Morning Briefing: June 1st, 2012
By Steve Deace
Coming Soon: Polygamy
Criminal charges will not be filed against the polygamous family made famous by the reality show “Sister Wives” after the Utah prosecutor in charge of the case dropped it. The polygamous family responded to potential charges by filing a federal lawsuit on the grounds that charging them for polygamy would violate equal protection under the law, their freedom of religion, and their freedom of association. In other words, the exact same grounds homosexuals are currently using to sue for the right to be married. This is why the Utah prosecutor dropped the case, because he knew he was setting the same precedent that led to so-called homosexual marriage. Which means once we give in on marriage of the same gender, we’ll eventually give in on polygamy and everything else too because we no longer have the moral standard to hold the line. Polygamy will soon be making a comeback.
Bill Clinton Defends Free Enterprise
He didn’t quite Sister Souljah President Obama, but while predicting he will win his re-election campaign former President Bill Clinton clearly distanced himself from Obama’s silly and anti-free enterprise attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital. Clinton described Romney’s business career as “sterling” and even went so far as to say Romney was qualified to be president.
CNN Hemorrhaging Viewers
The network that invented cable news just finished the vital May sweeps with its worst ratings in 20 years and has lost more than 50% of its audience in the past year. The network only has about 113,000 viewers in the key 25-54 year-old advertising demographic. Piers Morgan, the network’s primetime anchor, is under-performing his predecessor Larry King by almost 200,000 viewers. Anderson Cooper has lost over a quarter of his viewership in the past 12 months as well. Fox (10%) and MSNBC (20%) have also suffered a noticeable decline in viewers, but they’re the Rock of Gibraltar compared to the pioneer CNN. If anybody at CNN is paying attention, there is a massive audience out there none of the networks are currently catering to. While Fox becomes the mouthpiece of the Republican Party establishment and MSNBC is often associated with the Democrat Party, grassroots/salt of the earth patriots challenging the ruling class lack a platform. Would seem to be smart business sense for a network hemorrhaging viewers to try and reach an audience others have all but abandoned.