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White House Might Bump Lost Off The Island

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President Obama faces a tough call:

Does he piss off people by scheduling his State of The Union address on the night American Idol starts or the night the final season of Lost premieres?

While attempting to finalize plans & move forward with this year's address, the White House has hit a pop culture roadblock. The two available dates for the broadcast are Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. As we mentioned, both night are already big for TV, but how we hear it, everyone is leaning more towards stalling the Lost fanatics rather than fight with Simon Cowell.

But fans want their smoke monsters and what have you, so they won't be giving in without a fight. Already on Twitter, people are posting the hashtag #NoStateofUnionFeb2 in protest.

There's just no pleasing everyone, huh Barack?

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69 comments to “White House Might Bump Lost Off The Island”

  1. 1

    I will be watching Lost.

  2. 2

    It would please me very much if he could do it on another day. Maybe earlier in the day. But, no we have waited too long for LOST! Now AI could rescheduled that would be easier. But, yeah right can't please everyone.

  3. 3

    Who's "everyone", Perez? At the White House, or your opinion? It's not like Fox would move American Idol anyways for Obama. So January 26.

    No pleasing everyone? How about moving it to a dud night of TV. There are lots around then, so I don't see why he has to narrow it down to 2 of the biggest nights of TV in 2010.

  4. 4

    Why doesn't he just record his speech in 30 second commercials and run them all month, than he can say he did it and all the Americans can fast forward through his bullshit.

    LOST better be on Feb. 2nd

  5. 5

    screw american idol! it's past it's prime! this is the last season of lost! i wanna know the secrets!

  6. 6

    screw american idol! it's a stupid show that only 2 out of the 14 or so winners have ever gone on to do anything from. LOST all the way!

  7. 7

    But it is the State of Union, so I guess Fox would accommodate it.

  8. 8

    Fuck those networks, the President should make the State of the Union whenever he wants and they can schedule around it.

  9. 9

    Lost does not get the ratings that idol gets. So they will bump Lost. But it does not matter all episodes will air anyway.

  10. 10

    NOOOOOOO what the fuck. i am going to HATE him if he bumps Lost one more week. We've been waiting for NINE MONTHS PEOPLE! #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2 #NoStateofUnionFeb2
    one more week will SCREW up the schedule

  11. 11

    Crap not another speach, please give us a break.
    Work on Security instead!

  12. 12

    nononoonno i have been waiting for lost!

  13. 13


  14. ap076 says – reply to this


    I honestly don't recollect Fox entertainment ever carrying the State of the Union.
    If they don't usually carry it then it is simple put it on the 26th. If they do carry it
    then bump Lost from Feb 2nd to the week later when the same fans would be tuning in anyway.

  15. 15

    Who gives a fuck about either show? They both suck. I'll be watching the Prez.

  16. 16

    He had better not bump Lost. I will hate him forever.

  17. 17

    oh put it on the night of idol, Fox has balls, it will put on idol instead of obama. Afterall, it is not like you can't see the state of the union on other channel, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another. besides, all those cable stations do not carry it.

  18. 18

    Ha I hope its Idol, but doesn anyone else find fox strange. They have some of the most liberal shows (family guy anyone) but the most conservative news. I don't get that at all. All I know is they probably wont show the address but the other networks will. As for people asking to move it to an earlier time that wont happen because 8pm is when they have the most eyeballs and they know it. On the other hand thank god its not Bush anymore I couldn't handle his bad pronunciations granted he was much funnier to watch, but that man was irritating. As for Barack hell probably wont watch when he is on, but I figured the social commentary would piss someone off so go Barack interfere AI no one cares about that show anymore anyway….well some do, but it still sucks.

  19. 19

    People have been waiting for the FINAL Lost season premier for a while now. The fans are much more dedicated and have been waiting for this day for a very long time. I don't know anyone that is counting down the days till the premier of American Idol. Lost, on the other hand, has had people counting down til the premier day since the date was announced. American Idol gets better ratings, but not many people would care if the premier was moved. TONS of people will care if the Lost premier is moved. Plus, I'll be super pissed if Lost is moved to the next week, I just can't wait that long!

  20. 20

    Note to people asking for him not to give a speech you might want to look up STATE OF THE UNION and see that this happens every year at the beginning and is for the People. It is his chance to tell them what is happening in the world from a white house "probably lying to america" perspective, but still its tradition and you can whine all you want, but go take a history lesson and stop complaining about this one because its gonna happen no matter what.

  21. 21

    I'd rather watch ANYTHING other than our President & his rhetoric. I say, bump the Pres to late night. Besides no one will miss what he has to say because it'll only end up making us LEGAL citizens PAY MORE.

  22. 22

    LOST > Stupid speech = American Idol. Enough said.

  23. 23

    the man gives a state of the union address like every other day. i'm sure american idol could survive though - even though it does have a bigger following. and in the great country of america, we have DVR and tivo.

  24. 24

    i'm an american idol fan who has never watched an episode of lost and even i know it makes more sense to pre-empt american idol. who cares if we miss a night of shitty auditions? it adds nothing to the overall value of the show. however with lost, pre-empting any episode means missing information that's essential to the plot. i don't know why this is even an issue. it seems like an obvious choice to me.

  25. 25

    dont care. I don't watch either show.

  26. 26

    Bump Idol, they fired Paula, they deserve it.

  27. 27

    Fuck AI! I want to see LOST! AI hasn't been good since season 1

  28. 28

    nobody cares about american idol! they better show lost on feb 2!

  29. 29

    There's always hulu.com

  30. 30

    I'll be pissed if they mess with Lost. American Idol should just die already.

  31. 31

    who the fuck cares about american idol! every episode is like 2 hours long! This is our last Lost Fix!!!!

  32. 32

    Oh-em-gee you could like totally watch either of those shows on the Internet the next day. There is something wrong with the people in this country…

  33. 33

    American Idol is dead anyway, just bump that. I voted for Obama, but I am tired of seeing his mug during prime-time. If he wanted face time as President during prime-time, he should have auditioned for The West Wing. GIMME MY LOST!!!

  34. 34

    at this point i think most people find what any political figure, be it the president or not, has to say is just bullshit. they talk and they talk and things just seem to get worse. they need to do the state of the union AFTER prime time because so many people simply do not want to hear all the bullshit anymore.

  35. 35

    Doesn't matter to me, I have never seen even 1 episode of either show and do not plan to.

  36. 36

    OH HELLLLLL NOOOOOO i love obama but i would be freaking pissed if i have to watch him and not Sawyer
    Its the final season of LOST and i have been waiting patiently for a long time
    GO ON SOME OTHER DAY, I would totally be watching him if he goes on air on Jan 26th

  37. 37

    Re: Pinkasaurus

    Americans may be able to watch shows the next day on things like hulu or abc.com (for Lost), but anyone outside of the US can't watch these shows online.

  38. 38

    Too bad Idol actually starts next week on Jan. 12. Other than that, no problem with this story.

  39. 39

    Someone send Juliet back to 2008 with a rock so she can take care of Obama and prevent this from happening.

  40. 40

    SO over american idol. we have been waiting for lost season 6 for a YEAR… ughhhhhhhhhhhhh

  41. 41

    Please don't make us wait any longer for LOST!!!

  42. 42

    ewww lost is sooo old now it was intersting like at first but in reality how long could people survive on a island anyway? its been like 4 r 5 years its lammmmmmme

  43. 43

    I HAVE been looking forward to lost for so long!!!!!! american idol is so lame!!

  44. 44

    Fuck American Idol.
    I've been waiting FOR-fucking-EVER for season 6 already!

  45. 45

    Re: chelsea07 – That may be true, but the State of the Union is about the state of things in the U.S., not other countries. I was just trying to make the point that it is kind of sad people are more interested in television shows that they can watch later than watching this speech that only occurs once a year.

  46. 46

    oh i th ought his speeches always interupt the morning shows..like whenever the view is on

  47. 47

    Too bad American Idol premieres on January 12th….

  48. 48

    We have been waiting tooooo long for Lost! Pick another night! So disappointed in the White House

  49. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Shroomette – You're in a room full of people with no ears.

  50. 50

    really i didn't know people were still watching Lost..i thought that show was lost in the rating…

  51. 51


  52. 52

    If Fox isn't going to carry the State of the Union anyway then he should just go up against American Idol. Rupert Murdoch is all about making money and kissing the butt of the communist Chinese government. He doesn't care about the State of the Union. Why accommodate him?

    At least ABC bothers to show the State of the Union. The White House should respect that and do them the favor of picking the AI night instead.

  53. Low says – reply to this


    Don't F with LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. 54

    How about he not even come on tv???? I never understand why the president has to take up every channel.

  55. 55

    Wow you people are so retarded this is why our country is fucked up you would rather watch a stupid fucking TV show then see an important speech that every president has always made. Who the fuck cares about American Idol or Lost?!?!? so stupid.

  56. 56

    What is Mr Obama thinking? A State of the Union address when American Idol starts, and the end of season Lost…no I do think he has got it wrong. I should do it on PBS, them about 10% pf Americans' will hear what he has planned for THEIR FUTURE.

  57. buck says – reply to this


    bump both shows…the best entertainment we can get it watching Obama stumble, stutter and bumble his way through lies and deception to the American people. Even he can't possibly believe the bullshit he is trying to get by us.

  58. 58

    Re: HellaBandit – Amen.

  59. emhay says – reply to this


    This is ridiculous. The President's State of the Union vs. TV programming. How SICK are we as a nation that we think Lost or American Idol is more important? We can be so pathetic, and then we wonder why other nations think we're a joke.

  60. emhay says – reply to this


    PLUS–Isn't the American Idol premiere supposed to be 4 HOURS long? That is just way overkill. I've watched AI in the past, but there's no way I'm going to devote that much time to such a stupid show anyway. The speech surely wouldn't take up even half that long.

  61. 61

    I can't even believe this topic is in question. America is so dumbed down by television that they are more concerned about 'entertainment' than what is happening in real life, not only in this country, but the whole world. Those shows are taped and can be watched any time in the future. I won't be watching the State of the Union address anyway, not because of what else is on T.V., but because Obama is an idiot and I don't believe what he has to say anyway. Plus the delivery of his speech will just be another teleprompter reading of a speech his peeps have written for him. I can get the news online the next day without having to suffer through the monotony of that. So I will probably do something really FREAKY during that time…like read a book!

  62. 62

    President Teleprompter should do his address at a more useful time, like past midnight.

  63. 63

    Move Lost, Fox won't move for Obama, but ABC is much practiced at kissing Obama butt.

  64. 64

    Fuck Obama and American Idol !!!! I want my Lost !!!!!!!!
    Lost , Lost, Lost !!!!!!! :)

  65. 65

    The president doesnt book the date you dumbass! Its not his fault.

    BESIDES has anyone heard of the INTERNET!? You can find BOTH LOST AND THE PRESIDENTS thinger on there.. its a win win. God stop complaining.

  66. 66

    American Idol is old,its gay and they pick the ones who they feel sorry for instead of the ones with actual talent :) If Obama takes Lost off,I would regret ever thinking he was a good president.

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  68. 68

    Will this effect those outside the US? I understand that it sucks because both shows are popular, but it better not, cause I don't care to hear him.

  69. 69

    I WILL DIE WITHOUT LOST!. i cant wait any longer for the new season to start. make american idol wait.. its dumb.