This morning, we passed the 47,000,000 mark in views on the blog. We only just passed 46,000,000 but November had the greatest traffic for the blog in its history. The blog continues to grow with new regular commenters and a growing international readership. Again, we thank our loyal readers who return every day to discuss contemporary legal, political, and occasionally bizarre stories. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and give you an idea of the current profile of readers on the blog. We continue to rank with the top legal blogs in the world. As always, I want to offer special thanks for Darren Smith who has continued to help manage the blog and help out folks who encounter posting problems.
So here is our current profile:
This morning, we have over 19,500 posts. We have also experienced a continuing increase in those following us by email and Twitter. On Twitter alone, we now have roughly 230,000 active followers.
In the last 90 days, our ten biggest international sources for readers came from:
1. United States
3. United Kingdom
8. European Union
The top five posted in terms of readership in the last 90 days are:
1. Big League Censorship? Michigan Attorney General Threatens Criminal Prosecution Over Posting Of Video Alleging Voter Fraud
2. “All Speech Is Not Equal”: Biden Taps Anti-Free Speech Figure For Transition Lead On Media Agency
3. “Not Pro-Black”: Wisconsin Students Unanimously Vote To Remove Lincoln Statue As Racist
4. Chuck Todd: The Michigan Supreme Court Did Not “Cite Any Law” In Ruling Whitmer’s Actions Unconstitutional
5. Durham’s Lame Duck Period: Democratic Leaders Suggest A Dim Future For Biden-Related Investigations
Thank you to all of our regular commentators. We remain an extraordinarily broad and diverse body of commenters from different parts of the world and different political and social backgrounds. Thanks again.
17 thoughts on “Res Ipsa Hits 47,000,000”
You may be near the top and have high numbers, but unfortunately too many of the comments are awful. They are lead by Anonymous blue on red background which is just one of his aliases. This type of anonymity destroys one intent of the blog, to promote active discussion. That type of anonymity inhibits it.
I thank you for your editorials and what you are attempting to provide, a space where people can interact based on ideas. Unfortunately free speech has its limitations.
Turley…lets speech. How are you saying?…without turley no on a would xxx hear you. What are you saying?
THE READERSHIP TURLEY PANDERS TO:
thejackster60 says: December 8, 2020 at 7:42 PM
TURLEY, YOU’RE A FLIPPIN IDIOT! MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT IN PA. BUT NOT “THEE” SUPREME COURT! FUNNY HOW YOU TWIST THINGS TO YOUR WAY OF THINKING! YOU PIECE OF SH_T, KEEP OPENING YOUR MOUTH & KEEP STICKING YOUR FOOT IN IT! YOU’RE PATHETIC! YOU’RE NOT EVEN A RESPECTED JOURNALIST! YOU WORK FOR THE ENEMY! YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO GET ON YOUR KNEES & REPENT, OTHERWISE, YOU ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!! BIDEN IS NOT THE PRESIDENT! WILL NEVER BE THE PRESIDENT & ALL Y’ALL ARE GOIN TO GITMO! CAN YOU SAY TREASON/SEDITION/CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY???? FUNNY HOW MY PRESIDENT TRUMP BROUGHT BACK THE GAS CHAMBER, ELECTRIC CHAIR, HANGING AND FIRING SQUAD! ROTFLMAO! MILITARY TRIBUNALS ARE COMIN FOR YOU!!!! SUCKS TO BE YOU!!!!! CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEY PUBLICLY SHOW YOUR EXECUTIONS! GOD ALMIGHTY IS IN CHARGE, NOT THAT POS BAAL! YOU SCREWED UP AND GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY!
From today’s column: “Is Biden About To Help Make The Case For Pardon?”
Broadcast news pioneer Edward R. Murrow addressed a similar moment in a 1954 telecast concerning Senator Joseph McCarthy:
This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy’s (Donald Trump’s) methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
The actions of the junior Senator from Wisconsin (President Trump) have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn’t create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it – and rather successfully. Cassius was right. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
For quite some time, Professor Turley has pandered to Trump’s base. Yet the comment from “Jackster” is representative of said base. They are paranoid, irrational, unmoored from facts and forever threatening violence while claiming a connection to God.
Professor Turley needs to come clean with his readers and tell them Trump lost the election. ..Lost the election, period..! Congressional Republicans and rightwing media need to make this clear. Donald Trump is intent on starting a civil war. Threats of civil war have been posted up and down these comment threads.
Trump is stooge for Vladimir Putin and his actions since Election Day have been totally in keeping with what a stooge would do.
Wow, an all Cant rant.
Congratulations Prof. Turley! Your blog is super!
Thanks for your insights and knowledge and especially the opportunity to say anything I want within the standards you set. Congratulations indeed.
billionaires are the enemy
Congratulations!! Thanks for holding the far left’s feet to the fire whenever appropriate. You notice I said whenever appropriate, not blindly as opponents on the other side do without remorse!!
Congratulations, Prof. Turley.
Well done, Professor Turley!
Congrats Turley! Crescat scienta.
How about an analysis of Judge Sullivan’s current actions regarding General Flynn? Insane!
He reminds me of Captain Ahab!
I would like to see an analysis of a major component in mail in voting: the right to privacy in completing your ballot. At a voting booth, no one can see what you are completing or otherwise influence your vote. Signs and candidates are limited as to how close they can be to the polls on election day.
Mail in voting eviscerates this right and should be severely limited in order not to impair this right.
Congratulations. Don’t ignore your students. Have someone proof-read your stuff. Eat more vegetables.
Good things happen to good people.
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