Alone among the networks, FNC did something very very smart after the SOTU ended. While everybody else went into post SOTU analyzing mode with anchors and pundits talking away, Brit Hume kept quiet as the President made his way out of the House Chamber with a live microphone. Hume was extremely prescient to note the live mic and wanted to hear what was being said between the President and the members who greeted him on the way out of the chamber. Hume said, “This is kind of fascinating to watch. I don’t think we’ve ever been able to hear it this well”. And he was right. It was a unique opportunity to catch a President and the members of Congress in an environment that few are privelaged to witness. Hume grumbled when the camera didn’t keep following Bush outside the chamber, “Hrmmmm…..backed off”. Regardless of whatever else the pundits have to say on all the channels the rest of the night, FNC wins the coverage war in my book based on this move alone. Eveyone else had the feed, but only FNC stuck with the audio where we could hear it.