Fox News Network will not broadcast President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress next Wednesday night.
It’s not the first time the network, owned by right-wing news magnate Rupert Murdoch, has opted for reality shows instead of a nationally-televised appearance of the nation’s first African-American president.
Odds are, it won’t be the last. Fox will air the speech on its "news" channel and business network.
Fox’s statement on the broadcast:
The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential Address to Congress on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM (ET). FOX’s sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network will air the presidential address in its entirety. FOX will alert viewers with an on-screen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the presidential address is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.