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Old 10-17-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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The cable networks that draw the most partisan ads aren’t the ones you expect - The Washington Post

I love this kind of analysis that tries to get at what interest groups really think and believe, as opposed to the claims that they officially spew. The study looked at spending of ad dollars by the two major parties, on the multitude of major TV networks. The top three networks for Democrats were the E! channel, MSNBC, and Comedy Central. The latter two are givens, but it is interesting to me that E! is numero uno.

The top three for GOP spending are the Golf Channel, Fox, and the History channel. Again the Golf channel (mid to upper class males) and Fox are a given, but the History channel is not expected.

It's an interesting juxtaposition--the GOP appears to see those who are intellectually engaged, even if in pop form, as their base, whereas the Democrats are convinced that the person who is fascinated by the Kardashians is their base.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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Golf channel is the reddest? Sooo...Obama is going to become a republican?

As for trying to define politics based on it....who watches tv and cable?
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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The cable networks that draw the most partisan ads aren’t the ones you expect - The Washington Post

I love this kind of analysis that tries to get at what interest groups really think and believe, as opposed to the claims that they officially spew. The study looked at spending of ad dollars by the two major parties, on the multitude of major TV networks. The top three networks for Democrats were the E! channel, MSNBC, and Comedy Central. The latter two are givens, but it is interesting to me that E! is numero uno.

The top three for GOP spending are the Golf Channel, Fox, and the History channel. Again the Golf channel (mid to upper class males) and Fox are a given, but the History channel is not expected.

It's an interesting juxtaposition--the GOP appears to see those who are intellectually engaged, even if in pop form, as their base, whereas the Democrats are convinced that the person who is fascinated by the Kardashians is their base.
Lol! You think the History channel is about history?
It's about gator-killin', gold-minin', varmint-bustin, truck-drivin', etc. Mountain men, pickers and swamp people.

History, indeed!

http://www.history.ca/top-shows/

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Everyone thinks their side is loaded with more intellectuals than the other side.

SMH...whatever.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Everyone thinks their side is loaded with more intellectuals than the other side.

SMH...whatever.
...........and then some just THINK they are intellectuals
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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Everyone thinks their side is loaded with more intellectuals than the other side.

SMH...whatever.
Nailed it. Yet again.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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...........and then some just THINK they are intellectuals
Most of my friends are extremely bright and ironically they cover a wide spectrum of political views.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Everyone thinks their side is loaded with more intellectuals than the other side.

SMH...whatever.
Actually no, one side tends to claim that they have cornered the market on intellectualism while they spend their ad dollars on the E! channel. The other side tends to be contemptuous of intellectualism while they spend their ad dollars on the History channel. The dollars do not lie
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Actually no, one side tends to claim that they have cornered the market on intellectualism while they spend their ad dollars on the E! channel. The other side tends to be contemptuous of intellectualism while they spend their ad dollars on the History channel. The dollars do not lie
Um, I think it has more to do with demographics as it pertains to age, actually.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:02 PM
 
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Lol! You think the History channel is about history?
It's about gator-killin', gold-minin', varmint-bustin, truck-drivin', etc. Mountain men, pickers and swamp people.

History, indeed!

History Channel TV Shows | Watch Vikings, Ice Pilots
I swear to god when I was younger the history channel was about history. Good lord....the lineup is designed to kill minds...what happened?
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