Hannity’s viewership has declined by 50 percent post-election
I sure was glad to hear about Hannity’s collapse in the ratings. It was probably his idiotic comment in favor of “comprehensive immigration reform” shortly after the election. Another useless surrender monkey who plays footsie with the leftists such as Colmes and Beckel that he constantly features as guests on his program.LA replies:
When Hannity declared immediately after the election that Republicans should support amnesty I said I would never watch him again (not that I watch him that often—I do not have cable TV in my home) and that I hoped other conservatives would reject him as well. So I would like to think that Randy’s guess as to the reason for Hannity’s severe ratings decline is correct. However, the article Randy links, at nationalmemo.com, says nothing about Hannity’s surrender on the legalization of illegals. Instead, it speculates that he turned off his viewers by confidently predicting Romney would win:
The mass desertion of viewers from the Hannity show has less to do with one single issue such as Hannity’s mistaken predictions, and more to do with the sense that the country has entered an entirely new phase of existence. There has been an complete disconnect between the permitted political dialogue and what it would take to give expression to the rage and despair that a very large portion of the population is feeling. These are the conditions for revolution. What can Hannity or Conservative Inc. say now? “Just wait till 2016, folks, the GOP will have a stellar lineup!”? In fact what can anyone actually say or promise that will mean anything at this point? Even more ominous is that the political establishment doesn’t seem to be aware that any of this is happening. Liberal professors get full page press in the country’s preeminent newspaper demanding that the Constitution be scrapped, the left blithely crosses the tripwire issue of gun control and seems unaware, and the voice of the GOP opposition is … who? Boehner? No, what is propelling the cultural and political life of the country is entirely submerged and inarticulate No, what is propelling the cultural and political life of the country is entirely submerged and inarticulate, and it will proceed now, in almost automatic fashion, to catastrophe.Karl D. writes:
I tend to believe that his instant “evolution” towards amnesty after the election has a lot to do with it. It just reeked of cowardice and showed him to be the GOP boot licker that he is. I am sure Rush Limbaugh’s ratings are very much the same as they were pre-election. From what I remember Rush flirted with the ‘Romney is a sure thing’ thing many times as well.Dan R. writes:
I’m going to throw in my vote on the side of his new amnesty stand being the significant factor in the ratings drop. I have spent more time listening to Hannity than I could justify (the best I can say is that driving home from work he’s still preferable to NPR), and he always staked a large part of his political persona on the illegal immigration issue, basically describing it as a no-brainer. His hasty retreat in the face of an electoral defeat clearly confirms him as the GOP apologist others have mentioned.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 01, 2013 12:43 PM | Send