Eliihaaas: “I’d be curious to see how many of the same tv networks who refused to carry President Obama’s important 2014 Immigration speech, will carry the treasonous buffoon’s out-rightly ridiculous gaslighting charade
so if CBS and NBC air the speech what efforts will be taken so as not to misinform the American people. Will it be on delay? With simulataneous fact check?
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 7, 2019
CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox stick with hit primetime shows
Spanish-language channel Univision did carry the address
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Cable news channels like Fox News and CNN carried the address, and some of the networks carried it on their digital platforms, but a network insider told Politico on Thursday the speech’s content was too “overtly political” to broadcast. REALLY?!
Here’s President Obama’s 2014 address
When Obama wanted airtime for a 2014 immigration speech, networks told him no because it was “overtly political.”
This does not seem like a very difficult standard to apply to today’s case. pic.twitter.com/aRXIsM7hIh
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 7, 2019
All four living ex-presidents have publicly rebuffed President Trump’s claim that they privately gushed about the need for a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump made the questionable remark during a raucous press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday while defending his refusing to reopen the government without Congress first earmarking at least $5 billion for a behemoth barrier on the border.
“This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me and they all know it,” Trump said of his wall obsession. “Some of them have told me that we should have done it.”