Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Ratings Must Have Been Through the Roof

 

Because no matter many times I Google it, no matter how many different ways I phrase the question, I cannot find out how many people watched the president’s speech at Mt. Rushmore. Which leads me to believe the ratings must have been incredible.

Remember when the media was swooning over the low-attendance numbers for the president’s rally in Tulsa? Those “low” rally-numbers were quickly, and effectively, countered once we learned of the gigantic number of people who watched on TV and online. So it’s no mystery why they’d keep a lid on the Mt. Rushmore numbers…I’ll bet they were through the roof!

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  1. EODmom Coolidge

    I’ll take your conclusion as very likely indeed. But you’ll find plenty of articles about Mrs. Trump’s dress. I admire her choices and enjoy her sense of humor with dressing for public appearances. She really seems to enjoy having fun with clothes. They are always appropriate, reflect the occasion, are immaculate and fit precisely. She knows what she’s doing and I believe is grossly underestimated. 

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    • July 7, 2020, at 8:44 AM PDT
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  2. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Going to YouTube, searching for “trump rushmore”, filter for posted over the past week, filter for over 20 minutes long, sort by view count, grab the view counts from the first three pages or so, summing them, I get:

    14.6 million

    (YouTube may have messed with those numbers.)

    Of course that doesn’t include other formats, such as Facebook, cable, dish, etc.

    • #2
    • July 7, 2020, at 9:24 AM PDT
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  3. Columbo Member

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Going to YouTube, searching for “trump rushmore”, filter for posted over the past week, filter for over 20 minutes long, sort by view count, grab the view counts from the first three pages or so, summing them, I get:

    14.6 million

    (YouTube may have messed with those numbers.)

    Of course that doesn’t include other formats, such as Facebook, cable, dish, etc.

    But, but, but ….. the polls ….

    • #3
    • July 7, 2020, at 9:33 AM PDT
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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore? What did he say? Are they tearing it down?

    • #4
    • July 7, 2020, at 11:58 AM PDT
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  5. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore? What did he say? Are they tearing it down?

    Maybe Biden will go all Peter Robinson and demand, “Mr. Trump, tear down this . . . this . . . you know, the thing.”

    • #5
    • July 7, 2020, at 12:27 PM PDT
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  6. Hoyacon Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore? What did he say? Are they tearing it down?

    He was dark and divisive. That’s what I read anyway.

    They would like to tear it down since it’s a different four guys who are there now than were there when Obama spoke.

     

    • #6
    • July 7, 2020, at 12:30 PM PDT
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  7. Front Seat Cat Member

    EODmom (View Comment):

    I’ll take your conclusion as very likely indeed. But you’ll find plenty of articles about Mrs. Trump’s dress. I admire her choices and enjoy her sense of humor with dressing for public appearances. She really seems to enjoy having fun with clothes. They are always appropriate, reflect the occasion, are immaculate and fit precisely. She knows what she’s doing and I believe is grossly underestimated.

    She always looks lovely and current. I love that she had her WH portrait done wearing Dolce and Gabbana – she is a modern woman with good taste. I hate to diss Michele Obama – she is a lovely woman too, but her attire just didn’t quite do it. I’m a girl and I look at those things. I guess different designers – different tastes.

    • #7
    • July 7, 2020, at 3:10 PM PDT
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  8. Front Seat Cat Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore? What did he say? Are they tearing it down?

    No – in fact they found a rock that showed similarities to Trump’s hair…………….

    • #8
    • July 7, 2020, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  9. Flicker Coolidge

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore? What did he say? Are they tearing it down?

    No – in fact they found a rock that showed similarities to Trump’s hair…………….

    This is atop a large outcropping stage right that is large enough for another president’s bust. Trump may have a shot at it.

    • #9
    • July 7, 2020, at 3:25 PM PDT
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  10. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore? What did he say? Are they tearing it down?

    No – in fact they found a rock that showed similarities to Trump’s hair…………….

    • #10
    • July 7, 2020, at 3:28 PM PDT
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  11. Addiction Is A Choice Member
    Addiction Is A Choice

    Thanks, noD! I was looking for that when you posted it.

    • #11
    • July 7, 2020, at 3:30 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  12. Front Seat Cat Member

    I missed the flyover by our armed forces – I’ll have to find it on you tube (or you tude…..whichever way)!

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    • July 7, 2020, at 4:36 PM PDT
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  13. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I guess someone at C-SPAN still loves America:

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    • July 7, 2020, at 5:00 PM PDT
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  14. EODmom Coolidge

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    EODmom (View Comment):

    I’ll take your conclusion as very likely indeed. But you’ll find plenty of articles about Mrs. Trump’s dress. I admire her choices and enjoy her sense of humor with dressing for public appearances. She really seems to enjoy having fun with clothes. They are always appropriate, reflect the occasion, are immaculate and fit precisely. She knows what she’s doing and I believe is grossly underestimated.

    She always looks lovely and current. I love that she had her WH portrait done wearing Dolce and Gabbana – she is a modern woman with good taste. I hate to diss Michele Obama – she is a lovely woman too, but her attire just didn’t quite do it. I’m a girl and I look at those things. I guess different designers – different tastes.

    Michelle’s clothes never seems to fit well, aside from designer or style. And her posture is poor. 

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    • July 7, 2020, at 5:17 PM PDT
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  15. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    5.7M watched on Fox News. C-Span isn’t metered.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 5:42 PM PDT
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  16. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    EJHill (View Comment):

    5.7M watched on Fox News. C-Span isn’t metered.

    Yes, AND the White House streams on YouTube, collecting another 300,000 views of the Mt. Rushmore event. The alphabet networks avoided this event like the Constitution.

    However, ABC did stream and post the 4th of July event with the big air show in Washington. That generated 860,000 views. Add 356,000 from NBC. Add 52,000 on the White House channel.

     

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    • July 7, 2020, at 6:22 PM PDT
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  17. Eridemus Coolidge

    Different take on numbers: Today one of the talk shows pointed out that someone went on campuses and asked students to approximate how many unarmed black men had been killed by police in the last year. Most admitted they didn’t have any idea, but when they tried, they guessed hundreds or even thousands. The actual number is NINE, and whites twice as many (although a bigger percent of the population). So they act and protest without even being curious about the scale of anything. Bad police could be sifted out but how many people died or lost everything in all the fires and rioting? The press could go into the facts and lay it out any night they wanted to, and they don’t. Reporting the reactions and not the reality is kind of a brain-washing. 

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    • July 7, 2020, at 7:22 PM PDT
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  18. David Coolidge

    Eridemus CoolidgeEridemus

    Different take on numbers: Today one of the talk shows pointed out that someone went on campuses and asked students to approximate how many unarmed black men had been killed by police in the last year. Most admitted they didn’t have any idea, but when they tried, they guessed hundreds or even thousands. The actual number is NINE, and whites twice as many (although a bigger percent of the population). So they act and protest without even being curious about the scale of anything. Bad police could be sifted out but how many people died or lost everything in all the fires and rioting? The press could go into the facts and lay it out any night they wanted to, and they don’t. Reporting the reactions and not the reality is kind of a brain-washing. 

    how many police have been killed? how many blacks killed by other blacks?

     

    • #18
    • July 7, 2020, at 9:07 PM PDT
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  19. JennaStocker Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    EODmom (View Comment):

    I’ll take your conclusion as very likely indeed. But you’ll find plenty of articles about Mrs. Trump’s dress. I admire her choices and enjoy her sense of humor with dressing for public appearances. She really seems to enjoy having fun with clothes. They are always appropriate, reflect the occasion, are immaculate and fit precisely. She knows what she’s doing and I believe is grossly underestimated.

    She always looks lovely and current. I love that she had her WH portrait done wearing Dolce and Gabbana – she is a modern woman with good taste. I hate to diss Michele Obama – she is a lovely woman too, but her attire just didn’t quite do it. I’m a girl and I look at those things. I guess different designers – different tastes.

    And one thing of note on recent First Ladies: Michelle was always held up as a model wife and mother – even in that relatable/humanizing mold of being the stern parent protecting her children while keeping her husband ‘together’. And always a fawning press placing her on magazine covers and noting her clothes, and those arms, right?! Mrs. Trump, in contrast hardly gets press, and when she does it’s of the critical type that implies she dislikes her husband, is in need of an intervention or rescue, or is a porcelain princess. But a bias press, what else is new?

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    • July 7, 2020, at 9:46 PM PDT
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  20. Kervinlee Member
    Kervinlee Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    We watched it live, the whole thing. Loved it. Thrilled to it. I pray fervently Mr. Trump is reelected. 

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    • July 8, 2020, at 1:17 AM PDT
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  21. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Eridemus (View Comment):

    Different take on numbers: Today one of the talk shows pointed out that someone went on campuses and asked students to approximate how many unarmed black men had been killed by police in the last year. Most admitted they didn’t have any idea, but when they tried, they guessed hundreds or even thousands. The actual number is NINE, and whites twice as many (although a bigger percent of the population). So they act and protest without even being curious about the scale of anything. Bad police could be sifted out but how many people died or lost everything in all the fires and rioting? The press could go into the facts and lay it out any night they wanted to, and they don’t. Reporting the reactions and not the reality is kind of a brain-washing.

    Asking college students about anything can be amusing. They estimate that 25% of the population is gay, for example. Then you could start asking about who we fought the revolution against. One girl in a video I saw suggested “Texas.”

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    • July 8, 2020, at 5:49 AM PDT
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  22. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Hugh Hewitt had a NY Times reporter on his show this week about the speech. It is hilarious as the reporter tries to finesse the answers. Hugh is good at this. He used to ask new interviewees a couple of questions to get an idea of their politics (back in the days when it wasn’t so obvious). He asked one woman reporter a couple of questions then asked her if Alger Hiss was a Soviet spy. She hung up on him. Here is the transcript.

    https://www.hughhewitt.com/the-new-york-times-peter-baker-on-president-trumps-mount-rushmore-speech/

    Look, broadly speaking, I didn’t cover that particular speech, so I want to be careful about overstating on the coverage of that particular speech. I do think in general, though, we are at this moment of Rorschach test where people are seeing the same even through obviously different eyes. And you know, the President is, in fact, of course, playing to this, there is a culture war. And he is playing to that. He’s trying to say look, these people are taking down our history, and it’s, whether you’re talking about the confederate statues, or he’s also bringing in, you know, George Washington, Christopher Columbus, or you know, even Abraham Lincoln and so forth. And he is talking about, you know, the backlash, or at least trying to stoke a backlash to sort of the protests in the street and the statues coming down that have been happening in the wake of the George Floyd case. And it’s a really interesting and indelible moment where people are seeing these through radically different eyes. No question about that.

    What a weasel!

    • #22
    • July 8, 2020, at 5:59 AM PDT
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  23. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Eridemus (View Comment):

    Different take on numbers: Today one of the talk shows pointed out that someone went on campuses and asked students to approximate how many unarmed black men had been killed by police in the last year. Most admitted they didn’t have any idea, but when they tried, they guessed hundreds or even thousands. The actual number is NINE, and whites twice as many (although a bigger percent of the population). So they act and protest without even being curious about the scale of anything. Bad police could be sifted out but how many people died or lost everything in all the fires and rioting? The press could go into the facts and lay it out any night they wanted to, and they don’t. Reporting the reactions and not the reality is kind of a brain-washing.

    Regarding ‘killed by police’, are these stats for shootings only or all?

    The rhetoric since Trayvon and Ferguson has been “police are targeting and shooting and killing blacks”.

    Floyd resisted arrest and he wasn’t shot.

    I’m not defending Chauvin.

     

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    • July 8, 2020, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  24. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Eridemus (View Comment):

    Different take on numbers: Today one of the talk shows pointed out that someone went on campuses and asked students to approximate how many unarmed black men had been killed by police in the last year. Most admitted they didn’t have any idea, but when they tried, they guessed hundreds or even thousands. The actual number is NINE, and whites twice as many (although a bigger percent of the population). So they act and protest without even being curious about the scale of anything. Bad police could be sifted out but how many people died or lost everything in all the fires and rioting? The press could go into the facts and lay it out any night they wanted to, and they don’t. Reporting the reactions and not the reality is kind of a brain-washing.

    Asking college students about anything can be amusing. They estimate that 25% of the population is gay, for example. Then you could start asking about who we fought the revolution against. One girl in a video I saw suggested “Texas.”

    What is ‘flatten the curve’? 

    college student: it’s about getting zero infections

     

    • #24
    • July 8, 2020, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  25. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Going to YouTube, searching for “trump rushmore”, filter for posted over the past week, filter for over 20 minutes long, sort by view count, grab the view counts from the first three pages or so, summing them, I get:

    14.6 million

    (YouTube may have messed with those numbers.)

    Of course that doesn’t include other formats, such as Facebook, cable, dish, etc.

    Oh no, Don. It can’t be that. Google would never cook numbers. That would be almost the same as suppressing search results. Google would never do such a thing. Their corporate motto is “Don’t Be Evil.”

    Must have been Russian bots. Yup. I’ll bet that’s it.

    • #25
    • July 8, 2020, at 3:54 PM PDT
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