC want to buy out his contract and make him far richer than he already is.

34 posted on 08/05/2003 9:20:00 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: TomB
The bad thing is that if Olbermann wasn't such a schmuck and a flaming liberal, I'd watch him. He has a great television presence and can be rather clever. But he's such a horse's ass I can only keep him on for a few minutes before he pisses me off.

His overt liberalism is a big part of his problem, but it's only a part. The main reason his show is collapsing is that it's just too strange for the average viewer. TV news producers (and critics) love it because it's so wacky and different, but the people that count - the ones watching at home - tune it in and wonder why the most important news isn't even discussed until 10 minutes before the show is over, why big news is shunted aside so Keith can spend more time making snide jokes about goofy marginal news items, etc. And they just tune out.

There's a place for a "Countdown" kind of show, but prime time is not that place. The kind of people that like his sort of schtick will seek him out in other time slots, so to waste the 8 pm hour on it is just insane scheduling on MSNBC's part.

But then, MSNBC has never known any other kind of scheduling as long as it's existed.

35 posted on 08/05/2003 9:32:42 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: LdSentinal
How can anyone stand Shep Smith? Brit Hume beats Smith hands down. I can't stand Smith. Like Matthews he drop little obnoxious asides, although he has stopped doing it lately, I think, although I don't watch him to find out for sure.
36 posted on 08/05/2003 9:36:14 PM PDT by PolishProud
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To: rwfromkansas
He is a serious journalist, but I also think he's nice looking ;)
37 posted on 08/05/2003 9:41:11 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: Libertina
Sorry for the thread hijacking but I needed to share this with you libertina.

Below you will see a famous picture. It is a picture if Gen. Eisenhower addressing the paratroopers just before they launched the D-day invasion. If you look just to the left of the the soldier Ike is talking to you will see a young man with dark hair and a set of ears that stick out a little bit.

That man is Ralph "Bud" Thomas.

Who is Bud Thomas you might ask? Why he just happens to be my father in-law. Four days in the hedgerows and a bullet wound. Recovered in England then Operation Market Garden in Holland and a chest full of shrapnel from an 88MM artillery shell and his time in the war was done.


38 posted on 08/05/2003 9:59:24 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Soccer Mom's flee the Rats for Bush in his flight suit: I call this the Moisture Factor. MF high!)
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To: big ern
No hijacking necessary. I'd say this deserves it's own thread and a post on FR Canteen What a great bit of history :) BYW, coming to the FReep tomorrow? If not, I'll ping you to the after-report thread on Thursday :) Cheers!
39 posted on 08/05/2003 10:03:39 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: Libertina
I'm without a car tomorrow because Mary's car has a tire that is split and I have to wait 'til she get's home before I can get a new set put on.

It's always something when you have kids. If I were single I'd just drive on it and put the spare on if it tore through but doing that with a 5 y.o. and a 2 y.o. is a whole different matter.

40 posted on 08/05/2003 10:11:48 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Soccer Mom's flee the Rats for Bush in his flight suit: I call this the Moisture Factor. MF high!)
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To: ChadGore
wow... scary dude!

ROTFL
41 posted on 08/05/2003 10:25:38 PM PDT by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: PolishProud
One of the reasons I like Shep...

http://www.91x.com/timages/page/media/fox_j_lo.wmv
42 posted on 08/05/2003 10:48:45 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: Libertina
Would like to see Brit Hume with more. I just love the guy.

I had to miss seeing the round table!

The other show, is Kudlow and Cramer that is good much of the time!

43 posted on 08/05/2003 10:52:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (All we need from a Governor is a VETO PEN!!!)
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To: LdSentinal
where is Kudlow and Cramer?
44 posted on 08/05/2003 10:55:39 PM PDT by CPT Clay
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To: LdSentinal
For the life of me, I can't understand how that tabloid-twit idiot Shepard Smith gets anybody to watch his moronic, hyperactive drivel.

He's the absolute worst thing on TV. And I'm counting Oprah.

45 posted on 08/05/2003 11:56:45 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: CPT Clay
Kudlow & Cramer is on CNBC at 7 pm CT.
46 posted on 08/06/2003 12:39:30 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: section9
EXCELLENT!!!

Thank you so much for that rant
47 posted on 08/06/2003 12:44:40 AM PDT by Mo1 (I have nothing to add .. just want to see if I make the cut and paste ;0))
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To: rwfromkansas
Oh, contraire! I think he's a VERY pretty face. Fortunately, he also has brains, wisdom and heart behind that face. He makes it a delight to watch the news while listening to it at the same time. And my husband likes his sense of humor. He's the best journalist there is out there today.
48 posted on 08/06/2003 6:20:41 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Howlin
I don't think Scarborough helped himself with those hollyweirdos he had on his show the past week or so.

Interesting too that it was Matthews who was pushing for Donahue to be fired. Sissy chrissy blamed Donahue for his own crummy ratings........he didn't want to have to follow ole Phil..........

Doubtful any of the lefties will lose their jobs....they are contributing to the dem causes and are the outlet for the DNC talking points on every issue. FREE PUBLICITY FOR THE DEMS.

After the election look for MSNBC to pull the plug on some of these losers, but not yet.

49 posted on 08/06/2003 6:43:20 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: section9
Wow, Chris. Not your usual tempered analysis. Little more emoting this time. Nonetheless, spot on commentary as usual. ;^)
50 posted on 08/06/2003 7:04:54 AM PDT by eureka! (Rats and Presstitutes lie--they have to in order to survive.....)
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