First, this is unprecedented. This isn't like a speech. Its a prime time "special", not on multiple networks, that is being presented it seems more as a "news" show than an address to the nation. It is not a general policiy but APPEARS to be essentially a special designed to sell Obama's policy on health care. Sell it, to the American People. On a "news" program. On network television, in prime time. This is far different than a speech.
I will hold judgement until it happens, as it COULD be handled well.
It would help if they allowed republicans time to give a counter statement, as is typical of state of the union addresses and other things generally focusing on policy. Baring that, having some actual right leaning commentators there to ask him questions, legitiamte questions, concerning it along with those on the left would at least perhaps give it a bit of credance.
Either way, I dislike this great. Its far to much merging of politics and media. I find it laughable, utterly laughable and frankly disgusting, to see liberals that have sat there for years crying on end about "Faux News" and them caring more about "ratings" and "pushing an agenda" rather than "reporting the news" and about the merging between politics, talking points, and the news to now be excusing this and giving rationalizations for this left and right. Its hypocritical, its pathetic, its hyper partisan, and its sadly typical of so many that are involved greatly in politics these days.