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Fox Decides Not To Air Obama

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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.

Just maybe.

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."

No pressure!

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153 comments to “Fox Decides Not To Air Obama”

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  1. 1

    Perez, you're just another wannabe publicity hound. Your ilk has plagued Hollywood for years and years. You have no real talent in the business. But you manage to make yourself somewhat famous in a very tedious way.
    R.J. Johnson
    Prime-time shows on PBS, Showtime,
    Bravo, NBC (synd.), Fam. Ch., KTLA etc.

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  3. 3

    Well. I can sorta see why they won't be airing anything. It's not like there is a shortage of coverage on the other channels….

  4. 4

    Obama is not gonna make me miss Adam Lambert.

  5. 5

    It happens. I hesitate to complain considering the fact that previous presidents didn't get airtime either.

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  7. 7

    Good. All that comes out of Barack's mouth is hot air anyway.

  8. 8

    I hate republicans, and FOX is just a whole bunch of closeted middle aged twats.

  9. 9

    Oh you wait just a minute MR. Perez. Mr. GAY RIGHTS…Mr. GIVE OBAMA A PASS on same sex marraiges. Who wants to see this fool read from a teleprompter and lie to us some more??…..I'm done with this big ear baboon talking out of both sides of his neck.

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  12. 12

    Sick of this guy's demand for adulation from main stream. Enough is enough and he needs to get on with taking care of the economy and the nation. The honeymoon is over!!!

  13. 13

    Fox will be airing this instead :www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoRsB6_OUsE Just 4 u Sweetpiece!

  14. 14

    Good. I am sick of seeing his ass every damn time I turn on the television. His first 100 days have been one loooooog photo op and sound bite. He has traveled and been in the media probably more than all other presidents combined. Go to your office and do some damn work!

  15. 15

    I hate we this happens. If that effects the lost finally I will be annoyed.

  16. 16

    He's gonna be in St. Louis! *nod nod* Hurray!

  17. 17

    Who gives a FUCK about shit news…oops I meant Fox News.

  18. 18

    we all no fox is red neck TV soo Fuck fox obama dont need u. OBAMA 09 FUCK DA HATERZZZZ BABY!!!

  19. 19

    Who cares?! I mean, it's not like every other news channel will be showing it. Not to mention it will probably be streamed online. Kudos to Fox.

  20. 20

    Networks are bleeding money, except for Fox. That's why. The other networks would actually DRAW viewers for a Presidential news conference (do we really need another??) so they are ok with it. If they had anything on anyone was remotely watching at that time they may have opted out also. Plus, this is just a big pat yourself on the back news thing. It's a little early for that at this point. Nothing new here, move along.

  21. fiona says – reply to this


    NEVER watch fox, I don't think they have any influence anyway. What a bunch of lame o's.

  22. 22

    I wish all of em would refuse. It pisses me off when regular programming is delayed cause it screws up my DVR. Why the hell doesn't he just tape it and make it available on the web?

  23. 23

    Just 3 more years to go!

  24. 24

    Re: stophating09 – Your screen name is stophating09. You hate republicans and fox. What is wrong with this picture? At least be honest, hate them both (all) because they will both fuck us, one just has the curtosy to do it to your face, the other prefers to slip it in behind your back while you aren't looking.

  25. SoCal says – reply to this


    Barry's a media whore! Prime time for what? Just to sugarcoat the pile of crap he's gotten us into in his first 100 days? blah blah blah, keep him off the air.

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    Good for Fox. No need to air coverage on a man who hasn't done a single thing in his first 100 days that's newsworthy.

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    Re: stophating09 – I really can not believe you said this——-I hate republicans, and FOX is just a whole bunch of closeted middle aged twats. ——–You are a perfect example of the left.

  29. 29

    Re: stophating09 – You should practice what you preach. Stop the hate!!!

  30. 30


    "Hay" is for horses.
    "Hey" is for getting someone's attention.

    Got it?

  31. 31

    Fox can see a snow job coming. I'll be watching Fox.

  32. 32

    Really, he ought to just create an Obama channel…with the other "O"…the tit fuck lady.

  33. 33

    oh shut the hell up mario. I hate when the President is on all of the major networks and their news channels. should I watch (whatever) president on abc, cbs, fox, the cw, nbc, cnn, msnbc, and the list goes on. and then it is reviewed afterwards, and all over the internet and in all the papers the next day. People should not be forced to watch it, especially since almost all presidential addresses are mostly 1% substance and 99%fluff and/or bull. I rather get to the point of the address instead of sitting through the hour.

  34. 34

    Good for them. Those stupid press conferences are a waste of time. If you want to watch it, check out another channel. I will be watching American Idol since that is more pertinent than anything Obama has to say.

  35. 35

    Re: SweetZombieJesus – nbc is hardly bleeding money. that network is the lowest rated, cuting back, meaning less money

  36. 36

    Nice to see Fox showing continued good judgment.

  37. 37

    Not news, not celebrity juice — not interesting.
    You're getting more NOT INTERESTING all the time!

  38. 38

    Woo Hoo! I won't have to miss Bones or Dollhouse! Thank you Fox!!! I mean it's on all the news networks anyway, why does he have to take over the regular channels too?

  39. 39

    I love Obama and all, but this isn't going to preempt Lost, is it?

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    Obongo has given more speechs in 100days than bush did in his first two years.talk about lip service.

  42. 42

    Geez, don't get your panties in a wad, Perez. They are still airing it on Fox News.
    Besides, FOX has such shows as Family Guy, which is blatantly liberal, so I really don't think you can play the politics card with their main network anyway. The individual branches of the company have little interaction with each other.

  43. 43

    Good for Fox!

  44. 44

    I'm glad they aren't airing his speech. I won't care about anything that goes on in this country until 2013.

  45. 45

    and for all you Obots that call people racist and say you love obongo and that he is doing great, you have no clue what is going on in your government. our government is by the people for the people.you actuall have to do research and keep tabs on your government,know the constitution and bill of rights, and mainstream news will 98% of the time will not tell you the truth about government.look for alternative non corporate media.

  46. 46

    Obama is all flash no substance! In fact he shpould be booted out of the White house for spending money protecting his Aunt who is in the US illegally & refusing to leave! Tax payers money used to protect a criminal outragious!! Clinton got the boot over a blow job that should have stayed between him & his wife, yet Obama is allowed to protect criminal family members. Guess people are afraid to go after him because they may be called racist!

  47. 47

    Good! At least there will be one channel that I can watch so I don't have to see this damned hateful Marxist continue to destroy our country. Obama is a danger to this country and has done so much damage already that we may never recover. Rejoice left wingers. And look toward Cuba. That's the way we are headed. Be careful what you ask for. You may just get it.

    "The nine most frightening words in the English language are - I'm from the government and I'm here to help". — Ronald Reagan

  48. 48

    Re: stophating09 – I got a kick out of your name. Maybe you should stop hating. Have you ever heard the word hypocrite?

  49. 49

    Who cares?

    Watch it on CBS, NBC or ABC.

  50. 50

    Re: CandyAppleRed – Tsk, tsk, tsk. Another foul mouthed lefty on this website. It really is a joy to watch lefties explode just because someone opposes their views. This may come as a great shock to your ego but lefties are mostly uneducated or undereducated lazy good for nothings.

  51. 51

    Maybe they are tired of Obama's billion press conferences. Oh well, he's gotta stick to what he's good at and so far that's just been speaking (with the teleprompter though :) ).

  52. 52

    Thank God!!!! I'm so freakin sick and tired of seeing our celebrity President on the television every other day and on the cover of every magazine!!! Shouldn't he be working?????? Glad they're not showing it and I predict they we see a huge spike in ratings!!!

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    Re: Lady B. Good – #51 Perfect description of a bunny I know!

  55. 55

    Man I am surprised to read a lot of these comments. Perez followers are a bunch of F**king idiots. I think most of you say crap just to say it. The fact Fox isn't airing the show cuz of American Idol results makes me not want to watch American Idol anymore. I hate that damn show anyway. But behind all the trite crap you think you would get from Politico where it belongs. Are you lost? Did you turn into the wrong dark alley? Or you just trying to get your rocks off by saying crap to get redneck erections like Glenn Beck or Limbaugh. I mean for once, be original.

    It's tradition for all major news station to air the press conference. I've always hated it, but it's tradition. Now that we have a black president, Fox suddenly wants to make a statement. It's not going to fly.

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    I don't see an issue with this. Plenty of other stations are covering.

  58. 58

    Re: Lady B. Good – #48 To add to your points, Hussein Obama seeks adoration from the masses and holds those that are rich in contempt. Google Sam Vaknin's essays on Hussein Obama.

  59. 59

    Re: Crystabellina – #57 Fox = smart choice!!! There are plenty of networks that will carry this speech. Have you noticed that Hussein Obama has many press conferences? It is part of his strategy to sell himself because he thinks he still needs to campaign. Someone needs to tell him that he is already president and it is time to get the economy back on track and to stop kissing the asses of dictators.

  60. 60

    You forgot to mention that Fox also declined to air a conference for Bush in 2001 after being asked by the White House…if you're going to put this out there, put out all the facts, don't just pick and choose.

  61. 61

    Re: Jesuslovefags – Play that race card!!! A company chooses not to run The Messiah on one of it's channels (even though they are running it on another) and they are racist. Fox didn't run all of Bush's press conferences either - did you whine about that? And since when do liberals give a rat's ass about "Tradition"?

  62. 62

    Re: just-saying – no u spimle minded fool he has 4 years ok i know it hard for you to get cause red necks cant count. but cause what he WILL do 8yrs ok cause 4+4=8 do you understand hun..

  63. 63

    Re: justtfax – NBC is owned by GE. They are bleeding money (the stock has dived), HOWEVER, there is some proof, albeit loose at this point, that once the new "green" measures are put into effect, GE will rep massive rewards. This can be construed as right wing conspiracies at this point and I would not disagree, BUT if the govt does give the contracts to GE, and thru them NBC, there are loads of questions about that massively bad questions. GE and NBC could be banking on this. Ads are way down as is their viewership. They are cutting back but are still in the red overall taken as a whole with many unhappy stockholders. If they are passed the parent company will tank forcing a selloff of NBC.

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    Re: Lady B. Good – ooh shut up

  65. 65

    all you people make me SO sick the reason behind all the hate for Obama is because he is a black man. omg this is 2009 its time for change it time for people to stop judging people and let them show who they are by there action. America has come to far! Obama is my hero no and forever. LOVE OBAMA

  66. 66

    No one cares that Fixed Noise won't be airing Obama's news conference. No one will miss their Rush Limbaugh-type comments about hoping the country fails.

  67. 67

    SMART!!! at least NOW there will be something worthwhile to watch!

  68. 68

    Re: stophating09 – boy isn't your name appropriate? stop hating, from a HATER!!

  69. 69

    I for way say way to go Fox! It's about time a broadcast network took a chance!

  70. 70

    Gotta watch Fringe anyway

  71. 71

    Fox had "passed" on some presser's from the Bush administration also. But please, don't let that little fact get in the way of your self-righteous rant. I have no problem how many times Obama requests to be on TV. If the networks choose to show it, so be it. It's called free speech. But I'm also supportive if they choose NOT to show it also. Again, it's called free speech. For all the continued preaching re: tolerance, you certainly demonstrate your inability to "walk the walk".

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    Re: spunk ransom wife – It has absolutely NOTHING to do with him being black - it has EVERYTHING to do with his STUPID policies! I disagree with Pelosi, Reid, Boxer and all of the rest of the Marxist, and most of them are white!

  74. 74

    go fox!!!

  75. 75

    Good i'm glad Fox declined! Obama is Paris Hilton without the sex tape. He is famous for being famous.

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    Re: Yellow Peeps – 67 Exactly!

  77. MC says – reply to this


    Why don't they just let us read what the teleprompter says? Its the same thing as listening to the President.

  78. 78

    I never saw any reason why it should be carried on every channel anyway. And I don't want to miss American Idol.

  79. 79

    Good for Fox. It'll be on Fox News Channel and wipe the floor with all the other cable news suck ups anyway. It's a win-win for Fox!

  80. 80

    They are a bunch of conservative, biased, propaganda spreading douchebags. They are not interested in real news, they are interested in anything Republican. It isn't even real news, I lump them in the same category as Perez, which seems like an insult to Perez, but is only a comparison in the sense that they don't care about real news, but yellow journalism. I hate Fox News, they are all pretend religious, and they are all pretend conservative Republicans. FUCK FOX NEWS!

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  82. 82

    Fox news, why am I not surprised.
    Funny how republicans always claim the media is biased against them, and then they go and pull something like this

    hypocritical much?

  83. 83

    Re: citiesburn – But when the major networks routinely refused to carry Bush's press conferences, that was fine. Hypocritical much? And Fox IS carrying Obama's press conference on Fox NEWS, they even have an ad for it on their website. You might want to do a little research before you open your mouth and prove to the world how ill-informed you actually are.

  84. 84

    Re: citiesburn

    It's available on Fox News Channel. Don't be a dope.
    Aren't you so tolerant yourself.

  85. 85

    Bravo Fox!

    Obama getting high: youtube.com/watch?v=mp6rogJr8_k

  86. MP says – reply to this


    Enough with the President's primetime press conferences. If people want to watch they can watch it on cable or online or PBS should it as well for those who don't have cable.

  87. 29 says – reply to this


    Re: spunk ransom wife – and apparently ghetto/trashy/uneducated bitches can't spell or use proper grammar while TRYING to make a point. sorry sweetie, but you failed. btw, are you not aware of the fact that the term "redneck" is a racial slur, yet you're calling all of the "hatterrrrzzzz" racists? you truly are a moron.

  88. 88

    well, that's the beauty of this country - if the president asks networks to showcase him they can still say no if they want. it's called freedom, and even if hardcore right-wingers are obnoxious, i'm glad there are different opinions. it will be really scary when we're not allowed to disagree anymore and presidents force all networks to showcase them - and when people 'inform' on those who's opinions differ from theirs or the authorities. so, if fox is able to not show obama, good for them. we can watch obama on the other channels.

  89. 89

    Re: stophating09 – i like how your avatar name is "stophating09" and that's entirely what your comment is doing - hating. i bet you are a middle-aged twat too.

  90. 90

    Thank goodness there are people in this world who have sense. I'm sick of seeing obama on TV.

  91. 91

    Re: spunk ransom wife – If you truly believe that…."the reason behind all the hate for Obama is because he is a black man"……then you are not educated enough to be part of the conversation. Opposition to Obama has nothing to do with the color of his skin. It has to do with economic policy he is setting forth that will effect generations to come. It has to do with Obama being the puppet for people who believe that they know how to spend your money better than you do. Please educate yourself and stop using the easy byline of racism….it is getting old.

  92. 92

    You need to love your country more than you hate the right. Because while you criticize a privately owned business for making a decision based on the market trends, you are missing what Obama and his controllers are doing to this country.

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    Why should fox give this egomaniac any time. Give me a f'n break. This jackass can't do anything unless it is written for him and run on a telepromter.
    Seriously - what the f has he done other than pass the buck so he can't be linked to any real decision.

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    Re: COCACOLA – Yes, Perez explain why you support Obama but not Ms. CA. Perez is a homotard.

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    whatever im sure in the end it will all work out?? or, it will all work out in the end…like i said, WHATEVER!

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    oh by the way, in case anyone was wondering, out of the TOP TEN cable news shows, fox had TEN OF THEM.
    as in all.

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