Fox Carried Obama's Immigration Speech For 2 Whole Minutes

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Fox News cut away from President Obama's speech on immigration reform while MSNBC and CNN did not. Instead of covering the president's speech, Fox chose to return to its nearly two-hour-long coverage of House Republicans' committee hearing on glitches.

While MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News all covered the beginning of President Obama's speech on immigration reform live, Fox News promptly cut away after only two minutes and forty seconds to take a commercial break before returning to its nearly-two-hour-long coverage of House Republicans' hearing on the glitches affecting MSNBC and CNN aired the less-than-10-minute speech in its entirety.

How MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News Covered Obama's Immigration SpeechWhen Fox's America's Newsroom returned from break, co-host Bill Hemmer brought the focus back to the congressional hearings, mentioning Obama's immigration speech only to theorize that it was planned to distract from the hearing "going on right down the road."

Hemmer must have forgotten that Fox frequently cuts away from remarks given by the president -- often using trivial news stories as an excuse -- when he accused Obama of attempting to distract from the House's hearing.

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The Presidency & White House, Immigration, Immigration Reform
Fox News Channel
Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer
America's Newsroom
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