Fox Airs Nearly All Of Romney Speech To NAACP -- But Only A Minute And A Half Of Biden's

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When Mitt Romney spoke to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual convention on July 11, Fox News aired virtually the entirety of the speech live -- more than 23 minutes of airtime.

But Fox decided that a speech to the same audience by Vice President Joe Biden didn't deserve the same level of coverage. The network's mid-day news show aired only 1 minute and 30 seconds of Biden's approximately 27-minute-long speech live before cutting back to co-host Jon Scott telling viewers that the speech was being live-streamed on Fox News' website. From the July 12 edition of Fox News' Happening Now:

In May, the day after Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination, Fox News twice aired what was essentially a four-minute attack ad on President Obama, made by a producer at Fox & Friends.

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2012 Elections
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