Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Tuesday, May 5, 2009 – It’s Official, the Obama White House Loves MSNBC
- The Obama White House has made their love affair official with MSNBC, but what does the public think?
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Obama official Kareem Dale confirms the White House’s love for MSNBC. So much for objectivity. Wasn’t Obama and this Administration supposed to bring about change? What was the change, having the media become a propaganda tool? Is this really supposed to be the relationship between a media outlet and our government? What ever happened to separation of Media & State?
For some inexplicable reason having to do with who knows what, a widespread impression has grown among many politics fans that MSNBC and its crowd of talkers — including Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews, Norah “The GOP Is Doomed to Die” O’Donnell and Ed “It’s Time to Grind Them Into the Ground” Schultz — are somewhat in favor of President Obama.Apparently the new White House has a popular internal saying involving the words “love” and “MSNBC.”
What is most disturbing regarding the White House “Love Affair” with MSNBC is that the network probably wishes more houses in America felt the same. What type of fringe element has the WH fell in love with when they are supposed to represent “All the People”. The Obama Administration had promised change. So how is it that they would cozy up next to such a media outlet that does not hide their bias or hate toward the right? More perplexing is why the love affair would exist with such a small, isolated segment of the population when Obama promised hope and change for all. Sadly, as Brutally Honest puts it, who would’ve guessed that Obama gets a reciprocal thrill up his own leg?
Below is a list of the top cable news programs for the first quarter of 2009. Only one MSNBC show is on this list at #10.
Top 10 Cable News Programs, Q1 2009 (by total viewers)
1. The O’Reilly Factor: 3,438,000 total viewers
2. Hannity: 2,579,000 total viewers
3. Glenn Beck: 2,271,000 total viewers
4. Special Report with Bret Baier: 2,092,000 total viewers
5. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren: 1,977,000 total viewers
6. The FOX Report with Shepard Smith: 1,927,000 total viewers
7. The O’Reilly Factor (repeat): 1,457,000 total viewers
8. America’s Newsroom: 1,445,000 total viewers
9. Your World with Neil Cavuto: 1,428,000 total viewers
10. Countdown with Keith Olbermann: 1,327,000 total viewersFor the quarter, Fox News was the #2 cable channel in prime time, averaging 2,250,000 total viewers (behind only the USA juggernaut, which averaged 3,115,000 total viewers). CNN placed 17th with an average of 1,126,000 total viewers, while MSNBC placed 24th, with an average of 950,000 total viewers.