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Tue Feb 7, 2023, 04:49 PM

How to explain all this atrocious pre SOTU coverage

They're trying to set up conflict and suspense to increase ratings. Of course cable (including CNN and MSNBC) are doing it in the lamest way possible. Treating the repugs as if they have valid points and both sidering everything. Yeah, that makes me want to watch their coverage and "panel discussions".

I will be watching but I'll watch my local channel here in CA who just hired recently retired Rep. Jackie Spiers as an analyst.

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Reply How to explain all this atrocious pre SOTU coverage (Original post)
senseandsensibility Feb 2023 OP
Walleye Feb 2023 #1
senseandsensibility Feb 2023 #2
Walleye Feb 2023 #3
tritsofme Feb 2023 #4
Boomerproud Feb 2023 #5
senseandsensibility Feb 2023 #6

Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 04:56 PM

1. If people want to be entertained they can tune in to any number of other channels.

When the president speaks to the nation,itís serious, and people should listen because theyíre interested not because they think itís entertaining. But I guess Iím just old school

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 05:03 PM

2. There are serious topics to discuss

of course. But it's apparent that the cable networks don't think that's enough to attract viewers. They're trying to set up a dramatic conflict between two sides so more people will watch. I don't think that's what people want to see.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 05:09 PM

3. I don't think they need to set it up, I think certain MAGA representatives will beclown themselves

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 05:17 PM

4. Just turn off cable news.

Their coverage is irrelevant, they never talk about anything new.

Iíll watch tonight since it is a major event, but it will be the first time since the House was decided in November. You wonít miss it, ever, just go cold turkey.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 05:26 PM

5. We have serious problems and we need serious people.

Michael Douglas "The American President". Washington is a clown show.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 09:25 PM

6. I just saw Rep. Spiers in her first appearance as an analyst

here on KGO in SF. She's one of my favorites. Oh, and thank you for the hearts, kind anonymous people! I do appreciate it.

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