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October 16, 2020
NBC caved to ‘enormous pressure’ to make town hall a ‘nightmare for Trump’
By Thomas Lifson

Last night, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie morphed from debate moderator into a vehement, partisan opponent during a town hall-style television program with President Trump, as both Andrea Widburg and E. Jeffrey Ludwig chronicle this morning. In doing so, she and her bosses at NBC and its parent Comcast at least partially satisfied Trump-hating critics, who exerted what New York Times reporter Ben Smith called “enormous pressure” to make the experience “a nightmare.”

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Enormous pressure on NBC now to make this thing a nightmare for Trump.
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Some of the pressure came from the network’s own employees, current and former. But the network posed as bravely fair in offering Trump equal time and a purportedly similar to that given Biden recently in the same city, Miami.

The network considered it important that Trump be given the same format, day of the week and length of time that Biden had on NBC last week — although he will have a different moderator. Savannah Guthrie will be Trump's host after Lester Holt moderated the Biden event.

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... New York Times reporter Ben Smith called “enormous pressure” to make the experience “a nightmare.”

Given Ben Smith's history of reliable - if not extreme - partisanship, that's quite an admission!

That said, who won the debate? Savannah Guthrie or President Trump? :pop41:  yogi555
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The story today will be the discrepancy in how Guthrie treated Trump in relation to the insufferable weenie Stephanopolous' obsequious treatment of Biden. The rat media could not have illustrated it more clearly last night.
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It's like I said, would you rather have a President that couldn't get away with anything,  or a President that the press will willingly cover for?


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does anyone know what the ratings were for both town halls?

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Any "behind the scenes" from Biden's town hall?

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Any "behind the scenes" from Biden's town hall?


Once Biden was finished getting a tongue bath, his back rubbed and a happy ending, they probably threw a coat over him and ushered him out the back door, sidestepping the chance of running into a hard question. Old folks gotta avoid speak-and-fall injuries, you know.

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does anyone know what the ratings were for both town halls?
Early Ratings: Biden’s ABC Town Hall Tops Trump’s on NBC
Initial Nielsen numbers don’t include MSNBC viewership or time-zone adjustments


And the (ratings) battle of the Thursday town halls goes to…former Vice President Joe Biden and ABC! For now, at least.

On ABC, Biden drew 12.7 million viewers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. On NBC alone, Trump got 10.4 million viewers in the same time slot. Including the full 9 o’clock hour for Biden, the ABC event’s viewership average was 12.2 million.

Biden also beat Trump among adults 18-49, with a 2.6 rating to the president’s 1.7 rating.

https://www.thewrap.com/early-ratings-biden-town-hall-beats-trump-abc-nbc/
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I just watched a few minutes and had to switch it off.  Savannah has a Pennywise the Clown smile.  I never trust anyone with a fake grin, and certainly not one who wears it as she talks about covid deaths.

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Early Ratings: Biden’s ABC Town Hall Tops Trump’s on NBC
Initial Nielsen numbers don’t include MSNBC viewership or time-zone adjustments


And the (ratings) battle of the Thursday town halls goes to…former Vice President Joe Biden and ABC! For now, at least.

On ABC, Biden drew 12.7 million viewers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. On NBC alone, Trump got 10.4 million viewers in the same time slot. Including the full 9 o’clock hour for Biden, the ABC event’s viewership average was 12.2 million.

Biden also beat Trump among adults 18-49, with a 2.6 rating to the president’s 1.7 rating.

https://www.thewrap.com/early-ratings-biden-town-hall-beats-trump-abc-nbc/
The Wrap. Biden beats Trumps, there's a surprise.

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The Wrap. Biden beats Trumps, there's a surprise.

When those who watched Stephanopoulos perform journalistic gratification on Biden, and then see the clips of the debate between Savannah Guthrie and President Trump, they might think they got stuck watching an episode of Romper Room compared with the cage match over at NBC. Talk about Steffy pitching soft balls.

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Isn't this the same woman who interviewed Nick Sandmann, and claimed he was being aggressive?  Trump's team never should have agreed to this.

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Isn't this the same woman who interviewed Nick Sandmann, and claimed he was being aggressive?  Trump's team never should have agreed to this.

Did you miss the part where the town hall audience hung around afterwards to tell the President "we've got your back", "we love you" and take selfies with him?   :laugh:

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Early Ratings: Biden’s ABC Town Hall Tops Trump’s on NBC
Initial Nielsen numbers don’t include MSNBC viewership or time-zone adjustments


And the (ratings) battle of the Thursday town halls goes to…former Vice President Joe Biden and ABC! For now, at least.

On ABC, Biden drew 12.7 million viewers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. On NBC alone, Trump got 10.4 million viewers in the same time slot. Including the full 9 o’clock hour for Biden, the ABC event’s viewership average was 12.2 million.

Biden also beat Trump among adults 18-49, with a 2.6 rating to the president’s 1.7 rating.

https://www.thewrap.com/early-ratings-biden-town-hall-beats-trump-abc-nbc/

As with the first "debate", Trump supporters are loathe to boost ratings for anti-Trump networks and cables.  We live by Trump friendly YouTube streams ....  wink777

These totals should be published later today.
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does anyone know what the ratings were for both town halls?

Per the script, Biden got higher broadcast and fundraising  ratings.
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Per the script, Biden got higher broadcast and fundraising  ratings.
Who expected these hacks to report anything other than unflattering Trump news now?

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When those who watched Stephanopoulos perform journalistic gratification on Biden, and then see the clips of the debate between Savannah Guthrie and President Trump, they might think they got stuck watching an episode of Romper Room compared with the cage match over at NBC. Talk about Steffy pitching soft balls.

The lesson the Rats are refusing to learn is Trump is the sort of person who looks better under pressure.  The more mud they sling at him, the cleaner he looks.  I hope they keep this up for a few more weeks.
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Isn't this the same woman who interviewed Nick Sandmann, and claimed he was being aggressive?  Trump's team never should have agreed to this.

Naw, Trump held his own at the inquisition and laid bare the mainstream media's craven partiality.   
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It's like I said, would you rather have a President that couldn't get away with anything,  or a President that the press will willingly cover for?




That is an excellent point that I had never considered!

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Early Ratings: Biden’s ABC Town Hall Tops Trump’s on NBC
Initial Nielsen numbers don’t include MSNBC viewership or time-zone adjustments



 Thank you.  happy77

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Per the script, Biden got higher broadcast and fundraising  ratings.

Per script? I don't have any problem giving em the raw numbers. Just goes to show, nobody's listening to Cable.

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Per script? I don't have any problem giving em the raw numbers. Just goes to show, nobody's listening to Cable.

I'm sure at least a couple of million people watched just to marvel at Sloe Joe's ability to form words.
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I'm sure at least a couple of million people watched just to marvel at Sloe Joe's ability to form words.

In the big picture 10m is not even remarkable, nor a couple million either way. Compared to online views...


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