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Liberals Brag Despite Lackluster Ratings for J6 Show Trial

Liberals Brag Despite Lackluster Ratings for J6 Show Trial

“Evening newscast audiences on any given night last week were 1.6 times larger than the total number of broadcast viewers who tuned into the hearings on Thursday.”

On Thursday night, Professor Jacobson explained why he would not be watching the Democrats’ J6 show trial. Apparently, a lot of people felt the same way.

Liberals are trying to gloat about the ratings but they have nothing to brag about.

Early analysis suggests approximately 20 million people watched. The left thinks this is a win.

Here’s a reality check from Tristan Justice of The Federalist:

Jan. 6 Committee Pulls Dismal Ratings In Prime-Time Show Trial

Television networks that broadcast the Jan. 6 Committee’s first summer hearing in prime time Thursday night failed to attract more viewers than on a typical weeknight.

“The world is watching what we do here,” Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in his opening statement. “America has long been expected to be a shining city on a hill, a beacon of hope and freedom, a model for others when we are at our best.”

Thompson’s viewership, however, missed the mark.

According to preliminary ratings figures from Nielsen published by The New York Times, more than 19 million tuned in for what was anticipated to be a blockbuster event. While 19 million may seem high at first glance, a look at what cable and broadcast networks typically pull for an average evening reveals Thursday’s viewership as little to brag about, especially when all but one, Fox News, aired the livestream.

Media analyst Joe Concha of The Hill also weighed in on this:

Finally, a word from Bill D’Agostino of NewsBusters:

Broadcast Networks’ Jan 6 Hearings Drew Smaller Audiences than Nightly Newscasts Last Week

The preliminary broadcast network ratings are in for last night’s January 6 committee hearings, and they paint a disappointing picture for Democrats and their media pals.

Based on the most recent ratings data, January 6 hearing coverage on broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) drew significantly smaller audiences than those networks’ own evening newscasts generally do on a standard weekday. Evening newscast audiences on any given night last week were 1.6 times larger than the total number of broadcast viewers who tuned into the hearings on Thursday.

Jon Gabriel sums it up here:

This was, to use one of Obama’s favorite expressions, a distraction.

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The Hollywood presentation of Trump Bad! Trump Bad! Trump Bad! preempted my usual TV watching so we went to streaming for the night. This will be a wake up call for the networks. They run on ad dollars and are not going to run another free political ad for the Dems.

On a similar note, I listened to about 45 minutes of NPR last night in my car and heard Trump’s name mentioned probably 50 times. What I never heard was the words inflation or stock market nose diving.

What would these people do if they didn’t have Trump to report on 24/7? Oh yeah, they’d have to do journalism.

    Dathurtz in reply to DanJ1. | June 11, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Wait until you realize those networks don’t overly care about money, but rather the ability to disseminate propaganda to just enough people to stop the peasants from killing our rulers.

I no longer assume we have fair elections. After the 2020 election, I no longer believe in US election integrity. And if you watch what’s happening now, neither should anyone.

In past election cycles, if the political party in power was causing cultural, societal and economic destruction and the people (polls) told them they were dissatisfied, the party would change course in order to maintain power. Bill Clinton did just that and was re-elected.

But, this Marxist regime is doubling down. Why is that?

Because they know they can openly cheat and get away with it.

When I see Liz Cheney front and center in front of the camera at these hearings, I am immediately reminded of Nazi sympathizer Howard W. Campbell Jr., the ridiculously costumed GI turncoat from Slaughterhouse Five, whose task is to propagandize the American POWs into fighting for the Nazis.

I wonder how Liz relishes her role?

    Danny in reply to henrybowman. | June 11, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    At the risk of making criticizing style a habit you do realize Mussolini was an authoritarian, who also created a state corporate alliance, who also made the mainstream press his plaything etc….but unlike Hitler he didn’t commit multiple genocides, his Italian body count was pretty low (Lots of dead Libyans in the suppression of Libya’s fight for independence and lots of dead Ethiopians trying to defend their nation however) is there a reason you have to go for the ultimate taboo (one which has a legitimate and sound rule of “first to break it loses the argument”) by saying Nazi when you could have said Fascist?

      henrybowman in reply to Danny. | June 11, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      What a ridiculous criticism.
      Do you also repudiate film reviews of Schindler’s List for breaking Godwin’s Law?
      I didn’t write Slaughterhouse Five. I’m sorry that it isn’t about Italian Fascists.
      The character in this film is the main subject here, and that character is a Nazi quisling.

        Danny in reply to henrybowman. | June 11, 2022 at 8:27 pm

        Schindler’s list is about actual Nazis it would have been inappropriate to pretend it was about Mussolini’s fascists. The Democrats are horrible authoritarians but they are not Nazis and I know of no genocide they have committed.

        Godwin’s law definitely applies because the Dems are not like the Nazis. The fascists had American ideologues (although they didn’t want an association fearing possible backlash) as shown here why compare Democrats to Nazi figures knowing you have a much more appropriate point of comparison?

        Godwin’s law is a good law you should follow it (at least till
        modern Democrats commit multiple genocides).

          henrybowman in reply to Danny. | June 11, 2022 at 9:41 pm

          “Schindler’s list is about actual Nazis”
          So is Slaughterhouse Five. End of criticism.

          Godwin’s law is predictive, not presciptive. You might want to actually read about it before you try invoking it.

          Barry in reply to Danny. | June 12, 2022 at 3:04 am

          “Godwin’s law definitely applies because the Dems are not like the Nazis.”

          You’re FOS. The dems are just like the nazi’s.

          On the nazi scale of 1 to 10, hitler was a 9 and the dems are a solid gold plated 10.

        Danny in reply to henrybowman. | June 12, 2022 at 9:45 am

        ““Schindler’s list is about actual Nazis”
        So is Slaughterhouse Five. End of criticism.”

        You chose to compare them to people from Slaugherhouse five which is what I am criticizing. You chose to make it a comparison to actual Nazis.

        Dems aren’t Nazis.

        Are you so immersed in leftism that to you the only thing worth fighting is Nazis? You can’t even tone it down to a much more appropriate and almost as insulting comparison (fascists) in honor of the countless dead the Nazis caused in multiple genocides?

while the numbers for the over the air networks were not great, the viewership on CNN and MSNBC were well above their norms. I don’t expect viewership to rise based on my limited viewing, much of the time it was just reading a script from a teleprompter.

The local newspaper had all its columns today from the WaPo and NYT, all claiming the kangaroo court was meaningful.

They also want to force law-abiding citizens to give up guns, without even considering how to protect schools.

    CommoChief in reply to Valerie. | June 11, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    In many locations the ‘local’ newspaper has very limited connection to the community. Consolidation, in part driven by shrinking ad revenue, has centralized the control of these organs. Gannett, owner of USA Today, also owns one out of nine newspapers in the US.

    Locally owned Newspapers, published and printed locally, staffed with editors from the same State and background as their readership much less reporters who grew up in the same town as the newspaper are very much a thing of the past.

    The point being that there is one orthodox viewpoint being printed as the correct, moral or allowable viewpoint. Any dissenting view is cast as extreme or beyond the pale because, for the publishers who were educated, live, work and socialize within a narrow self selecting group these heterodox views are extreme.

    Not that any of us don’t really recognize this but it bears repeating as a reminder of how and why we perceive a bias in our institutions; the bias exists as a reality.

There was Vichy Liz acting all honorable. No minds are changed and maybe some would like to see Jan 6 again but with many tens of thousands of people and no FBI infiltrators.

This was an act of desperation which I believe is backfiring big. Most of America has tuned out These staged Uniparty assaults on everyone’s sanity are wearing thin on everyone. After five+ years of Russia hoax etc…, these traitors have already lost most of America and will not get them back. The tide is turning and this will just grease the skids for their demise. Consider…

They just lost Twitter as their main mouthpiece and thought enforcer. And now most of the Twitter nuts realize that they’ve been fighting with bots, not Trumpers. It’s like the proverbial snake who suddenly discovers he’s been married to a garden hose. Shattering.

And Disney just got clobbered for their wokeness, not just with stock price but with subscribers fleeing. Their major franchises are hopelessly a shambles. Same with Netflix and others who are rapidly doing an about-face an fleeing from their suicidal path. CNN seems to be cleaning house too. Top Gun” featuring toxic masculinity and anti-wokeness, may soon become the most successful movie of all time.

It’s all falling apart for the NWO Davos globalists. They may yet succeed in collapsing the global economy but they may soon begin fearing getting stomped to death when they find themselves surrounded by us in the rubble they made of the world. The glorious empire they envision for the elite few won’t survive on intellectual vapors. Someone has to actually do the work. That’s us and they can’t kill us all.

There will be no place for Davos Man in the Fourth Reich they are determined to create. Only one man can be The Supreme Leader in the end so as with all of these utopian fantasies when they meet reality, they kill each other off to be “that guy”.

Yeah, I am in a very dark and angry place today. I am tired of people who refuse to grasp what is going on. That is what makes it seem so hopeless, the creepiness of living with zombies.

    CommoChief in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 11, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    You’re being rational. People are confronted with the impact of d/prog policy choices every day. The average person feels the effect and doesn’t like it. Even those who decided to cast a vote against DJT in favor of Biden because the propaganda onslaught had made ‘orange man bad’ are now looking around and wondering where is the normalcy they were promised.

    The d/prog decided to go all out and their policies failed. They are desperate to find a way to deflect or provide a distraction. They know they are almost certainly looking at a red wave in Nov which if we all do our part just might end up as a red wedding.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 11, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    Re: Disney….Kenobi officially sucks BTW. You can always tell it’s doomed to suck when there is an immediate actor backlash against a racism hoax that gets blasted out immediately to try and gin up support.

      henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 11, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      It’s so great to be able to point to Gina Carrano and say, “where were all you righteous snowflakes for her?”

    scooterjay in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 12, 2022 at 8:19 am

    With decay comes retribution.
    Curb-stomped? I hope for a Mussolini ending.

Did the Committee stand for the Soviet anthem before starting the show trial?

Since the entire J6 “insurrection” narrative is just a pack of lies, do we actually expect these liars to honestly admit their ratings (like Biden’s approval numbers) aren’t in the toilet anore but are in the sewer?

Is it necessary to fully “grasp what is going on” in order to resist?

I wrote elsewhere on the blog about cancelling a $1200 weekend to celebrate with my wife for our anniversary, because she noticed the fine print on their web sites which still required masking and vaccinations for service. We didn’t need to know the maddening history of the pandemic to look at each other, shrug and say “Um, NO!” and cancel all those reservations and thereby kick those businesses in their (money) sacks.

Something about all this reminds me of high school – and the cool kids (jocks and cheerleaders) who were always clustering together for attention. Those of us not included had our bouts of wanting in – but reality is we greatly outnumbered them, had more friends and fun – just being ourselves. I really don’t think it’s any different with the pols. They’re sick f’s really – shallow – and when separated from the ‘herd’ are easily seen for the pathetic losers that they are. Can you imagine the sad vapid state of Pelosi to stand in front of a freezer full of ice cream and proclaim it her pride and joy?

I think people grasp where we’re at, most just aren’t activists until the issue becomes personal and then they issue forth their own “Um, NO!” resonse to the insanity.

Fox did not broadcast this dog and pony show, what were their ratings during this?

Fox did not broadcast this dog and pony show, what were their ratings during this?

BTW: Lizzy Cheney is toast in WY. Any confirmation of O’Reilly’s claim she will be on CNN next year?

Liz Cheney represents everything we on our side of the political spectrum despise: namely the corruption of the GOP.

She a complete rat. Glue traps for rats might be cruel, but I’d love to see her in one.

Not sure what the Bolsheviks are shooting for, their following has bought it, their opponents know its a circus.
Read they are trying to get the Democrats Of Justice to scoop all their opponents off any voting nominations but that’s already on the works.

This show of power is not something to take lightly for these reasons

1. In absolute numbers the number of people who watched is large and every one of them will be voting in both 2022 and 2024 (unless you are a Republican journalist or campaign staffer paid to watch you didn’t watch unless you are a partisan Democrat).

2. It shoved the narrative that a few hundred morons who rioted in Trump’s name was actually an insurrection

3. If we pick Donald Trump as our nominee this will be a major weakness. Just ask president Gore, president Kerry, president Hillary, and Governor Abrams how much people love this kind of thing. I am assuming Biden’s team start turning sane to create some sort of economic recovery before 2024.

4. Leftist fascism is becoming less and less concealed by the day but where is the cultural backlash? If liberals are incapable of turning on the party no matter how disgusting it gets that is horrible news.

    CommoChief in reply to Danny. | June 11, 2022 at 7:39 pm


    IMO the people who tuned in were similar to congregants attending their Church Services; they are already believers or at least make a substantial effort at pretending to be for social and economic reasons.

    The establishment is bought into Jan 6 across the board. Some for ideological reasons and some because it scared the bejesus out them. Suddenly the mob wasn’t shouting d/prog slogans or under the direction of their allies. Nope this was a group of angry folks, in some cases spurred to action but others with their own intent, who were inside the Capital. The horror; the body politic entering the people’s house with their own agenda!

    That simple act rocked the establishment onto their heels. Lindsey Graham urging use of deadly force. It scared them because it reminded them for bit how vulnerable they are and for more than few it likely got them thinking they might be individually targeted for the shenanigans they have gotten by with for so long. The establishment closed ranks in complete denunciation, called in the National Guard, erected barriers and tuned the Capital into an armed camp for months because of that fear.

      Yep, I doubt most viewers tuned in for the education. It apparently wasn’t even entertaining. They very likely lost another chunk of their supporters and closing in on fooling only “some of the people, all of the time”, the hopeless, useless fools.

      gospace in reply to CommoChief. | June 11, 2022 at 10:59 pm

      Democrats aren’t going to turn sane to create an economic recovery. They’re going to continue to trumpet “It’s Trumps fault! And the evil dastardly Republicans won’t agree to allow us to fix it our way!”

      Saw threads on threadreaderapp today on how the “hearings” are laying to groundwork for a prosecution of Trump. You know, how third world nations do it- throw the previous leader in jail.

      Danny in reply to CommoChief. | June 12, 2022 at 9:40 am

      But the eyes on screen indicates that the left has not lost any popularity which is a major cause for concern. The swing voters will be voting for us this time but if the actual leftists are completely immune to ever switching views……it isn’t good news that the Dems could go the full Mussolini and lose no support at all (swing voters are always able to swing around hence the term).

      Even among swing voters we can’t even count on them to stay with us in 2024.

        CommoChief in reply to Danny. | June 12, 2022 at 3:39 pm

        Two points.
        1. 20 million true believing kool aid drinkers tuning in sounds about right.
        2. Swing voter or Independent voters have recoiled from the effects of Biden + d/prog policies on gas, food, energy, crime, border security.

        The very loud and vocal minority of kool aid drinkers present on social media have their voices amplified by fellow travelers in legacy media. Don’t underestimate them for sure but don’t ascribe them with mythical powers either.

    Barry in reply to Danny. | June 12, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Your nuts if you think anybody sane, that wasn’t going to vote for the marxists anyway, cares one whit about the dems little show trial.

      Danny in reply to Barry. | June 12, 2022 at 9:42 am

      If you aren’t concerned that there are that many insane people who glued their eyes to a screen to watch the show trial you should be. They aren’t just voting against us watching that indicates they think we are all untermensch, and that should concern you it means the Dems propaganda machine is working on at least part of the population all the time.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Danny. | June 12, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    2024 will probably be a rematch between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – especially if the Democrats get a well deserved drubbing in 2022.

Larry Coreia has it right:

“The ugly truth the beltway can’t grasp, it isn’t that regular America doesn’t care about Jan6. It’s that they hate you for making their lives miserable, so when they saw you cowering, they thought good, now they know how it feels to be afraid.”

The_Mew_Cat | June 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm

J6 isn’t about ratings. The point is to justify locking up GOP candidates in key races because they might have gone into the capitol. They already locked up the leading GOP candidate for MI governor.

i hate liars. the dem soxialist liberal progressive party is a party of liars, criminals, thieves, murderers and traitors……and they will pay for every crime they commit.

I suspect the reason for the Democrats’ perception that this show trial is well-received is not because the people they were hired to represent will be paying attention to it,…but rather because the people that they actually care about are paying attention to them positively: THE MEDIA.

Neither the Media nor the Democrats give a damn about the American people other than how effectively they can trick us into continuing to grant them power. Period.