Monday Links and Open Thread

21 thoughts on “Monday Links and Open Thread”

  1. If CNN wants to “juice” the debate rating they should have John Stewart as moderator with a panel of Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Kanye West.

  2. Re: “Concha: Why CNN’s Democratic debate will top 10 million viewers”

    8:08 pm Eastern — Democratic Debate on CNN
    8:07 pm Eastern — Dodgers vs. Mets on TBS

    Could MLB affect the ratings? Perhaps.

    At a minimum I could see many Dodgers and Mets fans watching the debate for 15-30 minutes before switching to baseball.

    Also, is it 40% of viewers who have DVRs? I can’t remember what the latest percentage is.

  3. I think CNN switched to Cooper as moderator in order to have a different strategy for handling Democratic candidates.

    It would have been questionable had Tapper decided to take a different tract from the one he took in pitting the Republician candidates against each other.

  4. Today’s most popular links:
    5 top 10 million viewers
    4 enlists Sheryl Crow
    3 protect Democrats
    2 Jake Tapper hosting
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Impartial MSNBC ‘reporter’ is impressed by Farrakhan’s march.

    • Black Lives Matter discredited itself in two ways. First was perpetuating the lie of “Hands up, don’t shoot.” The second was their being offended by anyone saying that all lives matter.
      Her “end the war on gangs” may’ve been one of the most unintentionally funny lines that I ever heard. Yeah, let them go crazy shooting up the cities. Her remaining calm during the interview does not make her rational.

      • You mistake my post as one of advocacy. As opposed to what is out there I thought that was very good interview. Proof of that is in the fact that your rebuttal was substantive.

  5. After avoiding Fox News Sunday Trump agrees to face Chris Wallace.
    seeing Chris as the prohibitive favorite.

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