Your blog editor is Frank Hurdle. I'm a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi; and a graduate of Ole Miss, B.A. and J.D. I buy and sell rural land and practice law.
My philosophy of life is simple: When society or the free market rewards an activity -- monetarily or through approbation -- then society will get more of that activity. Punish an activity -- through taxation or otherwise -- and you will get less of it. Unfortunately, the geniuses who run this fine country of ours haven't figured this out yet.
In convention coverage Fox News rates first for RNC, dead last for DNC
In the "for what it's worth" department, listed above are the television ratings for all three nights of the 2012 Republican National Convention and the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
Note that viewership of the two conventions is about tied, although the first night of the Republican convention had a large segment of the South without power and unable to watch.
It certainly shouldn't come as a shock, but it is nevertheless interesting to see the difference in cable viewership or the two conventions. For the Republican convention Fox News blew every competitor, both cable and broadcast, out of the water by a substantial margin. For the first night of the Democratic Convention Fox News was dead last.
I haven't seen these comparisons anywhere else, so I'll try to update it as the DNC continues. I'm sure there will be some minor corrections as well.