Buzzfeed reports that the top television networks refused to grant access to the White House for Barack Obama’s Tuesday night address in which he bragged about the supposed 7 million people who signed up for Obamacare. Unlike the prime-time announcement of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Obama had to interrupt the daytime show Ellen and other daytime programs.
According to Buzzfeed, three separate sources confirmed the White House asked for the prime-time slot, but none of them would tell which networks stonewalled the request. One top White House official told BuzzFeed to speak to another official, but the second official refused to answer any questions.
The speech Obama and Vice-President Biden gave came from the Rose Garden, rather than the Oval Office; Obama has preferred to use non-traditional venues to deliver his messages to the American public.