Katie Pavlich
Oh MSNBC. They're like the little boy who cried wolf on that network, always exaggerating in a desperate attempt to boost pathetic ratings.

Over the past week, pop star Jennifer Lopez has been taking a lot of heat for performing in front of Turkmenistan dictator Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. This prompted MSNBC host Chris Hayes to compare conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to former Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi by calling him an "egomaniacal tyrant." 

"As one Twitter user put it, on the bright side, Gigli's no longer the worst thing she's done. Now, of course, this isn't the first time a celebrity has performed for an egomaniacal tyrant who uses fear and paranoia to keep followers in line. Beyonce did sing at a New Year's eve bash to entertain the family of Moammar Gadhafi and Elton John performed at the fourth wedding of Rush Limbaugh."


As a reminder, Chris Hayes has the lowest ratings in the 8 pm hour for MSNBC since 2006.

MSNBC’s great experiment of putting Chris Hayes at 8 PM has turned into a total disaster as All In is delivering the network’s lowest ratings since 2006.

Chris Hayes’ second full month in prime time since taking over for Ed Schultz saw total viewership drop by 32%, and viewership among those age 25-54 decline by 13%. All In’s bad ratings caused The Rachel Maddow Show to deliver its worst ratings month since 2008. Maddow’s ratings are down 21% in terms of total viewers, and 22% with viewers age 25-54. The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell had the smallest decline in total viewers at 18%, but suffered a 33% decline with viewers age 25-54.
Keep it up, Hayes. It's working really well.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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