Evening Edition - October 9

October 9, 2020 |

NBA RATINGS FALL

One of the weaknesses of the bullying tactics of the left is that they believed that if they seized control of pop culture, sports, entertainment and the news media, they could tell all Americans what to do, say and think, and we would have no choice but to go along with it. They forgot that all those industries are, at bottom, capitalistic, and in such systems, the customers are always right, even if we’re not left. They depend on us to support their lavish lifestyles. When we get sick of being told what racists we are or listening to people insult America, our religious and political beliefs, and our intelligence, we can simply stop patronizing them and find something else to do with our time. As millions of us have.

That message might finally be starting to sink in. With movie revenues tanking and TV ratings plummeting for “woke” shows, pro sports and liberal cable news channels, some of these arrogant leftist celebrities might be starting to imagine themselves preaching their politics from a cardboard box in an alley instead of a mansion in Beverly Hills.

I mention this as a prelude to telling you that viewership for Game Three of the NBA finals took a plunge to 4.08 million from the record-low 4.5 million who watched Game Two, which itself shattered the record low of 7.41 million who watched Game One. At this rate, if there’s a Game Seven, it will be beaten in the ratings by reruns of “Green Acres” on ME-TV.

And just like magic, suddenly the bosses of the NBA seem to have decided that they made their point, the BLM moment in time was this past summer (emphasis on "past") and while America is, of course, still a horrible racist country, maybe next season there should be more basketball and fewer political messages all over the courts and on the players’ jerseys and in the fans' faces.

That would be a very smart business move. Although they might want to do it now while they can still afford new jerseys. And before all their former fans discover that “Green Acres” was a really funny show, and Arnold the pig never called his fans racists.

CALL ME SURPRISED

Wait, so you’re telling me that someone who was chosen to moderate a Presidential debate – despite being a former intern of Joe Biden – might actually be biased against Trump? Well, knock me over with a feather!

KAMALA HARRIS FACT CHECK

I could probably fill a couple of newsletters with nothing but these, but here’s another Kamala Harris fact-check that shouldn’t go uncorrected: No, President Trump did not fire the federal unit of the NSC that handles pandemic preparedness.

Although you could argue that if they handled the preparedness for swine flu under Obama/Biden, maybe they deserved to be fired.

ACCURATE HISTORY

This will come as a shock these days, but a group of academics, historians and college professors has released a statement demanding that American history be taught accurately.

The statement calls on the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind the 2020 Prize for Commentary awarded to New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones for her lead essay in ‘The 1619 Project” that claims that America’s founding ideals were false and the American Revolution was really fought to preserve slavery. They say there is zero evidence of that, the Revolution was fought for freedom and to defeat tyranny, and the Times knew it when they published that garbage, which is now being taught in many schools to make kids hate their own nation. One historian who actually worked on fact-checking the original piece pointed out the flaws but the Times editors ignored the suggested corrections.

The statement says that “given the glaring historical fallacy at the heart of its account, and the subsequent breaches of core journalistic ethics by both Hannah-Jones and the Times," they do not deserve the Pulitzer Prize. They write:

“The duplicity of attempting to alter the historical record in a manner intended to deceive the public is as serious an infraction against professional ethics as a journalist can commit. A ‘sweeping, deeply reported and personal essay,’ as the Pulitzer Prize Board called it, does not have the license to sweep its own errors into obscurity or the remit to publish ‘deeply reported’ falsehoods.”

Honestly, that sounds like any issue of the New York Times, but we don’t need to give them prizes for it.

THE "GREAT BARRINGTON DECLARATION"

Did Trump start the revolt that finally frees the people? More than 4,000 epidemiologists, doctors, and public health professionals from around the world and across the political spectrum have signed the “Great Barrington Declaration,” calling on governments to end the lockdowns and concentrate instead on protecting the most vulnerable and achieving herd immunity. Quotes:

“Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold.

“Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed.

“Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.”

I’m now counting down to Twitter and Facebook deleting all their accounts for spreading “misinformation” because what could over 4,000 epidemiologists, doctors, and public health professionals possibly know about fighting disease?

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  • Renee Kendrick

    10/12/2020 02:24 AM

    One thing about all the rich athletes and their "stand"...they will have had plenty of practice when the day comes that they have to bow their knees to JESUS!!! I want a front row seat for that event!

    Oh yeah, the tickets are free for the believing Saints! (The real Saints mentioned in God's Word, not the NFL team.)

  • June Swezea

    10/12/2020 01:39 AM

    Thanks Mike for another good report.

  • George Reynolds

    10/11/2020 10:29 PM

    Thanks for resending this 9 Oct evening edition. Was there a morning edition that day?

    I just read all the comments to this one, and agree with all of them. I too have not watched ANY professional sports -- baseball, football, basketball, or anything else. I hope the ratings are down, to the point that the sponsors drop out also. As has been said many times, "Get 'woke', go broke."

  • Nelda Rose White

    10/11/2020 11:18 AM

    You know they could keep the award if it were just changed to "Liar of the Year".

  • Kathy Moore

    10/11/2020 03:22 AM

    Great job getting the news out, Governor Huckabee. Thank you for lifting my spirits. ??

  • Liem Q Ky

    10/10/2020 10:56 PM

    The Left keeps accusing that President Trump is responsible for the death of over 200,000 Americans victims of COVID-19. According to our Constitution, States Governors are responsible for the care of people in their States. The Federal Government e.i. Trump must help when requested. Which he did, fast and efficient. When Governors need ventilators, they got them in time and plenty. When they need more hospitals, the are provided with field hospitals and hospitals ships. Governors thanked Trump at the time, but now Dems are blaming Trump for the death. Let set the record straight.

  • kenneth r burns

    10/10/2020 10:10 PM

    There were complaints that our V/P dominated the time. If they counted the time that she lied (about fracking, packing the Supreme Court, covid-19 facts, future taxing etc.) and subtracted that time from her side, he would have really dominated the debate.

  • Wendy Barrett

    10/10/2020 09:17 PM

    Thank you for keeping us informed. This is information the daily news will not report.

  • Sally Jones

    10/10/2020 09:10 PM

    I’m so grateful for your TAKE on our craziness. Things are a hot mess but you manage to keep me smiling. I’m grateful. Also, I trust your heart!

  • Sally H Budd

    10/10/2020 07:56 PM

    This is terrific reading! Hope this gets out to all.

  • Jim Pace

    10/10/2020 07:44 PM

    I’m glad the NBA IS LOSING MONEY AND I MYSELF HOPE THEY GO BROKE RIGHT ALONG WITH TNE PHONIES THAT SPONSOR THEM. SURE HOPING NIKE GOES BROKE. I HOPE EVERY INDEPENDENT AND REPUBLICAN QUIT WATCHING ALL SPORTS (EXCEPT COLLEGE) AND JUST LET THE DUMB DEMOCRATS SUPPORT THEM. THEY WILL GO BROKE FOR SURE. HOPING THE NFL GOES BROKE ALONG WITH ANY OTHER SPORT THAT HAS PLAYERS KNEELING WHEN OUR GREAT NATIONAL ANTHEM IS BEING PLAYED.

  • L A Huston

    10/10/2020 05:47 PM

    Let us not forget those in entertainment and everyone else who are now going to “change and do an about face” like Biden & Harris. They will make this so called change for Capitalistic reasons only not because they know in their heart they are wrong. Liars from beginning to end.

  • Patricia Linszky

    10/10/2020 05:43 PM

    My 5th Great grandfather & his 4 brothers fought in the American Revolution, my GGF was even a POW in Albany. And because they themselves were farmers and fishermen, they NEVER owned a slave. So if people ACTUALLY researched history they might ACTUALLY learn something awesome about OUR forefather's! My GGF was a poor but very productive American till the day he died @ age 87. What a superb role model.

  • Robbi Watson

    10/10/2020 05:35 PM

    How’s Biden going to stimulate economy when they support lockdown.
    Obamacare, they want to keep the crap, guess for all us to pay all the money into it so all the illegals can have Free healthcare, that’s what each candidate said.
    BLM, if Trump an supporters are responsible why are they so mum about the riots, they only speak of peaceful protest.
    Just curious about these things

  • PAUL AND JO ELLEN CHRISTENSEN.

    10/10/2020 05:31 PM

    EXCELLENT ARTICLES AND SO TRUE. WE NO LONGER GO TO MOVIES.
    THE FOUL LANGUAGE, ACTORS THAT CONSTANTLY ATTACK AMERICA.
    ARE NOT WHAT WE CHOOSE TO SEE WE CHOSE NOT TO SPEND OUR TIME OR MONEY ON MOVIES. SAME FOR NFL, NBA, AND OTHER SPORTS THAT SHOW DISRESPECT FOR AMERICA. ENOUGH..........
    .
    ...


  • Judy McGlothlin

    10/10/2020 05:12 PM

    I am beginning to wonder if the Pulitzer Prize means anything worthwhile anymore. The Pulitzer Peace Prize was given to Obama for what? Bowing to leaders of countries opposed to the U.S.; for giving away American money to enemy countries to pursue nuclear capability. And now this Pulitzer Prize for Commentary awarded to a journalist for her erroneous and negative beliefs.

  • Don Wood

    10/10/2020 04:51 PM

    Seems to me Obama, Biden, Hillary, Comey, Clapper, Brennan and their Ilk should be charged with Seditious Conspiracy. Just saying what many believe but never see in the media.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2384

  • Donna Stepp

    10/10/2020 04:43 PM

    Did you send this declaration to Mayor Cooper of Nashville? He is destroying our city, our jobs, our uniqueness and our ability to survive without the tourist industry!

  • Joyce Birch

    10/10/2020 04:23 PM

    Is this article true? "Big Pharma Money Flows to Biden, Not Trump". I gets there emails, Newsmax.com. Is this a reputable news outlet?
    I wondered what happened to your nightly newsletter. Glad it came & a great one, again?

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    10/10/2020 03:58 PM

    I have watched zero professional sports of late and have instead become a fan of MeTV, when there was actually humor on television. Can you imagine "The Andy Griffith Show" or "Hogan's Heroes" being produced today with the woke eggheads ruining every thing they touch (the reverse Midas effect) and turning to cow cookies as Col. Potter of "Mash" would say? Since all white cops are racists and there are apparently no blacks in Mayberry, it wouldn't see the light of day. Severe racial insensitivity! Of course we can't be insensitive to Germans (specifically Nazi's), so Hogan would be tried on a hate crime charge for hurting Klink's feelings.

    Am I ever glad I'm 70 and grew up when life was much simpler....and funner. Now where did I put my "Underdog" t-shirt........

  • Joseph Healy

    10/10/2020 03:49 PM

    Dear Governor Mike:
    How are NFL ratings doing? I think I heard they're down too due to the kneeling, black "national anthem", and blm bs written in the endzones. At least I hope so.

  • Linda Vercher

    10/10/2020 03:47 PM

    I know the Dems always have something up their sleeve for President Trump, but I’m concerned about the “some more bad stuff” comment by Scaramucci.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/10/2020 03:41 PM

    The Public can also sign Barrington Declaration too, to last check it was 73K from Public alone

  • Peter Burnham

    10/10/2020 03:25 PM

    Mike Huckabee,
    Amen !! It would serve those overpaid athletes right if they lost their expensive mansions and had to live like the common fan lives. America was watching the games, for entertainment, and in my own opinion, just like a bullfight in Mexico and was wanting to leave their troubles behind for a short time.

  • Michael W. Condardo

    10/10/2020 03:22 PM

    Professional sports lost it's spot in my life when Colin did his 1st kneeling and wasn't hung from the nearest yard-arm. Politication of any form of public entertainment is wrong. Get woke...Go broke. I hope they all go belly up.