FOX news refused to air Obama's 100 day Press Conference. How hateful is that?

@smallT (376)
United States
April 30, 2009 12:15am CST
Wow, so this is what America has come to. FOX news refused to air President Obama's press conference on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. If anyone knows how to record streaming videos please individually keep records of Obama's speeches, etc. We can't depend on the news media anymore.
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@irishidid (8708)
• United States
30 Apr 09
CNN and MSNBC refused to report the truth about the tea parties, but instead made up lies. How hateful is that? Obama is like the kid with jam all over his face swearing he didn't get into jar.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
30 Apr 09
That is your opinion and I don't agree with you. Anyway, how would you know what he is like if you don't watch his press conferences?
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@smallT (376)
• United States
30 Apr 09
No silly, I did not agree with, "kid with jam all over his face swearing he didn't get into jar."
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@irishidid (8708)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I've never watched any president's new conference, whether I voted for them or not. I go by their actions, not what they say. So far I'm extremely glad I didn't vote for him. I really wanted to be wrong, he's proving me (along with congress) right.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Oh give me a freaking break. That is a complete and utter lie. I just KNEW someone would make that claimYou need to get your facts straight. FOX NEWS AIRED THE PRESS CONFERENCE IN ITS ENTIRETY. The Fox network channel chose not to air the press conference because his last press conference only had 4.2 million viewers on Fox, whereas the show that would have been preempted (Lie to Me)has an average of 13.2 million viewers. It was about numbers, plain and simple. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/27/fox-not-airing-obama-pres_n_191954.html Pay especially close attention to this part. "It's not without precedent for the network; Fox didn't carry a prime-time speech by President George W. Bush in November 2001 despite a request from the White House." It wasn't hateful then and it isn't now.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Here's another source in case you really want to argue about it. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/IndustryInfo/story?id=7451512&page=1
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@smallT (376)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing that. I am trying to find a replay of the conference and so far, I can't find one.
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@irishidid (8708)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Task, correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Huffington used to be a staunch republican or am I thinking of someone else?
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@missybal (4490)
• United States
30 Apr 09
hateful? It's on every other channel. Do you know how much money the stations loose every time the president wants to do these long speeches of the same old? They did air it on the Actual fox news channel and the Fox Business Network. Just their other channel their actual tv series one they will allow their hit show "lie to me" to air. They once did the same thing when Bush did a prime time conference. It wasn't hateful it was giving their viewers what they want. Not everyone is interested in listening to the president. I for one read what he said, I didn't want to watch him yet again saying the same exact thing over and over again. I'll see the recaps of the highlights on the news later. It was a very smart move to boost popularity for their series to be the only thing to watch if you didn't want to watch the president. It was a financial business move. That is why Fox is number one in the ratings time and time again. I'm just glad he didn't move American Idol again.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I agree that it was a very smart move. I bet their ratings will be through the roof. I remember how I was as a teenager desperately searching for something else to watch when the president spoke. I would jump on any watchable show.
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@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
30 Apr 09
NBC aired it, ABC aired it, CBS aired it, MSNBC aired it, CNN aired it, So what is the big deal if Fox does not want to air it. Maybe some would like to watch something else. Unless your TV only gets Fox you do have options. Is that not what makes America great, option?
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• United States
30 Apr 09
The Fox televsion network aired it! (Well it did here in NY on WNYW and on it's sister station my9) Since it broadcast on Fox TV stations, why should Fox News have to air it too?
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Actually you have it backwards. Fox Television chose not to air it because it had less than a third the viewers of their regularly scheduled programming. Fox News and Fox Business aired it.
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• United States
4 May 09
It makes sense that I had it confused, I was busy watching a special on bigfoot on the History channel at that time instead.
@patms1 (522)
• United States
1 May 09
I think is wonderful. Finally a new station that's not afraid to say they are tired of hearing him. If you want to know what America has come to please note that the station had more viewers then all the other stations at the same time. Most of what he say today was said by Bush for the last 8 years. He is the President not a rock star. I don't need to see him on TV ever time I turn it on. Even thought many Americans still think he walks on water even they have to admit his shoes are starting to get wet.
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@patms1 (522)
• United States
1 May 09
Oh, and as for trusting the media, I have given up on trusting the leftest newspapers. I am very happy to see the the New York Times is on the verge of going out of business. THERE IS A GOD.
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• United States
1 May 09
Amen- I'm tired of watching him strut and say "and, uh"
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• United States
1 May 09
FOX ran the crime show "Lie to Me" at the same time as Obama's "Presidential Lie to America" broadcast. I preferred to watch the FOX lies and at least I knew they were only being aired as an entertainment show not as political crap.
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• United States
1 May 09
Right on!
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• United States
30 Apr 09
I watched it, and he said absolutely nothing. I'm not playing favorites, Bush was the same way. As a previous poster stated, you really didn't miss much.
@nv_jenn (207)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
I agree.... I am Canadian but I watched the first 40 minutes of it and he didn't say anything interesting. I felt he barely asked the questions at hand, he rambled on and on and said "uh... uh" so often. He should have been more prepared!
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@1richgirl (126)
• United States
1 May 09
You know- there are a lot of great shows on fox that some of us don't want canceled- since you can watch 'Mr.President' say "and,uh" on several other networks- seems like Fox is just supporting the fairness doctrine by giving others a chance to watch what they want. No offense intended- but I do agree we can't depend on any news media to just report and not editorialize or be selective in what and how musch of the truth they report.
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• United States
30 Apr 09
About as hateful as Obama making disrespectful and uncalled for comments about the tea party goers. I don't know if fox news showed it. I did not watch fox news. But I did see his comments and I think he owes a couple million americans an apology.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
30 Apr 09
This is such a bold faced lie. Fox News did air the press conference as others said. The Fox Network refused to air the conference because to them it made the most business sense. In case any one is wondering, they are two different entities. One is dedicated to reporting News all day long hence FOX NEWS. The other does programing and aired "Lie To Me" as part of their regular programming. Two different channels, two different types of programs. Besides, he was on all the other programming networks. At least Fox gave you an option when you wanted to change channels. Truth be told, I am so over seeing the President on tv all the time. There is such a thing as overload. Frankly, I would rather have a break from seeing the President all the time.
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@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
30 Apr 09
You can always change channels.... Good for them, maybe they are as tired of his lies (speech readings) as most of the citizens of the USA. What he said wasn't worth the time the stations gave him. I'm sure the people at FOX knew that it would be a waste of time. It's their TV station and they were exercising their rights, which wont be anyones right if Obama gets his way and takes over the TV stations, newspapers and all other forms of news.
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
30 Apr 09
You know, smallT, my son just mentioned how bad FOX news is when he was here yesterday. He said he just won't watch it. I don't watch it, either. I never have liked them or their coverage of anything. Maybe they thought this swine flu thing was more important. Whatever their reasoning, I think it was wrong of them to not cover Obama's conference, although it did seem to be covered everywhere else. I was anxious to watch it because, although some things he's done didn't turn out exactly the way he had planned (it certainly wasn't his fault that it didn't turn out right... it was those #%$&$#! CEO's fault), I think he's doing a great job of trying to fix the mess he was handed when he took office. No, FOX news is not on my "must watch" list! Just the opposite, actually.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
You should have read the other responses before posting. This whole thread was based on a lie. Fox News and the Fox Business channel both aired Obama's press conference in its entirety.
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@miamilady (4916)
• United States
30 Apr 09
"You should have read the other responses before posting. This whole thread was based on a lie. Fox News and the Fox Business channel both aired Obama's press conference in its entirety" Geez. You're a piece of work...A Lie? Why would the OP do that? Perhaps she was misinformed. That doesn't make it a LIE. Y'all are just chomping at he bit to jump all over anyone with an opposing view.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
"Geez. You're a piece of work...A Lie? Why would the OP do that? Perhaps she was misinformed. That doesn't make it a LIE." Perhaps, but this lie was spread all over the internet like wildfire. The OP's assumption that it was somehow hateful was even more ridiculous since such a thing isn't even uncommon. Bill Clinton actually got turned down repeatedly. He only managed to get TWO press conferences in his first four years. That's less than Obama's had in his first 4 months. "Y'all are just chomping at he bit to jump all over anyone with an opposing view." It's not about opposing views, it's about fact versus fiction and lies versus truth.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
30 Apr 09
What fools! That was one of the best presidential press conferences I've ever seen and I'm glad I didn't miss it.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
30 Apr 09
You might want to read the entire thread before calling anyone fools. Fox News aired the press conference. This entire thread was based on a lie.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Was it was the bestest ever? OMG! ZOMG! Squee! The only fool is you.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
1 May 09
Fortunata: Why must you resort to name calling? I don't recall ever insulting you for expressing your opinion however insipid it may have been.
@KupoSin (680)
• United States
30 Apr 09
well it is their news station, they have the right to air selected news.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I don't recall that happening with any other president. Every major channel runs the press conferences of a president. Have you seen this happen before?
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@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
1 May 09
Let me see...so it's okay for ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN to mock, vilify, speak nothing but hate toward, and just utterly refuse to air the tea parties a couple of weeks ago, but FOX not reporting Obama's press conference is 'hateful'? In my humble opinion, what goes around comes around, and it certainly did so here.
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• United States
1 May 09
Is is so obvious that Obama has most of media in his pocket and I so glad I was able to watch a crime show "Lie to Me" instead of "The President Lies to America"
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Well you didn't miss anything. Besides the other three very biased left leaning networks carried it so what is your problem.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
30 Apr 09
If you know where I can find a replay of it online please let me know.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Are you for real? It wasn't Fox News, Cupcake, it was the Fox channel, that broadcasts tv shows, such as American Idol. And Fox News broadcast Obama's speech, because I watched it, lol. It about put me to sleep. Not one question about the Air Force One plane buzzing New York..Oh well. Could it be because Obama had selected the reporters before hand, and the questions were screened? You need to be more concerned with censorship, Cupcake, and not whether channels have the right to block Obama's appearances, because they do. They lose money when they carry the President's speeches or appearances. NBC, or was it CBS, or was going to have a charity scheduled during that time, but, oh well, it was important to show a boring speech/appearance by the President. Please get your facts straight.
• United States
30 Apr 09
This is not a first. I know that at least NBC did not carry one of Bush's press conferences. I do not see a problem with it since there are so many ways to get access to the information. Any of the networks lose out on millions in revenue when they carry one of these and this is President Obama's third one in 100 days. I think that is more than enough since he was not announcing any new policy in the conference just putting a good spin on his first 100 days. I can sum it up for you. He claimed to have to accomplishments. 1. Spent trillions and trillions of dollars to create 150,000 jobs. 2. Apologized to the world for being the worst country on the face of the planet. If you want the transcript of his comments it can be found at http://www.c-span.org
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• United States
1 May 09
I'm not surprised. FOX is not the most reputable news source around. Our local station broadcast it here in Minnesota, and I really enjoyed it. I felt that President Obama did a wonderful job answering the questions he could. Obviously when it came to the torture documents, some have not been declassified yet so he was unable to respond, but I felt he handled it nicely. I was really glad I took the time to listen, because he answered a lot of the questions I had, simply from people posting misinformation or yellow journalists turning things around or taking things out of context. I feel sad for those who didn't take the time to listen to him answer, and truly see just how genuine he is. I am impressed with how much he's done in his first 100 days, and I will continue to watch as he does the job he was elected to do. Namaste-Anora
• United States
1 May 09
She wasn't wrong. It didn't air where she was at. That's not telling a lie, it's simply stating the truth in her given area. It doesn't matter their reasoning, to be honest. I doubt they'd loose all that much money, especially if they did what most people did and move shows around so that new shows would still be seen. Again, the original poster wasn't wrong. Even the Fox channel here and several others chose to run regular programming. Only one station where I lived had the President's broadcast. Namaste-Anora
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
1 May 09
She was wrong because she said "Fox News Refused to air Obama's..." That is a lie. Fox News aired the press conference EVERYWHERE, in every area Fox News is available. Unlike local stations, there are not multiple Fox News stations who choose what to and not to show. Fox News is a uniform national station that shows the same programming everywhere it broadcasts.
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
1 May 09
They are haters anyway! they are very basis anyway. i didn't watch it, but i recorded it. that news show is the worst on tv. I never watch the news, but i really never watch them, or read the post!!
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
1 May 09
If you never watch the news, how in the world can you possibly know what is and isn't being done, whether by Fox or one of the other mainstream stations? All you're doing is repeating what you're hearing other people saying without thinking for yourself.
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
1 May 09
I don't worry about that! I can surely think for myself and make informed choices as well. I choice not to fill my mind and day with the negative nonsense they want to throw at you all day long on the news. there are millions of people in the world doing wonderful things every single moment of every day. however they never ever show you that. why would i want to take a hour or more out of my day to listen to the BS they put on the new every day!!! ummm no fu*king Thank ya