Thursday, April 28, 2005

If you can't beat 'em, preempt 'em!

Um, doesn't he know it's the first night of Sweeps?

Unless this is all part of his War on Hollywood. If so, well played Mr. Bush. Well played.

Especially when you look at the start time for his little infomercial, er, uh, press conference: 8:30 p.m. Starting on the half hour, rather than the hour seems a little odd. Until you consider the regularly scheduled programming he'll be bumping. Again I say, well played.

But maybe his scheduling rationale is less nefarious than that. Maybe he's just a big Joey fan.


Blogger German Chocolate Ladies said...

I like your style. It is pretty conveinent for his event....isn't it just like the 4th time he is have a press conference, the least of any sitting president....maybe that is why they are trying to sell it as something other than just a freaking press conference. Which are boring in the first place. Who knows maybe a new Jeff Gannon will be there to ask the "right" questions...

April 28, 2005 1:36 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

It'd be really cool if Bush did the Official Ted Turner Scheduling Trick and started the press conference at 5:35.

April 28, 2005 4:03 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

There was a press conference today? I would have watched if I had known, if only to make monkey jokes.

April 28, 2005 9:43 PM  
Blogger The Pop Culture Petri Dish said...

Or worse, Alex... he could've pulled an ABC and ended it at 9:02, thus pre-empting The Apprentice and C.S.I. too.

Apparently the networks played chicken with the President, and He blinked... sort of. Let's call this skirmish a tie: Bush 1, Hollywood 1.

Still, for one night, the nation (or at least the Eastern half) was safe from Will & Grace (not counting syndication).

April 29, 2005 1:18 PM  

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