On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will address the nation with a 100-day news conference. For the event, Obama requested airtime from all the major networks.
And while ABC, CBS, and NBC will broadcast the conference, Fox has declined.
According to a statement from Fox, "The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential News Conference on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 PM (ET). Fox's sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network, will air the press conference in its entirety. Fox will be alerting viewers with an onscreen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the press conference is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network."
Naw, it's not just because it's the right wing conservative network - Fox has refused airtime to other administrations of either party.
Such telecasts cost networks a bunch of money in advertising, and Fox scored excellent ratings in the desired time slot last week, so they don't seem to want to give it up this week.
The fact that there's a live American Idol results show at 9 p.m. on Fox might also explain their decision.
So far, "evening newscasts have covered Obama more than both Pres. George W. Bush and Bill Clinton during the first 50 days of their first terms — combined."
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