posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 03:51 PM
While TV Broadcasts are private companies that are going to do whatever will make them profit, I understand their choice they make. I disagree with
it, but understand it.
On the other hand, the State of the Union is constitutionally mandated but up until recently (1947, Harry Truman) it wasn't televised. (damn forgot
to finish my thought
Another note is, the president doesn't have to even address the nation. He just has to present it to Congress. Most of our presidents have
delivered it in writing to Congress, rather than delivering it in person.
So really, the American people are spoiled into thinking that it must be televised and it must be given in a speech. From what I see, the State of
the Union has become nothing other than another stump speech for presidents.
[edit on 8-1-2010 by ownbestenemy]