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Clinton Campaign Reserves $80 Million in TV Advertising

$80 million

Amount the Clinton campaign has reserved in TV advertising “Hillary Clinton across eight key states in coming months in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Washington Post reports. “The Trump campaign, by contrast, launched its first general-election TV ad last week, saying it planned to spend $4.8 million on a 10-day buy in four states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.”

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Trump’s First TV Ad Shows No Sign of a Pivot

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Drop in Campaign Spending Hurting Local Broadcasters

60%

Amount television campaign advertising during the U.S. presidential election has fallen since 2012, a troubling sign for local TV broadcasters that were counting on a windfall, reports Bloomberg.

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Real Trump Supporters Vet Fake Trump Ads

It’s become clear by this point in the presidential campaign that voters who support Donald Trump are inured to his most outrageous proposals and ridiculous policy positions. But how inured are they? Triumph the Insult Comic Dog explores that question in a series of focus groups testing potential TV ads.

Of course, to date, Trump has spent $00.00 on television advertising while the networks have given him $2 billion worth of free coverage, so it’s unlikely he’ll shell out for these ads — unless he has another week like the last one …

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President Trump? If It Happens, Blame the Media, Bob Garfield Says

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If Donald Trump wins in November, it could well be because the media hasn’t done its job.

Garfield: ‘Who the Chuck Todd cares about his tax proposals? It’s like asking Charles Manson about his driving record

That’s according to On The Media’s Bob Garfield, who accuses the press of malpractice in its reporting on Trump. The piece is titled, “How Not to Normalize Trump” and it’s well worth the six minutes of your time to listen.

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Hank Green Says It’s Not OK for the Mainstream Media to Snipe at YouTube Stars

Bethany Mota's post-interview selfie
Bethany Mota’s post-interview selfie

If you missed it in the post-game coverage of the recent State of the Union speech, Pres. Obama broke new ground beyond perfecting presidential ad libs. He also agreed to one-on-one interviews with three YouTube stars, and one of them, Hank Green, isn’t happy with the way the “legacy” press corps treated the endeavor. Green’s article, posted on Medium, is titled “Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President.” It might have been better named, “Holy Shit, the Mainstream Media is Killing Democracy.”

Green: How does a democracy function with no credible system for informing its citizens?

CNN intro’d and outro’d every segment with Glozell [Green] in a bathtub full of cereal, as did ABC’s morning show…Even new media companies like Vice were dismissive:

“Think of it as a teeny-bopper AMA…The interviewers will be GloZell Green, who’s perhaps best known for sitting in a tub full of cereal; a 19-year-old who gives beauty advice named Bethany Mota; and Hank Green, a notorious YouTube ranter whose brother wrote The Fault in Our Stars.”

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Even Their Fans are Tired of the New England Patriots Playing in the Super Bowl

$2,879

The average price of a 2015 Super Bowl ticket, which is 20 percent cheaper than last year. The decrease is blamed on the New England Patriots, whose fans have watched their team in the big game six out of the past 14 years, and who might not want to shell out yet again for what no longer seems like a rare opportunity.

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Obama Hijacks the Show but Colbert Report Pulls No Punches

If you missed it, watch the revamped segment Colbert calls, “The Word,” but which Obama called, “The Decree.” The president out-deadpans the deadpanner himself.

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Sarah Palin TV as Relevant as She Is to Viewers

36,000

Number of visitors to the Sarah Palin Channel in September, as measured by Quantcast, reports Lloyd Grove. By contrast, The Blaze’s web traffic exceeded 1.5 million unique visitors in September.

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Fox News Also Won the Midterms

6,607,000

Number of total viewers of Fox News Channel in the 10 pm hour Tuesday night, exceeding both CNN’s 1,936,000 and MSNBC’s 1,594,000 average total viewers combined by more than 3 million. FNC also beat out CBS, NBC and ABC in total viewers during that hour, with the highest of the three – CBS – garnering 5,408,000 average total viewers, reports FishBowl DC.