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    ABC Turns Programming Over to Obama

    How can any of them claim that they aren't biased still?

    DRUDGE REPORT: ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA 2009®

    Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET

    On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!

    Highlights on the agenda:

    ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.

    The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.

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    Late Monday night, Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay fired off a complaint to the head of ABCNEWS:

    Dear Mr. Westin:

    As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABC's astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform “town hall” at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABC’s web news “will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda.” This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the president’s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming.

    Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party's views to those of the President's to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Party's opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers.

    In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.

    Respectfully,
    Ken McKay
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    Chief of Staff

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    ABCNEWS Senior Vice President Kerry Smith on Tuesday responded to the RNC complaint, saying it contained 'false premises':

    "ABCNEWS prides itself on covering all sides of important issues and asking direct questions of all newsmakers -- of all political persuasions -- even when others have taken a more partisan approach and even in the face of criticism from extremes on both ends of the political spectrum. ABCNEWS is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue.

    "ABCNEWS alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    How can any of them claim that they aren't biased still?



    "ABCNEWS alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience."

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    I call BULLLLSSSHITT on that stupid response.
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    Wow. They're out of control. Just when you thought MSNBC was the worst...you find out they're second to this Charlie Foxtrot of a network.

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    State run media for the win.

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    What a load of crap, They are doing what they can to help Chairman Maobama to shove this crap down our throats.
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    That puts two networks in the bag.

    After they get them all, it's over.
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    I suggest we start singing this to Obama until he gets it. It may take a while because he is dense.




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    God, I wish Obama and Biden would do something so bad that they would both be impeached and Hillary would have to take over, but I can't imagine what that would have to be.

    It gets pretty bad when your only hope is another eight years of the Clintons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    God, I wish Obama and Biden would do something so bad that they would both be impeached and Hillary would have to take over, but I can't imagine what that would have to be.

    It gets pretty bad when your only hope is another eight years of the Clintons.
    We'd have to go a lot further than Hillary because it would still be a Charlie Foxtrot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    God, I wish Obama and Biden would do something so bad that they would both be impeached and Hillary would have to take over, but I can't imagine what that would have to be.

    It gets pretty bad when your only hope is another eight years of the Clintons.


    Pelosi, not Hillary. Then Robert Byrd, lord help us.

    THEN Hillary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Pelosi, not Hillary. Then Robert Byrd, lord help us.

    THEN Hillary.

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    In that case, we are screwed. Unless one of those independents are any good.


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    A boycott of all products of the commercial advertising sponsors of anything ABC generates? Then would ABC taken over by the govt. if their sponsors flee? Then there stands ABC, in fact, as the official propaganda organ of the Liar Party.

    The GOP needs to get noisy, and in their face, but it seems the GOP are going to take this next outrage lying down or bent over. The GOP doesnt seem to have the spine or initiative to take them on. There seems to be little left to lose with the cards stacked as they are.

    The enemy was at the gates, now the gates are down, our gardens are trampled and as the looters advance, the retreat continues. The enemy defines their "solution" as the absence of resistance. Their lies wiin and become "truth". No wonder they are so arrogant; from bald-faced lies, concealing the gaps in the true history of he who bows to Arab kings, to Pelosi's private Boeing 757. They are dismantling our Nation, fragmenting us, and "who we are". The GOP is leaderless, protecting their status-quo, and has no plan.

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    .......and if we are not careful, the movie Red Dawn will be happening before our very eyes.


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    I noticed, via Drudge, the Washington Post published an article overnight marked for today by Secratary of State Hillary Clinton. Not that I object to that in the least, and a worthy topic, wondering if the same courtesy was extended to the former SoS.

    I honestly don't know, it stuck out with this thread fresh in memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    God, I wish Obama and Biden would do something so bad that they would both be impeached and Hillary would have to take over, but I can't imagine what that would have to be.

    It gets pretty bad when your only hope is another eight years of the Clintons.
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