Saturday, 19 January, 2019


Jimmy Kimmel thinks Trump's presidential address could've been scarier

Washington US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation on Tuesday.—AFP Washington US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation on Tuesday.—AFP
Hannah Rogers | 10 January, 2019, 05:55

"I would say he made a lot of dubious claims", Todd said.

Smith also informed his information-challenged audience that that new trade deal with Mexico that's supposed to pay for all this isn't actually a thing yet: "As for the trade deal he mentioned with Mexico, which he said would pay for the wall, that trade deal is not yet complete". NBC was third with 7.4 million, while ABC was fourth with 5.8 million. Ratings measured a slightly higher numbers of viewers watching the Democratic response following Trump's Oval Office speech that attempted to justify the wall he promised throughout his campaign. MSNBC, HGTV and U.S. rounded out the top five, while CNN averaged only 988,000 primetime viewers to finish eleventh overall. Fact: "vast majority comes through legal ports of entry".

Naturally, the president's address was also met with criticism from Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who accused him of trying to "stoke fear" - so, you know Trump's boiling over the fact that he was skewered just as badly by his favorite ass-kissing network.

Fox News averaged 8 million total viewers and 1.9 million in the 25-54 age demographic from 9-9:30 p.m. EST, a time slot that included the president's speech as well the rebuttal address by House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Following Tuesday night's coverage, the liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America said the network fact-checking was ineffective.

For network executives, tradition and news judgment - the simple idea that this is "a presidential address from the Oval Office" - outweighed concerns about the content. "It was historic. Rarely does a president of the United States interrupt primetime television to warn us about a completely made-up thing". "It is hard to argue this night was about anything other than pure politics - and the networks interrupted programming to accommodate it".

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