Allen West, Believe It or Not, Takes Up the Most Airtime of Any House Freshman

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Believe it or not, Rep. Allen West -- the self-proclaimed "modern-day Harriet Tubman" who compared being gay to liking ice cream and riding scooters, said gay soldiers can "change their behavior," called not-a-lady Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz the "most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives," and says Obama supporters are a "threat to the gene pool" -- gets more television and radio coverage than any other freshman in the House.

Imagine that.

According to Smart Politics -- a nonpartisan news site at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs -- West has been interviewed or mentioned in 222 news programs since the start of the year, which is way more than any other House freshman.
 
The Smart Politics article says for every news broadcast that has mentioned any House freshman at all, West gets name-dropped in 17.9 percent of them.

By searching through news transcripts of broadcasts from ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and NPR, the number of West mentions were well above his freshman counterparts, with Rep. Joe Walsh being mentioned the second-most at 12 percent and Rep. Tim Scott in third at 3.6 percent.

Out of the 94 freshman in the House, Smart Politics shows West had the most mentions on Fox News (surprise) at 101 broadcasts, well above Walsh, who had the second-most Fox mentions at 28.

In perspective, any time Fox News mentions a freshman representative, West is part of the segment 29 percent of the time.

West also had the most mentions on NPR and CBS and tied for the most on ABC with Rep. Frank Guinta. West came second to Walsh on both CNN and MSNBC.

You can see the findings from Smart Politics here.


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jaquebauer
jaquebauer

To all the faggots and Communists;  Alan West has done more for this country than you could dream.  You worms and maggots have only your mouth and hands, as your minds are a wasteland of self serving ointment.This rag called New Times is fly paper for the fags and Commies in South Florida, and is real handy to wrap fish or start charcoal.   Keep it coming, as good trash is hard to find in a recession.

Chaz's Momma
Chaz's Momma

LOL at you bunch of Tin Foil Hat MoonBats.

Allen West is Awesome and loved by the masses of real Americans. 

You Lefties do win the award for being the party of HATE and name calling!

Myth Seizure
Myth Seizure

Anybody who doesn't like Allen West is a racist.

Mattys_Mama
Mattys_Mama

What an embarrassment for our state. It will be nice to see him gone in the next election.

anonymousinftl
anonymousinftl

You know why he gets so much airtime?  It's people like you, pulp, who write about him.  The more you write, the more TV talks with him, the more radio interviews, the more relevant he becomes.  If you ignore him and stop writing stories, he will be as generic and useless as the rest of Congress.  So you decide. 

nanook5
nanook5

he's a shoe-in for the re-make of "triumph of the will" that i hear is in the works

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

There are 2 ways to garner attention to one's self. One is to do something worthwhile and outstanding and then there is the other way that requires one to be outrageous, ridiculous, disturbing, unnerving,  stupid, ludicrous and / or harmful. Sadly, West opts for this other way. It is either easier for him or all he is capable of.

GinaF
GinaF

AND that is all he has done.West has only proposed 6 pieces of legislation half of which have no sponsors and none of which do a thing to help South Florida.West was and always has been a GOP military industrial complex right wingnut transplant.he doesn't give a crap about Florida.He needs to shut up and do something, ANYTHING, constructive.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Was he the bugle boy in his platoon, because he is the biggest blowhard in Congress.

And in a building full of legendary blowhards, that is quite an accomplishment.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

He is the right wing nuts media darling.  But how much do you want to bet the second President Obama is out of office, West will suddenly go missing?  Then there is the point, will anyone care?

Zebulon Doyle
Zebulon Doyle

Wow, the stupidity present in this country is alarming.  You are a classic example of the portion of this country that needs to silenced permanently.  Sure, we have freedom of speech, but there should be rules against "hate speech."

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

"Jaque"?

I can't believe a frog has the nerve to call someone else a fag and a pinko. I see your macho rant and I raise you a bulls testicle.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

BTW.

I notice you avatar of "Impeach Obama" is a "black versus white" issue.

Really?

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Actually, my hands "cough cough palms" are covered in self-serving ointment.

BTW, any more naked pictures of your Sis that you can share?

glass slipper
glass slipper

Go to Israel with A West you treasonous bag of fecal matter.

 He only cares about the military because that is all his Zionist infected brain will allow.

 In fact if it wasn't for that place called Israel we all would be better of right now!

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

"You bunch of Tin Foil Hat Moonbats".

You never name call, right douchebag?

Zebulon Doyle
Zebulon Doyle

Well then, I'm a giant racist pig, because I hate anyone that spouts off stupid horseshit on a daily basis.  I feel sorry for those represented by this monster...

Gene Beesley
Gene Beesley

I despise Allen West. What has he done for this country except for: 1. Insult women. 2. Insult the President. 3. Insult his ancestors. He has done nothing for his district. I don't even know why he was even elected for. He even calls himself , "The modern day Harriet Tubman, leading the African Americans to the underground railroad back to the Republican." Do you know how trouble and hell, and how much he got laughed at for that?  Allen West is a embarrassment at least, and at worst is a traitor.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Yeah, that's what we said in 2004 about smirking chimp Bush -- until they stole that election in Ohio. Skeletor Scott and the GOP criminals in Tallahassee are rigging the system to minimize Dem votes, so Capt. America West may just win again. We've got to support his opponent as much as possible, folks, or in four years we'll have a Rubio-West national ticket -- and war with Cuba in six months. 

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Exposure will only enhance the chances for unseating him. It is a necessary annoyance.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

And he was excellent in the new Planet of the Apes film as the President.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Isn't that the Republican alternative to legislating?

jaquebauer
jaquebauer

Calling a Faggot a Faggot and a Communist a Communist no matter how far you stretch it, IS NOT HATE SPEECH. Describing New Times readers as worms and maggots is also not HATE SPEECH. Your response is typical of your mental disorder, common to all Liberals. The fact you responded tells me you recognized yourself, as my message was directed to "all the faggots and Communists."

Allen West got it right when he criticized Wasserman Schultz and called Obama groupies a "threat to the gene pool"

Have a wonderful day!

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