Skip to comments.Networks may miss Ann Romney speech
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.
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!
Agree, it’s disgusting.
I despise the media.
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.
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?
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!
I think both of their listeners would not care anyway
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.
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.
Somebody better tell Chris Christie.
Somebody better tell Chris Christie.
Whoever draws the short straw will tell him. Chest, neck an face protection is available.
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.
And I would pay to see the interaction between Christie and either one of those two “journalists” on that occasion.
As would I!
I have a feeling most conservatives will be watching Fox News anyway.
CSPAN has covered conventions in the past, haven’t they?
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.
NETWORKS!? I don’t need no stinkin’ networks.
The MSM’s creed-if you can’t trash them, censor them.
I agree. I like the banner-less screen C-Span presents.
I’ll be watching GBTV convention coverage.
They have given up even pretending to be fair. Dis-freakin’-gusting of all of them!
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.
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“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?
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.