The Death of the Media, Cont.
None of the broadcast networks plan to televise the live announcement of whatever the White House is announcing:
The White House is exasperated with the major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC — for skipping out on President Barack Obama’s Thursday primetime address on his executive actions on immigration.
“In 2006, Bush gave a 17 minute speech that was televised by all three networks that was about deploying 6000 national guard troops to the border. Obama is making a 10 minute speech that will have a vastly greater impact on the issue. And none of the networks are doing it. We can’t believe they were aggrieved that we announced this on Facebook,” a senior administration official told POLITICO.
And their reasoning?
“There was agreement among the broadcast networks that this was overtly political. The White House has tried to make a comparison to a time that all the networks carried President Bush in prime time, also related to immigration . But that was a bipartisan announcement, and this is an overtly political move by the White House.”
And also they are not showing it because, you know, he’s black. But I’m only guessing.
We keep saying this: We must reform the media before we can reform the rest of our broken politics. If you cannot get your message out, the rest is academic.