And In The Blink Of An Eye…

I was sitting here, watching TV with my wife. A message got sent to me via my cell phone. A lady that I had spent probably ten years with her as our number one news person in my radio station had passed away. And you’re going to have to forgive me, but I cried.

I ask for the apologies because I didn’t cry when my father passed away. He really wasn’t a father to me. He was a sperm donor. Period. I failed in my Ten Commandments. I couldn’t honor him. He left my mother, who is a saint, and my two brothers and I when I was all of 7 years old. My middle brother was 4. My youngest brother wasn’t even 1. And yet, when this lady passed away I cried. She was a great lady. A great talent, and she will be missed.

I received the notice via messenger, and when I did, the tears flowed. She was super-talented. She was a great lady. She was a great person. And I felt bad for her family. I felt bad that I only had a few short years to get to know her, yet she was one of those people that was always smiling, always positive, never really cared what was going wrong in her life, she brought a positive vibe to the workplace. That’s a very rare commodity, even back then. Today, I’m sure that’s even more rare.

When she was originally diagnosed with cancer, the community surrounded her with love and support. I called her from the desert to let her know she was in my prayers. She was a true friend. She was a positive influence in my life.

So, Mary Beth, I’m sorry, but I know you’re not suffering and you’re in a better place. For your family I’m in mourning with you. It’s terribly sad when a such a great person leaves us, regardless of the situation. Please know I pray for you and your family every night, and I’ve shed more tears for you than I can ever muster for others. You have been not only an inspiration to me, but for thousands of people. May God embrace your soul and show you the grandest room available in heaven. You deserve it.

For the rest of us still here, the lesson is clear. Embrace your loved ones. Let them know how special they are. Because even if they are viewed as “just” co-workers, they are positive influences in your life. Even if you haven’t talked to them in seven or eight years, they have been an extremely positive influence in what you have achieved here on Earth. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call them today!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

CNN, MSNBC Continue To Struggle

You would have thought that once Donald Trump was out of office, and Joe Biden had replaced him in the White House, the friendlier confines of socialist media like CNN and MSNBC would do well covering the much more liberal Biden administration. And you’d be dead wrong.

CNN has had problems since January. Jake Tapper, as Donald Trump recently pointed out, has lost about 70% of his network’s audience since Biden took over. Tapper is generally regarded as the most professional of the CNN journalists (are there any true journalists left over there?). Tapper’s program “The Lead” has lost about 75% of it’s audience since January.

But he’s not alone.

Brian Stelter, host of “Reliable Sources” has dropped over half of his audience during that time. In fact, for the last three months, this nationally broadcast show has failed to reach a million people. In June that number was down to 786,000 people. There are LOCAL radio programs that reach more people than that!

Meanwhile at MSNBC, their numbers continue to crater. As with CNN, the main reason at MSNBC seems to be a credibility problem. They are locked in this Kumbaya dance with the Biden administration, only covering positive news, while shunning the gaffes, miscues, scandals, and disasters that have been commonplace since January 20th. When a story doesn’t show that administration in a positive light, it’s CNN and MSNBC’s response to just ignore the news, treat it like it never happened. That would work well if they were the BBC, or Rossiya 24 (Russia’s largest TV News station), were ignoring the problem since they are basically the only national news outlets in their country. But in the US, you’ve got options. While Fox News cratered after the election, they’ve bounced back some. And the big winner is upstart Newsmax who seems to have picked up a good share of the folks that used to turn into Fox News.

So, what does all of this mean in terms that any of us care about? I mean, who really cares if Jake Tapper does a show at night or if Brian Stelter has a job tomorrow? It shows a lot about media. It shows a lot about the fickleness of the American public. And it shows that the socialist media’s assertion that they control the news, and they’ll tell you what they think you need to know is misguided. It doesn’t work that way in a free society.

If you’re going to succeed, you have to at least show the good with the bad. Nobody believes that any administration is 100% good or 100% bad. And if anyone else is telling the world about major snafus happening in the White House or in Congress, you’d better be saying something about it or you’re going to lose something news divisions around the country thought they didn’t need to worry about. You’re going to lose credibility.

Apparently, it still matters that if you’re giving people the news, you still need some semblance of credibility!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Cable News Continues To Crater

If you are a fan of Cable News television, one thing is for sure. You are watching a lot less of it today than you did a year ago. That’s because all of the Cable News channels are sucking swamp water, and probably PRAYING that Donald Trump is reelected quickly!

Here are the total day breakdowns.

Fox News continues to lead the pack after losing huge viewerships after the election. Fox has 1.19 million viewers, which is down some 37% from last year in May. MSNBC is in second with 825,000 viewers. That’s down 28%. CNN continues to drop like a brick. They are down to just 660,000 viewers, which was a drop of 44% since last May.

The numbers for 25-54 year old viewers were even worse. Fox had 203,000 viewers, down 38%; CNN had 147,000 viewers, which was down 51%, and MSNBC was third with 108,000 viewers, down about 39%.

Those numbers are staggering when you consider that back in the day when I did a morning radio show in Toledo, Ohio, we had close to MSNBC’s numbers. And we were just talking about three counties in Ohio, not a national cable news channel. To say those numbers are embarrassing is a total understatement!

There was one bright spot, and it came from Fox News. Gutfeld! debuted in May with high numbers, winning the 11pm timeslot hands down. That show took the place of Shannon Bream’s news roundup program which got bumped to midnight.

So, what’s this mean for cable news? It basically backs up my theory on media. There is a birth, a death, and a rebirth and another death to every medium out there. And cable news doesn’t escape that. They were born in 1991 when CNN went on the air full-time covering the First Gulf War. They basically claimed dominance over the networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, who couldn’t begin to offer the coverage that CNN did. And it made household names out of people like Wolf Blitzer.

Long story short, cable news needs something to happen in order to get out of their doldrums. It seems that the only people really tuning in anymore to any of those three places are older folks who are more interested in the happenings of the world than younger folks are. That doesn’t bode well for advertisers, which I guess is why you see a lot of ads for drug companies, and other “old folks” products. My only question is, how much longer can it continue? Some of those folks on cable news shows are getting quite a bit of money to show up day in and day out.

Joe Scarborough makes about $6 million a year on MSNBC hosting “Morning Joe” with his wife, Mika Brzezinski, who actually makes $2 million more than Joe. Rachel Maddow makes $7 million a year. Anderson Cooper rakes in a cool $12 million on CNN. Over at Fox, Bret Baier hauls in $7 million, Tucker Carlson gets $6 million, and the king-daddy of them all is Sean Hannity who makes a cool $40 million a year!

If the ratings continue to drop, there’s no way these news channels can continue to fork over that amount for 100,000 viewers!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

So, What’s Going On With Fox News???

You have to wonder what’s up with Fox News. The right of center cable news channel announced last Wednesday that Juan Williams, was leaving The Five after being the lonely liberal on that show for the past six years. Then, very quietly, but within a couple of days, it was learned that left-winged FOH (Friend of Hillary), Donna Brazile was parting ways with the news network. Brazile joined Fox News as a “Contributor” after the 2016 election.

So, what is going on with Fox News?

First of all, seeing people leave Fox for other media outlets isn’t new. Shepard Smith, Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren, George Will, Andra Tantaros, Bill O’Reilly, Bob Beckel, Stacey Dash, Major Garrett, and others have all left over the last five or six years. Some like Kelly, Beckel, and Dash, were fired…most quit. So, to change out Williams and Brazile isn’t something earth shattering. It’s just interesting that both left the same week.

Now, to be fair, Williams didn’t like the fact (at least this is what he said) that The Five was going back to the studio for the first time in over a year because of COVID. They’ve been doing the show from five different locations strewn around the country. It’s expensive to do that, and I’m sure Fox News wanted to save some bucks. What’s baffling is that Williams has been vaccinated, AND he’s suffered from COVID, so you would figure he’d be one of the last people to be worried about the disease. There has to be more to it than that!

Frankly, Williams was a very poor fit on The Five. He has never been what I would call a good TV caster. He can’t read a teleprompter to save his life, and he never got what the whole show was about. It’s supposed to be this “good-time-rock-n-roll” discussion of the day’s current events geared toward say the 18-35 year old crowd. Williams doesn’t fit in being that he’s 67, and is 11 years older than the next oldest member of the cast, Greg Gutfeld (who acts more like 16). Williams is also a terrible ad libber. His liberal views weren’t as painful to watch as his stumbling through his own ranting monologues. I had told some friends at Fox News several times that there were several other liberals out there that could do a better job at getting the point across. Of course, I said the same thing about Chris Stirewalt over the years. They eventually listened when the blowback got to be too big. My thinking was, Fox News wanted a stumbling, bumbling old person as a liberal in Williams because he couldn’t articulate that position very well.

Now on to Brazile. I thought Donna Brazile was a very strange choice when she joined Fox News after Hillary got smashed in the 2016 presidential election by Donald Trump. You’ll remember, she was at CNN at the time, and was guilty of handing Hillary debate questions before the debate. That kind of knocked any credibility she had right down the tubes. But Fox News still went after her. I understand they even wanted to keep her this time around (maybe as Williams replacement on The Five?). She decided she wanted to go back to ABC, and the parting was described as “amicable”. Either way, Brazile was always less liberal, and a lot nicer on camera than she has known to be when she was in charge of the DNC, or at other liberal networks. She did a fairly good job at fitting the Fox News mold.

So, does this mean that Fox News is leaning the way of Newsmax? The upstart network, that exists basically to promote is print products is unabashedly conservative, and never tries to be balanced. Where Fox News will have two conservatives and one liberal on their “panels”, Newsmax eschews the liberal and just uses the conservative voices. And, Newsmax has seen an incredible boost in their ratings since the election last year. That’s partly due to a lot of former Fox News viewers that left that cable channel for greener pastures after the election coverage, which even Fox admits sucked.

Either way, Fox will proceed. We haven’t seen Marie Harf in a while (that’s a good thing). And we’re starting to see a lot more of Jessica Tarlov, who was on The Five on Friday. Maybe Fox News is starting to go more with the younger liberal anyway. The good news on that is, they’re views are totally out of mainstream, and they’re so much easier to argue against!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How Not To Be A Journalist

I never went to J-School. That’s what most journalists call the college that they ended up attending. It of course, stands for “Journalism School”. There are a couple in the country that are very well renown. Syracuse, Missouri, and Northwestern are probably the three most popular, though pretty much every college in the country offers a degree in journalism. And back when I was in school, and yes, I did take a few J-School classes, there was a very strict policy that you abided by. You never, EVER wanted to give up your credibility. To have a conflict of interest of any sort was instant death. You’d not only be fired from your job, you’d probably be black-balled in the industry, and most likely would end up writing columns for some weekly shopper rag that’s passed out for free.

My how times have changed.

No self respecting journalist would have ever stooped to the level that we’ve seen Chris Cuomo from CNN dive to. In case you’ve missed it, Cuomo, the younger brother to New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been advising his older brother during his two scandals, the sexual abuse scandal he’s embroiled in, and more importantly, the nursing home death scandal that erupted during the COVID pandemic a year ago. First of all, you have to understand. Journalists are there to COVER the story, not become the story. Chris Cuomo forgot about that. Second, they should not allow their personal beliefs and prejudices to get in the way of the facts. They aren’t supposed to “spin” the story, they are supposed to report the story. And they are supposed to present only facts that have been checked and re-checked, through multiple sources.

Chris Cuomo has failed on all accounts.

He got embroiled in his brother’s scandals almost from the beginning. That should have been enough for CNN to fire him right then and there. It became obvious very early on that Cuomo could not remain unbiased when dealing with his brother’s trials and tribulations. But CNN decided to turn the other cheek and ignore it. They forbid Cuomo to be involved in any story regarding Andrew, but never took him off the air, which any self-respecting news outlet would have done immediately.

Cuomo’s response to all of this? Well, it came out recently that not only has he been biased toward his brother, something I think we call could excuse him for, but he had been advising him on how to handle all of the negative news. He should have distanced himself from his brother’s problems and not had any contact. Instead, he was talking to him several times a day. And he was keeping his prime time show on CNN every night. But Cuomo told the world that he had a responsibility to his family and that came first. I’m fine with that. But a journalist, like everyone else, cannot serve two masters. His job’s master isn’t CNN, it’s you and me and anyone that watches CNN and expects fair coverage of the day’s events. If you can’t be unbiased with your family, you have to give up the show. Cuomo failed on that account.

Like Brian Williams, Dan Rather, and a host of other “journalists” who either made up stories, edited stories to spin them a certain way, or displayed immense bias, Cuomo needs to go. If CNN doesn’t have the balls to fire him outright, it’s up to America to do the job for them. That’s done by not watching him. Low ratings are always a killer in TV news. And no one, not even Christ Cuomo is above that tenet.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Golden Globes Get Axed

Oh, I’m sure they are still going to go ahead and host the awards. I mean, after all, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) isn’t going to go into hiding, over the latest announcement. But they aren’t going to have millions of people, or even a million people watching them. That’s for sure.

In case you missed it, NBC has decided NOT to air the 2022 version of the Golden Globe Awards.

Now, if you listen to NBC, it has nothing to do with sagging ratings. The Golden Globes, like the rest of the award shows out there, have been on a severe slide over the past several years. In-depth analysis as to why ratings suck so bad is basically because America is tired of hearing mamby-pamby Hollywood stars complain and gripe about the world as they see it. Gone are the days of stars thanking their co-stars, or their directors, or their producers, or their agents…or God forbid…God! No, it’s not ratings that have sunk the Golden Globes.

It’s the fact that the HFPA doesn’t have a single black member in it’s midst. And that’s garnered the attention of not only NBC, but also Netflix (who’s in bed with the Obama’s), and Amazon.

So, forget the fact that NBC basically would have to either give away the airtime as a bonus to advertisers who bought regularly scheduled programming, or charge so little that they’d not be able to pay the floor director minimum wage. They say the real reason is because they aren’t following black lives matter close enough. Anyone in media, anyone who’s ever worked in media, we know better.

Understand this. Media is all about money. It’s about the all-mighty dollar. The cost per rating point (CPP), and the ability to pack in the 18-49 and 25-54 demo’s. And frankly, awards shows are pulling people in today about as much as 1980’s westerns were pulling people in. They aren’t.

The networks just found an interesting scapegoat to blame it on.

Now, NBC says that they’ll be back in 2023, IF the HFPA puts some people of color in their midst. They just don’t want to see more excuses for “white supremacy” calling the shots prior to the Oscars! If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge in Lake Havisu City I’d like to sell you. It’s a neat bridge too! At a bargain basement price!

What you’re starting to see with the Golden Globes, you’re going to see with the rest of these awards shows. No, they aren’t going to blame the uber-socialist actors and actresses that want to smash Donald Trump’s face with their hard-won award. You’re going to start seeing more and more of these things because two and three hours of network airtime is expensive as hell, and they don’t want to give it away for a bunch of white actors and actresses to get up and spout off on how racist all of us whites are. They’d much rather let some of the off-brand networks like Sci-Fi, or Hallmark run the awards show, so they can continue to air reruns of Law & Order SVU (it does, after all, feature Ice T!)


The award show glitz and glamor of the past is over. Americans no longer care about popping popcorn and watching Meryl Streep pick up yet another award, even if she does scream bloody murder how people are dying in Africa. Very few of these actor types are donating enough to do a damn thing about it. In fact, I think the only group that has ever done enough to even be measured was the t-shirt sales that U2 sold in their concerts. That actually did make a difference. The rest was, as they say, a fart in the ocean.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Saying Goodbye To “Circle Back”

Oh, it happens in Washington, DC a lot. In fact, Donald Trump had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Press Secretaries over his four year term in the White House. But I don’t think that any of them made their intentions known publicly only four months into the job. Jen “Circle Back” Psaki is looking to move on.

Now, the official reason Psaki is giving is because she’s got rather small kids. Her oldest daughter is just starting Kindergarten this fall, and she says she wants to spend time with “her magical unicorn”. But you and I know that can’t be all of it.

The Press Secretary’s job is a 24/7, type of deal. It’s not something anyone would want to aspire to. I mean, if you’re looking at something like a 9 to 5 type of job, go down to your local bank branch. Press Secretaries have to be on call all the time. There isn’t a day off in the White House, and that means there is always news being made, and that means there are always reporters wanting to know every little detail about every little thing. With this president, it’s what time did he take his nap?; Did he get his oatmeal for breakfast today? How many lies has he told? Why hasn’t K-baby Harris gone to the southern border yet? And a myriad of other questions.

Psaki, you’ll recall was the State Department spokesperson when Hillary was there. She did a pretty good job, looked halfway decent on camera, and was able to do a semi-credible job at handling those guys at Foggy Bottom. And she was certainly a ton better than her replacement, Marie “Neato” Harf, who really was the epitome of a dumb blonde. Psaki got booted upstairs to the White House, though never took over the role of Press Secretary.

This go-around, she appears to have exemplified the Peter Principle. She appears to be well over her head, and I’m not so sure it’s her fault. She has her hands full making a stumbling, bumbling idiot like Joe Biden look and sound like he belongs as leader of the free world. It’s a job I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, because quite frankly, you’re going to end up losing, regardless what you say, or what you do.

Psaki told David Axelrod in his podcast recently that she probably will leave within the next year. That would put her on par with a bunch of Press Secretaries. And I would look for her to show up somewhere like CNN or MSNBC as a “Democrat strategist” or some such nonsense. Trust me, she ain’t about to become some homeroom mom for her daughter baking cookies and going on field trips to the zoo!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Time To Shelve Oscars?

I remember when I was a kid growing up in Michigan, the Academy Awards was a big deal. My mother would make sure that I had seen probably four, sometimes all five of the nominees for Best Picture. I could tell you the nominees for Best Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress, hell, even the Best Director! And there was a time that over a quarter of the nation would tune in on Oscar night to watch which movies were picked as the best of the best.

How times have changed!

The Oscars were held this past Sunday night. And by all accounts, it was a bust. There were about eight million viewers tuning in. That’s a far cry below the 50 and 60 million that used to watch just 30 years ago. So, it begs the question, why? What happened that the Academy Awards, that once heralded mega-night of glitz and Hollywood glamor could suddenly drop into obscurity? What would cause this program that is one of the all-time premier award shows to almost lose out to 60 Minutes? I doubt the answer will surprise many of you.

It is politics.

At a time when the country is torn apart by politics, and nothing, not even Sleepy Joe Biden is able to bring us together and unite us, the country is divided so deeply that when the Oscar winners get on stage for their acceptance speeches, we tune out.

Actually, that’s exactly what happened. They now have the ability with TV ratings to do minute by minute ratings and see where it was that viewers switched off of a TV show. This past Sunday it was exactly when people started talking about George Floyd’s murder, or defunding the police, or abolishing the police, or green new deal, or any of the other stuff that the left is foisting on us.

And I had to stop and think for a minute. IF Hollywood leftist socialists are espousing and mimicking AOC and Bernie Sanders, shouldn’t the leftist socialists and snowflakes around the country be tuned in and applauding? The answer is, no…they never tuned in in the first place. The Oscars are not there for the leftist crowd. They are there for the old farts that used to go and watch Betty Grable, and John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe, and Spencer Tracy. The Millennials of today aren’t watching shows like the Oscars. That’s SO, 1960’s to them! Those folks aren’t even watching ABC, much less an awards show there. They may catch something on MTV or on TikTok (or at least commentary on Tiktok), but you won’t find them watching ABC’s coverage.

So, the media has a really important decision to make. Are the Oscars going to go the way of the Rose Bowl Parade? Remember? That used to be one of the New Year’s Day traditions in millions of households all over the country. You could tune in to NBC (they always showed the parade), and watch the great floats made of flowers, and the marching bands, and the stars. What a special time that was. Now where do you go to find it? Anybody? Buehler? Buehler?

It’s on The Hallmark Channel.

Network TV has maybe one or two more years that they are going to carry the Academy Awards before they shuffle it off to one of the second or third tier networks. There were 18 million viewers a year ago. There were eight million this year. If they lose another 10 million next year, there won’t be anybody watching. It’ll be crickets.

The cure is easy. Nominate mainstream movies that everyone goes to and watches. That’s the first thing. There’s a reason why Nomadland, the winner of this year’s Best Picture, is available for free on a ton of the streaming stations. No one went to see it and paid for it. Second, tell the winners that they aren’t allowed to make political comments. They are there to thank the people that helped give them their award, and go party the rest of the night. And let America know that those boring speeches aren’t going on. Maybe…just maybe, that will be enough to save the Academy Awards from being shown on E!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Cable News On The Outs

There’s an old saying in media…what goes up, always comes down. And when cable news networks enjoyed sky-rocketing ratings during Donald Trump’s presidency, whether they praised him or bashed him, you should have known it wasn’t going to last forever.

And it hasn’t.

CNN has lost about 55% of their total daily audience since inauguration day. They went from 2.2 million viewers per day down to about a million. That’s a huge loss in just a few short months. MSNBC has had similar declines. And Fox News, while rebounding a little bit, still hasn’t gotten over the Chris Stirewalt debacle on election night. They’re down as well, though they regained their #1 position in March, and are poised to keep it in April.

What I find amazing is that the younger people that were so into Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden and wanting to get rid of Trump, should be tuning in by the billions. Instead the top advertising demographic, the adult 25-54 year old has dropped cable news by 60%!

If you go back to last Wednesday, which I picked at random, Tucker Carlson is the top rated cable news show in the industry (Adults 25-54) with about 3.2 million total viewers. That’s a little better than normal for him from prior to the election. Chris Cuomo’s show is rated 10th among all cable shows at 1.3 million, which is about 65% lower than right before the election. Rachel Maddow has long been the leader at MSNBC, and had a particularly good night last Wednesday with over 2.9 million viewers, but 2.1 million of them were over 50. That doesn’t bode well for advertisers! She finished the 25-54 race in 16th place.

What’s the reason for the decline?

First of all, there is a certain segment of the population that loved to hate Donald Trump and would tune in for anything anti-Trump. But the overriding factor was the fact that Joe Biden is very boring and doesn’t do a whole lot. Yes, he steps in it quite a bit, which is probably how Fox News regained it’s top spot after losing it in the 4th quarter of last year, but he is trying to get legislation passed such as statehood for DC, which would give the Dems’ two additional Senators, or packing the court, which by all accounts is being met with a lot of resistance on both sides of the aisle. Meanwhile, Biden hides out in the Oval, and K-baby Harris hides out overseeing her $700 million renovation of the Naval Observatory home she currently occupies.

Whether or not the ratings change as we head into summer will depend on the issues being discussed and the positions being taken by the various media outlets. Nobody likes to tune into a program where everything is roses and cupcakes. We’ve learned the bashing of personalities is what draws viewers in these days…at least for some on the left! And right now, there’s no way they will bash anyone on the left. So, they deal with lower ratings, lower revenues, lower viewers, lower prestige.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Gun Violence Erupts (Again)

Over the past week, there have been several shootings. A couple by police, and a few more mass shootings. Actually, there have been more than “a few”. There have been 54 in the past month. We had the 13 year old kid that was killed in Chicago, we had the rookie police officer who confused her taser with her gun, and there have been at least 25 other shootings where some have been killed or wounded and some have not, in the past 72 hours.

It got me to wondering why.

We didn’t hear about a ton of shootings when Donald Trump was president. And I usually start turning to the difference in the parties when that comes up. The only thing I can put my finger on isn’t the fact there are actually more shootings, though there are statistics that say that’s true in certain parts of the country, like Seattle or Portland. And I don’t necessarily believe that there are that many more shootings. What I believe is happening is the liberal media is covering the shootings a lot more.

Why?

Great question! Biden is trying to use Executive Orders to stem gun violence. That never works because it can’t. First of all, even if Congress passed the most stringent gun law you could imagine (yes…taking your guns away from you), it wouldn’t solve the problem of gun violence. That’s because there are currently laws on the books that say it’s illegal to shoot someone under most circumstances. It’s certainly illegal to kill someone unless it’s in self defense. So, passing new laws isn’t going to matter much.

Take the case of the guy in Indianapolis who shot up a FedEx facility, killing eight people (as of this writing). Would any law have stopped him? Nope. He was bound and determined to take people out and then take his own life, which he did. When you know you’re going to be counted among the dead when the smoke clears, are you really thinking about what laws you’re breaking? Of course not. So, all of this banter and blather in DC about eliminating high capacity magazines, or limiting what gun you can own is ludicrous. It doesn’t matter.

My theory is you hear more about gun violence when the Democrats are in charge because it plays into their narrative better than when Republicans are in charge. Oh, you’ll still hear about the mass school shootings either way, but the liberal media will tend to over-state the shootings when there is a chance it will goad Congress and the president into passing some sort of gun legislation. In the end, what usually happens is, the news cycle moves on, and the whole issue dies.

So, let me play a scenario for you. Let’s say that what I’ve espoused here many times comes to fruition. Let’s say both sides of the aisle agree to ban all guns, and somehow they can get by the Second Amendment. But the caveat is that if there is another mass shooting, the law dissolves, and it never gets brought back up again. My hunch is you will never hear about a shooting in the socialist media again. It won’t play into the narrative. They make up stories, we’re all aware of that. And they don’t cover stories just to protect their own (look at Andrew Cuomo at CNN’s lack of coverage for that one!) You won’t hear of a shooting ever again. Not that there will be a lowering in gun violence. Because the root problem isn’t being addressed. But the band aid is in place. The media won’t cover it. So it never happened.

All of this happens because the media tells you what they want you to hear. It’s not necessarily what the news is, it’s what they want you to believe the news is. If they don’t like a story, regardless of it’s importance, it doesn’t get covered. Fair and responsive journalism? It died over a decade ago.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!