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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:13 PM

Cenk: How we (TYT) will crush CNN

fun for everybody!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/how-we-will-crush-cnn_b_3488560.html

The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world. We have just crossed the Million/Billion mark. We have over one million subscribers and one billion views on our YouTube channel. There are only 25 non-music channels in the Million/Billion Club. We are the only news channel in the group.

The average age of CNN's audience is 68. Isn't that amazing? The average CNN viewer is retired. When you go over to Fox News, it's even worse. The average O'Reilly viewer is 71! Only 12 percent of his audience is in the coveted 25-54 age bracket (this is the demo that advertisers find appealing, so everyone on cable news cares more about this number than anything else). This so-called big shot is basically doing his show out of a senior citizens center. 71!!!

Even the youngest skewing show on MSNBC, All In with Chris Hayes, only has about 33 percent of its audience in the 25-54 demo. Everyone else does worse or much, much worse. Cable news is literally ancient.

So, I am greatly amused when CNN keeps rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. Ohhh, they brought in Chris Cuomo for the morning show! Whoop dee doo! What is this 1985, where a so-called star will help your morning show and the rest of your lineup will take-off from there? This is so unbelievably antiquated.

First, almost no one in TV news is a star. TV has made everyone so vanilla it's nearly impossible to tell one anchor apart from another. Quick, tell me the difference between John King and Wolf Blitzer? You said "the beard," right?

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Reply Cenk: How we (TYT) will crush CNN (Original post)
Enrique Jun 2013 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2013 #1
demwing Jun 2013 #2
Romulus Quirinus Jun 2013 #6
Skidmore Jun 2013 #3
life long demo Jun 2013 #4
monmouth3 Jun 2013 #5
moondust Jun 2013 #7
mimi85 Jun 2013 #8

Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:20 PM

1. All that stuff and a bus pass will get him to the next press conference.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:25 PM

2. Will you be there waiting?

 

Where will your bus pass get you?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:49 PM

6. You might be shocked at the income 1 billion views on YouTube can provide. nt

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:28 PM

3. May I say something aside from the age demos for media outlets?

Lots of us older folks are fine people. Most of all, we're people and not some alien life form. A portion of our demo is actually liberal and has been for a long time. Lots of us are even still.....gasp...alive and conscious.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:45 PM

4. Thanks Skidmore

for mentioning us older people, 70 here. I'm no less liberal than I was in my twenties. Less agile though. Knees hurt so protest marches are out, but I have stood on corners with signs, does that count? Yes, I'm alive and conscious.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:46 PM

5. Thank you for saying that. I was feeling pretty good, young, approaching my 73rd year and look

pretty good too, well compared to some. Anyway, we "elders" are not dead yet, have many brain cells still engaged and as my friends up north would say..."Don't mess with me darlin', I can go from Lady to Jersey in 2.5 seconds."

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:01 PM

7. Juvenile hubris.

I used to watch the TV show but don't anymore because of Cenk calling people names if they disagree with him: "If you think blah blah blah then you are a blah blah blah!" And he's a big Glenn Greenwald fan which is the mark of "trash everything," attention-seeking advocacy/anarchojournalism.

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Response to moondust (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:42 AM

8. I'm late to the party here

but I had to say how much I agree with this. Great post!

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