You know who this global economic implosion is really hurting? Broadcast networks. How can they mint money if Overlord Obama is constantly doing TV addresses, like a Soviet Secretary General?
The president has done all of two primetime TV speeches, and now he's requesting a third, during sweeps. If he's taking this much airtime now, what's Obama going to do when there's, like, a war or two going on, or maybe some kind of looming depression?
The network suits are all bitching, anonymously, to the Hollywood Reporter:
"These repeated interruptions — and the rumor of even more to come — really make it difficult to build audience flow and loyalty. We will all lose one or two million dollars for this."
Which is, you know, rough, given that NBC (cable nets included) generated a mere $400 million+ in profits last year; Fox TV made $18 million in the most recent three-month quarter; CBS' quarterly profit was $136 million.