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“Morning Joe” Making News

August 30, 2016

First let me say my weekday mornings start with Morning Joe.  I really enjoy–and learn–from the assembled group who take on not only the headlines but tackle down into the issues and get to the ‘why’ of events.

This morning I posted on Facebook the very strong and vocal point Mika made about the absurdity of the Donald Trump campaign.

Mika on “Morning Joe” summed it up perfectly this morning concerning the Trump campaign. “We are just pretending to make up analysis of stupidity.” There is no seriousness to Trump or his campaign and it is a joke that thinking people try to make it seem real or somehow within reason by talking about it.

Now there is more news to report as Nielsen’s August ratings are out and show a significant upset in the cable news ratings wars.  MSNBC trounced CNN in prime time (8-11pm) among both total viewers and the key demo of adults 25-54. (FAUX News’ prime time programming is actually down in both categories year to year)

But in the morning show battle Morning Joe handily beat New Day for the 18th consecutive month and, for the third month in a row, Morning Joe deliver the biggest total audience for the 6-9am time period in MSNBC’s 20 year history.


  1. September 1, 2016 9:58 AM

    We do agrees on Bluegrass Junction from Sirius. I have that preset in the car–along with others such as Channel 19—-Elvis. Also seriously Sinatra. So we do have points where we do meet.

  2. pkarm61 permalink
    August 31, 2016 9:49 PM

    Wrong again I don’t watch any of the cable networks they are all horrible. I watch ABC GMA in the morning local news at night and then use to enjoy Charles Osgood on Sunday Morning but now that he is ending his run will just have to listen to Bluegrass Gospel on Sirius Bluegrass Junction channel on Sunday mornings until football comes on

  3. August 31, 2016 11:40 AM

    You prove constantly to be a product of FAUX News.

  4. August 31, 2016 11:35 AM

    While you are correct the low rated shows on MSNBC have made gains against the lower rated shows on CNN the reality is that Fox News Channel claimed eight out of the top 10 programs in total viewers and seven out of the top 10 in the 25-54 demo among cable news shows that were Nielsen-rated in August 2016. But that was cute how you spun it.

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