Money and ratings, obviously

My answer to why the TV networks did not show booing fans at the NFL games last weekend.  Very good article at the link by Michael McCarthy.  I agree that booing fans, if there are plenty of them, should be shown on TV, because it is newsworthy.  But the games are covered by the sports division, not the news division.

NFL (National Football Lunatics)

  1. The NFL players are free to protest via kneeling and I endorse that freedom.
  2. I also endorse the fans’ freedom to complain, tune out, and boycott in response.
  3. After rounding off Hillary’s 3 million vote surplus, out of 120+ million votes, I infer the country is split 50-50. So how can the owners and the NFL feel they can alienate 1/2 of their audience?

Who do I feel sorry for?

The writers, producers, and actors of the Emmy winners.  All that hard work, recognized by your peers.  Opportunity to get the word out for others to check the show (or series) out.  And all drowned out by the discussion of the heavy anti-Trump routines on the Emmys.

Stage 2

Judging by the Emmys, the Democrats have moved on from Stage 1 (Denial ; not really the president, we will have re-election soon, etc) to Stage 2: ANGER.  Stage 3 = Bargaining is still 5 months away.