The numbers are in, and according to Brian Stelter (CNN Medi Guru) the Nielsen ratings data shows approximately 12.5 to 13 million Fox debate viewers last night. In comparison to the prior Fox News debate of 25 million viewers, that is nearly a 50% drop.
Of course that doesn’t stop the professional GOPe apologists and propagandists from the pontificating cocktail class from trying to spin the results….
Quickly to the typeset, clickety-click, Bill Kristol and the crew at the Weekly Standard do their earnest impression of Baghdad Bob by comparing the Fox News debate to the previous Fox Business debate.
A comparison of apples to pancakes.
On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh credited Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for exposing those who may not be as conservative as originally within the so-called media.
Limbaugh credits his radio show that started in 1988 for forcing mainstream media figures to reveal their left-leaning biases by his establishment of a conservative media. However, he says Trump is doing the same thing, but exposing it within the conservative, where he argued there are those “masquerading” as conservatives.
“I think Trump is doing the same thing to certain elements to certain elements of the right-leaning media,” Limbaugh explained. “People have made the mistake of thinking there are two different and very distinct medias – the drive-bys, the mainstream, and all of us in the whatever you want to call it – new media, conservative media, alternative media. But within that universe of the alternative media, new media, so-called conservative media, there are their own factions. And some of those people have been masquerading as conservative media, masquerading as conservative think tanks or conservative institutions.” – more
Donald Trump “Unmasking the institutions” of the old guard – Gee, ya think?