Embarrassing Annual Nielsen Ratings Show Just How Poorly Fox News Does with Black Viewers

fox-news-whiningIt’s no secret that Republicans have a big problem when it comes to attracting minorities, specifically African-Americans. While they’ll try to paint themselves as the “party of Lincoln” (even if reality tells us that those days ended decades ago) and proclaim that Democrats are secretly trying to “keep African-Americans hooked on the government so they’ll keep voting for them,” most members of the African-American community see right through this propaganda.


And if you really wonder what many conservatives feel about African-Americans, I invite you to spend some time here in the South. Racism has always been a fairly important and prevalent issue here, but since the election of President Obama, it’s bordering on being popular once again. Oh, but I forgot, it’s not “racism” – it’s just all about Obama’s politics.

Right.

But try and try as Republicans might, they just can’t attract minority voters and they really can’t attract African-Americans. In fact, during the 2012 presidential election, one poll showed GOP candidate Mitt Romney with zero percent of the African-American vote.

Zero. Percent. 

And while GOP candidates struggle getting the African-American vote, “America’s most watched cable news” channel, Fox News, surely would have a few black viewers, right? After all, watching Fox News isn’t voting for a Republican candidate. Hell, I watch the network more than any other because it’s the best place to find out what kind of idiocy conservatives will be regurgitating next.

And there is good news! In 2014, Fox News did better with African-Americans than Mitt Romney apparently did in 2012.

According to Nielsen’s annual ratings, African-Americans account for a whopping one percent of Fox News viewers. It doesn’t matter if it’s daytime or primetime, only one percent of Fox News viewers are African-American.

And while that number might not be as embarrassing as Romney’s zero percent, it’s still pretty pathetic. If you can’t even get African-Americans to watch the Republican Party’s own network a “news” channel geared toward the GOP, how in the world do you ever expect to get them to vote for your candidates?

Then again, what should they expect? African-Americans aren’t dumb. The Republican party, especially tea party conservatives, have made their feelings clear about the black community. Because while they continue to claim their blind hatred of President Obama is based entirely on his policies, anyone with even the slightest bit of common sense knows that a huge part of why so many of these people hate him is largely based on his race.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Bruce

    They are crafty fells though, you have to give it to them. With the gerrymandering they have saddled voters with for several years to come, and court approved voter suppression tactics, they have found a way to turn their abysmal failings into victories

    • John

      Gerrymandering has been done by both sides for Congressional Seats. And your ‘voter suppression’ excuse is a joke, just a way of trying to explain away the fact Democrats lost the Senate and are way behind in Governors. But nice try.

  • Chutney Taco Bell

    Where would liberal blogs be without Fox News so they can report how nobody is interested in the network?

    • And the a**wipe of the century. How are you, Dennis?

    • James Ratliff

      We would be just fine!
      Better in fact!

      • Jim Bean

        How would you be better? Fox News is the one that exposed the Dems had not bothered to speak directly with the CIA interrogators during their investigation of the CIA and torture.

        Believe me. If you want to be part of the ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ thing’ you need Fox News. Otherwise, you’ll be nothing but a tool for more Left wing malfeasance.

      • James Ratliff

        How did you become so full of shit?
        There is no liberal news or any news in America that is not designed to be right nut job propaganda! I have not watched any TV news since 2003!
        I thing you let your prejudice out weigh you good sense.
        If you ever had any!

      • Jim Bean

        From what source did YOU learn the CIA operatives weren’t interviewed?

      • James Ratliff

        Fuck you!

    • I dunno.

    • I dunno, why do you go thru tens of Disqus IDs to comment on blog posts like this one here?

      • Chutney Tabascao

        Tens!

      • I lost track around 9 of them, as your lack of imaginative names starts to get boring after a while.

      • regressive white trash reli

        boring? that’s is an insult to BOREDOM!!
        ========================================
        hes not ‘boring’………….. hes jes’ plain STOOOOOPID!

    • Are you takin’ to me?

    • regressive white trash reli

      ^^^^^ new TROLL ^^ profile^^^ ,,,,,,,,,,
      ,,,,,,,,,hes mad because all ( yes ALL) his OTHER troll profiles get thrown off in days!
      ,,,,poor smallish wanna be,,,,even the moderators don’t luv’ him
      ===============================================
      >>>but I do: hes fun to abuuuuse and destroy

      • Chutney Barn

        Shouldn’t you still be pleading forgiveness to the Moderator, shemale?

      • regressive white trash reli

        ya’ mean how I demanded the ” moderator” throw me off and he ( you as a weak attempt) couldn’t?
        “moderator”………………!!!

        now U are so happy with the frequency I abuuuuuuuse yiou U TRY ( and fail) to pretend U are a “moderator”
        *******************************************************
        PRAISE JEEEEEESUS!

      • Chutney Barn

        Your fourth grade English teacher would be very disappointed to know one of her students wrote as poorly as you do, shemale. I feel bad for her. All your teachers, actually. Doubt they’d be surprised to find out you date strippers and pist their pictures online ad your ‘girlfriends’, though.

        Oh well, they tried. That’s the Florida public school system, whaddya gonna do?

      • regressive white trash reli

        (a) you misspelled POST
        (b) I make 4 times as much MONEEEEE as teachers ( gemma V is a high school teacher AND a nice “Christian” girl that ive been blowing my load in for 15 yrs; even while she was in TWO marriages– see: AFFAIR)
        (c) you misspelled AS
        (d) as MY business ( since 1989) as a self employed chef who contracts/leases kitchens in SOUTH FLORIDA adult strip clubs ( mainly MJ PETER clubs) you are half correct in the fact I have ‘entered’ the bodies of many many strippers in the (inter)course of my adult life– but I have no photos (online) of any of them. Just in my private collection. do U need names? real names or “stage” names???
        (e) U R correct about the florida ( public )school system,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        Lucky 4 me I attended PRIVATE schools such as St anthonys and chaminade and pine crest. ( look them up if U can actually spell them)
        ********************************************************
        please attempt 2 spell better in your infantile– and nugatory– “faw downs” while posting
        ====================================
        now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, about YOUR steatopygous, ectomorphic alopecial self—
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, that would explain your NON photo avatar; eh?
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        PRAISE ( republican) JEEEEESUS!!!

      • Chutney Barn

        How did you sniff out your daughter’s cup size?

        I’ve never met or known any dads who bragged about, or even mentioned their daughter’s bra size.

        Somehow you think that’s a selling point for liberalism, though.

        Sicko.

        I think even the moderator is disgusted by you.

      • regressive white trash reli

        moderator wants a date with my 23 yr old daughter
        ======================================
        here is a photo of her so U can cry some more
        she 5’7 128 and has her own photography studio on east Hollywood FLA
        ***********************************************************
        ,,,,,,and yes; I $$$$$$$$ started $$$$$$ it for her; shes paying her daddy back —

      • Friends of Marcotty

        You are a complete moron. First off you are unemployed. Secondly, you are fooked up and finally do us all a favor and crawl under a rock.

      • regressive white trash reli

        ^^^yet ANOTHER^^^troll profile—new!!! improved!!!! how DOES he find the time in his BIZZZZIE BIZZZZIE day???
        PRAISE REPUBLICAN JEEEESUS!

      • regressive white trash reli

        unemployed—
        does that include the V.I.P. party I just catered up in WPB? (85 people; 3 hours)

        do U need the address??? the menu??

      • Rainier54

        Look you don’t need to bait them just because they are Christian bigots. I think you go to far talking about your sex life. I know you think it hurts there pristine white christian blood but do not sink to there level of hate, please.

      • regressive white trash reli

        why are u telling what to do and not do?
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,did I ask for “guidance”?
        ***********************************************************
        Im appreciative of your sincerity but please—

        ,,,,,,,,,please———-

        >>>>allow me to live my life<<<<<<<<

      • GenerallyConfused

        Hey now. I don’t have an avatar either, what gives? 😉

      • regressive white trash reli

        u are a real person as I have read your prior posts,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the imbecile I am abuuuuusing is a simple minded troll; hence- he doesn’t dare place a photo as he gets thrown off daily and makes new troll profile,,,,,,,,,much2 intellectually demanding for his protozoa “thinking”

      • GenerallyConfused

        I was just teasing anyway. 🙂

      • Friends of Marcotty

        I just flagged your stupid tranny ass. Praise Bruce Jenner

      • Rainier54

        Wow, I don’t see what he did. I think he is great! What are you so scared of- the truth?

      • regressive white trash reli

        hes actually NOT afraid of anything-
        >>>>>>>>>>>> except <<<<<<<<<<<<,
        (a) mirrors ( hes alopecial and steatopygous)
        (b) women- he still is afraid of them; see (a) for understanding why
        (c) going out in public ( see: ''A" & "B" for reasons why)
        (d) MOA's— he has bad dreams about them

      • regressive white trash reli

        AWWWW,,,,,,,,,,,, U still faw down an’ go BOOM again!!
        =====================================
        I flagged myself– in your dubious “honor”

      • regressive white trash reli

        ya mean how I demanded the “moderator” throw me off,,,,,,and he ( you weakly TRYING to POSE as a moderator) could not do so??? “moderator”???? “moderator”??? hello”””>?????
        =========================================
        what IS great is that U are so distressed with the frequency–and accuracy– that I abUUUUSE you that u TRY (and fail) 2 pretend YOU are a,,,,,,,a,,,,,,,,”MODERATOR”!!!
        PRAISE JEEEESUS!!!!!
        awwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,look: Ur profile has been dissolved by the MODERATORS

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Shemale, you need to knock it off or I will call the moderator

      • regressive white trash reli

        “switchboards are standing by”
        ****************************************************
        remember to tell them that U are pissed of at them for their quotidian evaporation(s) of your prior TROLL profiles

      • Rainier54

        Wow great going way to knock down the troll.

      • regressive white trash reli

        thank you– please notice he already has ANOTHER new troll profile,,,,,,,
        ( me makes them faster than cockroaches make baby roaches)
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hey!! im disrespecting roaches with THAT comparison!

  • Eg Kbbs

    How is that Southern Strategy coming ?

    Ironic that Faux, by spouting inane racism, might very well be the tool that brings the repubs down. Of course, the repubs via the Tea Baggers have been utilizing the 1950s mutually assured destruction as a policy for some time now. (Just look at Cruz’s jaunt in the last few days to snafu any debate on the budget – only this time he didn’t read Green Eggs and Ham. And he is a frontrunner for the Presidency – or according to his father he is the annointed one.)

  • Macdoodle

    Blacks really never watch the news so why is this even an issue?Ask most blacks what is going on around the world or even the rest of the country and most dont have a clue unless it involves Eric Garner or Mike Brown or a famous black sports figure.

    • GenerallyConfused

      Nice way to show your true colors with one question and a run on sentence.

    • NyteShayde

      …and you know this because? You’re going to have to show some numbers if you think you’re getting away with this.

    • Cemetery Girl

      Ignoring the statement you were trying to make, this does bring up the question of who is watching the 24 hr news channels anymore? How does people watching news clips online factor in? Not just Fox, but it would be interesting to see how are the 24 hr news channels fairing not just by racial demographics but in age and gender. (Might have to check this out.) It seems likely that with younger demographics the channels are hurting. Computers and phones have made news accessible at all times and without the need to listen to a table full of people discussing their opinions of the news while trying to read it off a scrolling caption at the bottom of the screen.

    • regressive white trash reli

      macdoodle is standing up for white trash regressive religious lemmings who think(??) “jeeeesus” and “guns” are AMURIKA

    • Rainier54

      Oh wow! We got a live bigot here, who thinks he knows all there is to know about African Americans. Listen Macdoodle, to be a bigot is to think that white is a tribe. Then tribally, you dump on all other tribes, as not equal to you. But, because you are being a tribe, you are also being a savage. Yeah I know that hurts, but it is true in your “you our me” philosophy. What you just need to think is we are all Americans and worthy of consideration. Wanna try it?

      • regressive white trash reli

        he never replies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hes a long time troll

  • Porterville Putz

    Fox News makes me so angry.

    Why do I keep watching it? Why?

    • NyteShayde

      Glutton for punishment?

      • Porterville Putz

        Maybe. I hate it, but I love it at the same time. I want to quit watching it, but I can’t take my eyes off it. I complain, but then I look forward every day the newest post about Fox.

        It’s like a powerful drug I can’t quit.

        Oh Lorde, I think I have an addiction.

      • Yeah, pervo boi, you have some problems.

      • regressive white trash reli

        his addiction is masochistic: he cannot stop absorbing all the delightful ABUUUUUSE we all give him,,,,,,,,
        that and his eating crappy foods to keep his napiform shape

      • You just can’t get quit of us, cowboi.

    • Get some rest, pervo boi.

    • regressive white trash reli

      ^^^^ another NEW^^^TROLL^^^PROFILE^^^^
      ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,poor little dennis ( owner of troll profiles)
      —– he is mad at his jejune “life”

    • Rainier54

      Don’t watch it stop upping their rating per view. Just watch Rachel Maddow, she will tell you whats up with them.

      • regressive white trash reli

        FOX “news” ratings have slid quite a bit in comparison to a year ago/ 3 yrs ago/ 5 yrs ago,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,even old white regressives are getting smarter

    • Because you like looking down on Democrats and others who aren’t of your political persuasion, dipsh*t.

  • sherry06053

    What was the margin of error for that 1%? 1%?

  • RayandFannie Esparza

    Election of 2012 the GOP House Candidates got 1 1/2 million LESS vote then the Demos but about 35 more seats…Good way to get people into not voting..,.

    • regressive white trash reli

      not in 2012,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      ,,,,,,,,,,wanna try again?

      • RayandFannie Esparza

        Yes in the election of 2012.. At least you are honest and call yourself white trash…

      • regressive white trash reli

        so,,,,U are telling me that in 2012 the GOP added seats in the house????
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        also——- my username is MOCKING the white trash regressive religious scum that align themselves with the GOP—-im a progressive centrist who is a registered independent voter
        *********************************************************
        please accept my apology for NOT recognizing that U are too oligophrenial to have seen that

      • Friends of Marcotty

        And you are unemployed and you are half a queer and you and your girl male are fat.

      • regressive white trash reli

        you are still using improper English syntax
        ======================================
        no frozen pizza for you–

      • RayandFannie Esparza

        In 2012 the GOP lost seats but had more seats in the House even though they got 1 and 1/2 million less votes then the Demos….If your are mocking White Trash you can;t be all bad….Oligophrenial you say…,Have to ask George Will what it means..

      • regressive white trash reli

        correct,in 2012 the GOP got smushed,,,,,,,,,,, hopefully the history of PRESIDENTIAL yrs votes will smoosh the GOP in 2016,,,we–as a nation– cannot have these scumbags screwing us for the billionaire religious white trash regressives

  • Jim Bean

    As of late, Fox has been assembling a large number of thoughtful, articulate, off-the-plantation, African Americans to make guest appearances on their shows. Fox is #1 at giving them a seat at the community table and an open voice – rather than a seat at the victims table and a script to read like Left-stream media does.

    It will take time, but the dynamics of black community will change as more and more of them are freed from the shackles of the Democratic Party.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Hahaha….I shouldn’t even respond to this but that is the most hilariously ignorant post I have seen in quite some time! Wow….just wow

      • Jim Bean

        No need to explain.

      • regressive white trash reli

        correct—
        and those of us who DO watch FOX “news” are able to confirm the 100% validity of those who do NOT watch it

    • Rainier54

      I don’t watch FOX and I don’t ever plan to, but this sounds like a load of BULL. So it is funny you should say so.

      • Jim Bean

        You are not alone. There is a passel of Liberals who ‘know’ everything they need to know about Fox without ever watching it.

    • regressive white trash reli

      jimbo got himself a serious new extra large bottle of “spirits” 2 assimilate for temulence—- based upon THAT gnathonic post!!!

  • John

    Did it ever occur to the author Allen Clifton that HE sounds like a complete racist?

    • regressive white trash reli

      john,,,,we don’t care about weight or beards or anything other than edification; so allow me this early Christmas gift 2 U–
      read ” AMERICAS CONSERVATIVE ROAD TO DESTRUCTION,,,,,A BRIEF HISTORY” posted aug 10 2014 on THE BLUR ROUTE by Bruce bacon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      read it slowly; and notice it is all cemented by historical and socio-economic facts
      ===================================================
      bug me later with opine!!

      • John

        ook at you. It’s so easy to label isn’t it? It’s so easy that you label people with your own SCREEN NAME. Your screen name points out the fact that having an intelligent conversation, sans labels and absolutes, isn’t possible. So keep having Allen Clifton spoon feed you your daily dose of hatred. You’re so sad.

      • regressive white trash reli

        im suspecting that alopecial and steatopygous “john” doesn’t like learning
        ====================================
        keep up the vintage regression there; john

  • John

    Here we go again. Allen Clifton spinning the base rallying idiocy that any objection to the Obama Admin is based on his race. The fact this is Clifton’s rallying cry shows WHO the racist here actually is. People are sick of that crap. Are their racists that hate Obama? Of course. But to label that as a reason for the vast majority of people shows Clifton sings his tune to his own hatred filled racist melodies. Sad. I thought MAYBE this article would have a HINT of policy somewhere. Nope. Just more “Look at the racists!!!!” The far left excuse for everything it seems.

    • Rainier54

      If you think you belong with white people and you think that is your identity as a person, your a racist no bones about it. And you are being tribal.

      • John

        Where are you getting that from Rainier? You make up a statement out of thin air, attribute it to others, then attack them? I’m not being tribal in the least. I’m pointing out that the AUTHOR is being tribal. Anyone that disagrees with him is automatically labeled a ‘racist’. That’s some of the dumbest talk out there.

    • regressive white trash reli

      hey john,,,,,,,,,,,,come play with me–
      lets examine the repub VS democrat policies over the past 25 yrs and the effects upon ALL America and ALL americans over that time; shall we??
      ====================================================
      would U like me 2 go 1st in our symposium; or would U graciously “lead off”?
      ……………………………………….lemme know

      • John

        Look at you. It’s so easy to label isn’t it? It’s so easy that you label people with your own SCREEN NAME. Your screen name points out the fact that having an intelligent conversation, sans labels and absolutes, isn’t possible. So keep having Allen Clifton spoon feed you your daily dose of hatred. You’re so sad.

      • regressive white trash reli

        so————-
        U donnnn’ wanna discuss the easy2see FAILURE of the past 25 (actually more) years of the regressive religious rightwing trash in America?
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        why am I not surprised?
        ( keep that cut&paste ready there john)

  • Herman Williams

    No, what get me is the black host they have. They do not help Fox Bull shit news channel. The black ones say O black people just need to go to work get a job. Just look at them when they start, then look at them after two months they look much better. Every one need to really go after the blacks one more. Ask your self what’s in it for them. Why they so hard on black people? Its called a pay check?LOL