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"Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country."

I have never seen a news channel on in a restaurant. It is usually sports right?
I am pretty sure I have seen CNN on in every airport.

Of course he is talking to a publication that put out fake news.
So, how dense is this guy?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/01/greg-gutfeld-obama...
 
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I rode a bicycle across the US this summer, Vancouver to New York. I'd say it was a 50/50 split between news and sports in every motel buffet, restaurant, and fast food joint I stopped in.

I do realise that you aren't actually after data, rather you couldn't let a chance to 'expose the elites' with a spot of pedantry go by.
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I rode a bicycle across the US this summer, Vancouver to New York. I'd say it was a 50/50 split between news and sports in every motel buffet, restaurant, and fast food joint I stopped in.

I do realise that you aren't actually after data, rather you couldn't let a chance to 'expose the elites' with a spot of pedantry go by.


Was all the news Foxnews?
Oh wait, you are only interested in being an asshole right?
 
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Oh wait, you are only interested in being an asshole right?


When you go through the world thinking everyone is an asshole, it might be worth considering the common denominator.

but for the record, probably a 40/60 split Fox News to CNN. Largely depending on which State, some would be all Fox all the time, cities would pretty much be CNN.

In the interest of not being a 'Dashi' though, it's an election year, of course the news is on.
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
I rode a bicycle across the US this summer, Vancouver to New York. I'd say it was a 50/50 split between news and sports in every motel buffet, restaurant, and fast food joint I stopped in.

I do realise that you aren't actually after data, rather you couldn't let a chance to 'expose the elites' with a spot of pedantry go by.
Did you happen to RIDE across Montana length-wise and had it seemed like ongoing "forever!"? Man! Just 'driving' during that felt as if upon some unending: "road to nowhere BUTTE, Montana"! robot
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I just thought it was funny that he's still blaming Fox News for everything. It's how he started his Presidency, and it's how he's ending it, too.

But yeah, every bar I've been in has sports. And in other public places where there's a tv screen blaring at people, it's generally ABC/NBC/CBS or CNN. I don't think I've ever seen Fox News on a public screen anywhere.

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Did you happen to RIDE across Montana length-wise and had it seemed like ongoing "forever!"? Man! Just 'driving' during that felt as if upon some unending: "road to nowhere BUTTE, Montana"! robot


No, even better, I rode some hellish zig-zag along the mountain valleys to get to Yellowstone.

Thanks, wind.
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whistle For those of "Military"-background, then did you KNOW how to get into "OFF LIMITS!" establishments, since; 'moi' HAD! cool
 
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Obama just continues his self-pitying display of ineffectual leadership. I just hope we don't have 4 years of a new guy whining endlessly about how he can't do anything because of those bad mens who are stronger, smarter and faster than him.

He's such a fucking embarrassment.

He has no idea whether bars and restaurants have Fox on the TV or if they even have TV's. How did he source this little bit of whiny shit anyway? Does he go to bars? Or eat out a lot at Applebee's? Fucking idiot. Mostly where I live, in RED-RED-REDVILLE it's sports, Almost totally sports. The airport runs CNN and sports. The microbreweries show sports. The local superb bar and grill where the best hamburger I have ever had? Sports. Why does nobody, especially the fucking Rolling Stone that just lost millions for publishing fake news, even ask him how the hell he knows what bars have on TV? Or for that matter if he believes that people have to go out to bars and eateries in order to watch TV? Moron. Fox is the #1 cable news network so I would be surprised if it wasn't on in at least some public venues, but if people want to watch it they can turn it on at home.

Gah, this guy is fucking stupid,
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He aught "hang out" within 'Games Parlours' with Catan accessible, since he had; "Morningwood-#4#-'media'sheep EVEN within their POOL!" meeple
 
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I guess the irony is that most republican leaning news sources didnt endorse Trump either.
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Another vote for virtually all bars having sports on all the time. This should be obvious to anyone who visits bars regularly, and I've visited bars in probably 40 states. I'm assuming by restaurants, they're talking about bars in restaurants, and the same applies. Otherwise you don't see tvs in restaurants. CNN is on all the time at most every airport.
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jarredscott78 wrote:
Another vote for virtually all bars having sports on all the time. This should be obvious to anyone who visits bars regularly, and I've visited bars in probably 40 states. I'm assuming by restaurants, they're talking about bars in restaurants, and the same applies. Otherwise you don't see tvs in restaurants. CNN is on all the time at most every airport.


Side question: Can someone help me out? Why in the fuck would anyone go to any bar to watch the news (under normal circumstances, i.e. not 9/11)?
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
TheDashi wrote:

Oh wait, you are only interested in being an asshole right?


When you go through the world thinking everyone is an asshole, it might be worth considering the common denominator.

but for the record, probably a 40/60 split Fox News to CNN. Largely depending on which State, some would be all Fox all the time, cities would pretty much be CNN.

In the interest of not being a 'Dashi' though, it's an election year, of course the news is on.


Dashi is a robot and "asshole" is his activation/deactivation codeword.
 
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
TheDashi wrote:

Oh wait, you are only interested in being an asshole right?


When you go through the world thinking everyone is an asshole, it might be worth considering the common denominator.

but for the record, probably a 40/60 split Fox News to CNN. Largely depending on which State, some would be all Fox all the time, cities would pretty much be CNN.

In the interest of not being a 'Dashi' though, it's an election year, of course the news is on.


Dashi is a robot and "asshole" is his activation/deactivation codeword.


Go fuck a robot.
 
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I see Fox News in restaurants pretty frequently, a couple of my favorite places flip between it and CNN on various days. That's in SD/IA, though. I don't recall seeing it in IL or LA.

I don't think I've ever seen it on in a bar, though.

Might just be regional.

Aside: Breitbart self-reports it has 45 million readers.
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TheDashi wrote:


Go fuck a robot.


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I just met my hidden victory condition for today!

And I did so in just one move.
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Man, talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. Here is the paragraph in which Obama mentioned Fox News:

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You think it's still a progressive country?

I think that nothing is determined, but that the number of people who have a strong belief in a fair, just, equal, inclusive America is the majority and is growing. And part of the challenge, though, that we do have, and this is something that I've been chewing on for a while now, is that there is a cohort of working-class white voters that voted for me in sizable numbers, but that we've had trouble getting to vote for Democrats in midterm elections. In this election, [they] turned out in huge numbers for Trump. And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we're on the ground, we do well. This is why I won Iowa.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/obama-on-his-l...
(The Fox News part is underlined to make sure no one misses it.)

A half sentence to indicate that large parts of the country consume conservative news sources, followed by suggesting Democrats need to reach out to those voters "on the ground". That's apparently enough to elicit conservative outrage. I thought liberals were the ones who are easily riled up about everything since the election?
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Aside: Breitbart self-reports it has 45 million readers.

There are approximately 242 millions adults in the United States. According to Pew, 28% of adults report often getting news from one or more news websites. So of the 68 million adults getting news from websites, almost two thirds of them get it from Breitbart? That seems unlikely. Admittedly, "readers" doesn't mean that's where they actually get news.
 
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Side question: Can someone help me out? Why in the fuck would anyone go to any bar to watch the news (under normal circumstances, i.e. not 9/11)?

i guess it gives ya something to talk about if you got nothing else going on
 
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A half sentence to indicate that large parts of the country consume conservative news sources, followed by suggesting Democrats need to reach out to those voters "on the ground". That's apparently enough to elicit conservative outrage. I thought liberals were the ones who are easily riled up about everything since the election?


Like I said, what's funny to me is that he's still blaming Fox News for everything. It's been a consistent pattern of his. He barks out Fox News like it's a conditioned response.

Or more likely, "virtue signalling."

Because there is a serious problem with media bias and "Fake News." But if he thinks this is limited to Fox News, he's got some major cognitive issues.
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damiangerous wrote:
Terwox wrote:
Aside: Breitbart self-reports it has 45 million readers.

There are approximately 242 millions adults in the United States. According to Pew, 28% of adults report often getting news from one or more news websites. So of the 68 million adults getting news from websites, almost two thirds of them get it from Breitbart? That seems unlikely. Admittedly, "readers" doesn't mean that's where they actually get news.


Why would it be limited to US?
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
odie73 wrote:

A half sentence to indicate that large parts of the country consume conservative news sources, followed by suggesting Democrats need to reach out to those voters "on the ground". That's apparently enough to elicit conservative outrage. I thought liberals were the ones who are easily riled up about everything since the election?


Like I said, what's funny to me is that he's still blaming Fox News for everything.

What I find odd is that you somehow think his statement amounts to blaming Fox News for everything.
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
odie73 wrote:

A half sentence to indicate that large parts of the country consume conservative news sources, followed by suggesting Democrats need to reach out to those voters "on the ground". That's apparently enough to elicit conservative outrage. I thought liberals were the ones who are easily riled up about everything since the election?


Like I said, what's funny to me is that he's still blaming Fox News for everything.

What I find odd is that you somehow think his statement amounts to blaming Fox News for everything.


Oh, I'm sorry. Let me check for all those other "news" channels he mentioned.

Hmmmm. Nope. Still only Fox News.

And the post-election period is showing us once again that Democrats do not understand why people don't vote for them. They just think their unappealing message isn't being disseminated loudly enough.

MAYBE IF THEY SHOUT "RACIST! SEXIST! XENOPHOBE!" EVEN LOUDER WE'LL FINALLY VOTE DEMOCRAT!

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lfisher wrote:
damiangerous wrote:
Terwox wrote:
Aside: Breitbart self-reports it has 45 million readers.

There are approximately 242 millions adults in the United States. According to Pew, 28% of adults report often getting news from one or more news websites. So of the 68 million adults getting news from websites, almost two thirds of them get it from Breitbart? That seems unlikely. Admittedly, "readers" doesn't mean that's where they actually get news.


Why would it be limited to US?

Fair point. I didn't think about Breitbart as being in international demand, but when you consider the possibility of worldwide traffic it does become more plausible.
 
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