WH's Pfeiffer: Obama Speech Timed for 'Net Coverage'

Says Did Not expect Broadcast Nets to Interrupt Sweeps

A White House spokesman told CNN Thursday that the Administration was pleased to have "good, conscientious networks like CNN" — and Fox, MSNBC and others —covering the President's speech on immigration, but suggested it was not really aiming for TV coverage.

The Big Four networks are not covering the 8 p.m. speech, while the cable news nets and Hispanic-targeted networks Telemundo and Univision are carrying it live.

Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said he would have been happy with roadblock coverage for the speech, but did not expect it and didn't appear concerned by its absence, suggesting this was a whole new Internet ballgame.

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