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Viewers Ignore Obama

February 1, 2013 by  

Ratings plunge for Obama inaugural. Fewer than half as many Americans watched Barack Obama’s second inauguration on cable news channels as they did on his first Inauguration Day back in 2009. Four years ago, close to 17 million people tuned in to the special coverage on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. This time around, fewer than 7 million Americans watched any of the coverage.

New York City surrenders to honkers. In a sign that it is abandoning the battle to stop New Yorkers from honking their car horns, the city’s Transportation Department says it is removing all of the “Don’t Honk” signs from the streets. City officials say that the move is part of an effort to “declutter” the streets of New York of signs that everyone ignores. There’s no word about what the city will do with all of the signs once they’re down. If they’re smart, they’d auction them on eBay, where they’d be sure to fetch a pretty penny.

Venezuela sinks to the bottom. In Hey, Phil, Move To Florida!, I listed the top 10 countries in the latest Index of Economic Freedom. Sad to say, the United States has fallen to the 10th spot on the annual survey. Still, that’s a whole lot better than the sorry situation in Venezuela. Pro-communist strongman Hugo Chavez has driven his country to its position near the bottom of the list. Only Zimbabwe, Cuba and North Korea rank lower.

Some folks will wager on anything. It should come as no surprise that more money will be bet on this Sunday’s Super Bowl than any other event this year. But what I didn’t know is that you can bet on almost any aspect of the game, including what color liquid will be dumped on the winning team’s coach. As I write, yellow is the favorite at 7-to-4, according to online sports book Bovada.

–Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Gary L

    At least some of the OTHER RE-RUNS had some entertainment value.

    • Bill

      I would rather watch the Seinfeld re-runs.

      • WTS/JAY

        I chose a root-canal without anaesthesia instead of watching the inauguration of “Pinocchio”. It was time better spent…

  • Motov

    Who in their right mind can cheer for an unqualified person who is doing everything this country does not need?

  • Motov

    This term should be spent in another secure location, a maximum security jail!

  • dan

    It seems like Obongo is on all of the idolatrous network news all of the time ,anyway…
    which is why I don’t watch much TV ,these days.
    Just seeing him makes my stomach churn…bunch of sychophants

  • scott casteel

    The article does’nt mention time slots, day of the week,etc. If all things considered, and the ratings were still lower, gr8! A victory for the good guys…NOT. He’s still in there for 4 more.

  • ibcamn

    He’s not worth the effort it takes to change the channel to see him sometimes,when i saw him and that EVIL grin of his looking over his minions and then the mrs’s with her EVIL sneer,i just thought,how did anyone miss that?!?!why is not a single person talking about that??that’s why the nasty ugly dew she’s sportin now matches her attitude,and yet the media(if you havn’t noticed it)has not said a thing about that witches dew what so ever!!they use to say how beautiful she is,not no more!!!(ha ha ha ha)but at that point everyone in the world should have shut off the TV and ran out of the room screaming”the republic’s were right,aaaahhhh!!”……they lost intrest in the black man in the white house!makes you wonder how he won re-election if over half lost interest in him!?!!oh wait,that’s right,it was rigged,i forgot that for a second!way to go Trumka and your henchmen and all the paid off counters who lost all those pre election(early)votes from all those states that just dissapeared!!(the states that you don’t need I.D. to vote)are only states that he won in correct,so it was just those people watching the “O”…..all the guilty?!

  • plunger needed

    If you dont come to him, he will certainly come to you.

  • http://Yahoo Joanne

    You couldn’t pay me enough to watch him, it’s sad that we’re stuck for another four years.

  • Chris

    Ratings plunge for Obama inaugural? Hmmmm……….wonder “WHY”? Could it be that he is “NOT” THE SAVIOR PEOPLE HOPED HE WOULD BE?

    • Cindy

      Probably all those “takers” had to work that day. Who cares who watched? You people are gropping for things to talk about. What is important is that America decided they didn’t want a bunch of radicals making decisions for us. You still don’t get that do you? What will it take to open your eyes? Women made the difference. They want to keep you away from their bodies. They want healthcare for themselves and their children. They want equal pay for doing the same job, and they are tired of the macho wars that the Republicans thrive on. You men have made a hell of a mess during the last decade and a half. Finally the women spoke. Have you ever noticed that during these mass killings, a women has never been responsible? We are tired of the BS that the radicals spew. We want people to work together to solve problems.

  • Tony Ruiz

    I’LL SAY IT ONCE AGAIN….HE IS A MUSLIM and an illegal president. What the hell else can we expect but the continued dismantling of our country while we become a muslim state with all the trimmings. At least England didn’t have a muslim head of state to grease the way for them. If we don’t rise up….

    • Cindy

      Ruiz, let’s see your papers. Are your parents illegals? With a name like that, your family is obviously not from white immigrants. So, more than likely they came here illegally and you are a drop baby. LMAO. How does it feel?

  • Dave67

    What a hard hitting piece…

    4 years ago…

    1) we just got finished with the worst president in our lifetime
    2) We elected an African American named Barrack Obama (2 years prior could ayone predict such an outcome? No)

    So 2008 was a bit historic… do you think?

    second inaugurals are always less viewed and that is no different here.

    But haters have to have something to occupy their time.


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