Anti-Trump leftists are up in arms that major television networks — including CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox — all decided not to broadcast President Joe Biden’s divisive anti-MAGA speech. Reports now are revealing why these networks made this decision.
The Washington Post reports that these television networks decided not to broadcast Biden’s speech because it was “political” in nature.
The Post quoted “people involved in negotiations over Thursday’s address” for this information. These insiders told the outlet that the “networks deemed Biden’s remarks as ‘political’ in nature and therefore decided not to televise it.”
In other words, rather than a presidential address, these networks realized that Biden’s speech was an attack on his political opponents, former President Donald Trump, and the Republicans who support him, and, as a result, they decided to stick with their regular programming rather than air Biden’s political speech.
“These people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive discussions, cited the speech’s criticism of Trump — Biden’s possible political opponent in 2024 — and its timing two months before the midterm elections,” the Post reports.
The Post further reports that “White House officials had earlier tried to counter the impression of partisanship, with one telling NBC News that it was ‘not a speech about a particular politician or even about a particular political party.” NBC did buy into that ploy, as did CNN, who aired the speech — but the others didn’t.
If the White House did indeed tell networks that Biden’s speech was not about a particular politician or party, then that is one of the most ridiculous lies that the Biden White House has told.
Here’s a direct quote from Biden’s speech:
Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic. MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” Biden continued. They do not believe in the rule of the law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election.
One can’t get more specific than that, not only naming Trump but Trump’s supporters.
On top of this, Biden led the attack on his political opponent, flanked by two uniformed U.S. Marines, who followed the president up onto the stage and stood behind him.
The speech was obviously a campaign-style attack speech.
The only surprising part is that more networks didn’t run it, considering that they usually are all for campaigning for Biden and the Democrats.