Fox Debate Breaks Viewership Record

CNN reports:

Early overnight Nielsen ratings suggest that Thursday’s Republican debate was not just the most-watched primary debate in history — it may have been twice as big as the previous record-holder. The debate on Fox News had a 16.0 household rating between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to Nielsen. Translation: 16% of United States homes with TV sets tuned in. Fox News usually has 1% or 2% of the household audience. For the sake of comparison, the highest-rated Republican primary debates in 2011 and 2012 were watched by approximately 5% of households.

Last night may have been the most-watched Fox News telecast ever.

  • LonelyLiberal

    Some considerable percentage was watching for the crazy and the fighting and the kicks.

    That’s not really a compliment so I wouldn’t take it as such. In fact, I’d be slightly embarrassed that to achieve those ratings took a clown car.

    • leastyebejudged

      Kind of like pro wrestling.

      Actually, no. EXACTLY like it.

      • Alexo

        No. Pro Wrestling has a plotline and decent actors.

        • leastyebejudged

          And hawt actors, lol…

    • tristram

      A special two-hour, prime-time edition of Celebrity Apprentice – who could resist?

    • bambinoitaliano

      Attention whores like the candidates and fox knows nothing about embarrassment. They only care for the attention, however they get it.

    • Alexo

      Hey like nascar most of the viewers were just waiting for the crashes.

    • MarkOH

      And, I found it fascinating that those of us who do not have cable, were unable to watch it. Our local Fox station who spent the whole day covering it, showed an episode of “Bones” for those of us with antenna TV.

      • Mark

        I’m OTA as well. In hindsight, Bones was the better choice. At least I got to eyeball DB. “Eye candy” and republican candidate just don’t mesh…..

        • yall who like David Bor’z should watch Buffy. he was much prettier back then. i could never get into Bones b/c i find the woman main character wooden, and the writing is so much lesser by comparison to Joss Wheadon’s, who also helped David be a much better actor than they do on Bones.

          • olandp

            There is a woman in it?

    • JT

      Just the sheer number of liberal bloggers looking for more Trump shenanigans and gaffes by the other clowns must have increased their audience tremendously.

  • leastyebejudged

    Proving once again that the lowest common denominator always wins when it comes to a certain segment of the US public.

  • another_steve

    I thought it was a very boring, predictable debate. The media are trying to spin it to make it the BEST DEBATE EVER!!!

    But it was boring.

    I’m sorry I wasted my best gin on it.

    • Gustav2

      Good gawd man, never serve your best gin around Republicans. They will never leave.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It was your best gin that prevent you from injuring yourself. It’s a preventive measure that one needed. Kind of like the filter before one look at the eclipse of the sun.

    • Alexo

      They should have brought in peter Dinkalage to dance.

  • Paula

    Go ahead and enjoy the one time ratings. This is like Chik-Fil-H8’s one day of super sales. Some things just don’t last.

  • Chucktech

    Big fucking deal. Hell, even most of US dared to wade into the cesspool that is Fox News to watch their “debate.”

  • Michael Smith

    If you see a car crash, people will stop and look at it. If you see the same car crash every day for 10 months, eventually people will stop looking at it.

    • BearEyes

      my thought as well. it’s the voyeur factor waiting for the mess/gaffe/antics/etc.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not if it’s Donald Trump’s car crashing with him in it.

  • HZ81

    Of course Clown Thunderdome was a hit. So hilarious.

  • Kevin Perez

    This ratings fact doesn’t guarantee the Democrats the executive branch for at least the next four years, but it sure helps.

  • And what did this debate have in common with the previous record-holder in 2011? A boatload of whackadoodle candidates. People are tuning in to see who has the biggest gaffes and who is the biggest train wreck, not because they think it will help them make an informed choice on how to vote.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Well no wonder, when is the last time we had 16 primary candidates? Do I even have the number right, 16?

  • TheManicMechanic

    Not exactly something you want to advertise when the programming was digging into the deep hole under the outhouse.

  • That Guy

    I was kind of amazed at how many of my Facebook friends were more or less liveblogging the whole thing. They’re almost all liberals (or at least center-left) and so the nicest thing they said was “that guy sounds reasonable”. I kind of hate it, because it just encourages the spectacle. But if I’m reading recaps I guess I’m part of the problem too.

  • Grant

    Better than the zoo. Better than the circus.

    • nowaRINO

      Be careful as Tim Gunn says:

      “I have this refrain about the monkey house at the zoo. When you first enter into the monkey house at the zoo, you think, ‘Oh my god this place stinks!’ And then after you’re there for 20 minutes you think, ‘it’s not so bad’ and after you’re there for an hour it doesn’t smell at all. And anyone entering the monkey house freshly thinks, ‘this stinks!’ You’ve been living in the monkey house.”

    • “if you can’t afford a nice dinner out, go see a movie. if you can’t afford a movie, go to the zoo. if you can’t afford the zoo, go see a politician.”

  • bambinoitaliano

    This was an anticipated pile up accident many wanted to watch. Unfortunately, the entertainment value was not what it build up to be. Kind of like Geraldo and his Al Capone’s vault.

  • Sk3ptic

    Don’t get too excited, Reince. Many of us were there for the laughs.

    • Sk3ptic

      And it delivered in spades!!

    • Cuberly

      Has there been any correlation done between this and the number of people rushed to the ER for alcohol poisoning? /s

      • kcken

        LOL

      • Nic Peterson

        Can’t Look Away From Train Wreck! Aaaahhhhhh!

    • kcken

      Lots of us watched, just for the shit show.. #satisfied

    • Duh-David

      As circuses go, the clowns were entertaining, but I was hoping for dancing bears.

      • OrliJoe in Fla

        I always prefer dancing bears!!

    • JT

      Trump is just the latest reality program.

    • ScottJL

      Weren’t there for the cake, that’s for sure.

    • D. J.

      Debates used to be televised by all major networks. Fox’s ratings would have been substantially lower if that still happened.

    • Nexus1

      Exactly. There were a few posters here who watched Fox News for the first time ever last night. Heck a couple of posters had to find what channel it was on their cable system. lol

  • Alexo

    I heard most of the people who watched are now filing class action lawsuit for brain damage.

    • bambinoitaliano

      There are going to be dismiss solely for the reason of alcohol was involve.

      • Alexo

        Hey that was a fun drinking game… don’t diss the alchohol it makes the stupid go down a bit easier.

    • Hue-Man

      Picture of a typical viewer.

    • Bluto
  • zhera

    Only because the Dems tuned in to point and laugh!

    • billbear1961

      And to keep an eye on the psychotics.

  • Emperor Trump will take credit for this of course. Sadly he might be right to do so. I think most folks tuned in to see what nonsense was going to come out of his mouth…and they were not disappointed.

    • Chucktech

      I think you’re absolutely right. Hell, he’s a freaking TV star, apparently.

      • Soren456

        And ONLY a TV star.

        • bkmn

          Reality TV at that. He belongs with the Fatassians.

    • Fox is crediting him with the numbers. :C

  • AtticusP

    I watched for the same reason that I slow down at car wrecks on the highway: I don’t really want to see it, but I just can’t help myself…

  • pickypecker
  • tcinsf

    3/4 of the audience was watching to see how appalling it would be.

  • Webslinger
  • Gene

    Of course it was so well watched! If you announced “two trains will collide before being hit by a crashing 747 full of schoolchildren during a sharknado jsut before the whole thing overrun by kangaroos with lasers on their heads while we recreat the hindenburg disaster”….PEOPLE are gonna watch.
    .
    Same damn thing here
    Their was a whole season of American Horror Story based on this premise.

    Freakshow

    • Alexo

      Hell i’m a Republican and thats the only reason I watched it. =P I’m voting for ike… i mean bernie.

      Well I also watched it to play the drinking game.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “Their was a whole season of American Horror Story based on this premise: Freakshow.”

      With Asylum as a prequel. “Domi-nique -nique -nique s’en allait tout simplement,Routier, pauvre et chantant.”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    He needs to know the truth.

    • Gustav2

      And the drinking games.

      • Gindy51

        I wonder how much lost worker productivity can be measured due to the “debate”.

    • D. J.

      I thought it was a bit low on batshit crazy. It could have used more. Like Mission Impossible movies could use more plot. The special effects are great, but MI will never be James Bond. I went in with my expectations for BSC too high. I must have been thinking post election.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I think Huckabee took the cake with bat shit crazy when he called a Zygote a Human Being to justify his war on women and our access to health care.

        • D. J.

          Cruz gets points for his desire to persecute the religious.

  • MikeBx2

    He may spin it, but even Priebus knows why people tuned in. Dump Trump for the next debate and see how many watch.

    I didn’t tune in but attempted to follow along on Twitter. From the get go it was difficult to differentiate between what was absurd paraphrasing and sarcasm and what was actual quotes.

  • Estrafalario

    Well, they didn’t disappoint with the cray cray.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    A Three Ring Circus has a way of drawing big crowds, I’d say.

    • Todd Allis

      P.T. Barnum would be proud. Or scared.

  • dcurlee

    Hell I wasn’t gonna miss the comedy misfits

  • shellback

    The most-watched Fox News telecast ever.
    It’s called Morbid Curiosity – like looking at a car crash.

  • Mike C

    I just wanted to see who won’t be president next year.

    • Estrafalario

      Such a cast to choose from.

    • billbear1961

      Don’t forget they intend to make it difficult for hundreds of thousands to vote–maybe more than that–AND they will certainly tamper with voting machines if they aren’t watched very closely.

      The GOP has degenerated into neo-fascism. They are desperate and will stop at nothing. Do NOT underestimate their capacity for EVIL: they may even tamper with the Electoral College in GOP-controlled states that nevertheless tend to vote for Dems for president (by awarding some electoral votes to the candidate who FAILS to carry their states in the presidential election).

      Lots of reasonabe, decent people in this country have trouble finding a SPINE and standing up to these filthy fat-mouthed BULLIES!

      And we can no longer rely on the news media to stand up to them, either, denounce them for their outright lies and hold them accountable!

      These are VERY dangerous times for democracy in this beleaguered republic.

      EDIT: And I didn’t even touch on Citizens United and the cool BILLION–at least–that the super-rich will be spending to hoodwink the voters with corporate-fascist propagnda, in effect, to BUY the White House and hold on to both chambers of Congress.

      We live in a state of the most dreadful PERIL.

  • danolgb

    But Reince, let’s just say we weren’t laughing with you.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      I was gonna go with: Rinse, that’s like bragging that a traffic accident on the expressway caused the longest gawkers’ delay ever.

      • D. J.

        ^^^FTW^^^

  • JustDucky

    The Trump Bump.

    • medaka

      Coke on a Vegas hooker’s ass.

      • Estrafalario

        LOL. And you won the internet.

        • medaka

          Sad, isn’t it. I LIKE hookers.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        “Coke on a Vegas hooker’s ass.”

        Stevie Nicks has some suggestions related to that.

        • medaka

          I still don’t get the marching band thing, but, fwiw

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InjF8xj93LU

          • Cuberly

            OT: If interested, great BBC documentary on FM. So many forget the great early music before Buckingham/Nicks. Still very much a fan.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJCo0_-5DNA&list=RDiJCo0_-5DNA#t=7

          • medaka

            Bookmarked and thanks, Cuberly — I hope Peter Green is in it!

          • Cuberly

            Only for a short blurb in the beginning, bummer I know, but it’s worth checking out anyway. Seeing early Stevie is rather fascinating. She does a pretty awesome Janice J. in her early stuff.

  • downtownla

    So when are the Democrats going to have their debates? We can’t let the Republicans have all the fun.

    • Alexo

      I expect a mop up by Berni but thats me being wishful

    • Bonobo

      They are listed here on JMG.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Hillz proxies at the DNC managed to put them off until October.

  • Bonobo

    And more people slept with their TVs on.

  • cjs

    I … “acquired,” let’s just say that … a stream of it and connected my laptop via HDMI port to my TV. (Did the same thing for the 2012 London Olympics, used an “acquired” feed from the top-notch BBC coverage — LIVE — rather than the lame ass shit NBC fed to America.)

  • Sean Taylor

    they really don’t know why we were watching do they? wow.

  • rextrek1

    well lets be honest upfront…..it had NOTHING to do with QUALITY Programming…and Everything to do with people who couldn’t turn their eyes away from a Imminent TRAINWRECK!

    • Estrafalario

      But it was a lovely fiery trainwreck, wasn’t it?

      • I thought The Donald was going to disappoint, but he got in a few shots, and seemed the most reasonable one by the end. None of that “god is my co-pilot” bullshit the others tried. It was glorious. These people are so fucked.

        • billbear1961

          Kirk: “Well, commander, it looks like the Organians aren’t going to let us fight.”

          Klingon: “What a shame, captain! It would have been glorious!

          https://m0vie.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/tos-errandofmercy19.jpg

          • LMAO! At least we know there weren’t any white people in the debate last night, just a bunch of tangelos.

        • D. J.

          Not a single one claimed to be the second coming or even a prophet. I really thought Huckabee or Cruz would go there.

          • There’s still time. You know they’re itching to try it.

  • geoffalnutt

    The last time I watched FOXNews was 2005. I mean ‘the last’.

    • rextrek1

      same here

    • rextrek1

      the only thing I watch on FOX now is comedies and some dramas… won’t poison my eye/ mind with their so-called NEWS

      • Estrafalario

        Funny. I’ve always considers their news as comedy.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, you should have tuned in in 2012 to watch Karl Rove positively melt down. It was great fun and a nice change from the joyful chortling over on MSNBC.

    • Rex

      Fox News: Fair and Balanced.
      HaHaHaHaHaHa…I can’t even say that without laughing.

    • canoebum

      I have Fox News blocked on my home system. I don’t even want to see it by accident.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Here, in Canada, it’s part of the upper tier of the “à la carte” stations, not part of the basic offerings. There is no way I’d include Faux in my lineup.

  • MattM

    People love a good train wreck.

  • Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. This means Fox is going to start staging more stunt queen bullshit to get better ratings. People, do you know what this means??? Fox is going to go Full CNN! We’re talking, abandoning the ‘news’ format all together and jumping to full on reality tv BS drama and hysterical dramatics that make Megyn Kelly look sedate. I can’t…I gotta take something to calm down…so excited!!!!!

    http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/fry_drooling.gif

  • jakeinlove

    At first I was baffled when driving the streets of Phoenix and noticed the traffic was noticeably light. It took me a moment to realize these people were watching this train wreck. Fortunately for me, I got things done!
    🙂

  • Kissmagrits

    I had to re-arrange my sock drawer – then I surfed YouTube for cute cat videos. Does anybody know if they checked for weapons at the door?

    • TampaDink

      I’m sure that they must have. No one who’d willingly attend one of these GOP/Tea shit-shows would ever dream of objecting to a no-weapons in the venue policy, as long as it is one of THEIR events. Let it get out that guns are not welcome at the DNC debates & the rabid right will talk about that ad nauseum.

  • Hryflex

    My husbear and I watched “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis”. I’ll wait to watch the GOP debate when it comes out as a graphic novel with gratuitous violence.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    More proof of why there were so many viewers. The world wanted to watch this train wreck.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Thursday-s-GOP-debate-burst-social-media-with-6430395.php#photo-8428123

  • disQusTed

    Popcorn sales have also skyrocketed. Methinks there is a correlation.

    • billbear1961

      Youthinks correctly.

  • jomicur

    In other news, trips to the zoo are popular too.

    • Schlukitz

      If for no other reason than to watch the Hippotami fornicate. 🙂

      • jomicur

        The last time I visited the National Zoo I saw a pair of giraffes going at it. Porn stars should be so well equipped. At at the local zoo here I once saw a bat give another bat head. Children of the night–what music they make! 🙂

        • Schlukitz

          🙂

  • Ian

    Car crashes get a lot of viewers too.

  • Roy Biv

    Trump REALLY needed another reality show after the Apprentice.

    Except this time, more bs, shenanigans, and even more Trump.

  • AndyinChicago

    Traffic always slows to check out a wreck. We’re a morbidly curious people.

  • TreGibbs

    Everyone loves to watch a train wreck…

  • canoebum

    Uhhh…more than four out of five tvs were tuned into something else (as was mine). Doesn’t sound to me that the nation’s eyes were riveted to this circus act.

  • billbear1961

    Lots of people watching–posters on this site, for example–despise your neo-fascist party, you hyperventilating idiot.

    They wanted to see the MADMAN, and how your other psychotic clowns would react to him.

    I am NOT comparing Trump to Napoleon in ANY way, except to say that someone once referred to Bonaparte as the Werewolf of Europe.

    • We just want to know what’s going on! Unlike the opposition, we listen to everything. It’s DISGUSTING to hear these lies go unchallenged

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    That’s only because the Duggars have been cancelled.

    • vorpal

      17 candidates and counting?
      Practically the same show.

      • Mark

        After last nite – they better have at least 2 more “in the oven” somewhere!

        • vorpal

          Given how lukewarm / undercooked most of their responses seemed, I’m for throwing the whole pack in the oven.

      • billbear1961

        LOL

        Purrfect, darling minou!

        • vorpal

          Haha! I aim to please (you)!
          How are you? Send big happy hugs to CJ!
          And sorry I haven’t yet posted any pictures from my trip! I will try to get to that this weekend. With a single exception, I have been very remiss in showing them to anybody!

          • billbear1961

            I ask CJ every once in a while about photos!

            When you have the time, sweetie, and are in the mood.

            Always lovely to see you on JMG!

            🙂

            XO

          • vorpal

            I am just such a forgetful ADHD ridden kitten! I always aim t… SHINY THING!

            Umm… what was I saying?
            I will remember if I have to stick a post-it note with duct tape to my forehead… and then as punishment*, I will make you also look at a pic of that!

            (* for you or me – I am not sure)

          • billbear1961

            No picture of you could ever be a punishment, minou.

            🙂

          • vorpal

            Oh, well now, mon beau ourson, you have issued a direct challenge!

            I accept! Just you wait!

          • billbear1961

            Oh, kitty, the old bear is no match for your quick wit!

            😀

          • billbear1961

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_9qH79yas

            At 4:32 we begin to close in on many shiny things, indeed: the Empyrean, a glimpse of the snow-white Rose of Universal REASON!

            Oh, chéri, may reason yet save this country from the dark forces of hatred and greed out to destroy us!

      • billbear1961

        My only quibble is with “practically.”

        😀

        • vorpal

          I’m confident they’ll hit 19 within a month and then be entirely indistinguishable!

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        I wonder which one will end up discovered having fondled little girls.

        • vorpal

          Is there even any question?
          Carly Fiorina, of course.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            For some reason, I was expecting a male GOPer.

          • TampaDink

            There is always the chance/likelihood that more than one of them is harboring such dirty secrets.

          • vorpal

            I thought we had figured out by now that they prefer to fondle each other.

  • Cuberly
    • Stev84

      The Catholic Church does that all the time

      • Cuberly

        That they do. Ugh….nasty bastards they are.

      • TampaDink

        But not without occasional exceptions.
        Paging Mrs. Rick Santorum.

    • billbear1961

      Oh, dear me, Tahd, did someone on Fox slip up and ask these monsters a reasonable question?

      • Cuberly

        He’s busy taking swipes at Fox all the while stroking them stating how much he loves em, him being a “real conservative” (gag). It’s making for some interesting double-speak on his part.

        • billbear1961

          He’s a real conservative, all right, like Perkkkins and Limbaugh, all in the mold of Goebbels and Göring.

          Disgusting, evil, mendacious PIGS, the LOT of them!

          Just as right-wing “Christians” drag Christianity through the sewer, filthy whore gangsters like Starnes and his pals in infamy thoroughly discredit the notion that there could possibly be such a thing as respectable conservatism! [edited]

    • JDM

      No, Todd, we’re not kidding. In fact, we so weren’t kidding that Scott Walker couldn’t even answer that question with a straight yes or no.

      • billbear1961

        For that reason alone, all by itself, Walker disqualifies himself for the office.

        His failure to say that of course he wouldn’t let a mother die is OUTRAGEOUS.

        It is a party of degenerates that won’t denounce even the most EVIL desires or beliefs of their filthy, rotten, grossly immoral and FASCIST troglodyte base.

        I will NEVER accept governance at the hands of these goddamned, fucking PIGS!

        They will NOT usher in a Dark Age of HORRORS!

        FUCK THEM–to HELL!!

        Evil, cowardly SAVAGES!!

        • JDM

          Tell us how you really feel, Bill.

          • billbear1961

            You will never fail to know!

        • Pregancy isnt currently a death sentence. Walker wants to change that. Grrrrr

  • that should be a bad thing as it was train wreck city

    • billbear1961

      The more insane it gets the more the demented and hateful GOP base loves it.

  • Edd

    It was the biggest comedy of the night, what kind of numbers was he expecting?

  • anne marie in philly

    “libruls” were watching just to play their bingo cards and drink!

  • Peter Wde

    Wow, Fox News rules the ratings. MSNBC, CNN eat your heart out!

  • Irish856

    Ever since NBC dumped the thursday night line up of “Must See TV” comedies… we have all been hunting for 2 hours of laughs on thursday night…
    They could do a full season of this… perhaps call it… Lost

    • GreatLakeSailor

      I know. Put them all in an isolated campaign office, locked up, with lots ‘n’ lots of cameras and they could call it Big Brother Ego.
      or maybe Oh Brother!?
      or maybe The Presidentette!?
      or maybe Survivor (of the Brashest)
      or maybe The Amazing (White) Race featuring wannabe white Ben C
      or maybe The Amazing Race – they could race to billionaires across the country and fellate for money…does that leave Teh Donald out?

      • olandp

        I’d say that Donald self-fellates, but he doesn’t have as much money as he claims.

  • JDM

    I hope they don’t retroactively fool themselves into thinking that people watched because they were interested in Republican ideas. It’s fairly clear that everyone just wanted to see this reality show of a campaign that Trump is putting on. And we weren’t disappointed.

    • TampaDink

      I kind of hope that they (the RNC) do fool themselves into thinking that the historic viewership numbers reflect potential republican/tea voters.

      • JDM

        Even Reince has to know that Trump’s supporters only constitute 25% of the Republican base. That’s 1/4 of 1/3 of the voting population – 1/12 or about 8%. With numbers like that, they better know they need help, or they need to start hiring mathematicians.

        • TampaDink

          You are right….yet I will continue to hope that their hubris will prevent them from looking at the obvious & that they lull themselves into a permanent state of self assured complacency.

          • Schlukitz

            SAC. (Self assured complacency).

            A disease that can only be treated with regularly administrated doses of reality over a long period of time.

            While there is a chance for full recovery in a few isolated instances, the cure rate is abysmally low.

          • TampaDink

            Maybe there will someday be a cure. First, I think a telethon is in order. ☺

  • Boy Elvis

    A shitshow with high ratings is still a shitshow, Reince. I bet the majority of people tuning in did so to play the drinking game.

  • Gawkr

    It’s called “rubber-necking”.

  • Tom (Winnipeg)

    I realize that people watched this charade because most of them love to see assholes give people the shaft.

  • Ginger Snap

    And here it is what this was all about $$$$$$$$$$.

  • Jeffg166

    Now they can’t afford to get rid of Donald he’s the star of the show.

  • noni

    America loves a clown show

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • Toasterlad

    Well, Fox’s unethical meddling in the Republican presidential race sure has paid off for them.

  • Berkshire_Boy

    Without the Trumpster what would those ratings have been like?

  • Octavio

    They could have achieved the same viewership had they only shown a compilation of deadly car wrecks replete with bodies, body parts and blood. Especially blood.

  • billbear1961

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_9qH79yas

    This is–starting at around 4:32 as we begin to zoom in–about as far away from the GOP and Fox and all the haters as one can get: a momentary glimpse of the Empyrean, the snow-white Rose of Universal REASON, one of the most strikingly beautiful sights I’ve ever beheld!

    May devotion to Reason and love of Justice yet save this country from the dark forces of rabid fascism, of unchained hatred and greed, out to destroy us!

    O unblemished Perfection, ardent desire–and source–of all Sapience, that reaches out to You as blossoms do the sun, culminating Triumph of Enlightenment, do not abandon us!

  • Bill_Perdue

    The race to the bottom by the Democrat and Republican parties and their candidates is gathering speed. It’s irreversible. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60a675233d54fde64fda92d4c95fa0859e2afc4a22e12c31cb545d7673d09175.jpg

  • 2karmanot

    Was like watching a poodle s**t in slow motion.

  • Balderdashing

    Lesson learned: more clown cars!

  • meonthissite

    meh I didn’t watch it because I’ve given up on television “news” completely I just read about it and watch clips the next day that way they can’t skim anymore money off of me then I can help.

  • Yep. If they hadnt taken over the preposterous GOP debates, why watch Fox “News” EVER??

    • Queequeg

      I actually have FOX news blocked on my TV so you can’t accidentally surf to it. In order to watch the debate I had to find out what the channel number was.

  • Silver_Witch

    No fair most viewers just wanted to see the show. No watching for truth or balance.

  • Queequeg

    I have to admit that we watched it. It was akin to slowing down to look at a traffic accident. Something we all tend to do, but then feel ashamed afterwards. Just curiosity, I guess.

  • Tom Chicago

    I couldn’t bear to watch it. It had shaped up in my mind as a contest among the odious to see who could out-odious the others.