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6/16/2009

Our Obama Media Pushes For Socialized Health Care
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 10:40 pm

Crossposted from Flopping Aces

If anyone wants to argue that this President does not have the backing of our MSM they need to look no further then this most unbelievably biased decision by ABC to become the White House advertising company.

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.

They no longer care about at least pretending to be unbiased, now they are giving Obama and friends the reins to a major media outlet to help achieve a policy position.

This is nothing short of amazing, and on a policy that will cost this country 1.3 trillion dollars AND turn our health care system into a socialist nightmare.

ABC News responds:

To that end, ABC News announced plans to broadcast a primetime hour from the White House devoted to exploring and probing the President’s position and giving voice to questions and criticisms of that position. We hope that any American concerned about health care will find our efforts to be informative, fair and civil.

Second, ABC News 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. ABC News is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue. ABC News 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.

Third, there already has been extensive coverage of the upcoming health care debates, on ABC and elsewhere, and there will be much, much more. Indeed, we’ve already had many critics of the President’s health care proposals on the air – and that’s before a real plan has even been put before the country.

In the end, no one watching, listening to, or reading ABC News will lack for an understanding of all sides of these important questions.

Ok, then why do it from the White House? Why get access to the President and all his cohorts while disregarding the other side of the aisle? And that’s not even accounting for GMA, Nightline, and The World News:

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.

I gotta agree with Malkin here:

ABC News should be required to register as a federal lobbyist.

But why should this astonish us anymore. No President in history has had the major media behind it as much as this one…..the consequences be damned.

Also:

Dems Claiming Pres. Obama Broke A Law He Co-Sponsored Himself

After being briefed today on President Obama’s firing last week of Gerald Walpin, Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said the president did not abide by the same law that he co-sponsored – and she wrote – about firing Inspectors General.

“The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service,” McCaskill said. “The legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal.”

McCaskill, a key Obama ally, said that the president’s stated reason for the termination, “Loss of confidence’ is not a sufficient reason.”

McCaskill is not just “a key Obama ally.”
She’s a pure, fullbred GROUPIE. This lady is so in the bag for President Obama that even Chris Matthews might be jealous. For her to admit he screwed up-let alone that he broke a law-this is devastating. A Republican Congress might have him impeached for such crimes, and a truly unbiased media would be carrying this story ad nauseum instead of just a token story from Jake “Huevos Grande” Tapper at ABC.

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