Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Fox News Cockblocks C-SPAN from Tonight's Debates

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

If you set your TiVo to record the GOP debates tonight on C-SPAN you're SOL. Unlike the previous debates that were shown on MSNBC, and allowed by NBC to be broadcast on the cable channel, Fox isn't playing as nicely.

The CBS News blog Public Eye has the scoop:

Public Eye has learned that Fox News Channel refused C-SPAN's request to simulcast the debate on C-SPAN radio, as well as the opportunity to rebroadcast replays on any of the C-SPAN television channels. In the two MSNBC debates thus far, the cable network agreed to give the debates the added exposure through C-SPAN. In an e-mail conversation, C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully informed Public Eye of Fox's stance.

As for the MSNBC and Fox Debates, only MS[NBC] has given C-SPAN rights (live on radio and tape delayed on C-SPAN.) Fox has said no to our request...and CNN's request is pending for its debates next month.
Upon our first trip to France, LAist was warned that the French hold on to their language and culture very tightly because they used to rule the world and now they rule very little.It appears that the GOP, via Fox, is acting just like their friends the French, for the same reasons.
Support for LAist comes from

photo by jasoneppink