Two weeks ago, the week of the Republican Convention, Fox News dominated primetime news ratings.
Past the crowds of fans cheering on a live set of Hardball, the anchor box photo booth and MSNBC button makers, MSNBC president Phil Griffin is leaning forward in his chair, chattering excitedly about ratings as he bounces his left knee like an impatient child.
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I think you got the memo about not inviting Clint Eastwood and thinking twice when someone makes a last-minute request to the prop guy. But perhaps there are other lessons you can take from the RNC.
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With the Romney campaign, as it was with Reagan's, welfare is the weaponized code word. It's the GOP's 21st century Southern strategy deployed to stir up resentment, anger, and yes, hatred.
July ratings are now in and Fox News viewers continue to outnumber the viewers of the three other cable news channels by a tiny margin.
I do not ordinarily write about the ratings until the end of the month, but Friday's massacre has been reflected in last week's ratings (Saturday and Sunday will be reflected in this week's) and they deserve some comment.
In the past three elections, I have forecast the winners accurately by comparing the number of viewers watching Fox News with viewers watching the liberal combination. In all three of the cases, I got it right.
The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.
The FCC should require the cable news networks to drop the word "news" from their names. When all you have is a parade of pundits mouthing talking points hour after hour, that's not news. That's entertainment.
While it may seem unconventional to leave a rapidly growing political cable show on the eve of a presidential election, to me, the timing couldn't be better.
I launched both CNN and Headline News, and I never believed the days would come when more people watched our tabloid version rather than what was supposed to be the quality product.