"Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy tumbled along with the Dow Jones industrial average last week. Though still in positive territory, Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index (ECI) dropped six points to a score of +5 for the week ending March 26. This is the lowest weekly average since the presidential election in November." - Gallup
The median age of millennials is 30 - meaning that half are older and half are younger - and 30 happens to be the age at which millennials tend to self-identify as adults according to new research by CBS.
YouTube viewers world-wide are now watching more than 1 billion hours of videos a day, set to eclipse the 1.25 billion hours of television Americans watch daily. This stunning number represents a 10-fold growth since 2012, when YouTube users clocked in 100 million hours per day.
According to Nielsen, the 89th Annual Academy Awards brought in an average of 32.9 million viewers on Sunday night: that was the second lowest viewership in Oscar history and is down from the 2016 broadcast, which brought in 34 million viewers.
"When Donald Trump said that the mainstream media is 'the enemy of the American People', he was 100 percent correct. If our country is going to have a positive future, the immense power that these media corporations have over the general population must be broken."
“It’s no secret that the President and his team have been critical of CNN’s dishonest coverage of the President both during the campaign and since his inauguration, and it’s obvious their ratings have suffered as a result."
Apparently audience size matters because the MSM couldn't stop talking about Trump's obsession with it for an entire week. These photos show who was really obsessed and who was driving this story to the undeserved importance that it got:
"Here’s the deal, I know I get White House credentials, we’ve already been offered them, we’re going to get them, but I’ve just got to spend the money to send somebody there. I want to make sure it’s even worth it. I don’t want to just sit there up there like ‘m in the media, look our people are there.’"
In a strange "hostile takeover" of state TV broadcasters, not to mention a bizarre moment of startling symmetry with the current state of American politics, C-SPAN, the public affairs network that broadcasts political proceedings the United States House of Representatives and Senate, was interrupted by a live feed of Russia Today, the station accused of undermining the US elections.
"Markets don’t have a purpose any more - they just reflect whatever central planners want them to. Why wouldn’t it lead to the biggest collapse? My strategy doesn’t require that I’m right about the likelihood of that scenario. Logic dictates to me that it’s inevitable..."