CBS, Fox, NBC & ABC Not Airing Obama Immigration Speech

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    Personally don't care.

    I don't get my news from any of those sources anyway.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Yet plenty of other inane Obama speeches are aired.

    A massive amount of the nation still gets their news from network TV, and it's important for presidential speeches be aired so the people can hear the presidents vision directly.
     
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    Fox is broadcasting it but on Fox News Channel.
     
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    Technically, this isn't during the traditional 6:00 o'clock news hour but I agree very few people watch the network news nowadays. If anything, this broadcast would have interrupted all of the silly reality TV shows but I never watch that crap anyway.
     
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    C-SPAN will carry it, as will PBS and MSNBC. If someone wants to watch it there are plenty of opportunities. There is substantial outrage on the left because not every network is carrying it. It's not like he will be uttering anything new, it will just be a list of talking points liberally salted with "uhhs" and "umm" and "let me be clear" and "make no mistake." Basically, a load of passive-voiced pablum.
     
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    If anyone doesn't have cable, you can watch the Presidential address here.
     
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    I'm referring to the millions of Americans who still go without cable and broadband and are literally dependent on broadcast news and radio for political information on the nation.
     
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    I guess they'll read about it in the papers, then. Or listen on the radio. In any event, the White House didn't ask any of the big three networks for time so apparently they don't care, either.
     
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    I bet they will have an enormous banner below that says ...........
    OBAMA DEFIES THE CONSTITUTION
    in red neon bold text.
     
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    The networks are not required to give the President air time. He picked 8:00 PM EST. Not the best time he could have picked. Of course, those people without the cable or broadband are really suffering. From the other thread, I'm not sure anyone can live that way.
     
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    Its sweeps. No way the networks are giving up air time for the pres. The big bang theory is on!!!!
     
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    The broadcast networks claim they were not asked for time by the administration, and I've seen nothing from the administration refuting that. The White House knows that their target audience isn't watching ABC, NBC, or CBS.
     
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    You forgot FOX.
     
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    Yeah that's not a great time. Was 5pm on the west coast and I was still at worked so I missed it.
     
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    Well it is Sweeps and 8 PM EST? Really? Why didn't one of his advisors tell him this wasn't a great time?
     
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    8pm ET has always been the time a POTUS has made a scheduled speech, unless some extraneous circumstance prevails (read: killing of OBL, Saturday morning radio address). Every SOTU has been at 8pm ET. So I guess a lot of advisers missed the memo that 8pm isn't a great time.

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    State of the Union addresses are planned well in advance and are not during Sweeps. Come on, he was up against the Big Bang Theory.
     
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    Did anyone watch? I didn't and judging by the light media coverage today, the speech was underwhelming.
     
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    Parts of the speech were on PBS, at 1:00pm mst. My kids' cartoons ended and then it came on. The important parts were okay, when he explained his reasoning. Then they had a guy from New York Times and a lady from Washington Post debating the issue. That's when Daddy took a nap.:D
     
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    Fox News on cable aired it all, live
     
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    Except that many SOTU addresses happened in February and February is sweeps month too.
     
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    I was working, but unlike most people on here, I do not have a problem with FOX. It does surprise me, however, that you needed cable TV to watch a presidential address. That has to be a first.

    First Monday Night Football, and now this? What is the world coming to?!:eek:
     
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    Well it was also on the web.
     

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