An ABC anchor will sit in the White House during prime time programming – onair. Charlie Gibson will give President Obama a forum for his health care plan. Later, a townhall-type get-together will commence within the halls of the People’s House. Details below.
Conservatives and “real” Democrats must seriously boycott this attempt to sabotage all dissent on the nationalized health care being foisted upon us. I don’t watch ABC anyway, but sometime before and after the June 24th lovefest, I will be noting advertisers and doing what I can not to send any business their way – for a very long time. Perhaps the advertisers for this “special event” will be leaked.
I’m also boycotting CBS for calling Ahmadinejad Iran’s G.W. Bush and NBC for so many things, but selling critical parts to Iran’s military is first on my mind (language alert), then there’s the GE bailout. GE is NBC’s parent company as well as MSNBC, and CNBC. Remember NBC’s Chris Matthews who got a tingle up his leg, or down his leg, each time he was Obama? So pitiful. They are all pitiful.
Good thing I don’t watch any of them – although I do visit their blogs to see what they’re up to.
Anyway, here’s the report. I can’t say it any better than Drudge:
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. Read McKay’s entire statement.
(Moving to ABC’s response to McKay):
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.”
Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the graphic
Other’s talking about CBS’ shameless coup:
Gateway Pundit: State Run Media Won’t Allow GOP to Respond to Obama Infomercial
The last time Obama held a “town hall meeting” in the White House ALL of the participants were campaign supporters.
An Ol‘ Broad’s Ramblings: From ABC to OBS
For those who believe the alphabets are balanced from both sides of the aisle……think again!
Michelle Malkin: ABC: The All Barack Channel
Rush calls ‘em our state-run media.
I call it government-controlled stenography.