As a guy who works on the weekends, I tend to go out on Tuesday nights, luckily, that's the night that team bar trivia is held. It's a night spent with friends, in a friendly competition with rivals that we have come to value as friends. It's a good night to not watch the president's prime time television address. The president has been lying about immigration for years, and his assertion that four thousand terrorists were caught at the border is a howler.
I look at this effort by the president as a last-ditch effort to save face. His shutdown is already a disaster, and will rapidly become a catastrophe as paychecks and benefits payments become due. If Stephen Miller is the individual tapped to write the address, it will be an utter disaster.
I am going to head out to drink beer with my friends, there will be plenty of time to digest the address and rebuttal when I wend my way home. I really don't need to reward the media outlets for airing the address in the first place.