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Gibbs: ‘I do Hope People Will Check in to the Reality of What’s Going on in America Rather Than the Distraction of a Reality TV Show’

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the morning show rounds ahead of the president’s address to congress tonight. When he turned up on Fox & Friends he took a shot at the FOX broadcast network for not carrying the address.

Gibbs: I do hope the viewers of FOX will find a way to watch this speech tonight. I know the network, instead of dealing with the reality of millions of people on health insurance reform have decided to show a reality show called “So You Think You Can Dance?”

Alisyn Camerota: But you can watch it right here on the Fox News Channel. We’ll be covering it in its entirety.

Gibbs: I do hope people will check in to the reality of what’s going on in America rather than the distraction of a reality TV show.

Steve Doocy: FOX of course, owns a broadcast network and a news channel and it will of course, Robert, be right here on the Fox News Channel.

Later, Gibbs used the launch of Fox News Channel as an analogy for health insurance reform.

“Guys, you started a cable news network because you thought there wasn’t enough choice for viewers out there. That’s the same type of choice and competition that the president wants to put in the health insurance market.”

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