Now this is a Mandate

A mandate (not something Ellen Degenerate never has) is what has been debated for the past 3 months since the election. Those on the right say the President got a clear mandate in his win. He received the majority of the vote and won by a rather large margin. Those who oppose say that a small part of the actual population voted so bush only received 51% of the small portion of voters. By the way, we call that a quorum. The majority of those present and eligible to vote.

Then we had the folks at Lost Adam telling us that Michael Moore winning best film for F9/11 was a mandate. Though that was said tongue in cheeck in an attempt to make a point that the President did not have a mandate. I guess it is 1-1 in a tied game based on these assertions (though I think the Moore assertion just shows there are a lot of loonies out there). So we need a tie breaker. Let’s go to the MSM for that.

During the inauguration Fox News got almost 3 times as many viewers as CNN. This from Drudge:

CNN hemorrhaged more than half their audience from the 2001 Inauguration, overnights show. The troubled news network only averaged 779,000 viewers during yesterday’s Inauguration coverage from 10am-4pm with just 168,000 of those viewers landing in the coveted 25-54 demo.

Like CNN, MSNBC also suffered major losses, only averaging 438,000 viewers throughout yesterday’s coverage (141,000 in 25-54), down a whopping 68% over 2001 and faring even worse in primetime with just 385,000 viewers.

In contrast, Fox News averaged 2,581,000 viewers from 10a-4p (up 30% over 2001) and their 25-54 demo average of 705,000 came close to CNN’s total coverage ratings yesterday.

The report also shows that, with respect to the inauguration in 2001, Fox is up 57%, CNN down 14% and MSNBC down 47%. So this is the tie breaker. More people watched the fair and balanced conservative news station than watched the other two combined.

Now this is a mandate. More people are opting for conservative news that is fair and balanced than the leftist run news stations. It looks like the pajama clad bloggers have done a good job of exposing the MSM for what they are. It has opened the eyes of people who would otherwise be brainwashed by the mindless prattle the MSM passes off as unbiased news.

Link to Drudge report.



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