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Obama Ad Pushes Back Start of World Series Game on Fox

Oct 15, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Major League Baseball has moved back the scheduled start time of game six of the World Series so Fox can join CBS and NBC in airing a half-hour Barack Obama advertisement on Oct. 29, network and league sources said.
A network spokeswoman confirmed the buy and said MLB had agreed to the network’s request for the delay.
Fox now joins CBS and NBC in airing the half hour program, the content of which the Obama campaign has declined to describe.
The decision means that the Obama campaign is now spending close to $3 million to air the program from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that night.
ABC didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on whether it too has agreed to air the ad from the Democratic presidential candidate.
If ABC agrees to air the ad, it would create an unprecedented roadblock of the nation’s biggest commercial networks for a political candidate.
Fox had originally been scheduled to start airing the baseball game at 8:20 p.m. but is now expected to start the game at 8:35 p.m.
(Editor: Baumann)

95 Comments

  1. Obama must really be desperate if he wants to deprive the American voter of a little bit of time away from this seemingly endless politicking.
    I am tired of seeong his face and hearing his voice – and it will be the greatest pleasure in my life to vote AGAINST him.

  2. You have got to be kidding me. This jerk is so much an egomaniac that he is going to rearange America’s liesure time so he can spew his socialist propoganda through every major airway. (Hey idiot, some of us would like to watch the game versus 30 minutes of you lying to us and have to work the following day!!) I can’t begin to imagine what resides in all the pea brained sheep of this country that are considering voting for this premodonna.

  3. I don’t know Proud Texan, maybe we’re tired of letting people who can’t spell words like “prima donna” run the country?

  4. Thank you, and a big “AMEN” to The Klute!
    McCain has every right to do the same if he felt he actually had a real SOLUTIONS for America.

  5. You go Klute! Obama Rules! Obama is the Man! Obama who is he? We are putting our trust and faith in a ghost. You said “Amen”. Do yo pray? You better. Pray to God that we survive this. At least we know that Mr. McCain was willing to stand up for the freedom that we enjoy today.

  6. Now Mr. Ego Maniac is saying he is bigger than the national pastime !!!!
    This sorry a-s-s should be sent to the showers.

  7. Why does every right-winger who doesn’t like the Democrats always refer to them as socialists? Both parties are capitalist oriented because that is our economy. I’m tired of hearing that accusdation all the time.

  8. It puts an extra $1 million in Fox’s pocket, and there might not even be a Game 6, right? So sit back and enjoy the heartwarming tale.
    http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000002974840

  9. I will not watch one minute of the World Series on FOX. I urge all of you to do the same. The ratings will be very low for this World Series and the additional dip in ratings will be felt. This is a sports and the people do not want to have a candidate shooved down their throat. Rather it is a bald old guy or a ghost.

  10. I am sick and tired of this person trying to buy the presidency. Thank goodness for remote controls that allow us to turn him off.

  11. I can’t believe that he is DELAYING a World Series Game. Baseball is about as American as you can get, and the World Series is THE event…..and he delayed it so HE can put his face on tv? Like I haven’t heard everything he has to say already? Over and over and over and over again? I can’t believe, the way the economy is, and how people are hurting so bad, that he thinks spending 3 MILLION dollars is a good thing to do on this type of stuff? What? Just cause he HAS the money he should SPEND the money. Just cause you can, doesn’t mean you should. Right now, he rates right up there with the Republicans with reckless spending. As an Independent, I think this pretty much made up my mind.

  12. I, personally will not watch a minute of the World Series because of this decision to allow that Marxist on the air. We want to watch baseball, not hear anymore of Hussein’s lies and mistruths as he spins a yarn of being patriotic and not backing Islam, not overtaxing Americans and being for democracy. That one is an extremist, a Marxist anti American and should not be allowed to do this. I will also not be watching NBC or CBS(ABC) since these liberal media outlets are in the tank for Hussein.

  13. Some people speak to hear themselves speak, some people speak because they have something to say. Give the next President of The United States of America a minute of your time. America is tired of the same old stuff. TIMES ARE CHANGING, DO NOT GET LEFT BEHIND!!! If you really care about Baseball and this Country, this will not affect your choice to watch what he has to say and/or the game. Vote for Change we can believe in!!! Take your earplugs out open your mind and just listen. Then make an honest choice. God Bless America

  14. I can’t believe Obama has so much money to spend that he can buy a half hour of prime time tv on THREE stations! Such a waste is sickening when so many people worry about paying their house payments and putting food on their tables for their children! Some of you are saying “We need a change”. Trust me, if he is elected you’ll get a bigger change than we can handle. I checked his voting record (when he bothered to vote something other than “present”) and it is NOT incouraging. He voted present 1/2 of the time and that just meant his body was sitting in a seat and he had no opinion. I guess that way he’s safe because no one can argue with the way he voted!!

  15. If old ass Mcain was doing it you all would not have a problem with it. All you small mind people do at baseball games is drink, drink and yell yell ) real productive) president obama happen to one of many brillant afro american in history ( Oh you small mine only know a certain kind history any opp’s i forgot. We have all been to a baseball games its the most un personal event you can attent unless you have the bucks for the richman seats. so shut the hell up about obama’s ego it’t not ego it a brillant idea sorry you & your canidate dont shave the compasity or intelligence communicate to on this level. Try school or just keep on drinking and yelling i am sure you get far in life. (Dummies)

  16. Be clear about what’s going on, baseball fans! FOX Network decided to air the Obama event. It’s THEIR decision to run this event and delay the start of the broadcast of the World Series…not Senator Obama! Consider this: since they have the wherewithal and inventiveness to conceive and orchestrate this unprecedented event, Senator Obama and his team deserve kudos for thinking “outside of the box.” I agree that $3M is a whole lotta money; but scores of your fellow Americans –through their contributions–have made it possible for him to exercise extreme campaign tactics. OBAMA ALL THE WAY! YES WE WILL!!!

  17. i think fox is hoping they will get a ratings boost from obama…maybe people will stick around to watch the “paused” world series game.
    it is the best decision mlb could have made for this world series?

  18. I watched Obama’s ad and was impressed. McCain is too old for the Presidency and as for Gov. Palin, she is a joke. If I were a McCain supporter and I am not. I would not vote for him because of her what can she know about the issues
    facing our country. Obama could very well be the type of President we need now not somewashed out old man and a fluffy bunny.
    Marlene Urben

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