CBS, NBC and ABC were not asked to air President Barack Obama’s primetime announcement on immigration policy, CNN media reporter Brian Stelter reported Wednesday.
President Barack Obama pauses in his speech during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
Univision however, will air the speech, as will cable news channels.
Stelter suggested this meant maybe the president is “not going all the way” in his announcement.
“Maybe he’s trying to speak to a more niche audience,” the reporter said
Important context here: sometimes the White House explicitly requests time from the broadcast networks -- this time it did not.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter)November 19, 2014