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ABC Hooks up with Obama (Got to be Kidding)

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Jerbear, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. Jerbear

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    ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE
    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.

    The Director of Communications at the White House Office of Health Reform is Linda Douglass, who worked as a reporter for ABC News from 1998-2006.

    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
    Republican National Committee
    Chief of Staff

    MORE

    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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    Such Bullshit... !!!!!!!


    Jerbear
     
  2. highflyer

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    I think when the communist state is complete all media will be controlled by Obama. The same guy running the media that runs our largest banks, our largest corporations and very soon all our health care. Looks like all the soldiers that died to protect our freedom died in vain. They should bring all the soldiers home now and close down our military. Why should we be trying to bring freedom to the world when we are losing it at home.
     
  3. Don Steele

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    Ethical issues are only a problem for actual JOURNALISTS....
    Charlie Gibson and the entire so-called "NEWS STAFF" @ ABC broadcasting LOONNGGG AGO gave up that mantle. They are sychophantic mouthpieces for the current administration NOTHING MORE. Anyone who watches their broadcasts for objective reporting either has not been paying attention and needs to wake the F**K up.., or simply doesn't want to hear REAL two-sided analysis.
     
  4. j2jake

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    Some more of this idiots B/S. (I did not verify with snoopes) Hope it is not true. Jake

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may break with a centuries-old tradition.

    A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Jo int Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President, and no longer to the Constitution.

    "The oath to the Constitution is as old as the document itself." the spokesman said, "At no time in American history, not even in the Civil War, did the oath change or the subject of the oath differ. It has always been to the Constitution."

    The back-and-forth between the White House and the Defense Department was expected as President George W. Bush left office. President Obama has already signed orders to close Guantanamo and to pull combat troops from Iraq But, this, say many at the Defense Department, goes too far.

    "Technically, we can't talk about it before it becomes official policy." the spokesman continued. "However, the Defense Department, including the Secretary, will not take this lying down. Expect a fight from the bureaucracy and the brass."

    Sources at the White House had a different point of view. In a circular distributed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the rationale for the change was made more clear.

    "The President feels that the military has been too indoctrinated by the old harbingers of hate: nationalism, racism, and classism. By removing an oath to the American society, the soldiers are less likely to commit atrocities like those at Abu Ghraib."

    "We expect a lot of flak over this," the classified memo continues. "But those that would be most against it are those looking either for attention or control."

    The time frame for the changes are unknown. However, it is more likely that the changes will be made around the July 4th holiday, in order to dampen any potential backlash. The difference in the oath will actually only be slight. The main differences will be the new phrasing. It is expected that the oath to the Constitution will be entirely phased out within two years.

    CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS CRAP!!! WHAT'S NEXT...IS HE GOING TO ASK THE ALLEGIANCE OF ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS & SET HIMSELF UP AS GOD TO BE WORSHIPPED??? (No, Just "President for Life"!!!)

    THIS FRAUD & TRAITOR TO THE UNITED STATES & IT'S CONSTITUTION NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED!!!!
     
  5. H82MIS

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    and he's not even an American,,,,,,,,,
     
  6. BT-100dc

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    My wife got her copy of George Orwell's 1984 and I got out a book on the Constitution. The more that networks sings this guy's praises, the more that I distrust him. What's also bad are people are afraid to speak out against this borderline fascism we're seeing now. The country would never put up with a Republican doing what Obama has. Not a word of truth, nor are the questions ask of him about who pays for this healthcare reform. You know it's going to be the middle class. Also nothing from the AARP on the upcoming drastic cuts to Medicare. Where oh where are they? The latest is his firing of an Inspector General because of investigating the mayor of Sacramento, CA, an Obama friend. Fire one and it will keep the others quiet. We're in for the ride of our life. Komrad, Darrell
     
  7. grunt

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    Wheres the Birth certificate? This guys a Commie.
     
  8. jimrich60

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    j2jake:

    This is an old story, surfaced during the election campaign. The story you pasted was written as a satire written to mock the "ones" pretensions. Debunked last February by factcheck. Not that I would put such a move past Obama if he thought he could get away with it, but don't think we have quite reached that yet. No soldier I ever knew or served with would have then or now take such an oath.

    Retired Air Force
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Debunked snopes read for yourself. Bulge
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/oath.asp
     
  10. crusha

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    Just wait, people, until your current employer-provided health insurance gets canceled - followed by a memo instructing you how to apply for the new government plan.


    Now that will be change you can believe in.
     
  11. kmcampbe

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    Man the ratings will be good for this one.... we all know what sells in the news, blood, violence and peoples miss-fortunes. Come on, this is all about how much money ABC can sell ad time for during the "EVENT"
     
  12. BT-100dc

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    ABC is on my boycot list; I won't watch anything on that network; not even sports. BT-100dc
     
  13. bigdogtx

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    It is saddening that hussein is turning an inspirational icon of America into a town-hall meeting place or a movie theater. he thinks it is his "personal" place to do what he wishes,,,,abc is really doing us a favor showing EXACTLY what the national press is!!!!
     
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