(Liberty Bell) – The ratings have finally come in concerning Thursday evening’s prime-time hearing put on by the House panel that is investigating the riot that occurred at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, and they are not at all what liberals were hoping for. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
It seems audiences didn’t want to see all of the left-wing slant attempting to vilify any person who supported President Donald Trump and dared to suggest that there was some funny business going on with the election results from the 2020 presidential race.
No, they would have preferred some straight news instead.
According to The Western Journal, the folks over at Newsbusters shared a review of the ratings and a pattern became clear.
All three of the major networks that aired the hearing actually ended up with a smaller viewing audience than if they had just provided their usual news content. They were hoping folks would tune into this mess in droves, falsely believing the vast majority of Americans are on their side on this issue. Big mistake.
“For example, ABC’s haul of 4.35 million viewers for the hearing might seem impressive, but it usually draws 7.4 million viewers for “World News Tonight,” based on ratings from the week of June 1,” the report said.
“The same trend was repeated on NBC, where the novelty of a prime-time hearing attracted 3.31 million viewers, about half of the 6.06 million viewers who usually watch the news on NBC. Over at CBS, curiosity managed to attract 3.24 million viewers, but that was below the nightly average of 4.3 million viewers,” the report continued.
Hoping game 5 of the Rangers-Lightning series has better ratings.
— J.D. Haltigan, PhD 🏒👨💻 (@JDHaltigan) June 9, 2022
“The 18-49 age group in particular was turned off by the substitution of the hearing for the news. Across the networks, an average of 596,000 viewers in that age range watched the hearings. However, 996,000 viewers would be watching the news on an average night,” the Western Journal reported.
Tucker Carlson went on to state that the media allowing itself to be used as a tool to push publicity for the hearing was “a day that will live in shame in the history of the American news business.”
It should be noted that Fox News, the network Carlson works for, did not dedicate its evening programming to covering the hearing.
Carlson referred to the hearing as an “unedited campaign propaganda scripted by the Democratic Party,” in an op-ed published by Fox News.
He then added that the event “was definitely not a hearing. It was a show trial.”
“At a hearing, dissent is permitted. The other side can speak. Evidence is presented. Evidence is not censored or deceptively edited. That’s not allowed,” he stated in the piece.
The Fox News host then stated that leaders in the media are partnering with leaders in the Democratic Party and Joe Biden to try and distract the American people from major issues facing the country like high gas prices and the astronomical inflation rate.
He then accused the media of “complicity in a campaign to fool the public, to make you believe that your personal concerns like the fact you can’t buy food or drive anywhere or the police won’t come because they can’t afford gas, those are not important.”
The illegitimate Jan. 6 hearing this week is a distraction from the Biden Admin’s colossal domestic and international failures.
Americans are troubled by Biden’s record inflation, high gas prices, major crime in cities, and a porous southern border.
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— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 7, 2022
Carlson said that the media, working with Democrats, are trying to brainwash the American public.
“You have to pretend that January 6, 2021, remains the single worst thing ever to happen to America, even though not one living person really believes that and if you don’t say so, if you don’t confess the one true faith in public, you’ll be hurt,” he went on to write.
The Fox News host then states that because inflation is a serious issue right now that does not have a solution, Democrats are resorting to distraction tactics.
“So record inflation is likely here to stay. If you want to know why they’re talking about January 6 in primetime, that’s why,” he stated in conclusion.
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