Tuesday, April 28, 2009

FoxTV is Not Fox News, People

Wednesday night President Obama is giving another primetime news conference, which will be carried on every major network, except Fox. Fox's reasoning?

Fox's sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network, will air the press conference in its entirety. Fox will be alerting viewers with an onscreen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the press conference is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.
To me, this seems reasonable. For one thing, the other networks lose that timeslot every week to LIE TO ME, Fox's hour-long drama. Fox has the most to lose by pre-empting it. And while I myself don't have cable (the only TV I've watched in the last 5 days was the Doctor Who easter special, which I downloaded, and half of THE KILLER ELITE on ThisTV) I know that most Americans do have it. So the point is, if I want to watch the Obama press conference I got allllllll kinds of choices of how. Let Fox sell their commercials.

I bet the combined Obaba Obama (I think I've got a slight head cold) ratings beat them anyway.


Dr. Feelgood said...

Head cold, or Swine flu?

Danielk said...

Head cold... swine flu makes you pronounce things like Rush Limbaugh.

Publius said...

I don't like it when a TV network won't carry a president's speech. However, I do think The Won is abusing his privilege by having so many in just the first 3 months. It DOES cost the networks big money to take a president's address, for sure.