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- Bill O’Reilly dismisses the young Republicans report » Mano Singham sss
You may recall that I wrote about a recent report put out by young Republicans that surveyed the views of young people in general and what they found was that the Republican party was viewed very unfavorably, being described with words like closed-minded, racist, rigid, and old-fashioned. The young Republicans think that the party only cares about protecting those who have already made it rich and does not care about those who are still struggling to find their feet. Since almost all people, but especially the young, fall into the latter category, this has to hurt.
Bill O’Reilly interviewed two of the young Republicans who were involved with the survey and writing the report. Two things struck me about the interview. One is that O’Reilly hates reality and attacks the messengers who bring it to him, even if they are members of his favored party, and aggressively challenges their findings.
The second is how amazingly patronizing he is towards them, repeatedly interrupting them and treating them, like little kids who don’t really understand things and himself as the wise father indulging their foolish ideas. He implies that the Democrats are getting the youth vote because the young are easily fooled by flash and ignore substance. I was impressed at how the people being interviewed kept their poise and refused to get angry at being treated so disrespectfully.
- How The Young Turks Will Crush CNN | The Smirking Chimp This article is particularly interesting in contrast to the preceding one I mentioned here…
The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world. We have just crossed the Million/Billion mark. We have over one million subscribers and one billion views on our YouTube channel. There are only 25 non-music channels in the Million/Billion Club. We are the only news channel in the group.
The average age of CNN’s audience is 68. Isn’t that amazing? The average CNN viewer is retired. When you go over to Fox News, it’s even worse. The average O’Reilly viewer is 71! Only 12% of his audience is in the coveted 25-54 age bracket (this is the demo that advertisers find appealing, so everyone on cable news cares more about this number than anything else). This so-called big shot is basically doing his show out of a senior citizens center. 71!!!
Even the youngest skewing show on MSNBC, All In with Chris Hayes, only has about 33% of its audience in the 25-54 demo. Everyone else does worse or much, much worse. Cable news is literally ancient. (read the complete article…)
“The average age of CNN’s audience is 68. Isn’t that amazing? The average CNN viewer is retired. When you go over to Fox News, it’s even worse. The average O’Reilly viewer is 71! ” That astounding and perhaps an explanation of O’Reilly ignorance and insensitivity in the previous article.
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