Posted by Dan Ginsburg on Tue May 28 23:09:31 2002: IP Address: 22.214.171.124
In Reply to: Boycott "Friends", "Survivor" & their Sponsors posted by Boycott Friends, Survivor their Sponsors on Fri Nov 9 12:35:15 2001:
The speech was not a normal address, & it did not need to be covered nationally by multiple stations. Had it been a pre-planned address, I'm sure NBC & CBS would've delayed Friends & Survivor. NBC also referred viewers who wanted to see the address to MSNBC to watch it. They did nothing wrong. Do you expect every single television station to cancel whatever they're showing every time the President has anything to say?
President Bush should be blamed for trying to draw in an audience & improve his popularity by scheduling a press conference when the largest amount of Americans were planning on being in front of their televisions (since Friends is the number-one show). Shame on him for trying to turn a tragedy into a boost in his popularity. Kudos to NBC & CBS for not folding to him. The only reason ABC convered it is because their normal Thursday night shows would've pulled lower ratings than they got for the speech.
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