New Network of News for Disney and Univision

February 7th, 2012

The move to change the landscape in news has changed over the years. The road has not been paved with success. The internet and cable has created news alacarte so if you want right just watch right if you want left just watch left. We heard a story that the Walt Disney Company may join Univision, the dominant Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, in starting an English-language cable news channel. It could be pretty strong as it will combine the resources of Disney’s ABC News and Univision’s news division to rival established news entities like Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN. It would be aimed at English-speaking Hispanics in the United States, whose numbers are growing. The best part is this would go head to head with CNN who really cannot take any more competition. We think if you follow the money this is a way for ABC news to use the cable subscription business to offset the cost of a costly newsroom in a public station. This is not a new idea over at the alphabet network as some may remember a partnership with Bloomberg TV. The way this works is Disney brings the hammer of ESPN, Disney to the table and getting a deal as a package is very attractive as opposed to new start up trying to gain carriage from cable and satellite distributors that are reluctant to add more channels.

Politics always a shuffle

February 3rd, 2012

When you look at politics on a whole it does make you wonder sometimes. There is always something that breaks across party lines and this frustrating but does make sense. Then there are the other things that puzzle the imagination on so many levels, which transcend politics. This is one of those things the debate coach who worked with Mitt Romney is no longer with the campaign. This makes no sense of course because we just watched two better performances in Florida so you would think that guy is a lock to stay on the Republican’s presidential campaign. Yu have done really well lately so hit the bricks Brett O’Donnell, he was the same person that coached 2008 nominee John McCain. This would have been a reason not to hire him but no reason was given why the end has come at this time. Bad luck is following O’Donnell as he also coached congress woman Michele Bachmann until she dropped out of the race. Really crazy as those debates in Tampa and Jacksonville key to the Romney win over Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary.

President Obama wants to change Senate

January 29th, 2012

In the classic case of saying it is my ball play my way or going home stepping to the front of the stage President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama wants to change the way the Senate does business. Claiming there is too much partisan gridlock. This is the only way he can propose and get the government reforms he asked for in the state of the union address. Things like the Senate to pass a rule that requires a yes-or-no vote for judicial and public service nominations after 90 days. The problem with all of this is his party and he own the senate. They have the majority and should be able to pass anything they want. This means he has had control of three branches of government his first two years and at least two for three years. We still hear him complaining he cannot get anything done with congress. What more can he ask for we dare say President Bush accomplished more with Nancy Pelosi running the House and Harry Reid running the senate than when the leader from the same party is in control. The wish list also includes Congress to pass legislation to ban insider trading and to prohibit people who “bundle” campaign contributions from other donors for members of Congress from lobbying Congress. New alert to leader of the free world you are in charge of the senate and your guy Vice President Joe Biden holds the tie breaker. Maybe if they do not move on your ideas because they are just bad ideas and you do not know what you are talking about.

What is an endorsement from womanizer equal

January 28th, 2012

We wrote a post a while back about getting an endorsement you really do not want. This has come up again in the Gingrich camp. Based on where he stands we suppose anyone who says they are on your side is good. We do not think an endorsement form Herman Cain is worth a news release and at this point it might have been better if he just stayed away. The reason Cain dropped out was he could not keep his hands to himself around ladies and it seems Newt has a wondering eye as well. Gingrich is committed to the race and it looks like it could be another disappointment on Tuesday when the big 99 delegates from the Florida primary do not end up in his basket. Newt Gingrich pledged once again to stay in the nominating race until the Republican convention in Tampa in August and still expects to win the nomination. Really there is one thing else he can say but we believe that after a loss in Florida and the mounting states he is not on the ballot it will seal his fate. The only reason to keep him in the race is so we do not have to watch Romney debate Paul. Santorum has been the walking dead and really the “none of the above” choice on the ballot.

CNN ratings only good when GOP is on

January 27th, 2012

It is clear the lame streamers and lefties want to know how the other half live. The GOP debate on CNN, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, was viewed by 5.36 million total viewers. The University of North Florida in Jacksonville was watched by more people than the January 19th and November 22nd efforts for the lefties to create havoc for the GOP. The December 10 debate on ABC is still the highest viewed with 7.6 million. If you are keeping track this was the 19th GOP debate of this primary cycle which is getting a little long in the tooth. The only good coming from it is that it is making mitt Romney more battle ready. A concern is that when Romney is pressed in a debate he is not fast on his feet with his scripted answers and we hope this training will make him a formable opponent for President Obama. The end of the day no matter whom it is we are worried about the independents given the GOP another chance at the big chair. We wonder why CNN has televised six of these debates so far the most of any of the nets. Fox you would expect has done four will CBS has only done one. CBS does not need to stop any of their programming as people watch their shows as opposed to NBC who did the January 23rd debate and had 7.1 million people watch which is more than watch anything on that network that is not a football game.

South Carolina makes it a toss up is this a bad thing

January 22nd, 2012

Careful what you wish for might be the new slogan of the GOP. Since we have pulled one victory, Iowa away from Mitt Romney South Carolina was another slap in the face. Maybe it is a wakeup call or a cold dose of reality. Everyone know the problems Mitt is to vanilla but Newt is unlikable. There might be a good argument that no female is going to vote for Newt. When you like as his likable number it is 27% and his dislike number is over 60%. This manes nationwide he does not stand a chance and if he grabs Florida and 99 delegates we could be starring right down the barrel of a broken convention, an un electable candidate and a double digit loss to the current President unleashing four more years or pain and suffering on the working class. It is not all doom and gloom after all it is only South Carolina, we said the same thing after New Hampshire and Iowa, but after three times you would hope for clarity. Maybe a two person race like Hillary and Barack in 2008, but this is turning out to be more of a mess than a success and the stakes could not be higher. Florida will tell a story but hopefully it is a next chapter and not a whole new book.

American Idol Season 11 returns

January 21st, 2012

American Idol Season 11 dropped this week and as much as they say fresh it really is the same old thing. The problem is America cannot get enough. The first two nights averaged 18 million people during the first three hours. The first two locations Savanah and Pittsburgh were new lcoations but people travel far and wide for their shot. We have noticed that the amount of bad singers has dropped at least in the beginning. It seemed in years past the over the top performers, the outlandish costumes and bad singers were highlighted more than anyone with talent. This turns out to be opposite were they sent a little more than 70 people to Hollywood with the famous golden ticket and we heard a lot of those auditions. They have added a video blog reel of the upcoming people to audition as they wait in line, make the commute, and film a package. The show is still crisp, sharp, appealing and does not mess with the success. The proof is in the ratings as even a low number of 18 million down from last year is double the finale ratings for the X Factor. You know you have a winner when week one auditions are double the newest thing on your network. This will heat up after the Super Bowl as The Voice returns and giving three nights a week to have never heard from again sing to you might be asking a lot.

President Obamawill use everything is the fault of the GOP

January 18th, 2012

Here is the game plan any why President Obama reelection seems like a slam dunk. The case in point is the decision by the Obama administration to reject Keystone XL pipeline. The reason is because the 60-day deadline imposed by Republicans did not allow adequate time to review an alternate route through an ecologically sensitive area in Nebraska. We do not care about the rejection it would mean more jobs through half the country but this president has shown no sign of wanting to create jobs. The problem and the lame streamers are going to make it happen, is everything is the GOP and congresses fault, no matter how ridiculous. The general public is going to believe it because congress has a approval rating lower than some third world dictators. The project that would carry oil from Canada’s carbon-heavy tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast. TransCanada, the company seeking to build the $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline, will now needs to reapply with a new route avoiding an ecologically sensitive area of Nebraska. The decision for the rejection cannot be characterized any other way than thousands of American jobs left of the table purely for political reasons. It is too bad the truth about why things are done can never be a sound bite, America does not have the attention to follow the ball on this one and it pretty much says it all.

Chelsea Clinton moves front and center

December 11th, 2011

Could this be a first step in the family business. We are not sure what led the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton to the media. Chelsea Clinton begins a three-month spot as a contributor to the NBC network with a segment about a charity in Arkansas, where she grew up when her father was governor. This does not appear to be a onetime thing as she will also host a live broadcast of The Nutcracker to be transmitted through the American Forces Network to US troops serving overseas. Glad those all those ballerina lessons we paid for while she was in the White House are paying off. Chelsea is 31, and we have to wonder if this is a step into the national spotlight and getting to run for something the former first daughter has spent years avoiding the media suddenly turn an ally. We also read we she attended her first board meeting at a leading internet media company. This is a turn away from the regular at fundraising events and receptions. Everyone has a family business and it is born into your DNA, she is more than likely no different and the family business is politics and smoozing.

No occupy for the DNC

December 9th, 2011

A stunning turn as we always believed the occupy movement was funded and created by the left. Then when it not only did not gain support was being laughed at as a movement, the democrats joined in and walked away. We always believed this was to set up anarchy in the streets and create young voters to be energized for the left. The plan and occupy became a waste of every one time and just a nuisance in the end. Turns out the left is trying to get even further away as the occupy Wall Street protesters might crash the Charlotte Democratic National Convention in the summer of 2012. The North Carolina city is not taking any chances, and is already working to pass an ordinance that would make occupying downtown spaces with tents a “public nuisance,” in addition to banning “noxious substances,” padlocks, and other camping equipment. The fact that it would knock out the city’s current overnight demonstrators is an added bonus. It was all when and good when they thought it was going to bring votes but we have seen that riots in the street have nothing to do with the America we live in. The way you protest is to get the work out and vote into office people of like mind. This was the problem with occupy as when you saw anyone step up to a microphone and speak all America saw a spoiled brat.