Debates: FNC Won’t Let C-SPAN Re-Air

By Brian 

> Update: 4:12pm: FNC vice president of legal and business affairs Chris Silvestri tells TVNewser that “it would violate FNC’s agreements with cable operators to allow CSPAN to re-air the 90 minute debate in its entirety.”

And an FNC insider notes the irony of Public Eye — a journalism blog — not bothering to call Fox for comment…

Fox News Channel has refused C-SPAN’s request to simulcast tonight’s GOP debate “on C-SPAN radio, as well as the opportunity to rebroadcast replays on any of the C-SPAN television channels,” Public Eye’s Matthew Felling reports.

MSNBC allowed C-SPAN rebroadcasts of its debates.

“CNN’s request is pending for its debates next month,” C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully tells Public Eye, adding that he expects a simulcast/rebroadcast agreement will be worked out with CNN…