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“The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential Address to Congress on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM (ET). FOX’s sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network will air the presidential address in its entirety. FOX will alert viewers with an on-screen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the presidential address is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.”
Has this sort of repudiation or "in-your-face-dissing" of a U.S. President by a major network ever happened in the history of the nation? And by Fox Broadcasting of all stations?
This is significant. Will their actions prompt other stations to refuse airing future addresses by the President–– as this is his 5th prime time speech in his eight month tenure. And, bottome line... each presidential speech means a loss of revenue for that time slot for those stations.
Currently, Fox News Channel, which boasts of being the number one television news network in the nation, available to approximately 102 million households in the U.S. alone... not to mention its international audience, will carry the President "live", as will its other sister station, Fox Business.
So let's examine this. If just a mere 30% of the national audience decide they don't care to hear President Obama's healthcare speech and don't watch him, or tune into Fox Broadcasting for alternative programming, i.e. the Simpsons, et. al... and Foxs' ratings blow through the roof on that evening, well, this could be a major problem for the President, especially on an issue as important as healthcare.
Where are we headed in this country? Yes... it was the complicit main stream media who made Obama and helped propel him to the White House... but now, will it be a lone, defiant, conservative driven network's refusal to comply with a Presidential address that will further erode Obama's power and demean the power of the office? Wow... it could be. This sort of behavior has been here-to-fore... unheard of! I guess this is all part of that 'Change' thingy.