Democrats demand air time to counter Trump's border speech

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Democratic leaders are demanding "equal airtime" for a response to President Trump's presidential address planned for Tuesday night.

“Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement on Monday night.
All major networks have confirmed they will air Trump's Oval Office address, after some initial uncertainty over how the organizations would handle the speech announced Monday. CBS said in a statement to The Hill that the White House informed the network it will last no longer than eight minutes.
CBS later said Democrats have officially requested time on the networks to respond to Trump's speech, but provided no further information on whether the rebuttal would be aired live.
CNN said the network will carry the Democratic response live.
Democrats demand air time to counter Trump's border speech

darn right. I was wondering about this. But, who should give the response......
 
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You do know this is common right, not the enraged "demand for equal time" that the sensationalized article suggests.
The Dems will get more than equal time for rebuttal.

If not an "official rebuttal" right afterward.

No worries, CNN and MSNBC will see to that following the speech and in the next few days...
 
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The dems are running scared about what they believe Trump will say. The media are calling for his speech to either not be aired, or allow it to pre-screen the speech to "fact check" remarks made. This my friends, is how media brain washes the sheeple these days.
Additionally, Nadler, Schumer, etc., are already attempting to "inoculate" those who watch the speech in order to sway opinion before Trump makes his remarks. The panic from the left is palatable, and fun to watch.
 

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looks like both Pelosi and Schumer are going to do a joint response.
I haven't heard any news on whether all the networks will cover it.
 
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The dems are running scared about what they believe Trump will say. The media are calling for his speech to either not be aired, or allow it to pre-screen the speech to "fact check" remarks made. This my friends, is how media brain washes the sheeple these days.
Additionally, Nadler, Schumer, etc., are already attempting to "inoculate" those who watch the speech in order to sway opinion before Trump makes his remarks. The panic from the left is palatable, and fun to watch.
yeah. None of this is actually true. The debate going on with the networks is whether to allow Trump to use the trappings of the Oval Office to lie to the American people? Obama's last Oval Office address was not carried by any network. FYI.
 
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