Episode #184 of the Countdown podcast is up.
OnMy.FM link (which also links to his previous podcasts)
ivoox also carries his podcast.
- (26:14) BREAKING NEWS: NBC fires my lying ex-friend Jeff Shell as CEO — for lying. Deadline.com reports he had an affair with a CNBC Correspondent, Hadley Gamble — the woman Russian state TV once accused of trying to distract Vladimir Putin with her “sex appeal” — and compared her to Sharon Stone CROSSING HER LEGS IN BASIC INSTINCT. I’m so full of Schadenfreude I actually sing “The Ode To Joy” in the original German.
- (33:25) EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Tobias in Devore, CA.
- (34:47) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: If the Shell news isn’t fun enough, CNN and Chris Licht make his biggest mistake yet.
CHRIS LICHT EATS PASTE!!!!
- There are nine laws of cable TV news and the new Gayle King/Charles Barkley show will violate ALL NINE OF THEM.
And I know someone is going to ask for the list, so here you go:
- Don’t mistake friends of yours for universally popular television people.
- Remember that, no matter how big the ratings, last place in the ratings is still last place.
- Remember that, whatever someone’s ratings are over there, that does not mean they will get the same ratings over here.
- Remember the law of the day part (i.e., people might not be as good at a different time of day).
- Remember news viewers actually don’t want pop culture figures or sportscasters giving their opinions on the news.
- You may think that cable viewers want neutral, nonideological balanced shows, but there’s 25 years of data proving that they do not. At all.
- Once a week on cable news might as well be once a year.
- If you have recently made a bad, big mistake, recognize it and do not repeat it.
- Do NOT pick a cute title for a show, especially if it is a play on the name of the host(s).
That’s all the damage for now. Good morning, good afternoon, good night, and good luck.