Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Whole World Is Watching -- Not

Could it be that Americans are finally starting to turn a deaf ear to the White House talking points?

Maybe. A record low audience watched Dubya's June 28 speech, broadcast on all major TV networks, in which he tried to stem dwindling support for the war that didn't know when to say when.

Nielsen Media Research found that 23 million Americans tuned in, the smallest audience of Bush's tenure. Reuters reports that number is about 8.6 million viewers shy of Dubya's previous low as president, the April 2001 address in which he split the baby on stem cell research.

Why the disappointing audience figures? Hell, that's easy: The terrorists hate freedom, don'cha know.


At 12:53 PM, Blogger Dr. Pants said...

I wonder if any president would draw an audience right now. There's such a malaise about government from most people now, not to mention the almost complete lack of knowledge about world affairs.

He's lucky anybody with cable was watching. The decision between "Reno 911!" and a presidential address is easy. At least on Reno you know they're trying to be funny.

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Lady Godiva said...

I managed 5 minutes before heading for the pool. Better use of my time.


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