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Sean Hannity lost roughly half of his audience

Two of the top conservative commentators on Fox News saw their ratings plummet after Barack Obama’s re-election victory in November. According to Nielsen, Bill O’Reilly’s numbers dropped by nearly a third, while Sean Hannity lost roughly half of his audience by the end of 2012.

The thinking that explains the disparity between Hannity’s and O’Reilly’s ratings hit is that Hannity steadfastly refused to believe in an election outcome other than one that saw Mitt Romney taking over the White House in 2013.


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7 day +14% UP
1 month -22.37% DOWN
3 month -21.98% DOWN

(Estimated percentage of global internet users who visit dailypaul.com)

The fact that a site primarily about getting Ron Paul elected is not down 90% after him NOT getting elected I'd say is VERY encouraging!

Estimated percentage of

Estimated percentage of global internet users?? You're saying more than 22% of all Internet users in the world used to use the Daily Paul before a month ago? That's not right...


Let me explain Alexa rankings. First, they are NOT conclusive or verifiable to be accurate.

The only way to accurately measure global traffic to a site is to either be the site itself or control all the routing for the traffic reaching that site. Alexa can do neither. So the way they ESTIMATE traffic for Internet sites is by having users around the world install their Alexa toolbar on their browser. Alexa can then see the percentage of Alexa toolbar users that visit different sites on the Net, and make an ESTIMATION based on that for how much the rest of the Internet users view those sites. It's not a perfect system, but it gives a ballpark of various site's traffic.

So the numbers above say that of all the traffic that WAS visiting dailypaul.com about 22% of it has went away over the last 3 months.

Note: Alexa may have enhanced their data finding techniques, but the above is how they began operations.

I understand, but you said

I understand, but you said "global" traffic which is what threw me off. This is explicitly not global traffic, it is the exact opposite, local traffic.

your right

So maybe the question is what can be done about that.

Hold sign waves!

And put more bumber stickers on! Like in business, it's about advertising!

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Uh, no, there's nothing wrong

Uh, no, there's nothing wrong with either of those things but they don't really help much. I think a huge part of our problem is people think it actually does good to buy a bumper sticker... I mean, you need to do a lot more than that... that's just like a tiny, itty bitty extra thing you can do if you don't have a nice car.

Have a little fun in life.

"I mean, you need to do a lot more than that"

Aside from work, I spend most of my waking days working on the problems.

My r3VOLution car badge makes me feel special, and better. Maybe you can get one too. You know, just for fun. Grrrr!!!!


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

You didn't read my comment

You didn't read my comment then?

That's a really cool badge, but I'm not going to put adhesive on my vehicle.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing to wear a bumper sticker, or a t-shirt (I have 4 RP T-shirts), or any of that. What I'm saying is, that is not how you "do something about it". That is just how you tell the world that you are doing something about it, and unfortunately it can also be how you pretend to the world that you are trying to do something about it.

Use a magnet

I get a sheet of 'magnet stuff' and just paste my bumper stickers on it. Very easy on and off whenever you want. I'll bet I had 20 -30 (that I actually saw in the mirror) people taking pics of my WHORES sticker that used the Obama 'O' and Romney 'R' in the word. lol I do like a bumper sticker on a car the same way I preach to get yard signs in yards and not waste them at corners and highways etc. If advertising is on personal property as a car or yard it shows actual people supporting a candidate or cause as opposed to a gazillion signs slapped up on highways by campaign workers and committee people. My current magnets that alternate opposite my Ron Paul mag are "I ALWAYS VOTE FOR THE OTHER GUY" or "FOX NEWS(logo) KEEPS ME STUPID". lol

Hey TelFire

Wow. A vote down. Here ya go, I voted my post below a vote down too, lol.

You still have not answered my question.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I don't remember what I

I don't remember what I downvote or upvote. I don't do downvote drama.

Yes, I did.

However, you obviously have not read mine.

Tell me, TelFire, what have YOU done?

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I'm not trying to call you

I'm not trying to call you out or anything. I'm just saying that buying a sticker isn't enough. We all help the liberty movement in our own ways. Just as an example here is the A#1 thing that sounds stupid but a lot of people forget and will still act like total liberty ballers... ACTUALLY VOTE. If someone talks liberty up and puts stickers on their car and wears t-shirts and then they don't go actually vote when voting day comes, well that's not going to get us anywhere. And we need people doing get out the vote phone call programs, volunteering to their local GOP, running for office, helping campaign for local liberty candidates who have absolutely no chance left to the media alone.

I have voted, given money and done some phone calling, but I don't feel I've done enough personally and I will always try to do more.

Part of

The repudiation of neoconservatism. It's dead.

No train to Stockholm.

Sean who?

Oh, yeah... Old snowball boy...

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Lol, old snowball boy

I have always felt sorry for Sean's kids. Imagine.... he probably never played with them throwing snowballs, as he must have been too afraid of getting hit.

That's not a surprise

He lost all his fricken mind years ago...

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"We deceive, you believe"

Maybe that finally hit home for folks.

cain't watch and

prep at the same time, maybe an indicator,maybe not, just sayin

We'll do it live...

F*** it.

Sean Hannity discredited himself.

Bill O'Rielly is nothing but a blowhard.

What needs to happen for Fox

What needs to happen for Fox news and MSNBC to pulled off cable? Anybody? And don't say hell freezing over! Lol

juan maldonado

Problem is

..they don't give enough of themselves to their agenda. They have to give till it hurts. They have to beat the war drums till they almost break. Their shows must be at least 50 per cent of advocating for war anywhere in the world. They should all stand during their whole shows which will make it more professional.

Otherwise they will lose more ratings imo.


There's just so much of the nasal accent one can take

especially one that blathers on and on about nothing.

Probably reading too much into this.

This could also be read that that viewership doubles during election times. The election was their Superbowl. Most lose interest after the game. I'm sure the same can be said for the "liberal" media hosts as well. Let's get that drop down to 100 percent and we'll be getting some where.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with people WAKING UP to Truth

Nothing at all.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

the rest is how they do their mental re-construction

do they attribute this to the ousting of ron paul republicans or do they just blame the youth for becoming more liberal

Hannity if you read this look on the bright side.

Your potential future audience just increased from 312.71 million to 312.73 million!

Also, many babies were born in the same period, some of whom will grow up to be dumb enough to listen to people like you!

Keep looking up, buddy!


Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

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Hannity is a dyed-in-the-wool neocon.

Given the choice, Hannity would have also remained aboard the Titanic.

i gotta ask... what does

i gotta ask... what does dyed-in-the-wool mean? sounds cool but I dont get it :)