Media Goes Wild Over Michelle Obama’s Speech, But DNC Suffers Huge Viewership Loss
posted at 3:05 pm on September 5, 2012 by Matt Vespa
Well, Michelle Obama gave a speech last night. It was well delivered, but the media is going wild about it. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner praised the First Lady’s address for “humanizing” government. After all, “the government is the only thing we all belong to” in the mind of liberals.
CNN was all over the First Lady’s address with Wolf Blitzer calling it a “grand slam.”
Matt Hadro at Newsbusters wrote yesterday:
CNN’s senior political analyst David Gergen actually borrowed from Democratic strategist James Carville to make his point. ‘And I want to echo something James said, Anderson. I think if they [the Democrats] have two more nights like this, they could possibly break this race open,” he raved. When asked by Cooper if he could remember a speech by a First Lady on the plane of Obama’s, Gergen said ‘I can’t remember one.’
Yes, it was all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows. It’s a shame that this game changing speech received 400,000 less views than Ann Romney’s address at the RNC.
Mike Flynn, editor at Breitbart.com, wrote today that:
Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That’s about 400,000 fewer viewers than watched Ann Romney’s speech. But, the really bad news for Obama is the massive drop in viewers from 2008.
NBC won the coverage, as it did for the RNC last week. But, its viewership was down 24% from ’08. For its RNC coverage on the first night, viewership was actually 8% higher than ’08. CBS and ABC have even starker declines, dropping 45% and 38% respectively, compared to ’08. Their coverage of the RNC was down also, but a more modest 25% and 38% from ’08.