“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
I think traditional TV is not the issue. The number of households in this country without a TV set is consistently declining.The issue is the boycott of the NFL because of the Moslem and BlackLives crowd is really starting to bite.Middle America has finally found its voice.And only the Bluebird of Happiness would deny The Donald showed them it was possible.
The problem is hubris. The NFL has been saying all along, screw you, the Kaepernick protests may be in your face but it's good for you. With CNN, and certain FOX journalists, it's similar: They have a feminist gripe with Trump which they cannot help but show. The day-to-day political drama is so compelling that I can't help but wonder whether traditional televised drama will begin to suffer.
BTW the plummeting ratings of Ms Megyn is attributable to the same phenomenon.
The NFL should book some over-the-top hip hop performer right now for the Super Bowl halftime show -- someone who everyone knows will give the Pledge and the Flag the finger. It will happen the same week as Obama's departure in late Jan 2017. What a send off! Let that be the NFL's swan song.
Megyn Kelly is just another bottom for Rodham. She has formidable deposition skills. Just once, I'd like to see her use them to get anything out of HRC. It will never happen.
chickelit said...Why can't this happen to the alphabet TV news?Only about 10% gets its info on the election from network TV news, with another quarter from cable.I think we're winning.
Kaperfrick is just one facet of a generally declining brand. The audience for rap/hippop thug shit is decidedly different than the one for football. I'm thinking the NFL thought they could springboard one off the other, capture the youth, you know. Here's hoping they have seriously misjudged. I wouldn't care if the whole premise collapsed, meaning football professionally... we'd find something else to amuse ourselves. Hell, maybe even baseball, which at least so far has maintained some sort of internal integrity, though it too is slipping to the common. Then, so is everything, it seems.
I think 'hippop' works just as well as hiphop. As neither one means a GD thing in the scheme of things.
@Edutcher, I think we misunderstand each other. By "alphabet TV news," I meant CNN, FOX, MSNBC and not the broadcast through the airwaves stuff.
It is already happening, both cable and network news is fragmenting.
I read that article when it was first posted on Drudge. What impressed me was the writer's complete refusal to mention Colin Kapernick, the Niners, muslims, BLM or any of the actual triggering events. Talk about reality based!
If they mention that, they know the reason.chickelit said...@Edutcher, I think we misunderstand each other. By "alphabet TV news," I meant CNN, FOX, MSNBC and not the broadcast through the airwaves stuff.We may come from different eras.
It's just "deplorables" and "rednecks" boycotting the NFL.
I also blame Roger Goodell. Mendoucheous dickhead.
@edutcher: We may come from different eras."Alphabet news" is youth terminology (30 and under) which includes the cable news networks and the broadcast news.
Conservatives have a megaphone in Fox and Limbaugh, but the liberals have stadium speakers and surround sound for their talking points. It's pervasive. You can't even watch a children's cartoon without being subjected to their talking points......I keep hearing commentators talking about Kaepernick's courage and how important the first amendment is. Total horsehit. If some player donned a "Make America Great Again" on the sidelines, we would soon know what a douche he is and how wrong and divisive his behavior was..........Whatever criticism Kaepernick receives on the internet, no one will publicly call him a self righteous jerk. If some me movi star or coach called him a jerk, their career would suffer more consequences than that of Kaepernick.......Maybe people should exercise their first amendment rights and turn off his games.
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