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#1977784 - 11/20/14 05:01 PM Strange....
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Networks won't air Obama speech

Three major networks will not air President Obama's prime-time address Thursday outlining his executive actions on immigration.

Officials with ABC, CBS and Fox confirmed to The Hill that Obama's 8 p.m. speech from the White House will not be carried on their networks. CNN reported that NBC would not be carrying the address either.



http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/224777-networks-wont-air-obama-speech
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#1977786 - 11/20/14 05:02 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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That is really odd...you'd think everyone would be showing this one?
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#1977787 - 11/20/14 05:06 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Since it's such an accomplishment it is odd that it is not being trumpeted. Why would that be so?
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#1977789 - 11/20/14 05:06 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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I'm always surprised at least one network doens't counter program the debates and/or the state of the union. It's a great chance to get some new eyeballs to try out The Mindy Project or Brooklyn-99.

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#1977795 - 11/20/14 05:13 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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OK, trying to not let this get political (and Mods, please shut it down at your will), but I just don't remember a presidential speech with such far-reaching potential affects being not telecast on any one of the the big 3.
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#1977814 - 11/20/14 05:42 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Maybe they're just tired of getting smoke blown up their behinds?
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#1977817 - 11/20/14 05:47 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Fine with me It's TGIT on ABC. Can't miss my shows tonight!

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#1977822 - 11/20/14 05:51 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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I think the speech is on Univision.
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#1977824 - 11/20/14 05:56 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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They don't air this, but some speech he did about Ebola interrupted my DVR of the Peoples Court? And it was one I really wanted to see!
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#1977829 - 11/20/14 05:59 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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It will be on Telemundo Univision and some cable channels.

I would post a citation but they are too political one way or the other.
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#1977830 - 11/20/14 05:59 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
OK, trying to not let this get political (and Mods, please shut it down at your will)......
ROTFLMAO!!!!! This is the funniest thing that has been posted in the cooler for the past 2 years!
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#1977834 - 11/20/14 06:04 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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There must be a milk shortage.
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#1977837 - 11/20/14 06:07 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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I saw a blurb earlier that indicated that the networks are electing not to air due to the issue being "too partisan", and they don't want to mess with it.

Uh...okay, I guess. But hey, it's supposed to be on CNN! laugh
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#1977840 - 11/20/14 06:09 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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#1977860 - 11/20/14 06:43 PM Re: Strange.... Queen Mum
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Fine with me It's TGIT on ABC. Can't miss my shows tonight!
For this network in particular, this is a financial decision plus they don't want to anger their viewers. It's the so-called Winter Finale night for their most widely watched shows. The POTUS is trying to sell something that the public has already voiced their disapproval of through the recent election. No brainer that Sandal wins out hands down.

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#1977867 - 11/20/14 06:55 PM Re: Strange.... Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B
I saw a blurb earlier that indicated that the networks are electing not to air due to the issue being "too partisan", and they don't want to mess with it.

Uh...okay, I guess. But hey, it's supposed to be on CNN! laugh


interesting, because I always thought the press was supposed to be unbiased and just report...
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#1977876 - 11/20/14 07:08 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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interesting, because I always thought the press was supposed to be unbiased and just report...


LOL. laugh
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#1977877 - 11/20/14 07:12 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Three major networks will not air President Obama's prime-time address


I suppose it is possible that the networks have heard of the latest drinking game circulating that every time a presidential address or debate is shown and certain phrases are said that everyone must take a drink. Last one standing wins.

In an effort to curb the amount of gratuitious drinking, they have chosen not to air these.
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#1977879 - 11/20/14 07:14 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Three major networks will not air President Obama's prime-time address


another thought is that since they normally provide the opposing party to respond, by not airing they don't have to provide a free avenue for a dissenting view.
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#1977880 - 11/20/14 07:15 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Three major networks will not air President Obama's prime-time address


I suppose it is possible that since they already air a show called "Scandal" they didn't want this show to be confused with the one brewing from the speach.
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#1977882 - 11/20/14 07:16 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Three major networks will not air President Obama's prime-time address


Maybe John Boehner has not had time to have his latest spray-tan applied and asked them not to air, since he will be sitting behind the President and in the camera view?
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#1977885 - 11/20/14 07:17 PM Re: Strange.... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Three major networks will not air President Obama's prime-time address


Not like the viewing public has a sufficient attention span to watch a 30 minute speech without commercial interruptions
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#1977894 - 11/20/14 07:28 PM Re: Strange.... HappyGilmore
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Interesting article that actually lays out both sides of the story pretty well.

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#1977967 - 11/20/14 09:30 PM Re: Strange.... thomasj
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
OK, trying to not let this get political (and Mods, please shut it down at your will)......
ROTFLMAO!!!!! This is the funniest thing that has been posted in the cooler for the past 2 years!


I found this one funnier laugh

Originally Posted By: thomasj
Aggs I thought that you had been around long enough to know better than to try to state an opinion that in some way does not agree with this gang. Do you not know that there is only one correct point of view on each and every subject and that they have experts on virtually any topic you can imagine. They can post endless articles to prove that they are correct and you are not only wrong but also stupid? They will wear you down until you finally just get tired and stop posting at which point they will celebrate their victory and virtually high five one another. You are now on their radar and they will stalk each and every post you make in here so that they can try to bait you into another "debate" and keep referencing their "victory" in this thread for years to come. Maybe that was your goal all along - if so, great Job! smile
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#1977985 - 11/20/14 09:55 PM Re: Strange.... edAudit
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Originally Posted By: thomasj
Originally Posted By: MB Guy
OK, trying to not let this get political (and Mods, please shut it down at your will)......
ROTFLMAO!!!!! This is the funniest thing that has been posted in the cooler for the past 2 years!


I found this one funnier laugh

Originally Posted By: thomasj
Aggs I thought that you had been around long enough to know better than to try to state an opinion that in some way does not agree with this gang. Do you not know that there is only one correct point of view on each and every subject and that they have experts on virtually any topic you can imagine. They can post endless articles to prove that they are correct and you are not only wrong but also stupid? They will wear you down until you finally just get tired and stop posting at which point they will celebrate their victory and virtually high five one another. You are now on their radar and they will stalk each and every post you make in here so that they can try to bait you into another "debate" and keep referencing their "victory" in this thread for years to come. Maybe that was your goal all along - if so, great Job! smile
I don't know if it was funnier but there was certainly more truth to it laugh laugh laugh
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