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New Mexicans upset networks snubbed governor's speech

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#1 Aug 31, 2012
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2747690.s...

New Mexicans upset networks snubbed governor's speech

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A lot of New Mexico voters and viewers are ticked off about what happened - or better yet, what didn't happen during Wednesday night's coverage of the Republican National Convention.

All three major broadcast networks cut away from the podium when New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez delivered her prime time speech, and now there's plenty of fallout over how it was handled.

NBC, CBS and ABC all pulled away from the action when Martinez was onstage, while viewers here scrambled to find the speech elsewhere - on cable, satellite and internet sources.

Martinez got a ringing introduction as "the first Hispanic female Governor in the history of the United States", and her first words to the audience were "thank you and good evening."

Well, not so good.

While Gov. Martinez delivered her speech the networks all cut to talking heads, analysis and color commentary.

Thousands of New Mexicans and millions across the country never saw the speech.

Plenty of viewers wasted no time in letting us know how they felt.

"My wife and i are extremely upset that NBC thought it was more appropriate to listen to the bantering of Tom Brokaw and other NBC News people than the electrifying speech by our governor," went one email.

Others felt the move was disrespectful to the state and Martinez.

"They apparently didn't feel New Mexico, women, Hispanics count," said another. "What a slap in the face of all New Mexicans! Shame on NBC!"

Dozens have sent their criticism directly to the KOB 4 newsroom and Facebook page.

"It truly amazes me that you guys would not carry Susana Martinez's convention speech live!!??" a third e-mail stated.

You guys. That's what really hurts.

If it was "us guys" we would plead guilty and say we're sorry.

But it was a decision made by NBC News.

Tonight NBC issued this statement: "The one hour broadcasts of the convention on the broadcast network are not meant to provide wall to wall coverage. Our producers made a decision to focus on the (Condoleezza) Rice and (Paul) Ryan speeches during the limited time we had on the air. Fortunately, we were able to provide more complete coverage on our other platforms."

So the 3 news agencies want us to believe that it was a complete convience that they chose to shift there coverage to a panel discussion at the same time, and how do you do this w/o advance planning to get the audio and video added to the programming.

Of course we will never see the FCC do an investigation of this, and the DNC next week will be shown completely by these 3 newtworks...

Liberal the party of In-Tolerance.

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#2 Aug 31, 2012
Stations Take Heat Over Snub Of Gov.
By Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 Local representatives for the three broadcast networks got an earful from viewers Thursday, upset that the networks failed to air much of Gov. Susana Martinez’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

The networks – ABS, CBS and NBC – either didn’t air her nearly 10-minute speech or had her in the background while political analysts talked over her.

“We’ve been bombarded all day long,” said Lilia Trejo of KOB-TV, Channel 4, the local NBC affiliate.“People have been telling us how disappointed they were that Gov. Martinez’s speech wasn’t aired.”

New Mexico PBS, Channel 5 (KNME), as well as a number of cable news networks, aired the prime-time Republican convention proceedings in its entirety, including the governor’s speech.

Local network representatives were not happy their viewers had to abandon their stations for other broadcast sources.

“They did talking head stuff while she was speaking. It’s very frustrating,” Bill Anderson, president and general manager of KRQE-TV, Channel 13, said of CBS’ coverage.“Nobody should be shocked that a voice out of New Mexico is not regarded as important to the national discussion, and that’s just offensive. I’m troubled by it. I received a lot of calls and emails about this and I’m going to lay every one of them on the desk of CBS.”

Anderson said he does not know who made the decision, but “you’d have to conclude that network officials did not attribute the same importance to Gov. Martinez as they did to, say, Condoleezza Rice.”

The governor delivered “a great speech,” Anderson said.“I just wish more people could have heard it on my station.”

That same frustration was voiced at KOAT-TV, Channel 7, the local ABC affiliate, where program director Teri Hernandez lamented that “you never have control over network coverage.” Still, she said,“New Mexicans would have loved to have seen Gov. Martinez and to have heard her remarks uninterrupted on KOAT, and they contacted us to say exactly that. Certainly when I talk to our network affiliate representatives I will let them know what our viewers told us.”

Trejo said it was her understanding that KOB’s news director, Laurie Passman, subsequently called the NBC network news department to express her concerns.

In an email to the Journal Thursday afternoon, Passman reiterated that the decision to not air Martinez’s speech “was made at the network level and beyond our control.” When it became apparent NBC was not going to air the entire speech, KOB transmitted a “crawl” and text alert that the speech was available at KOB.com .

On Thursday, NBC issued a statement that the “one-hour broadcasts were not meant to provide wall-to-wall coverage. Our producers made a decision to focus on the Rice and (vice presidential candidate Paul) Ryan speeches during the limited time we had on the air.”

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/08/31/new...
Outside Observer

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Aug 31, 2012
After watching the reactions by the lamestream media concerning speeches by Misses Romney, Condy Rice, Our Governor Susana Martinez and others, let me ask this one question. Who is really leading the war on women?

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#4 Aug 31, 2012
Outside Observer wrote:
After watching the reactions by the lamestream media concerning speeches by Misses Romney, Condy Rice, Our Governor Susana Martinez and others, let me ask this one question. Who is really leading the war on women?
We already know it is the democrats and there liberal media networks. How else do 3 networks at the same time have different ideas on not showing Suzanna speech, and Ted Cruz was censored too.

Lets see the same treatment for the DNC hispanic speakers...
Gran Torino

Cloudcroft, NM

#5 Aug 31, 2012
The latest Washington Post-ABC poll showed that 54 % blamed George W Bush for the current economic problems, compared with 32 % who blamed Mr Obama.

“FREEDOM OF THOUGHT”

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#8 Aug 31, 2012
Promises were made never intending for them to be kept.

But as can be seen the liberals still want to blame a President from four years ago instead of the one that spent 6 trillion dollars in less than 4 years.

Obama inherited a 10 trillion dollar deficit, Romney will inherit a 16 trillion dollar deficit and a country that has been all but shut down by the hiding behind Bush President.

Romney/Ryan 2012
Self Deception

Carrizozo, NM

#9 Aug 31, 2012
Everyone should watch her speech and not just because she looks to have picked up 50 pounds or more since taking office.


She starts off by speaking Spanish. As you would expect this did not bring an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the GOP attendees. Then she went on to talk about the American Dream explaining how she and her husband were lifelong government employees. That is the new American Dream isn't it - a government job. So she has no experience in business whatsoever. Paul Ryan says lack of such experience disqualifies Obama, but it is good for a Governor. It is a shame that the few people actually watching the convention did not get to see her in action.

“FREEDOM OF THOUGHT”

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#10 Sep 1, 2012
Self Deception wrote:
Everyone should watch her speech and not just because she looks to have picked up 50 pounds or more since taking office.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Jvtrpe6BKl0XX
She starts off by speaking Spanish. As you would expect this did not bring an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the GOP attendees. Then she went on to talk about the American Dream explaining how she and her husband were lifelong government employees. That is the new American Dream isn't it - a government job. So she has no experience in business whatsoever. Paul Ryan says lack of such experience disqualifies Obama, but it is good for a Governor. It is a shame that the few people actually watching the convention did not get to see her in action.
Romney/Ryan 2012

I heard a different resume from Governor Martinez than the one you have described here.

It amazes me that the liberals think lies will fly, that spin will win,that personal insults are substance,and that the way to win an election is to do all of that to try to bring others down to the level of their candidate rather than raise their candidate up to the level of the opponent.
Mute

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Sep 1, 2012
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
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We already know it is the democrats and there liberal media networks. How else do 3 networks at the same time have different ideas on not showing Suzanna speech, and Ted Cruz was censored too.
Lets see the same treatment for the DNC hispanic speakers...
The uberconservative MSNBC showed Suzanna's speach in its entirety. Sure there was commentary after. That's what mute is for.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Sep 1, 2012
Gran Torino wrote:
The latest Washington Post-ABC poll showed that 54 % blamed George W Bush for the current economic problems, compared with 32 % who blamed Mr Obama.
That same poll also stated that 99% said Obama was going to fix everything once he took office. He has had 4 years to fix it and hasn't. Obama is a liar and Obama is an EPIC FAILURE!
Self Deception

Carrizozo, NM

#13 Sep 1, 2012
Rigid wrote:
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Romney/Ryan 2012
I heard a different resume from Governor Martinez than the one you have described here.
It amazes me that the liberals think lies will fly, that spin will win,that personal insults are substance,and that the way to win an election is to do all of that to try to bring others down to the level of their candidate rather than raise their candidate up to the level of the opponent.
What did you hear? "I went to college then became a prosecutor"

I don't know. Maybe she was a prosecutor in the private sector?

She is maybe best known for her civil rights lawsuit against her employer. She divorced her first husband and has no children.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Sep 1, 2012
Self Deception wrote:
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What did you hear? "I went to college then became a prosecutor"
I don't know. Maybe she was a prosecutor in the private sector?
She is maybe best known for her civil rights lawsuit against her employer. She divorced her first husband and has no children.
Get used to seeing her more often and start practicing these two words: President Romney!

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#15 Sep 1, 2012
Mute wrote:
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The uberconservative MSNBC showed Suzanna's speach in its entirety. Sure there was commentary after. That's what mute is for.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2012/...

Update/Correction: MSNBC aired South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's speech. Haley is Indian-American.| A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th:

When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.

MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech. And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too. Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

Why is MSNBC trying to exclude conservative Republicans of color in their coverage? Could it be that they are aghast that they're not on the side of the infallible Barack Obama? Could it be because it cuts against their persistent whine that the GOP is the party of "dog whistle" politics aimed at working-class white voters?

It's irnoic since Daily Beast contributor Michael Tomasky friviously labeled this year's RNC convention as racist.

Shall we take bets on when Condi Rice's speech is interrupted by a Michelin tire commercial?

Liberals party of tolerance....Better get a bigger sack, The BS is flowing out.
Self Deception

Carrizozo, NM

#16 Sep 1, 2012
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2012/...
Update/Correction: MSNBC aired South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's speech. Haley is Indian-American.| A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th:
When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.
MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech. And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too. Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.
Why is MSNBC trying to exclude conservative Republicans of color in their coverage? Could it be that they are aghast that they're not on the side of the infallible Barack Obama? Could it be because it cuts against their persistent whine that the GOP is the party of "dog whistle" politics aimed at working-class white voters?
It's irnoic since Daily Beast contributor Michael Tomasky friviously labeled this year's RNC convention as racist.
Shall we take bets on when Condi Rice's speech is interrupted by a Michelin tire commercial?
Liberals party of tolerance....Better get a bigger sack, The BS is flowing out.
Cruz and Love embody what it is the GOP has to do to get minorities into their fold. For instance Cruz was born in Canada, the son of a coward that fled Cuba rather than stand with his countrymen against Castro.

Mia Love, born Ludmya Bourdeau, was born 2 years after her parents came from Haiti with no money or skills and served as an anchor baby for the importation of her older siblings that her parents had left behind in Haiti. She is married to a white guy.

These are not typical American minorities by any stretch. They are examples of how far the GOP has to go for tokens since they don't care for minorities with deeper roots in the country like Herman.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Sep 1, 2012
Self Deception wrote:
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Cruz and Love embody what it is the GOP has to do to get minorities into their fold. For instance Cruz was born in Canada, the son of a coward that fled Cuba rather than stand with his countrymen against Castro.
Mia Love, born Ludmya Bourdeau, was born 2 years after her parents came from Haiti with no money or skills and served as an anchor baby for the importation of her older siblings that her parents had left behind in Haiti. She is married to a white guy.
These are not typical American minorities by any stretch. They are examples of how far the GOP has to go for tokens since they don't care for minorities with deeper roots in the country like Herman.
Obama a half white half black man who grew up in Indonesia, has a brother in Kenya went to Harvard and attended a racist church for 20 years! LOL! HE is not your typical AMERICAN MINORITY by any stretch. He is not even your TYPICAL AMERICAN by any stretch! Nice try......
Self Deception

Carrizozo, NM

#18 Sep 1, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Obama a half white half black man who grew up in Indonesia, has a brother in Kenya went to Harvard and attended a racist church for 20 years! LOL! HE is not your typical AMERICAN MINORITY by any stretch. He is not even your TYPICAL AMERICAN by any stretch! Nice try......
Sorry, but the good enough for Obama bit aint gonna cut it.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#19 Sep 1, 2012
Self Deception wrote:
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Sorry, but the good enough for Obama bit aint gonna cut it.
Can you say, President Romney.....
Paul Ryan

Cloudcroft, NM

#20 Sep 1, 2012

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#21 Sep 1, 2012
Gran Torino wrote:
The latest Washington Post-ABC poll showed that 54 % blamed George W Bush for the current economic problems, compared with 32 % who blamed Mr Obama.
Washington Post is so left, You cannot be serious, If a poll was asked at the RNC, Would you be suprised of the outcome...

And a poll does not guarantee an accurate result on vote day.

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#22 Sep 1, 2012
Self Deception wrote:
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Cruz and Love embody what it is the GOP has to do to get minorities into their fold. For instance Cruz was born in Canada, the son of a coward that fled Cuba rather than stand with his countrymen against Castro.
Mia Love, born Ludmya Bourdeau, was born 2 years after her parents came from Haiti with no money or skills and served as an anchor baby for the importation of her older siblings that her parents had left behind in Haiti. She is married to a white guy.
These are not typical American minorities by any stretch. They are examples of how far the GOP has to go for tokens since they don't care for minorities with deeper roots in the country like Herman.
Love you idea of who is good enough to be a minority, Who is good enough to become a citizen of this nation, And will we see your opinion of illegals who marry Americans, and on immigration.

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