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March 24, 2004 6:33 AM   Subscribe

Why is C-Span downplaying the 9/11 Hearings? I don't even get C-Span 3 with my cable company. Is this a pattern?
posted by Domain Master 666 (21 comments total)

 
I'm listening to it on Pacifica, but these hearings are important! This morning C-Span was doing the Under God Pledge issue, and updates on the Mars rover on C-Span 2. What's most important here?
posted by Domain Master 666 at 6:41 AM on March 24, 2004


If you don't get C-SPAN3 on your cable, you can watch the hearing at www.c-span.org.

Also, I caught part of the hearing last night. I think they replay the hearing on other c-span channels later at night.

Happy trails.
posted by Vikness at 6:42 AM on March 24, 2004


You can catch the whole thing on CNN, if you want to see it.
posted by psmealey at 6:48 AM on March 24, 2004


.... thanks.
posted by Domain Master 666 at 6:52 AM on March 24, 2004


I'm listening to it on C-SPAN.org right now.

It's also on the CNN homepage.
posted by bshort at 7:03 AM on March 24, 2004


This morning C-Span was doing the Under God Pledge issue, and updates on the Mars rover on C-Span 2. What's most important here?

Well, I don't know about the Mars rover, but I'd say that the First Amendment is definitely more important than terrorist attacks.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:52 AM on March 24, 2004


Why is C-Span downplaying the 9/11 Hearings?

Obviously because C-SPAN is beholden to the aWol Cabal, which gives them specific programming instructions. The thought is that by doing so nobody will know these hearings are going on (except for the privileged few who have access to the pirate stations CNN and MSNBC, or the literate who can read major newspapers and web sites).
posted by pardonyou? at 8:14 AM on March 24, 2004


Watch the live video.
posted by the fire you left me at 8:21 AM on March 24, 2004


NPR has been broadcasting it for most of today and yesterday.
posted by weston at 8:22 AM on March 24, 2004


Why is C-Span downplaying the 9/11 Hearings?

From C-SPAN.org:
ACCESS C-SPAN3
 
Monday through Friday, from mornings to prime time, C-SPAN 3 televises key national events from Washington: congressional hearings, press conferences, the best in political seminars and conferences, and National Press Club speeches in the unique long-form style that’s classic C-SPAN. Late nights and weekends, C-SPAN3 spotlights American history with features from our award-winning original history series such as: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Traveling Tocqueville’s America, American Presidents: Life Portraits, and American Writers: A Journey Through History.
 
C-SPAN 3 is currently available on a limited numbers of cable systems; call your local Cable Company to request C-SPAN 3 in your area.
C-SPAN1: House of Representatives Coverage
C-SPAN2: Senate Coverage
C-SPAN3: Key National Events from Washington

Nothing being "downplayed" here.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:30 AM on March 24, 2004


And on C-SPAN, for example right now, they're showing both the house vote and the live hearings in "simul-cast". After hours they show replays of the hearings. Don't be dissin my main man C-SPAN.
posted by greasepig at 9:23 AM on March 24, 2004


Umm...
posted by badstone at 9:34 AM on March 24, 2004


Anytime the House or Senate is in session, C-Span 1 and 2 respectively break away from whatever they are doing to show live coverage. That's part of their essential mission, even when more important things are happening. C-Span 3 gets the sloppy seconds. And if it's really important, like it is today, CNN and other news channels have live coverage.

No vast right wing conspiracy here, folks.
posted by PrinceValium at 10:34 AM on March 24, 2004


yeah after fuming at comcast for aLL OF THE FIVE SECONDS IT TOOK THE C-SPAN SITE TO LOAD, i happily watched c-span C on my computer all day. my only problem with that was the choice of Real Retromingent Player or Windows Wankoff Player. I opted for real since i've already got all it's damn outgoing tattletaling firewalled off.
posted by quonsar at 10:56 AM on March 24, 2004


what is
C-span
and if i have to wear it, can i at least have a pair of leggs
because the chaffing is maddening
posted by clavdivs at 11:34 AM on March 24, 2004


It's certainly not a question of accessibility. I have my choice of watching on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News right now.
posted by kaibutsu at 12:03 PM on March 24, 2004


"Why is C-Span downplaying the 9/11 Hearings?"

Because they are part of the "vast right wing conspiracy" Hillary Clinton warned us of. You see, right after the President ordered the bombings on 9/11 so he could start a war to make money for his alien buddies he then infected CSPAN with alien black oil to make sure that we never learned the truth.

Obviously this will lead to my death. Now if you'll pardon me, MI5 is attacking through my teeth again.

Don't believe me? You can see the damn anti-gravity machines on Mars!
posted by soulhuntre at 12:05 PM on March 24, 2004


shhhh
(bukkake sea)
posted by clavdivs at 12:16 PM on March 24, 2004


Notice that C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 never ever cut away from a live event. Ever. They would not show part of the 9/11 commission and then cut to the House.

So C-SPAN's mission of covering the Congress + Not cutting live events = Commission on C-SPAN3.

Oh, for the international reader, C-SPAN are public affairs networks in the U.S. (The acronym means Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network) C-SPAN covers the House, C-SPAN2 covers the Senate. C-SPAN3 covers briefings and hearings. All three are commercial free, and funded by the cable and satellite industry.
posted by ALongDecember at 12:40 PM on March 24, 2004


Thank you, ALongDecember.
posted by emf at 11:50 PM on March 24, 2004


"Why is C-Span downplaying the 9/11 Hearings?"

Could it be the The Axis of Ideology?

Or could it be that damned liberal PBS? Or the unfailingly left-wing NPR?
posted by troutfishing at 6:47 AM on March 25, 2004


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