"There are plenty of stations TV viewers can choose from to watch the debate, but only one network will have Whitney, and that's NBC," said CEO Steve Burke. "We're hoping to draw in viewers with no interest in the election - stupid people who will appreciate Whitney Cummings' shallow attempts at humor and find something approaching sex appeal underneath all that plastic surgery." He added, "We know what we're doing."
"We've got high hopes for Whitney as it comes back for season two. Rather than hear the two major candidates for president contrast their competing visions for governance in America, we're betting our viewers would rather watch Whitney manipulate her husband into revealing his Internet password after catching him on the computer at three in the morning."
On a different medium, NPR has also decided to forgo debate coverage, and instead will air an Eddie Money retrospective.