I love Bill Maher. (Tongue in cheek) I’ve never see a guy so adept at insulting his audience thinking he’s complementing them. He epitomizes the genius with dumb follower’s concept.
Maher recently said that his side (democrats) has the “educated people.”
Maher seems unaware of the fact that educated people don’t watch television. Television viewers are, by and large, poor, uneducated and old. Less than 30% of college educated people watch television.
When Nielson released its network news ratings for this year, the networks were abuzz. They were up across the board. The three main media networks got over 6 million viewers in the “coveted” 25-54 group.
Was this headline from The Onion?
There are 130 million people in that group! If 6 million out of 25 million viewers (the total for network news) were 25-54, 19 million were not. Since it’s safe to say that no 24 and unders watch a bunch of boring, old farts talk about nonsense punctuated by rectal thermometer commercials. 75% of the medias news viewers are old.
And the situation is worse (or better) among comedy shows.
Can anyone imagine Johnny Carson saying that he didn’t care if republicans watched his show? Yet this is what Jimmy Kimmel said. Yet Carson drew more viewers on an average night than KIMMEL, FALLON AND COBERT DRAW TOGETHER. Think about it. Carson was on in the 60’s and 70’s. The population was 150 million and he drew 9 million. Kimmel today is drawing 3 million out of 330 million!
Frankly, I never understood how anybody found these morons funny.
They tell canned jokes written by armies of joke writers with zero talent. Most of the so-called jokes are old regurgitated ethnic jokes from the 70’s with Poles and Italians replaced by Republicans. Maher once told what used to be an old Puerto Rican joke when he said that Sarah Palin was 17 pregnant and in the 9th grade.
We used to refer to this as knuckle scraper humor, and it’s pretty much all these “comedians” use.
Their viewers, mostly uneducated, frustrated leftists, get their news from people like Cobert, Kimmel and Comedy central. Maher is right. They are educated. In what, God only knows.
If you analyze television today, it’s totally boiler plate.
Afternoon television is seemingly designed for the mentally ill.
The programs are so boilerplate it seems like you’re watching the same show every day. There’s a reason for this. People over 70 do not like change. The purpose behind these shows is to get uneducated elderly people to do three things. Eat, shit and go to the doctors.
And these shows are stunningly effective.
A friend of mine told me recently that delivery services delivered feces analysis kits to almost every house on his route for people over 65. These were obviously to entice older people into largely unnecessary colorectal cancer surgeries. They do the same things with hundreds of bogus health fads, potions, exercise machines that avoid actual exercise and miracle foods.
But the problem isn’t only that TV is a stupidity delivery service.
Remember, it used to be called things like a boob tube, or an idiot box. Today, though, it’s regional. Almost all news originates out of a corridor from Boston to Washington. They act as if the rest of the country doesn’t exist. They hate the south and ignore the entire center of the country.
The media loves to tell you their collapse is because people have more choices.
Then why is it that the NFL tripled its audience in the last 30 years? They did this by beating out basketball, baseball, hockey, college sports and the X games. The average NFL game draws 20X the audience of basketball and baseball is about the same. Sports fans had choices. They chose.
The biggest negative effect has been with the Democratic party.
There are two ways to play a game. You either play to win or play to not lose. The Democrats “have” the media and are afraid to venture away from it. When Trump kicked their royal asses, they were stunned. Nothing in their little bouncy room told them this could happen.
Maher is dead wrong. They “have” the dummies.
This is an existential problem. As long as the media can draw eyeballs with nimrods like Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders, and use them to sell rectal thermometers, drive through window cuisine and miracle vitamins, the democrats cannot get air time for intelligent people.
There are a lot of smart democrats, Tulsi Gabbard to name the most obvious.
But they have no chance. When Michael Bloomberg announced that he would not run for President, you could almost feel the anguish in the statement. Bloomberg is a genius, a trait that is, honestly, perfectly useless in today’s made for TV Democratic party.
In a news day that features women dressed up like vagina’s, a native American dressed like sitting Bull beating a drum, and an army of Transvestites, where do you place yourself if you’re Bloomberg?
This is why with a few exceptions the democratic field looks like a carnival act.
In fact, Bloomberg said as much in his letter to the nation. Of course, in saying he’s non-political, he went on the list a bogus list of very political issues that aren’t even in the top 10 of problems facing the country, but Bloomberg isn’t stupid. He knows exactly what a television niche is. He controls one.
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