The ONE TIME everyone wanted to watch Fox News, many frustratingly could not.
Perhaps you were among the countless people who settled in with a nice, strong cocktail to watch a bunch of grumpy old men argue at the first GOP debate Thursday night, only to find that Fox News' live stream was infuriatingly unavailable on both its website and iOS app. No matter how many times you refreshed, the live stream either wouldn't load or even allow you to login with your cable provider. Yes, Fox News required a cable subscription login to watch the debate. You know, because it believes in an informed electorate.
Luckily, Sky News in the UK streamed much of the debate on YouTube and via its Apple TV app, but towards the end of the debate, the stream was yanked by none other than Fox News, even though it's owned by 21st Century Fox, according to a report by Mashable. While hilarity ensued on the debate stage, many people ripped the network on Twitter:
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and gave up on watching after refreshing the live stream like a zillion times to no avail. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.