As ‘Plan B’ Fails, Business Nets Go Into Overtime


By Alex Weprin Comment

Just after 8 PM, House Republicans gathered to see if they had enough votes to pass “Plan B,” the proposal that would help avert the nation from going off the “Fiscal Cliff.” TheĀ PresidentĀ had already said that he would veto the bill if it passed the House and Senate, but at the very least the Republicans would have a plan on the table.

The bill did not go to vote, as “Plan B” did not have enough support.

The “big three” general news channels all covered the lack of a vote, and even the business networks–which often do taped programming in primetime–were live.

CNBC and Bloomberg, which usually have documentary-style programming, were live, as was FBN, which was already planning to go live to cover the vote, assuming it happened: