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Networks skip president’s speech for Roger Goodell’s ‘dramatic announcement’

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference Friday afternoon was reportedly quite the snooze, with the exception of some heckling by Benjy Bronk of “The Howard Stern Show.” The monotonous platitudes didn’t keep CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer from describing the statement as a “dramatic announcement.”

Wolf Blitzer just said that Roger Goodell made a "dramatic announcement" today. Did I miss something?

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @Ourand_SBJ That Wolf Blitzer isn't worth watching?

— Daniel C (@nightowlsinc) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @Ourand_SBJ ya you missed the fact no one watches CNN anymore.

— Gareth (@ManfrmNantucket) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @Ourand_SBJ You apparently missed Blitzer's credibility deterioration over the last several years.

— s hol (@desertpyr0) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @HuffPostMedia it was full of drama just zero substance..

— brink chance (@brinkchance) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @HuffPostMedia Wolf had it reversed … Goodell made an announcement dramatically.

— FogBelter (@FogBelter) September 19, 2014

.@ErikWemple To be fair, that press conference will be reported as "breaking news" on @CNN for the rest of the day, too. #flexibledictionary

— Daniel M. Jimenez (@DMJreports) September 19, 2014

God help us if society starts to believe that. RT @JBFlint: "We're like a microcosm of society." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 19, 2014

I'm so happy I drafted Roger Goodell for my Condescending and Paternalistic Corporate Behavior Fantasy League.

— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) September 19, 2014

"And now… here's U2." – Roger Goodell

— Travis Helwig (@travishelwig) September 19, 2014

Things could have been more tedious — the cable networks could have carried President Obama’s speech, delivered at the same time as Goodell’s.

All the networks carried Roger Goodell live. None carried Obama, who was speaking at the same time.

— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) September 19, 2014

There's only so much mansplaining the nation can take @reidepstein.

— NYTFridge (@NYTFridge) September 19, 2014

Telling… RT @reidepstein: All the networks carried Roger Goodell live. None carried Obama, who was speaking at the same time.

— Jackie Calmes (@calmesnyt) September 19, 2014

@calmesnyt @JeffreyGoldberg @reidepstein We've heard Obama's lines over & over. Was a slight chance Goodell might say something newsworthy

— Tom Cruz'n (@TinPotDickTator) September 19, 2014

@JeffreyGoldberg @calmesnyt @reidepstein Yes, all networks carried Goodell live, none carried Obama…..but Goodell sounded like Obama.

— Max (@MHB2012) September 19, 2014

@reidepstein @MercPurdy You could probably take the transcripts and switch "Ray Rice" and "ISIS", and you couldn't tell the difference

— Todd Commish (@ToddCommish) September 19, 2014

Goodell took questions RT @reidepstein: All the networks carried Roger Goodell live. None carried Obama, who was speaking at the same time.

— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) September 19, 2014

@DavidNakamura fair enough

— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) September 19, 2014

So what’d we miss today?

Addressing DNC's Women's Leadership Forum, Pres Obama delivered his "cynicism is a choice, hope is a better choice" speech.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 19, 2014

 

 

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