We gave up Coke a long time ago!
Women grinding their pubes into each other (now THAT is a lede!) is not moving the needle on viewership. Nielsen ratings for the Grammys were down 53% from last year, the Golden Globes by 60%. Can’t watch the Academy Awards without a lecture from multi-millionaire airheads on racism, global climate change, ballot integrity, or open borders. Oscar ratings are down 44% from 2014.
Well down in the New York Times account: “Increasingly, the ceremonies are less about entertainment honors and more about progressive politics, which inevitably annoys those in the audience who disagree. … “Vast swaths” of people turned off their televisions when celebrities started to opine on politics.
→ When the indentured servants want a sermon, they’ll cue up Bishop Sheen.
Dave Zweifel of The Capital Times can try to defund the GOP all he wants but it ain’t working — because the old editor still believes Republicans are the party of country clubs and board rooms. (“Limit billionaires ability to skew our politics!” HA!)
Just us working people
Working people are voting with their checkbooks. Republican firebrands like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Each raked in more than $3 million in campaign donations in the three months that followed the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia says Hold My Beer. The QAnon apostle raised $3.2 million — more money than the combined total raised by all nine impeachment managers, the New York Times sheepishly admits.
Not from corporations, which have been mau-maued into servility by the hard left. But by small donors. The NY Times quotes Republican strategist Alex Conant: “We’re really seeing the emergence of small donors. … Republican voters were “very nervous” about the direction of the country under Democratic control and were eager to support Republicans they viewed as fighting a liberal agenda.”
The corrupt liberal news media
Which is remarkable, considering the slant of the news media. Even Ross Douthat of the NY Times mocks “the media’s attempted manhandling” of Florida’s governor.
When he began reopening Florida last May, faster than some experts advised, he was cast [by the news media] as a feckless mini-Trump, the mayor from “Jaws.” … a “60 Minutes” hit piece that claimed to have uncovered corruption in the state’s use of the Publix supermarket for its vaccination efforts but produced no smoking gun, conspicuously edited out much of DeSantis’s rebuttal, and fell afoul of fact checkers.
Straight up harassment
Finally, there’s the ABC reporter in Utah who goes knocking on a homeowner’s door, camera running, to shame some poor bloke for contributing $10 to the legal fund defending Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha. Take it away Erick Erickson:
You may not agree with the cause, but if you can’t see it is the right of a private citizen to donate to a cause they believe in without harassment … you are part of the problem. … Reporters should not be harassing any private citizen for a donation, much less a $10 donation.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: When Brett Favre says tells the NFL to get back to playing football and forget politics, maybe someone should listen.