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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

THREE MARTINI LUNCH: OCTOBER 1, 2014

Jim and guest host Brett Winterble discuss amazing ratings for Fox News, the first case of Ebola found in the U.S. and continuing problems at the Secret Service.



Fox News Slaughters CNN, MSNBC; Hits Historic Ratings Milestone
For the third quarter of 2014, Fox News not only humiliated its left-wing cable news counterparts at CNN and MSNBC during the all-important primetime hours, Fox News also beat all of cable -- all hundred or so cable channels, including perennial winners ESPN and USA. THR rightly describes this as a "historic cable ratings victory."
In total primetime viewers, Fox nearly doubled the leftwing CNN and MSNBC combined. In demo viewers, Fox earned almost as many as CNN and MSNBC combined. Fox is also up 12% over this same quarter last year. MSNBC sunk a whopping 21%.
While CNN increased its dismal ratings a mere 4% in the demo, that apparently didn't come from an increase in viewers for CNN's news programming. The jump came from the network's move away from news and towards reality programming. In this case, Baby Boomer nostalgia:
CNN, saw a rather unexpected series perched atop its own rankings. Documentary series The Sixties stands as CNN's most-watched show of the quarter, edging pasting Anderson Cooper with an average 650,000 viewers — 186,000 of them in the key demo.
Hopefully this will force CNN chief Jeff Zucker to move CNN even further away from news programming. Unlike MSNBC, which to its credit is open about its biases, CNN's news coverage has taken a sharp turn left under Zucker, especially in the realm of identity politics. Over the past year, the network has become a destructive, race-baiting and anti-Christian blight on American discourse.
The less news CNN does, the better it will be for all of us...
Also read:

Ebola does Dallas

Secret Service: the surprise scandal hit of the fall season

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 441



Prosecutor: Suspect in Oklahoma beheading uttered Arabic words during attack

Analyzing the Oklahoma Beheading Crime Scene

Confirmed: Obama Couldn't Have Been Surprised by Iraq's Meltdown

Obama's politically lethal credibility problem

Surprise: Obama Betrays the Kurds

Liberals suppress the fact that Bush's Iraq coalition was much more multilateral than Obama's

Court: Obama Admin Can't Hide Investigation into Former White House Adviser

Watchdogs Slam Obama's Perez Power Play For AG

India's Prime Minister Should Go Home and Get to Work

How the Left's Obsession With "Diversity" Leads to Insensitive Policies

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014



Obama won't like this deadpan snark from Bret Baier (nor the responses), so take a look!



'Not even a D student': When it comes to showing up, Obama flunks out



What? No way! Guess what Secret Service blames for WH fence jumper foul-up




'You got to go, lady': Time for bumbling Secret Service director to hit the road?



'Ever heard of these guys?' Rep. John Mica has some advice for Secret Service


WH fence jumper saga 'gets even worse'; Can we count on these guys to help?




Fence jumpers, beware! MAD Magazine has sneak peek at WH's 'deadly new security system'

'Third world competent': Secret Service surprised by man with gun in elevator with president




'Liberal hypocrisy at its best': Mumia Abu-Jamal to deliver commencement address




Hack-tastic Neil deGrasse Tyson tweet sparks a hashtag game: #TysonTweets












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TRIFECTA: SO WHO WILL REPLACE ERIC HOLDER?





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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Cardinal Burke: No change in divorce, annulments

Why Did Pope Francis Call a Synod & Why Should You Care?

Catholic Aid Vital to Solving Ebola Crisis

Paul Ryan on 'The Way Forward' and the Catholic Faith

Christian groups stand with Baton Rouge diocese to protect Seal of Confession

Homosexual Acts Cannot be Approved or Celebrated by the Church - Here's Why

John Carroll: America's Bishop

Father Serra and Me: Reflecting on The American Catholic Almanac

Exhibition of St. Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

How Well Do You Know St. Francis? Take the Quiz!

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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Jim joins guest host Brett Winterble to discuss new polls showing a close governor's race in Massachusetts, reports that President Obama skips most of his intelligence briefings, and a string of Secret Service security breaches.



Obama's '60 Minutes' dodge tears the Administration apart
One of the reasons it's extremely unwise to put people like Barack Obama in charge of anything is that their frantic efforts to save their own skins have a way of tearing apart the teams they lead.  It's hard to keep up with their ever-shifting excuses and prevarications.  A subordinate might find himself fiercely defending every word the boss said on Monday as gospel truth, "clarifying" those words on Tuesday, retracting them on Wednesday, and denying the boss ever said them by the end of the week.  Other people in the operation often object to being used as scapegoats for failure, leading to nasty internal battles.
When that team is the gigantic federal government of the United States, and it's at war with a savage foreign enemy, the results of Obama-style anti-leadership can be catastrophic.  His team is now sweating through Day Two of damage control for the President's latest attempt to spin away his foreign policy failures on "60 Minutes."  When your damage control needs damage control, you're in a bad place.  This particular effort went so badly wrong that even the designated softball pitcher for CBS News, Steve Kroft, felt obliged to call Obama out for lying during what was supposed to be a friendly interview.  The intelligence community Obama tried to saddle with the burden of his failures wasted no time speaking up and making it perfectly clear they did warn the President about the threat of ISIS, long ago...
Also read:

Intelligence warned Obama of ISIS since 2012?

Whoa: Obama Takes Media Heat For Shifting Blame On ISIL

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 440



Surprise: Dear Leader blames everybody else for 'underestimating' ISIS

Ugly Senate fight could await Obama's attorney general nominee

What the Romney boomlet says about the Establishment GOP's feeble 2016 field

Unleashing American Oil Exports

Mrs. Abedini: I Believe My Husband Has Been Abandoned by the Obama Administration

Is Kirsten Gillibrand a Racist?

Marriage Is Not a Water Fountain

The People, Not the Courts, Should Decide on Same-Sex Marriage

Homo-eduphobia: The Gay Fear of Educated People

They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy: Government's 'Discrimination' Fine Brings Baker to Tears

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014



'Nailed it in advance': Snark-elicious new angles on Hong Kong story






Instagram blocked and other updates from the 'umbrella revolution' in Hong Kong




Snark alert: Are Republicans really using the birth of Chelsea's baby to attack Hillary Clinton?


WTF: President Obama hosts PM of India for dinner tonight. Bonus: PM of India is currently on a 9-day religious fast



'No one is that dumb!' Oh yes, Vox is. Take a look at THIS epic idiocy-sparking snark



'You're embarrassing yourself': WaPo reporter defends Vox's Hong Kong/Ferguson knee-slapper




So what would the new #SalonConstitution look like? It's not pretty




Did Marie Harf just say that even ISIS underestimated the spread of ISIS?




FLOTUS says Obama's opponents counted on 'folks like us' to stay home




Iran set to hang Reyhaneh Jabbari, woman who killed her alleged rapist; Update: Sentence postponed







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RED EYE - SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 FULL EPISODE



Greg welcomes guests John Gibson, Carrie Sheffield and Sherrod Small.

Univ. of New Mexico to host 'threesome' sex event for students
The University of New Mexico (UNM) is hosting a "Sex Week," where students can learn "How to be a Gentleman and get laid," negotiate threesomes, and orgasmic blow jobs.
The event, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Women's Resource Center  and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), is offering lectures on "How to be a Gentleman AND Get Laid," "Reid's Negotiating Successful Threesomes," "O-Face Oral," and "BJs and Beyond with Reid."
According to local news station KOB4, "The events are designed to prevent sexual assault, but organizers have taken a new approach...Instead of teaching students how not to get hurt, they're teaching them how to have safer and better sex."
"[S]ex educators will teach students how to have consensual, safe sex through PowerPoint, and puppet demonstrations," writes KOB4.
Also read: Professor says global warming to blame for ISIS

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Monday, September 29, 2014

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Opus Dei's First Prelate Beatified in Madrid

Interview excerpts: Cardinal Kasper responds

On the Way to a Troubled Synod

Pope Francis: Uniter or Divider?

Pope Francis: Satan Seduces Us by Disguising Evil as Good

Liberalism, Choice and Compulsion

They Support a Woman's Right to Choose... Unless She Chooses to Have More Than Two Children

Gun Control Nuts Blame Homeschooling

The World Needs a New Don Bosco

Five Myths About the "Rapture" and the "Left Behind" Industry

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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Jim and Greg love that Iowa senatorial candidate Joni Ernst is pulling away from Bruce Braley in the polls, ridicule Obama for throwing the intel community under the bus over ISIS, and shake their heads at Politico's "breaking news" reporter Kendall Breitman consulting astrologers over Chelsea's baby.



Politico: Iowa's got a woman problem, and only Hillary can cure it
Iowa has not elected a woman in a statewide contest since 1990, one example of election trivia that floats to the surface every couple of years when political journalists look for hooks on which to hang narratives. Twenty-four years later, Iowa has a chance to end that streak, thanks to the emergence of Joni Ernst, who won the Republican nomination for US Senate and is currently leading Democratic nominee Bruce Braley in the polls. With one midterm focus on gender demographics, the 24-year drought in Iowa of statewide wins for women makes for a pretty decent frame to take a deep dive into the Ernst campaign.
Except that's not what Politico's Dave Price did. Instead, he used that frame to take a deep dive into someone who's not on the ballot at all this year. Instead, Price asks the question: "Can Hillary Overcome Iowa's Woman Problem?"
It's not as if Price ignores Ernst entirely, but the first mention of a woman who's actually running for office comes in the 37th paragraph of Price's article. In fact, although Ernst's gender can be assumed from the spelling of her name, Price never mentions Ernst's gender until the 44th paragraph, when Price notes that three women are running for federal office in Iowa in this cycle — and never even names the other two. So much for Iowa's "woman problem."
This piece is nothing more than a fluff piece for Hillary, hung on a false framework of a "woman problem" in Iowa. If Price and Politico had wanted to focus on the supposed woman problem, they would have profiled the one woman who may very well solve it in November, rather than the aspirational candidate who may or may not bother to try in a couple of years to redeem herself from a surprise third-place finish in 2008. The next time Politico wants to promote Hillary Clinton, perhaps they'll have the integrity to do so honestly.
Also read:

Prominent Democrat: The only people who 'underestimated' ISIS were in the White House

ABC's Jon Karl to White House: How did Obama miss all of those intelligence people warning Americans about ISIS?

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 439



The Moral Failures of Eric Holder

Al Sharpton Empowered

Poor, Poor Obama: The World Is Just Too Complicated

Bill and Hillary's Boulevard of Dreams

If Hillary were to pass, who do the Democrats have left?

Good news for Republicans in weekend polls

Five Reasons Why You're Too Dumb to Vote

A Nigerian Prince Called Islam

Confronting PC: Some Will Financially and Politically Die

Pregnant Lesbian Teacher Rallies Parents to Fight Her Dismissal from Catholic H.S.

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: SEPTEMBER 28, 2014



While you were sleeping, Dennis Kimetto ran a 2:02:57 marathon in Berlin




What is 2 x 6? In Common Core math, nobody is quite sure

Anjem Choudary: 'Muslims must reject the unIslamic ideas of democracy/freedom'





'We need a new constitution': Donna Brazile, Salon slammed for plan to save America from 'loudmouths'






This enraging Valerie Jarrett Obama-swooning sparks mock-tastic response





It's not funny, because it's true: Here is Obama's 'hope and change' nutshelled


Obama: 'Absolutely true' that the US underestimated the rise of ISIS



'I, me, my': Ron Fournier 'transcribes' President Obama's '60 Minutes' interview




President 'I and me' always 'whips out the we' for problems





'What is he smoking?': POTUS: We're much better off, people just don't 'feel it'





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