May 31, 2018

May Ratings Show CNN Down 25 Percent From a Year Ago in Primetime

Figures for the May ratings period show that CNN’s primetime audience shrank by 25 percent from May 2017. So it seems that obsessing over Stormy Daniels, having over 147 interviews with her lawyer, constantly going after President Donald Trump as an idiot and a racist, highighting Jim Acosta’s loutish behavior, giving an open mic to gun-controllers, and siding with Hamas terrorists attacking Israeli soldiers — only a few items from a much longer list — is not a winning formula. Imagine that.

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Carlson Exposes Mid-2000s Joy Reid As Ardent Dobbs Fan Critical of Illegal-Immigrant Amnesty

Filed under: Immigration,MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 1:19 pm

Thursday evening, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson broke news of additional problematic blog posts from Joy Reid, the MSNBC host still seen as a “Hero of the Resistance.” One of her current positions is that opposition to illegal immigration is, in a criticism she directed at Carlson himself in January, steeped in “blatantly white nationalist” rhetoric. But in the mid-2000s, she was, among other things, an ardent Lou Dobbs fan who objected to Democrat Howard Dean’s tagging of Republicans as “the party of Whitey.” Really.

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Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (053118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Thousands surround University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to pray rosary for peace

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Lincoln, Nebraska:

On 04.30.18, by Mary Rezac

Usually when thousands gather on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campus, it’s to cheer on the greatest college football team of all time, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (because this a blog and I’m allowed to say that about my alma mater; people are also there for the marching band which is the Pride of All Nebraska).

But on Sunday, thousands lined the sidewalks surrounding UNL’s campus for something completely different – to pray.

Inspired by a massive rosary event along the borders of Poland last year, the Diocese of Lincoln’s Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade coordinated a similar event on Sunday, during which approximately 3,500 – 4,000 Catholic Nebraskans lined the largest university campus in the state to pray the rosary for peace.

“I was edified by the more than 3,000 people who came out to pray the rosary for peace,” said Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln.

“It was a beautiful witness of the devotion to Mary that is present in the lives of Catholics throughout the Diocese of Lincoln. The Blessed Virgin Mary always leads us to Jesus, and Jesus is the Prince of Peace.” …

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