"What we do here is too important to be stressed out by having to make a profit. What is that? The news division is too important. We should be immune from having to make a profit. We should be immune from the pressures of having to make money. We should be immune to the pressures of having to have an audience." Larry Tish, in about a half hour, said, "Why did I buy this mess?" and eventually got rid of it.
Now, Moonves, CBS, Showtime, Viacom, whatever they are. Anyway, "On Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley made no mention of the results from the latest CBS News poll that gave President Obama and Democrats poor marks ahead of the November 4 midterm elections on issues ranging from the economy to ISIS to terrorism to who voters are most likely to vote for.
"Regarding the midterm elections, Republicans find themselves ahead of Democrats on both a generic ballot and specific issues," ballot or poll. "Republicans have a six-point lead against Democrats overall (49% to 43% with those leaning left or right, 46% to 40% without) and a five-point lead [on] who voters would like most to see takeover the Senate (47% to 42%). Independents sided with the GOP by a full 30 points over Democrats (57% to 27%)."
Now, can I focus on that one for just a second? Because as you who are students of the political arts and sciences (ahem) know, the consultants class in both parties but primarily the Republican Party, stress every election the importance of the independents, the moderates, that it is there that every election is won or lost. This has been, in fact, a giant trick played and strategically executed very well against the Republicans.
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