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Networks may miss Ann Romney speech
POLITICO ^ | August 22, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Posted on 08/22/2012 11:54:36 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Ann Romney may not make prime time during next week's Republican National Convention.

The three major television networks — NBC, ABC and CBS — are not airing prime-time coverage of the RNC on Monday, the opening night of the convention and the night that Ann Romney has been scheduled to deliver the keynote address. So in order to get Mitt's wife onto television, the campaign may have to scramble and reschedule her speech.

CNN, which will cover the speech, first reported earlier this week that Ann Romney is expected to headline the kickoff. The three networks all confirmed to POLITICO today that they would not be airing prime-time coverage of the RNC on Monday.

The Romney campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

UPDATE (1:23 p.m.): The networks will cover all three nights of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Correction: An earlier update incorrectly stated that the networks would not cover the opening night of the Democratic convention. The Democratic convention, unlike the Republican convention, is only three nights — all of which will be covered in prime time by the networks.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Could someone set me straight on this? Are the networks giving equal time to both conventions or not? The Dem's convention is 3 days, how long is the GOP's convention?

Does anyone have direct line phone numbers to the major media outlets to voice complaints? If so, please post them here! I WANT TO SEE ANN'S SPEECH. She is a classy woman, unlike the America-hating Wookiee currently occupying our White House. The media DOES NOT WANT AMERICA TO SEE A 'CLASS ACT' WOULD-BE FIRST LADY and WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE MEDIA TO AMBUSH THE REPUBLICANS IN THEIR COORDINATED EFFORT TO SHAPE THE OUTCOME OF THIS ELECTION.. NOT THIS TIME, HELL NO!

1 posted on 08/22/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Agree, it’s disgusting.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I despise the media.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 12:03:17 PM PDT by iceskater (The clock is ticking....November's coming.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

In spite of these large illegal ‘contributions in kind’ by the ‘major’ news networks, it’s the Republicans election to lose.

This won’t change anything, except maybe make the Republicans more attractive.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The Left is the champion of blacks and women unless, of course, the black is for liberty (not a "liberal") and the woman is actually feminine (not a "feminist").
5 posted on 08/22/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

NBC, ABC and CBS — are not airing the opening night of the convention?

Isn’t that when the critical “Key Note” address is given?

That’s not newsworthy?


6 posted on 08/22/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Scheduled for four days ( Convention site )
7 posted on 08/22/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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I'm thinking we need to call and chastise the news media, NOT the politicians. If someone has REAL media phone numbers to call, that would be great. CBS, NBC and ABC mainly. We know the debate moderators will go full-on AMBUSH, especially on Ryan since he is universally liked and attractive to 'on the fence' liberals including females, youth and he's even polling strong with seniors. We KNOW this is coming and THEY must know we know it's coming.

We KNOW Akin's name will be surface many times, targeted at Ryan.. He must be prepared and I pray his debate rehearsal team foresees this. MODERATORS WILL ATTACK RYAN. EVERY QUESTION WILL BE A SET-UP AND HE WILL BE TREATED IN A DESPICABLE FASHION. NETWORK BASTARDS!

8 posted on 08/22/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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I think both of their listeners would not care anyway


9 posted on 08/22/2012 12:15:28 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

P.S. 90% of the moderator’s questions to Ryan will be on obscure foreign policy matters even Biden couldn’t answer. Mark my words.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 12:16:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I do realize that the convention is not the ‘debates’ but this article underscores media efforts to control and limit the GOP’s momentum by attempting to ignore the GOP convention.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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...Ann Romney has been scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

Somebody better tell Chris Christie.

Republicans give New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie keynote slot at Tampa, Fla., convention

12 posted on 08/22/2012 12:24:59 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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Ann Romney has been scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

Somebody better tell Chris Christie.

Whoever draws the short straw will tell him. Chest, neck an face protection is available.

13 posted on 08/22/2012 12:45:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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Whoever draws the short straw will tell him.

I nominate Dylan Byers (The idiot who wrote this piece).

If Dylan is not available, I nominate his editor. (The lazy SOB who let this one slip by.)

And I would pay to see the interaction between Christie and either one of those two "journalists" on that occasion.

14 posted on 08/22/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

And I would pay to see the interaction between Christie and either one of those two “journalists” on that occasion.


As would I!


15 posted on 08/22/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: iceskater

I have a feeling most conservatives will be watching Fox News anyway.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by aheckle
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

CSPAN has covered conventions in the past, haven’t they?


17 posted on 08/22/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes; CSPAN has covered the conventions in the past, from start to finish. That’s where I tune if I want to see/hear everything. On FNC, one-third of the screen is stacked with banners, crawls, alerts, etc., and pundits are muttering in the background. CSPAN does a good job — “just the facts” and no annoying BS.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 1:16:49 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("When America ceases to be good, she'll cease to be great!” - de Tocqueville)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

NETWORKS!? I don’t need no stinkin’ networks.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 1:46:24 PM PDT by seenenuf ( Save the Right Supremes.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The MSM’s creed-if you can’t trash them, censor them.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT by Spok
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To: MayflowerMadam

I agree. I like the banner-less screen C-Span presents.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I’ll be watching GBTV convention coverage.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 3:15:37 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

They have given up even pretending to be fair. Dis-freakin’-gusting of all of them!


23 posted on 08/22/2012 4:12:15 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The GOP is too stupid to use this to their advantage. They could change their programming to have people give talks about studies on media bias and how it adversly affects our political process.

How spin and air head network media leave the public without a clue of the issues facing the Nation because they are busy running the latest talking points and empty slogans (propaganda) out of the White House and DNC. How they revise the history we actually lived through. Show clips of them in action. Make fun of them...these are the supposedly “smart” people in America.

Suggest people turn ‘em off.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 4:37:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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25 posted on 08/22/2012 4:40:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“Could someone set me straight on this? Are the networks giving equal time to both conventions or not?”

I don’t get this either. I thought they had to give equal time?


26 posted on 08/22/2012 8:02:06 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Why are you so fast to hit your caps-lock key? The R convention is 4 days, so they are trying to give equal time to both.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 9:11:39 PM PDT by 92nina
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