The J6 committee has to be the top story; sorry. Althouse, "Aware of the power of the potential public attention, the [January 6th] committee brought former ABC News president James Goldston on board to assist in the presentation." "Do Americans still sit down in the evening and watch what's airing in real time on the networks? I don't think there's an automatic audience like that anymore. It seems like a picture of America in the 1960s or 70s." Well, the ratings are in. Also Althouse, About 20 million people watched last night's prime-time January 6th hearing. "That "pales next to presidential debates (63 million to 73 million) or this year’s State of the Union address (38 million)," but "it’s still much larger than the audience that would normally watch a daytime congressional hearing. . . I wonder how many of them already agreed with the Committee's findings and how many were the target audience of people who needed convincing." At Red State, Nick Arama calls it a Trainwreck: Ratings Are in for Jan. 6 Committee Production. Joe Concha@JoeConchaTV "Context: The evening newscasts on CBS, NBC & ABC average anywhere from 18 to 20 million viewers combined on a typical night. Those newscasts do not air in primetime. The January 6 hearings airing in primetime Thursday took in just 11+ million viewers on those three same networks." Sundance at CTH, Despite Massive Media Promotion and Every Outlet Pushing, J6 Prime Time Hearings Fall Flat with Less Than Half Regular Audience. Tristan Justice at Da Fed, Jan. 6 Committee Pulls Dismal Ratings In Prime-Time Show Trial. I didn't watch it, although I saw snippets. But if you must watch some, I suggest this annotated version, (NSFW language).
From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 06.10.22 Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI notes how Inflation Soars to 41-Year High, While Democrats and Mainstream Media Focus On J6 Primetime Show Trial. Jim Treacher, Will January 6 Make Americans Forget Our Wallets Are Shrinking and Libs Want to Assassinate Half the Supreme Court? Dave Catron at Am Spec claims The Jan. 6 Show Trial Won’t Play in Peoria, "No amount of insurrection theater will distract Americans from very real and immediate economic problems." Erin Smith@erinsmithSF "Replying to@antoniogm, "Imagine being a politician with cratering approvals in a country that increasingly can’t afford gas or food, and deciding to remind the citizens how easy it was the last time disgruntled folks stormed the capital city and sent the government fleeing in panic." Larry Correia@monsterhunter45, "The ugly truth the beltway can't grasp, it isn't that regular America doesn't care about Jan6. It's that they hate you for making their lives miserable, so when they saw you cowering, they thought good, now they know how it feels to be afraid."
Althouse again, Chris Wallace is trending on Twitter. Lots of stuff like this:
Madeleine Hubbard at JTN notes Democrats begin fundraising off of Jan. 6 hearing. It's always been about the midterm, with the secondary hope of preventing Trump from running in 2024. At Am Think, Dave Zuckerman thinks the Jan. 6 committee is an exercise in brainwashing the American people. Mark Tapscott has Eight Key Questions the January 6 Committee Will Not Answer and One Nancy Pelosi Can't Avoid. John Emorda at Am Great lists The Serious Questions Left Unanswered by the January 6 Committee. It was never a serious attempt. Eric Lendrum at Am Great hears a Top Schumer Aide Received Jan. 6 Warning that Frontline Officers Never Saw. At Breitbart, Jason Miller Says Liz Cheney Deceptively Edited His Testimony for January 6 Primetime Hearing Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, “It Was Unethical… They Doctored their Tape – They Defrauded Viewers – Trump Committed NO CRIMES!” – Attorney Dershowitz on Primetime Jan. 6 Hearing
I’m old enough to remember when Democrats said Chris Wallace was one of the “good Republicans.” There is no such thing. Democrats need to stop buddying up with every Republican that occasionally says something bad about other Republicans. https://t.co/yCsZHXc0Tz— nick (@ncknvme) June 10, 2022