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Bias? Left-wing establishment networks may not broadcast POTUS Trump’s immigration emergency speech

The White House announced on Monday that POTUS Donald Trump would be making a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, as well as addressing the nation regarding his immigration policies Tuesday night.

But the four major broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox — are not certain whether they will cover the president’s all-important speech live.

As NBC News reported, as of Monday afternoon network bosses had not yet made the decision as to whether they will feature the president’s speech, which tens of millions of Americans will no doubt be interested in given that the partial government shutdown that has been ongoing for more than two weeks involves agencies responsible for border security.

What’s more, the speech isn’t even going to be that long. The White House has asked the networks to set aside about eight minutes around the 9 p.m. EDT slot for the president’s remarks which will come from the Oval Office.

Reports say that POTUS may be set to declare a national emergency at that time.

The networks aired a primetime speech by President George W. Bush on immigration in 2006 but did not carry one by President Obama in 2014. That said, Obama’s speech was not pressing; he outlined his plan to circumvent Congress and the Constitution by delaying deportation for about 4 million illegal immigrants.

The networks are not going to make Democrats happy, NBC News reported, if they air the speech because they passed on Obama’s four years ago. That said, if they do snub the president, they will bolster his argument that most of the mainstream media is biased against him.




Still, the overarching question network execs should be answering is whether this event is momentous and important enough for the American people to be made aware of, and clearly, the answer is yes if we’re talking about a president who’s about to declare a national emergency — one that will no doubt outrage Democrats and lead to a slew of lawsuits.

Beyond the details surrounding such a declaration, Americans are likely interested in hearing what the president’s plans are regarding border security and how he intends to proceed. — Jon Dougherty

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6 Comments on Bias? Left-wing establishment networks may not broadcast POTUS Trump’s immigration emergency speech

  1. Now is as good a time as any, to YANK all FOUR FCC Broadcast Licenses — & give them to some DESERVING entities, instead.

    THEN, we’ll see how many people are interested in WTF “ABC, NBC,, CBS, & Fox” decides, one way or the other ! IF ONLY . . . ! ! !

    • I read the networks are not licensed by fcc, only OTA transmissions are.

      • Marco Polo // January 8, 2019 at 8:54 am //

        i don’t know all the intricacies of it, but here’s a quote from an article I just found, which strongly implies ( if not outright confirms ) that the FCC does have jurisdiction over the “$kumbagg 4”::

        “Dual TV Network Ownership:

        FCC rules effectively prohibit a merger between any two of these networks: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.”

        I don’t have the patience to peruse the entire article, but here’s the URL, if you;re interested:

        https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/fccs-review-broadcast-ownership-rules

  2. The “establishment” media is so busy trying to destroy America that they won’t even broadcast the president talking about saving it.

  3. ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, THIS WILL BE PROOF POSITIVE, not that we need anymore proof than what we’ve already seen.

  4. The networks may not air it but they will spend hours attacking it.

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