Who Won The Debate? Fox News Goes Through The Roof; Keith Olberman Goes Way Of Dodo Bird

Keith Olbermann just got his walking papersMSNBC just announced that it was ending its contract with him.  “Countdown” was appropriately very well named: 5-4-3-2-1-phhfffft.

Olbermann has a book titled, Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans.  Well, let’s look at those “posturing Republicans.”  The question becomes, “Which monster did the townsfolk actually drive away from their village?” Bush is thriving, with polls saying more and more Americans are wishing he were still president, a memoir that will now almost certainly outsell Bill Clinton’s and a generally happy disposition.  Bill O’Reilly continues to dominate.  Sarah Palin is doing just peachy, thank you.  And Glenn Beck?  Liberals are all over the web as we speak posting that Glenn Beck’s ratings have taken a giant dive.  But here’s the facts for Beck in his time slot:

Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 1,920 452 933
CNBC FAST MONEY 288 53 134

Glenn Beck’s Fox News program is doing considerably better than the next four programs combined.  It looks like he’s just hurting so bad, doesn’t it?

Liberals like Keith Olbermann have their hysterical shrillness, their poisonous fang-dripping hate and their hypocrisy.  Fox News has actual ratings.

Look at the most recent ratings: FNC, for the record, means “Fox News Channel.”  Do you notice how they dominate every single time slot?

The quite left-leaning Public Policy Polling found Fox News “the most trusted” in last years’ survey.  According to their survey this year, Fox has slipped.  But, first of all, read this.  And second of all, just take another look at the ratings.

Dinesh D’Souza, in his great book What’s So Great About Christianity, begins his first chapter with these words:

God has come back to life.  The world is witnessing a huge explosion of religious conversion and growth, and Christianity is growing faster than any other religion.  Nietzsche’s proclamation “God is dead” is now proven false.  Nietzsche is dead.  The ranks of the unbelievers are shrinking as a proportion of the world’s population.  Secularism has lost its identification with progress and modernity, and consequently has lost the main source of its appeal.  God is very much alive, and His future prospects look to be excellent.  This is the biggest comeback story of the twenty-first century.

D’Souza proceeds to document that claim with facts that will make atheists weep and gnash their little rodent fangs.  [You can read the chapter here].  Secular humanists long claimed that the progression of reason and science would conquer religious “superstition.”  It was a groundless and distorted comparison that is now demonstrated to be a lie, another fairy tale myth of secularism.

Now I cite the beginning of a Human Events article titled, “The Conservative Undead“:

“American political parties have disappeared before,” Keith Olbermann warned Republicans in a 2009 “special comment.” The suspended MSNBC host histrionically continued, “You’re rapidly moving from the party of no conscience towards the party of no relevancy. You are behind the wheel of a political Toyota, and before the midterms you will be reduced to obviously being this generation’s home for the nuts.

To play off D’Souza, “Olbermann’s proclamation ‘The Republican Party is dead’ is now proven false.  Olbermann is dead.”

And to allude to a song from The Wizard of Oz: “Ding-Dong.”  It’s about time.

When it comes to liberals a line out of Willie Wonka puts it best: in a world of pure imagination, what you see will defy explanation.

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6 Responses to “Who Won The Debate? Fox News Goes Through The Roof; Keith Olberman Goes Way Of Dodo Bird”

  1. HL Says:

    Grateful to see the despicable KO go. The corrupt nature of Liberals is on display in spades for anyone who wants to see. In their desperation, they reveal just how wicked they truly are, again and again and again.

    On another subject.I heard David Barton of Wallbuilders state that he believes America is in the beginning stages of a national revival. He based this on his study and understanding of revivals in the Bible and American history. One of the verses he quoted was out of Malachi, 4:6. His insight was that this turning of many Americans back to reading and studying our Founding Fathers and our Christian heritage etc was a fulfillment in part of that promise.
    He also gave the historical evidence from the great awakenings and the righteous results in society due to those revivals. These were just a couple of the reasons why he believes we are in the beginning stages of what will be a historical national revival.
    His comments were very interesting, thought provoking and hopeful, just wanted to share them with you.

  2. Burt K. Bridges Says:

    I wanted something more substantial something that looked at Beck as an aspect of -era conservatism and how he reflected that and informed it and how he is bigger than just a rodeo clown. . ..In researching the book Zaitchik moved to where began his radio career at from 1999-2002. Moreover Zaitchik interviewed Becks former friends coworkers and colleagues in order to detail his transformation from schlock jock to conservative media baron. By combining examination of Becks public statements and a look at public records Zaitchik compiles a tough critique of the hosts history philosophies and methods aimed at separating fact from hyperbole. In an interview about the book Zaitchik remarked that ..I tried my best to keep an open mind.

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    I have denounced Glenn Beck on my blog, and I have defended him.

    I recognize that Glenn Beck does not share my evangelical Christian worldview, but has a worldview informed primarily by his Mormonism – which for those who are not in the know denies the ontological transcendence of God (i.e., they hold that God is merely an exalted man); denies the Trinity, denies the deity of Christ (i.e., Christ is the spirit brother of Lucifer, merely a created being), and denies salvation by grace through faith alone. Among many other things.

    Glenn Beck and I do not view the world through the same worldview. We do not see the world the same way.

    That doesn’t mean that everything Beck says or thinks is wrong. It merely means that when he says something, I look carefully at it and evaluate it from my Judeo-Christian worldview/perspective.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    David Barton is a great student of history; but – unfortunately – that doesn’t mean he will always be a good futurist.

    I hope he’s right, for the sake of our children. I hope the world has more time before the beast (who, btw, will be a big government liberal fascist who will unleash the raw power of government as liberals have always yearned for) comes.

    I saw something in the last polling that gives me much pause, however. Barack Obama took a very large (likely temporary) gain in the polls, largely because of the Tucson shooting. And Sarah Palin took a huge dive. I look at that, look at the fact that Sarah Palin was demonized by malicious Democrats, look at the fact that Obama as a Democrat took a big gain, and I see that the American people are as amoral as they were when they voted in November 2008.

    Obama has clearly switched tactics since the “shellacking” he got by Republicans in November 2010. But it takes a moral moron not to see that he hasn’t changed his spots at all.

    Yes, we can look back and see many periods of awakening as Americans rediscovered Jesus Christ. My fear is that we are now truly a post-Christian culture in a way that we never were before. Which makes any subsequent awakening a much more hollow and shallow phenomena.

    Please pray that I am wrong and David Barton is right.

  5. HL Says:

    Your point about America now being a truly post-Christian culture is valid and has MUCH to substantiate it, sadly so.
    I do wonder though with the increase in the home schooling movement (overwhelmingly Christian) and more people being pro-life, the rise of the Tea Party and others if something transformative is happening at the grass root level. I wonder if we will be granted mercy and a reprieve from this attempt by Obama and those with him. I do know that the beast will be a big government liberal fascist, I do not doubt that. I just don’t KNOW if what we are experiencing is that or if we fight can we restrain this evil. I don’t know. I am praying, watching, waiting and fighting. It is what is in me.
    I do think no matter where we are on our Lord’s time table, we are called to be faithful and fight evil by standing uo and speaking the truth in our lifetimes.
    Thanks for dialoguing with me about these weighty matters.

  6. Michael Eden Says:


    A tremendous dialoguing partner you make!

    I completely agree with you, and also see the same good things you see.

    I see a lot of bad things, and I see some good things. There’s a battle going on for the soul of America. And we get the sense that it could tip either way.

    You mentioned “praying, watching, waiting and fighting.” We should be doing those things. And we should be doing them out of a sense of hope, rather than out of fear.

    We know that ultimately there will come Antichrist, the beast. We also know that even more ultimately Jesus Christ comes and destroys Antichrist and all the minions with him. We’re going to lose, and then we’re going to win HUGE.

    God will reward His faithful people for their faithful deeds. And we never know when we plant a seed when that seed will finally sprout and grow. You can say something to or do something for a person that only bears fruit 20 years later.

    Moreover, Christians aren’t philosophical “pragmatists,” who only do something if it results in a desired end and think the ends justify the means. You end up with epistemological relativism and short-sighted practicalism that sacrifices what is good and what is true. We’re not just commanded to be faithful “if it works.” We’re commanded to be faithful. Period.

    A great example is William Carey, the great missionary to India. The man had been painstakingly serving for years, with only a tiny number of converts. But he continued to be faithful to his calling, even though he had nothing but his faith to show for his incredible efforts and sacrifice.

    God ultimately blessed his work abundantly.

    But even when we work faithfully for what seems to be futile results, we always have a God who watches and a God who rewards. God gave some of His people great tasks to accomplish, and some much smaller tasks. But He rewards us for our faithfulness to our calling, whatever it is. And I would rather have that God tell me, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” than to have all the accomplishments in the world.

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