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(Deadline)   CBS and Fox refuse to carry President Obama's address, thinking that Big Brother, football, and a drama about gangs is more important than hearing the Commander-in-Chief   (deadline.com) divider line 99
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2014-08-08 10:19:40 AM  
I personally do not see the need for all local news stations, all major dedicated news stations, and CSPAN to broadcast all major Presidential Addresses.
 
2014-08-08 11:27:41 AM  

Endive Wombat: I personally do not see the need for all local news stations, all major dedicated news stations, and CSPAN to broadcast all major Presidential Addresses.


Me either but then again, how often do they actually have a major one?
 
2014-08-08 11:57:27 AM  
First line in the article:  With short notice to the TV networks,....

Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?
 
2014-08-08 12:40:38 PM  
Fox I can understand, but CBS?
 
2014-08-08 12:42:31 PM  
I see nothing wrong with this. 1 Channel is enough.
 
2014-08-08 12:42:53 PM  

bluorangefyre: Fox I can understand, but CBS?


Big Bang gets higher ratings than the President.
 
2014-08-08 12:43:15 PM  
I don't see this as a big deal, though it would be a nice patriotic gesture if stations NOT carrying the address let people know about it so they could change the channel if they wish. I know, I dream big.
 
2014-08-08 12:44:15 PM  
imagine FOX's outrage at CBS is Obama was a Republican though.
 
2014-08-08 12:44:38 PM  
Its not a state of the union address or the announcement that life has been discovered on other planets.

Its a freaking day that ends in Y....ie we are bombing someone.
 
2014-08-08 12:44:49 PM  
I'd rather watch the test pattern than listen to a president drone on
 
2014-08-08 12:45:42 PM  
It's baffling they wouldn't cut to the address. He's so well-spoken.
 
2014-08-08 12:46:12 PM  
Obama lost the Battle of the Block to Zack and Sasha and Malina were put up for eviction.
 
2014-08-08 12:46:23 PM  
don't blame the media just because Obama is black.
 
2014-08-08 12:47:04 PM  
Yeah, who the hell wants to hear what the freaking President wants to say, right?

/rolls eyes
 
2014-08-08 12:47:14 PM  
I love it when people confuse FOX with FOX NEWS...

Yeah, they are part of Fox Entertainment Group, but they are not the same channel
 
2014-08-08 12:47:47 PM  
Why subby, there's a perfectly sane, down to earth debate going on on the main page to inform me of what's going on.
 
2014-08-08 12:49:54 PM  

Burr: I love it when people confuse FOX with FOX NEWS...

Yeah, they are part of Fox Entertainment Group, but they are not the same channel


Of course Fox News will air it, if only so their pundits can eviscerate him immediately afterwards.
 
2014-08-08 12:51:02 PM  
A bombing campaign is, unfortunately, not news.
 
2014-08-08 12:51:27 PM  
WHY DOESN'T HE LEAD
 
2014-08-08 12:51:52 PM  

tudorgurl: Yeah, who the hell wants to hear what the freaking President wants to say, right?
/rolls eyes


TODAY ON FOX TALKS: Is the President keeping the American people in the dark about his policies?!?!?*^&&%!%#@
 
2014-08-08 12:52:34 PM  
Never mess with our footbaw, jefe
 
2014-08-08 12:55:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Obama lost the Battle of the Block to Zack and Sasha and Malina were put up for eviction.


wut
 
2014-08-08 12:55:24 PM  
I bet CBS and Fox will get much higher ratings.
 
2014-08-08 12:58:50 PM  
People could have watched it on any of the 20 other stations probably carrying it.  I'm sure it was streaming a new places as well.
 
2014-08-08 12:59:31 PM  
This is just stupid fauxtrage - everybody already knows his address is The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
 
2014-08-08 01:00:17 PM  
StrikitRich: Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?

Sure, because no president before the one with dark skin ever took time off to lounge around. Oh, wait....

www.crawford-texas.org

From a year ago:

Tweets by Knoller himself back that up. On the eve of Obama's departure for Martha's Vineyard, Knoller tweeted that "since taking office, Pres Obama has taken 14 vacation trips spanning all or part of 92 days." Knoller also tweeted that "at the same point in office, Pres. GWBush had made 50 visits to this Texas Ranch totaling all or part of 323 days."

People like you need some new material cuz that shiat is tired.

/Not an Obama fan at all
//Sorry about bringing politics in to the sports tab
///OK, not really
 
2014-08-08 01:01:03 PM  
montevallotimetravel.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-08 01:01:04 PM  

Panty Sniffer: I bet CBS and Fox will get much higher ratings.



True. And its completely unreasonable to ask the major networks using the public airwaves to broadcast important presidential addresses.

There was a time when delivering the news was about more than ratings.
 
2014-08-08 01:01:16 PM  

cryinoutloud: tudorgurl: Yeah, who the hell wants to hear what the freaking President wants to say, right?
/rolls eyes

TODAY ON FOX TALKS: Is the President keeping the American people in the dark about his policies?!?!?*^&&%!%#@


Exactly.
 
2014-08-08 01:01:22 PM  

ManateeGag: bluorangefyre: Fox I can understand, but CBS?

Big Bang gets higher ratings than the President.


Just wait until Obama becomes Big Brother!
 
2014-08-08 01:02:32 PM  
i111.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-08 01:04:12 PM  

Ned Stark: A bombing campaign is, unfortunately, not news.


I ... can't really argue with you.
 
2014-08-08 01:05:11 PM  
Face the Obvious! The mass media prefers right wing republicans over Democrats. Republicans do outrageously horrible stuff that the media can torment the populace with tales of "look at what the republicans did to you today". They have as much interest in keeping America miserable as the gop does. Your tears of despair are liquid gold to the media corporations.
 
2014-08-08 01:07:06 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I'd rather watch the test pattern than listen to a president drone on


I see what you did there.
 
2014-08-08 01:07:25 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Ned Stark: A bombing campaign is, unfortunately, not news.

I ... can't really argue with you.



After all, there was no mention of a missing white girl in his speech.
 
2014-08-08 01:09:07 PM  

Lord_Baull: Nadie_AZ: Ned Stark: A bombing campaign is, unfortunately, not news.

I ... can't really argue with you.


After all, there was no mention of a missing white girl in his speech.


Or a missing airliner that - after 6 months we can now confirm - is still missing.
 
2014-08-08 01:10:03 PM  
/Not an Obama fan at all
//Sorry about bringing politics in to the sports entertainment tab
///OK, not really


D'oh!
 
2014-08-08 01:11:51 PM  

Chummer45: Lord_Baull: Nadie_AZ: Ned Stark: A bombing campaign is, unfortunately, not news.

I ... can't really argue with you.


After all, there was no mention of a missing white girl in his speech.

Or a missing airliner that - after 6 months we can now confirm - is still missing.


jugglu.com
 
2014-08-08 01:12:01 PM  

LeroyBourne: there's a perfectly sane, down to earth debate going on on the main page


Okay, I'm going to stop you right there...
 
2014-08-08 01:14:29 PM  
This is really disturbing.  I wouldn't care so much if I could watch a recording of it later or read the transcript the next day or something...
 
2014-08-08 01:14:53 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: It's baffling they wouldn't cut to the address. He's so well-spoken.


Lulz
 
2014-08-08 01:15:29 PM  
"You're either with us, or you're with the terrorists."

"Respect the office."

"America, love it or leave it."


Enjoy these cherished classics and much, much more!  All your favorite GOP sloganeering hits are available in one amazing volume!  Order now, hypocrisy levels have never been higher.
 
2014-08-08 01:16:25 PM  

Chummer45: Panty Sniffer: I bet CBS and Fox will get much higher ratings.


True. And its completely unreasonable to ask the major networks using the public airwaves to broadcast important presidential addresses.

There was a time when delivering the news was about more than ratings.


"The reason we failed isn't a mystery. We took a dive for the ratings. In the infancy of mass communications, the Columbus and Magellan of broadcast journalism, William Paley and David Sarnoff, went down to Washington to cut a deal with Congress. Congress would allow the fledgling networks free use of taxpayer-owned airwaves in exchange for one public service. That public service would be one hour of air time set aside every night for informational broadcasting, or what we now call the evening news.

Congress, unable to anticipate the enormous capacity television would have to deliver consumers to advertisers, failed to include in its deal the one requirement that would have changed our national discourse immeasurably for the better. Congress forgot to add that, under no circumstances, could there be paid advertising during informational broadcasting. They forgot to say that taxpayers will give you the airwaves for free and for 23 hours a day you should make a profit, but for one hour a night you work for us.

And now those network newscasts, anchored through history by honest-to-God newsmen with names like Murrow and Reasoner and Huntley and Brinkley and Buckley and Cronkite and Rather and Russert-- Now they have to compete with the likes of me. A cable anchor who's in the exact same business as the producers of Jersey Shore.

It might come as a surprise to you that some of history's greatest American journalists are working right now, exceptional minds with years of experience and an unshakeable devotion to reporting the news. But these voices are a small minority now and they don't stand a chance against the circus when the circus comes to town."
 
2014-08-08 01:18:07 PM  

BMulligan: LeroyBourne: there's a perfectly sane, down to earth debate going on on the main page

Okay, I'm going to stop you right there...


It's winding down.  I read the whole thing, it was like injecting Everclear directly in the brain.
 
2014-08-08 01:19:20 PM  

StrikitRich: First line in the article:  With short notice to the TV networks,....

Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?


Remember, kids: vacationing on Martha's Vineyard is elitist whereas vacationing at your own massive estate which you pretend is a "ranch" isn't at all.
 
2014-08-08 01:21:49 PM  
Many of you are missing the point. Ideally we want to "force" as many people as possible to watch the damn thing. Networks used to think it was a patriotic duty to get more eyeballs on what our top leader is saying.

I guess the "Ow my balls" marathon is just too attractive these days.

StrikitRich: First line in the article:  With short notice to the TV networks,....

Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?


MMm, you missed out on some obvious additions there. No mention of Michelle Obama's obsession or fancy lettuce?

4/10
 
2014-08-08 01:24:36 PM  
This is idiotic. Broadcast stations should have to perform some public functions in order to maintain their licenses from the FCC.
 
2014-08-08 01:28:33 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpUPW4FL6Mo

When presidents talk, Americans get hurt
 
2014-08-08 01:29:18 PM  
Meh. There are hundreds of channels now... at least a couple dozen of which will cover the address. To say nothing of the other media coverage besides TV.

We're not being deprived of anything.
 
2014-08-08 01:30:38 PM  

StrikitRich: First line in the article:  With short notice to the TV networks,....

Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?


Hilarious!

Now do the one about teleprompters!


/I guess it is possible he didn't want to give too much notice to the intended targets.....
 
2014-08-08 01:31:13 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I'd rather watch the test pattern than listen to a president drone on


At least you have embraced your willful ignorance.
 
2014-08-08 01:32:22 PM  

Giltric: Its not a state of the union address or the announcement that life has been discovered on other planets.

Its a freaking day that ends in Y....ie we are bombing someone.



You casual indifference to the death of human beings is noted.
 
2014-08-08 01:33:41 PM  

Endive Wombat: I personally do not see the need for all local news stations, all major dedicated news stations, and CSPAN to broadcast all major Presidential Addresses.


Yeah, in an age where we have 4 24-hour news networks, I don't think it matters much if the broadcast channels air this stuff.
 
2014-08-08 01:35:42 PM  

nocturnal001: Many of you are missing the point. Ideally we want to "force" as many people as possible to watch the damn thing. Networks used to think it was a patriotic duty to get more eyeballs on what our top leader is saying.

I guess the "Ow my balls" marathon is just too attractive these days.

StrikitRich: First line in the article:  With short notice to the TV networks,....

Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?

MMm, you missed out on some obvious additions there. No mention of Michelle Obama's obsession or fancy lettuce?

4/10


He forgot golf.  Whenever there's a world crisis, everyone knows the pResident hits the links.
 
2014-08-08 01:37:18 PM  

Moosecakes: Endive Wombat: I personally do not see the need for all local news stations, all major dedicated news stations, and CSPAN to broadcast all major Presidential Addresses.

Yeah, in an age where we have 4 24-hour news networks, I don't think it matters much if the broadcast channels air this stuff.


Everyone does not have cable. Smh.
 
2014-08-08 01:38:28 PM  

usttsdw: I see nothing wrong with this. 1 Channel is enough.


This...

There's only a few things that I can think of that is important enough to have on every channel.  Most of it is political blah talk.

"We're going to war with x"
"War with x is over"
"Federally mandated nap hour is effective immediately for all jobs"

/those are just three things off the top of my head that would be worth it
 
2014-08-08 01:38:58 PM  
Wow we bombed a country in the middle east.

BREAKING NEWS

Happens every farking day.
 
2014-08-08 01:49:50 PM  
1060 W. Addison.  Everyone knows that
 
2014-08-08 01:52:05 PM  
Someone said that football isn't more important that hearing from the bullshiat-in-chief?

Turn in your American card. You don't need it anymore.
 
2014-08-08 01:52:36 PM  
This is just what the politicians have been hoping for for years now.  "I was thinking about starting a war but hesitated because I thought y'all might think it's a bad idea.  Then I noticed everyone's too busy watching reality stars sleep with each other and call each other biatches and hos, so I figured, hey, why the hell not?"
 
2014-08-08 01:53:31 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Someone said that football isn't more important that hearing from the bullshiat-in-chief?

Turn in your American card. You don't need it anymore.


1/10.  You're trying too hard.
 
2014-08-08 01:56:39 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Someone said that football isn't more important that hearing from the bullshiat-in-chief?

Turn in your American card. You don't need it anymore.


It's only preseason.
 
2014-08-08 02:06:35 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Giltric: Its not a state of the union address or the announcement that life has been discovered on other planets.

Its a freaking day that ends in Y....ie we are bombing someone.


You casual indifference to the death of human beings is noted.


I am probably the only farker who is honest with themself and others.

Party or color dont mean shiat, a good shoot is a good shoot.
 
2014-08-08 02:11:42 PM  
In all honestly, people who get their "news" from CBS and Fox aren't going to believe a word Obama says anyway.  Besides both networks will cut the speech up into numerous out of context blurbs so that they can stoke the outrage of their viewers in due course about a bunch of non-issues that come up.
 
2014-08-08 02:18:59 PM  
When was the last time anything of consequence was said at a SOTU?
 
2014-08-08 02:23:09 PM  

tudorgurl: Yeah, who the hell wants to hear what the freaking President wants to say, right?

/rolls eyes


Yeah. I mean people will have no way to hear him speak other than watching NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CSPAN, NPR, multiple news radio stations in every city...

/rolls eyes
 
2014-08-08 02:23:47 PM  
If there is anyone left out there that thinks that America time as a great nation hasn't come to an end, reading this thread should put that notion to rest for all time.

Enjoy the Big Bang Theory.
 
2014-08-08 02:34:23 PM  

Panty Sniffer: I bet CBS and Fox will get much higher ratings.


And, sadly, this is all that matters to some people.
 
2014-08-08 02:44:54 PM  
Football IS more important.  We will get the important parts later on the news.  Presidential speeches aren't often time sensitive.  That is one of the great things about the president's weekly video address.  It is pre recorded and happens the same time each Sunday.  I can make a point to watch it live or record it for later.  It is usually just a repeat of things he mentioned earlier in the week though.

but the whitehouse really really needs to bring in a better video editor or director.  Isn't he friends with Spielberg or someone?  Get a little pro-bono work here or something.  They generally run with a fairly wide chest up shot, but once in a while they jump-cut to a close up on his face with no transition at all.  You are sitting there listening to a calm explanation of events at the border, or a recent development in Gaza and

BAM GIANT OBAMA ALL UP IN YOUR FACE!!!


Then we are back to regular presidential proportions.  they do it two or three times per address for emphasis.  Sometimes I zone out on what he is saying trying to predict the giant Obama attack. Maybe they could bring in a film school grad student?
 
2014-08-08 03:01:09 PM  

Endive Wombat: I personally do not see the need for all local news stations, all major dedicated news stations, and CSPAN to broadcast all major Presidential Addresses.


Isn't this the reason we give them free air time though? Under the stipulation that they are providing a public service?
 
2014-08-08 03:01:45 PM  
Stop the presses! The United States is bombing brown people!!!
 
2014-08-08 03:22:27 PM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-08 03:35:22 PM  

StrikitRich: First line in the article:  With short notice to the TV networks,....

Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?


Yeah, it's like when FDR was all in a hurry to announce that thing in Hawaii on the radio. He should have scheduled it properly and done it a week or two later. Maybe after Christmas, when no one had anything better to do.
 
2014-08-08 03:36:04 PM  
Kind of wish that the Whitehouse Press Secretary now bans their reporters from briefings.


"Don't feel like carrying the president's address?   Then we won't burden you with any news from The White House.  Go pay Reuters."
 
2014-08-08 03:41:04 PM  
His SOTU is about like that scene from Amalie where she keeps interrupting that guy's soccer game.

www.gonemovies.com
 
2014-08-08 03:45:55 PM  

bluorangefyre: Fox I can understand, but CBS?


Fox News and CBS News are now pretty much indistinguishable. Have you tried watching 60 Minutes lately?
 
2014-08-08 03:49:23 PM  
I believe President Obama was over one hour late getting to the podium. Or ten minutes late in CPT.

Watched it and listen to planted reporters talking points, Corporate Taxation,
 thought it was a dress rehearsal.

No question about ISIS or the plight Christians just the usual," is it tough being so awesome Mr.President."
 
2014-08-08 03:58:16 PM  
FOOBAWH! FARK YEAH!

Never mind that brown man behind the curtain.
I needs tah see what my white owned brothers are doing about beating each other up on the foobah field 'cause I got's long money on dis game.
 
2014-08-08 03:59:12 PM  

smd31: usttsdw: I see nothing wrong with this. 1 Channel is enough.

This...

There's only a few things that I can think of that is important enough to have on every channel.  Most of it is political blah talk.

"We're going to war with x"
"War with x is over"
"Federally mandated nap hour is effective immediately for all jobs"

/those are just three things off the top of my head that would be worth it


Oh please, going to war isn't even important any more and it hasn't been in decades. The president gives the order and the military blows up whichever country takes them the longest to find on a map.
 
2014-08-08 03:59:47 PM  

vudukungfu: FOOBAWH! FARK YEAH!

Never mind that brown man behind the curtain.
I needs tah see what my white owned brothers are doing about beating each other up on the foobah field 'cause I got's long money on dis game.


People don't own other people you racist fark
 
2014-08-08 04:00:53 PM  

Rixel: Kind of wish that the Whitehouse Press Secretary now bans their reporters from briefings.


"Don't feel like carrying the president's address?   Then we won't burden you with any news from The White House.  Go pay Reuters."


That did happen a while back in his first term....and the guy they allowed to ask the first question was from the Huffington Post and his question was about what kind of dog the Obamas were going to pick.
 
2014-08-08 04:37:49 PM  
So much Subby outrage. Show us where Fox touched you
 
2014-08-08 04:43:45 PM  

moothemagiccow: People don't own other people you racist fark


You're saying football players aren't bought and sold and traded like chattel?
You really don't know how the world works.
 
2014-08-08 04:54:52 PM  

The Why Not Guy: I don't see this as a big deal, though it would be a nice patriotic gesture if stations NOT carrying the address let people know about it so they could change the channel if they wish.


Or if those stations not carrying the address would simply relinquish their broadcast licenses for use of the public airwaves, because broadcasting presidential addresses was PART OF THE F#CKING DEAL FROM THE BEGINNING.
 
2014-08-08 05:31:07 PM  

edmo: Endive Wombat: I personally do not see the need for all local news stations, all major dedicated news stations, and CSPAN to broadcast all major Presidential Addresses.

Me either but then again, how often do they actually have a major one?


This wasn't major, its crap he should have done to start with but he's a pussy.
 
2014-08-08 05:34:24 PM  

Ned Stark: A bombing campaign is, unfortunately, not news.


It MIGHT be news if it was somewhere beside Iraq. For something like this, a tweet would have sufficed.
 
2014-08-08 05:47:05 PM  
If you're the kind of viewer who favors football or "Big Brother", you wouldn't give a flying wallenda
about what Obama says other than considering it akin to speech less intelligible than Alvin and
the Chipmunks played at even higher speed.
 
2014-08-08 06:45:57 PM  
gaynip.files.wordpress.com

As long as they support our president in wartime.

otherwise, they are TRAITORS.
 
2014-08-08 06:54:08 PM  
You mean our liar/ bullshaitter/ pussy -in-chief?  As soon as he opens his mouth, barnyard fragrances permeate the air........
 
2014-08-08 06:57:30 PM  

vudukungfu: moothemagiccow: People don't own other people you racist fark

You're saying football players aren't bought and sold and traded like chattel?
You really don't know how the world works.


You really have no idea what slavery was like a pathetic metaphor is. For one, not one slave made a million dollars catching a ball. Only your mom thinks this stupid shiat is clever.
 
2014-08-08 08:09:16 PM  
Politicians should be banned from TV. If we really want to find out what they said we can look up the transcripts on the internet later.
 
2014-08-08 08:11:40 PM  

Henry Holland: StrikitRich: Guess the President was in too much of a hurry to get to Martha's Vineyard to give longer notice?

Sure, because no president before the one with dark skin ever took time off to lounge around. Oh, wait....

[www.crawford-texas.org image 300x263]

From a year ago:

Tweets by Knoller himself back that up. On the eve of Obama's departure for Martha's Vineyard, Knoller tweeted that "since taking office, Pres Obama has taken 14 vacation trips spanning all or part of 92 days." Knoller also tweeted that "at the same point in office, Pres. GWBush had made 50 visits to this Texas Ranch totaling all or part of 323 days."

People like you need some new material cuz that shiat is tired.

/Not an Obama fan at all
//Sorry about bringing politics in to the sports tab
///OK, not really


Henry didn't say anything about other presidents taking vacations, so I really can't figure out why you went with this.
 
2014-08-08 08:38:13 PM  

How is it that networks renting public airspace & bandwidth are even given the friggin' choice?

 
2014-08-08 09:24:27 PM  
I'm in my 40s, but anybody else remember in the pre-cable days when a network would throw up the "Special Report" banner ... everybody in my house stopped what they were doing because sheet was about to get real.  Used to be a time they only did that when the fan had been hit.
 
2014-08-08 10:13:15 PM  
Your average viewer of football and Big Brother wouldn't give a rats ass what Obama has to say anyway.
 
2014-08-08 10:37:49 PM  

vudukungfu: You're saying football players aren't bought and sold and traded like chattel?


The average NFL player is paid 1.9 million a year.  The average American with a bachelor's degree will make 2.1 million in their lifetime.  So, yes.  It is almost exactly the same thing.
 
2014-08-09 09:54:18 AM  

dennysgod: Your average viewer of football and Big Brother wouldn't give a rats ass what Obama has to say anyway.


The football viewer demographic doesn't seem like it would skew significantly toward any political ideology. I don't know what the Big Brother demographic might be like.
 
2014-08-09 10:37:54 AM  

Riothamus: This is idiotic. Broadcast stations should have to perform some public functions in order to maintain their licenses from the FCC.


I agree.  But we would be idiots if we allowed airing a presidential address to be it.  It is about the cheapest option we could give them and it is also utterly unnecessary.      Make them make original local programing.  And while airing some preacher (local only and completely without remuneration) on Sunday might be part of it, it should only be a small part of it.

But lets face it, there are a zillion places now that you can see the president speaking live.  We no longer live in the world with only a handful networks.   And in addition to the live feeds, one can also now easily watch the address afterwards if one wishes to and/or read a transcript.
 
2014-08-09 01:06:12 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Riothamus: This is idiotic. Broadcast stations should have to perform some public functions in order to maintain their licenses from the FCC.

I agree.  But we would be idiots if we allowed airing a presidential address to be it.  It is about the cheapest option we could give them and it is also utterly unnecessary.      Make them make original local programing.  And while airing some preacher (local only and completely without remuneration) on Sunday might be part of it, it should only be a small part of it.

But lets face it, there are a zillion places now that you can see the president speaking live.  We no longer live in the world with only a handful networks.   And in addition to the live feeds, one can also now easily watch the address afterwards if one wishes to and/or read a transcript.


Tough. It shouldn't be "opt-in." I don't care if you can go and look it up, if you're interested, on the web - a live address from the President should have some degree of import, and so should take precedence over whatever other grotty, profit-driven programming is currently being aired.

Otherwise, you're just equating the federal government to just another programming option, and who's going to watch the President drone on about the real world when they can tune into "Ow! My Balls! Live!" or "Super Duper Handegg Bowl Preliminary Practice Palooza"?
 
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