Democratic response beats Trump's address in early ratings
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The response to President Trump's Oval Office address to the nation by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) on Tuesday night rated
slightly higher than the president's remarks, according to preliminary audience figures.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the quarter hour from 9 to 9:15 p.m. EST that included the president's address attracted a combined 28.1 rating in metered markets on ABC,
CBS, NBC, FOX, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. The 15 minutes that followed immediately after that included remarks by Pelosi and Schumer registered 29.3 across those same
CBS led the way with 8 million viewers, with NBC second with 7 million. ABC had 4.43 million viewers and FOX saw 2.56 million tuning in. The early numbers also show that the Pelosi-
Schumer response beat Trump by 26 percent on CNN and 15 percent on MSNBC, according to Deadline. Deadline also notes the Trump address and Democratic response got an equal
number of viewers on Fox News.
Pelosi and Schumer requested and were granted airtime on all the major broadcast and cable news networks to provide their response to the president's address after Trump received
the same courtesy following some deliberation on Monday afternoon by ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC.
*Amplified "FAKE NEWS" in the distance*
the one thing this speech did prove though is the need for a young face to the democrats because god pelosci and schumer are not that great at selling their message on TV or video
Honestly the Democrat response was probably one of the creepiest speeches I have seen in a long time. Need younger more energetic faces that aren't as loony as Red Cortez. Neither side sold their argument. Just the same rhetoric we have been hearing for months. The president said the same stuff he has been saying. The Democrats are just being as uselss as ever. Best thing to come out of the speech last night was all the awesome memes.
Kindly go back to the_donald.
yeah, especially the meme where cheeto said that dems wouldn't fund border security, but the bill they put forward was offering 1 bn to it.
And the Dems already compromised with McConnell's Senate a year ago and agreed to $25 billion and babyhands slapped the bill away with his baby hands because it wasn't good enough and didn't give him enough wins despite being exactly what Trump said he would sign as soon as the Senate put it on his desk a week prior.
Remember that, guys? Guys? Bueller?
Chuck Schumer definitely succeded in looking like a sith lord
NPR had a republican senator on and when asked about this he went straight to the WH's line of "we will not touch daca until the courts allow us to deport them unilaterally" because apparently now congress is beholden to the courts to decide when to write laws.
If Congress is allowed to act with their own independent free will then the question is what the high-flying fuck in a sandwich baggie have they spent the last two years doing? Fighting over a stupid tax cut the majority of the country thinks was a giveaway to the elite, trying to repeal the ACA incompetently, trying to confirm a guy who really really likes beer to the Supreme Court, and shutdowns. And obstruct investigations into their own, can't forget about that.
The Republican Party is practically a fascist party at this point, because if they can't get what they want they obstruct and hold the government's operations hostage until they get what they want.
I stopped reading after seeing “Red Cortez”.
You throw all centrist authenticity out when you start spewing red pill schoolyard bully nicknames around.
i want a cool nickname like red cortez it makes her sound like a pirate
how many fathoms deep into communism do i have to be to get a cool nickname
He's looking more and more like Creed each day.
Sorry I triggered you by calling out a far left socialist.
She does not advocate seizing the means of production. Just making the wealthy pay their due to society.
I'm not sure that's the issue they're taking with her. I think it's more 'left bad, right good' or, perhaps even worse 'all bad, apathy and anarchy good'.
if you unironically use triggered like this there's a good chance you aren't anywhere near the center
If you ever feel like no one ever takes what you say seriously, re-evaluate both the way you talk to others and your mindset because you're embarrassing yourself.
It felt a bit.
what was creepy about it
"It was creepy because I want to discredit it."
Are you 13 years old? lol
btw when did she call for workers to seize the means of production?
As much as she's been kicking ass as Speaker over the past week, I have to admit that it was a bit hard to listen to Pelosi's portion of the response. It's like she's always speaking through pursed lips or something. The content was fine, though.
Didn't Trump do that when talking with Billy Bush?
Funny you say that when the democratic party is younger on average than republican.
"Red Cortez" way to out yourself as a Sargon of Akkad watcher
I prefer "Comrade Cortez", because I like alliteration.
Only Sargon could be so stupid as to think "Red Cortez" is some sort of insult.
I know you're going to come back and go "Stupid fucking snowflakes proved me right"
But here's the deal
AOC isn't a "Communist" by any stretch, she's barely even a "socialist" if we want to get granular about things. But when you're disputed, rather than respond with an intelligble statement outlining the details of this thought process, you just basically went "LOL SORRY I TRIGGERED YOU LIBS", as if you were the one who was actually in need of a safe space?
All of us are trying to talk to YOU, and have a conversation where you present us with ideas we find uncomfortable, and we debate them.
You see something you don't like, you deny it's real, and get angry about it. Isn't that what a "Snowflake" does?
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