Will the broadcast networks and cable news channels need to find alternative programming Friday night at 9pmET?
At 2:48pmET Fox News began reporting the news that Sen. John McCain was going to suspend his campaign to return to Washington where the debate on the bailout bill continues. A few minutes later Fox News picked up the AP newsalert that McCain wanted to postpone the first of the Presidential debates set for Friday night in Oxford, MS.
MSNBC reported the news at 2:55; CNN reported it a few seconds later.
McCain says he, and Barack Obama, should return to Washington, D.C. where the sitting Senators could participate in the debate on the $700 billion bill.
(pictured is Mosheh Oinounou, the FNC embed producer with the McCain campaign, just after he “ran down 6th Avenue” after leaving McCain’s briefing)
> Update: Just before 5pmET, Barack Obama held a news conference announcing that he believes the debate should go on…