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Networks Tell Obama "STOP IT Your Killing Us !"
Hollywood Reporter/The Lid ^ | 5/8/09 | The Lid

Posted on 05/08/2009 10:04:50 AM PDT by Shellybenoit

Its ironic that the industry that did it's best to elect Barack Obama to the presidency is now complaining that as President, he costing them too much revenue. But the Major networks are getting angry that President Obama keeps asking for so much time in the evening.

As you may imagine, Primetime TV draws the largest audiences and ad revenue. Every time the President preempts the normal evening viewing the networks lose that ad revenue. It is estimated that in the first four months of Obama's presidency the four major broadcast networks lost a total of $30 Million Dollars (and this during a recession).

The networks would really like to stop covering every presidential news conference live, but are afraid of presidential retribution:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: advertising; media; obama; obamamania; primetime

1 posted on 05/08/2009 10:04:50 AM PDT by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

Keep up the good work Barry!


2 posted on 05/08/2009 10:07:00 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to become slaves of Washington.")
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To: Shellybenoit

They didn’t have trouble denying Bush airtime. Hipocrites!


3 posted on 05/08/2009 10:07:04 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Shellybenoit

I hope networks keep carrying the Obama show then.


4 posted on 05/08/2009 10:07:07 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Shellybenoit

That is so funny. Payback is a bitch. That is what the networks get for sucking up to Barry.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 10:08:18 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Shellybenoit
Networks Tell Obama "STOP IT Your Killing Us !"

The networks should learn the proper use of "you're" and "your."
6 posted on 05/08/2009 10:09:15 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Shellybenoit

“are afraid of presidential retribution”:

...as well they should! Liberals are all exactly the same. They move from the NE to the south to escape high taxes and bring their idiotic voting habits with them. Then they wonder...”gee. What happened? My taxes are going up”!

Now, they vote this atrocity into the WH and wonder what happened.


7 posted on 05/08/2009 10:09:23 AM PDT by albie
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To: Shellybenoit
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8 posted on 05/08/2009 10:09:52 AM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: Shellybenoit
The networks would really like to stop covering every presidential news conference live, but are afraid of presidential retribution

Where is the outcry from the media over that ?

9 posted on 05/08/2009 10:10:05 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: TheCipher

Little pin-headed, tin-pot, banana republic dictators love to hear the sounds of their own voices.


10 posted on 05/08/2009 10:13:28 AM PDT by Mister Muggles
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To: Shellybenoit
No, no, no, no! We need more prime-time press conferences! Lots of them. And speeches! Lots of prime-time speeches!

*** snicker ***

11 posted on 05/08/2009 10:16:53 AM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Always Independent

EArly in W’s term, I recall the MSMwhores cutting away from Bush (don’t recall if it was a live press conference or not) to cover Bubba Clinton moving into his new Harlem office.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT by wny
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To: Shellybenoit

“but are afraid of presidential retribution:”

No one should be afraid of that. Something is wrong here.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Shellybenoit

Looks like the Obama 24/7 Show is losing it’s audience.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 10:22:16 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Shellybenoit

They should just do a pool coverage, and each time a different network puts him on while the others do their primetime lineup.

Fox didn’t whine to the government, they just ignored the last conference and put on their standard programming.


15 posted on 05/08/2009 10:26:03 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Shellybenoit
The networks would really like to stop covering every presidential news conference live, but are afraid of presidential retribution

What did old Thom Jeff say about fearing the govenment? . . . . . . .

Anyone see what Montana did (and Utah and Texas are doing) to skirt the Supreme's ridiculous interpretation of the Commerce Clause? The tide is turning, folks.

16 posted on 05/08/2009 10:35:10 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: SolidWood

I hope narcissistic Barack Hussein asks for a LOT MORE time. Fox has stopped carrying The One.

CNN, MSNBC, and rest are not permitted to refuse by order of the Democrat National Committee. SWEET!


17 posted on 05/08/2009 10:36:45 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Chains you can believe in.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“Fox didn’t whine to the government, they just ignored the last conference and put on their standard programming.”

And IIRC, “Lie To Me” drew more viewers than the latest installment of Obama lying to us.


18 posted on 05/08/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Whoever coined the term "foolproof" underestimated the ingenuity and determination of fools.)
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To: Shellybenoit; abb

Ah, poor babies— {{snickersnort}}

I wonder how much they were losing prior to the election..


19 posted on 05/08/2009 10:39:44 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Shellybenoit; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The list, ping


20 posted on 05/08/2009 10:41:21 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Always Independent
They didn’t have trouble denying Bush airtime.

The networks are cowardly. They have no problem hammering southerners, Catholics, the Bush Administration, or the religious right because they KNOW there won't be any real retribution.

Obama, homosexuals or muslims (I know, I'm repeating myself), though... they put their hands in their pockets and walk away quietly whistling. Catholics aren't going to firebomb Comedy Central and the Bush Administration wasn't going to threaten to yank their FCC licenses.

21 posted on 05/08/2009 10:42:27 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Shellybenoit
the tide is turning, slowly, but it's turning, IMHO
22 posted on 05/08/2009 10:47:19 AM PDT by peace with honor ( they)
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To: Shellybenoit

Sir, just STEP AWAY from American Idol!


23 posted on 05/08/2009 10:58:04 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Matthew 15:8 - 9)
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To: Shellybenoit

For Obama, they must always remember. It’s all about him. He doesn’t give a rat’s patootie about anyone else.


24 posted on 05/08/2009 10:58:41 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Shellybenoit
Network losses totaling $30 MILLION? Poo... that is such a tiny pittance for a man who is in charge of blowing TRILLIONS. Get over it networks. That amount ain't even a ripple to your favorite prez. Remember... his Secretary of State said there would have to be sacrifices. Buck up a little and take your medicine. Wash it down with some of the One's great kool ade. Heh-heh-heh.
25 posted on 05/08/2009 10:58:45 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: Shellybenoit

Just say no!


26 posted on 05/08/2009 10:59:25 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: Shellybenoit

What they don’t understand is...this is what dictators and commies do...they suck up airtime anytime they want it...the govt. will have more regulation and control of tv soon enough.

I still see commercials with Obama in them like he is still campaigning. The clean coal one drives me up the f-cking wall.


27 posted on 05/08/2009 11:00:09 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Shellybenoit

All your prime time are belong to us!


28 posted on 05/08/2009 11:02:50 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Always Independent

You know what they say. “Be careful what you wish for, you may get.”


29 posted on 05/08/2009 11:33:47 AM PDT by aheckle
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To: Shellybenoit

They wanted Obama 24/7. Now they’ve got him. What’s to complain about?


30 posted on 05/08/2009 11:39:40 AM PDT by Loyalist (Why should same-sex marriage be limited to people of the same sex?)
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To: Shellybenoit

Stop it! All the misspellings are killing me!


31 posted on 05/08/2009 11:40:25 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (...Mohammedanism...the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog...)
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To: Shellybenoit

Oh no you don’t ... You elected him ... You got him.

Serves ya right.

Keep talking Barry.... the people need you!!!!!


32 posted on 05/08/2009 11:47:59 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: Shellybenoit

I detect a network bailout on the horizon.....


33 posted on 05/08/2009 11:51:10 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: FormerACLUmember

“CNN, MSNBC, and rest are not permitted to refuse by order of the Democrat National Committee. SWEET!”

Well this explains why their ratings are IN THE TANK!


34 posted on 05/08/2009 2:18:10 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: Nachum

How stupid can people be? They liked him when they thought his socialist agenda was going to be imposed only on some people. They forgot that under socialism everyone is subject to the socialist mandate.


35 posted on 05/08/2009 8:07:44 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Shellybenoit
Thank you.

I needed some cheerful news.

36 posted on 05/08/2009 8:13:21 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When you're spinning round, things come undone. Welcome to Earth 3rd rock from the Sun!)
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To: Shellybenoit

They are getting exactly what they deserve for being in Obamas pocket all this time.


37 posted on 05/08/2009 8:14:42 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: Richard Kimball

“Obama, homosexuals or muslims (I know, I’m repeating myself), though... they put their hands in their pockets and walk away quietly whistling. Catholics aren’t going to firebomb Comedy Central and the Bush Administration wasn’t going to threaten to yank their FCC licenses.”

You nailed it!


38 posted on 05/08/2009 8:17:25 PM PDT by BelleAl
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