RATINGS PICKLE: Hillary ‘Kimmel’ beat by ‘Robot Chicken’, ties ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’

August 24th, 2016
By Kyle Olson

If TV ratings are any indication, younger voters are more interested in “Robot Chicken” and “Teen Mom Season 6” than they are Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Kimmel pickleThe Democratic presidential candidate’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night scored a paltry 0.4 rating among viewers 18-49, The Wrap reports.

The site reported:

The former first lady and potential future President of the United States guested on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, but the initial Nielsen panel wasn’t impressed. As a matter of fact, NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” actually managed to tie the hour-earlier ABC talk show in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Both shows managed a 0.4 rating Monday night in the key 18-49 demographic, per the very early metric.


NYC candidate booed after declaring ‘All Lives Matter’

August 24th, 2016
By Victor Skinner

A candidate for New York’s 65th District incited boos from the audience at a recent forum in New York City when she declared her belief that “all lives matter.”

alllivesmattersignSix candidates for the 65th District participating in a forum at the Abrons Arts Center Playhouse were asked Tuesday night to articulate their thoughts about improving police relations with minority communities, and all but one stated their support of the Black Lives Matter movement, DNAinfo reports.

But incumbent Alice Cancel, who won a special election to replace disgraced Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver this spring, provided a different answer that didn’t sit well with many in attendance.

“All lives matter,” Cancel said. “All lives matter.”

According to the news site:

Much of the crowd at the Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center Playhouse erupted in boos, while some applause and cheers could also be heard.

Once the furor died down, Cancel shared her perspective on tackling fraught relations between officers and citizens, which she attributed to a growing lack of familiarity between the two — the answer, she argued, is closing the gap.


Hillary Clinton ‘refuses’ to fill out police union endorsement questionnaire

August 24th, 2016
By Kyle Olson

Hillary Clinton may have indicted her real feelings about law enforcement officers by refusing to fill out a police union endorsement questionnaire.

One America News reports the Fraternal Order of Police sent a list of questions to both Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump.

Trump’s answers covered 12 pages.

Clinton, meanwhile, “refused” to answer anything at all.


HATE TRUMPS LOVE: Cher slams ‘f*cking idiot’ Trump at Hillary fundraiser

August 23rd, 2016
By Victor Skinner

Cher turned Hilary Clinton’s “love trumps hate” slogan on its head over when weekend when she had a few choice words for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a Clinton fundraiser in Cape Cod on Sunday.

The event, which helped Clinton raise about $1.5 million for her campaign, was recorded by Towleroad CEO Michael Goff, who posted a video of the 70-year-old sexualized singer’s comments to Facebook.

“One thing about her, she has a really good heart,” Cher said of her pal Clinton, whom the singer has supported since her bid for the U.S. Senate in 2000. “None of us are perfect, but I believe she is genuine …”

Video 2: Cher lets it rip on Donald Trump and she can and does…Video 2: Hillary/Cher Event in Provincetown. Cher lets it rip on Donald Trump and she can and does say things that others don’t. Wait for it…

Stumping With Hillary, Cher Is Incredibly Likable: VIDEOS, FULL REPORT

Video shot by event attendee, Michael Goff, Towleroad’s CEO and one of the company’s two principals.
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