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Personal story segment tonight over the years I have not been too hard on left wing guy Chris Matthews because -- usually frames things in a political rather than a personal way.
But recently Matthews -- changed his tone right now he's on a Jihad against Texas senator Ted Cruz.
This guy -- pretty private I think he visited tradition of father Kotchman.
And McCarthy and of course admitted to a lesser extent Pat Buchanan and then of course O'Reilly these guys are hard right wing guys.
They look a lot of liked to they had that we call the black Irish look to them.
In addition to being misguided intellectually mr.
Matthews apparently needs glasses.
The question is why is -- spouting this nonsense well one of the reasons could be ratings MSNBC in prime time down 20% year to year and falling fast.
Guys have a Washington Tim Graham from the Media Research Center and from Macon Georgia Erick Erickson from the red state dot com -- both are conservatives mr.
Erickson I think it's.
A desperate attempt by -- to get attention and it's working because we're talking about it.
But it's interesting because I don't think most viewers know.
How desperate the ratings are both on radio and television for -- liberals or what have you seen.
It billion it was very much like getting it people remembering the Iraq War Baghdad Bob as the American for closing any got more more shrill and desperate that this is what's happening to liberal talk radio and liberal news like MSNBC -- -- The ratings go down as people are becoming more more disenchanted with liberalism.
It doesn't relate to people who live within a hundred miles of river valley only 25 miles -- the coast.
People are tuning out -- there -- becoming more shrill trying to keep the core audience.
When you analyze it -- what you're agency does mr.
There isn't a liberal.
Presence now on a national basis is nobody in New York nobody in Los Angeles on a national basis.
I mean that's -- right liberal talk radio air America finished.
There was such a great -- in 2004.
-- that they were going to.
Take down President Bush with this massive presence in talk radio.
And even at a time when MSNBC was doing well -- second term of bush.
Air America needs host just never took off at all and part of the reason is they just don't have any substance to offer.
You know if you listen these shows they are just terrible.
-- -- and they don't have anything substantive to say that makes any sense.
I was using personal attacks but but right wing radio show.
Talk radio people there may be more entertaining but they do some of the ad hominem stuff -- now.
As far as MSNBC is concerned.
They did okay last year but not really they were never competitive with Fox News.
And CNN's decline you know -- helped them a little bit.
But now mr.
Erickson in the last six months it's all fallen apart for MSNBC I mean they're desperate situation right now and -- Yeah it billing you mentioned talk radio.
Have a talk radio show in Atlanta and one of the first things I would still lives you've got to be entertaining and frankly I don't know that there's a lot of entertainment on MSNBC or a lot of liberal talk shows that.
-- there's a lot of anger there are still even though they've won and been successful politically there's a lot of anger but more than that.
They don't really relate I think factually so they don't relate to people in the heartland they relate to and talk to an audience.
That is largely -- been considered along the coast can't just -- It's a narrow cast put on television you can do okay on cable news with a narrow but -- is not -- it's narrow an angry -- what here's what's happening now.
The Obama idolatry which really MSNBC.
Embraced and it anywhere they campaign headquarters for the president.
That's that's vanishing now.
Because like all of the all of the problems that are one after the other after the other.
And you know what didn't we would whether some -- an -- -- that they're covering anything other than that.
Because they don't know what to say so the core liberal audience all right and this happened after Romney loss and core conservatives just tuned out.
They wanna listen anything anymore they're so -- that's what's happening with the core liberal audience.
Graham because they they're disenchanted with President Obama because of the spying in the IRS -- -- -- business that -- wanna hearing it so they're gone.
And now Matthews is got a call meanings and and other people names he's got a Gilani attack hasn't got nothing else.
-- This is just unglued these days and it's it's sad because the you know that this is this network now has nothing to do -- try to play defense.
And some of these shows aren't even doing that so you see these -- focusing on topics like.
Pot brownies in Colorado and Wal-Mart shareholder meetings look Tom Cruise showed up.
You know you just like what are you doing you know they they're not even willing to stand up for Obama because -- just have nothing.
And tennis and what -- -- and so I know you watch and and mr.
action news for Europe.
On CNN which is not I don't consider them I -- have been left wing but they're not crazy ideological but they're going Turkey they're going Syria.
These -- the story anything to avoid.
Covering what's going on in Washington and the folks are just -- and gotten roles I mean they never had droves over there but it would do -- better.
Because at a breaking news stories and CNN can cover breaking news.
But anyway I mean I I get a kick out of this because Matthews and some far right -- But the far right guys on the radio are taken me apart every day -- really confused on I really don't know where I am gentlemen we appreciate yelled from the south and I think.
-- -- as a factor.
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