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FOX finishes year leading…

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I don’t watch FOX News as much as I once did,  but it is still my preferred source for actual news.   They don’t always get it right,  but they do try to in my estimation,  which is a damned sight more than its competitors can manage.   It is no surprise that it will end a tumultuous year  leading its competitors.

 

 

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December 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm

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Carlson boosts ratings…

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I told you what a good fit Tucker Carlson was,  and  the ratings  prove my point.   If you haven’t watched and want to know why,  this segment with a Black Lives Matter activist should explain it nicely.

 

 

 

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December 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

FOX’s new hit…

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Tucker Carlson has taken over the time slot formerly seen as On the Record.   His debut was  a smash  hit,  and I expect it will continue to pull in high ratings because Carlson is personable,  intelligent,  and not at all afraid to tangle with progressives who are reduced to regurgitating tired talking points when confronted with actual data and facts.

UPDATE:  I’m not  the only  one.

 

 

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November 19, 2016 at 10:11 am

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FOX is the real target…

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Yes,  Bill O’Reilly is cantankerous and a bit arrogant,  but he’s not stupid.   Everyone who works at FOX knows that MSM and the usual progressive gnomes are  ever vigilant  for any of them to make the slightest mistake,  and that when few are found,  things are simply made up.   It can’t be pleasant for FOX to continually beat your brains out on viewership, ratings,  and profitability.

O’Reilly is just the most convenient target because he evokes such a powerful response.

 

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February 25, 2015 at 11:47 pm

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Hollywood hides…

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I watched  “Forbes on FOX” this morning while I was wrapping presents,  and heard two gems.

Elizabeth McDonald of FOX Business News on Hollywood refusing to sign George Clooney’s letter:  “They make a weather vane look like the Rock of Gibraltar.”

David Asman:  “It’s hard to stick a backbone in a snail.”

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December 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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Fox in Michelle’s garden…

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The White House would like to blame  a red fox  for the destruction of the show garden of Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction,  but the truth is that Mrs. Obama and her daughters couldn’t be bothered to set foot in the garden during the so-called shutdown in October,  so every critter on the grounds enjoyed open season for the duration.

The only  recent photo  of the garden I could find was from May 2nd,  during Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit.  and it was of only a small section of the side beds.

 

 

 

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May 30, 2014 at 10:18 am

Fox and hound…

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…but with a big difference,  in that the dog and fox  are friends,  not hunter and hunted.   This isn’t as unique as you think.   I grew up on a farm,  and the dog I had as a child used to run around the pastures chasing a fox a couple of times a week.   At some point during the pursuit,  the fox would turn and chase my dog.   Neither ever caught the other,  and they seemed to enjoy the play experience.

Big Girl looks at the foxes we see periodically, but rarely does more than growl or utter one sharp bark.   But coyotes,  also members of the canid family,  put her into full protective mode,  ready to defend and attack.   Perhaps she senses that foxes present no threat,  but coyotes might.

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December 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

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Rush without influence?

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At least he is according to the Hollywood Reporter‘s “35  Most Powerful  People in Media” .

You could add up the total of viewers and listeners of those who made the list and Limbaugh would probably have more ears.    Toss in Bill O’Reilly  and some other folks from FOX News, and the rest of the list is swamped.  In the interest of honesty,  they should say its the most liberal media voices.

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April 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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FOX still rocks…

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For the 11th year,  FOX whacks  the competition.   To me the amusing thing is that the competitors know it,  have tried to copy what they imagine is responsible for its success,  and they have failed spectacularly.

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January 7, 2013 at 11:46 pm

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FOX leads…

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This is a link to this year’s top 25 cable news programs by average total viewers.  Notice that the top 10 are on FOX News channel.   I wonder if Roger Ailes sent a thank-you card to the White House….

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December 31, 2009 at 10:10 am

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