Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

OMG..WTF..Can anyone tell me why this is soooooo wrong?!!

Posted by on Jun. 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM
  • 100 Replies

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.

MORE

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


source..DRUDGE

by on Jun. 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Raintree
by Ruby Member on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Umm.. Drudge?

Secondly, he's not pushing government run healthcare- mores the pity.

Stand up, this is comedy. The DNA lotto may have left you smart, but can you stand up to beauty- dictator of the heart. I can stand up for hope, faith, love but while I'm getting over certainty. Stop walking God across the road like a little old lady. - Bono

mamadixon
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:13 AM

So you are ok with this?

Quoting Raintree:

Umm.. Drudge?

Secondly, he's not pushing government run healthcare- mores the pity.


PamR
by Pam on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:13 AM
Drudge! Wow, another top news source.
jalex
by on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:15 AM

lol

Quoting PamR:

Drudge! Wow, another top news source.


 

mamadixon
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Indeed.

Quoting PamR:

Drudge! Wow, another top news source.


mamadixon
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Maybe you all would be so kind as to point out an acceptable news source?

Or I have a better idea....answer the question!

Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM


Quoting mamadixon:

Indeed.

Quoting PamR:

Drudge! Wow, another top news source.


Ok new to this group so this may sound stupid.... what's Drudge?

Eilish
by on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Who cares if Drudge reported on it. Answer the stupid question ... are you okay with the White House controlling ABC programming?


Eilish
by on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:22 AM

The Drudge Report ... http://www.drudgereport.com/

Quoting Stefanie1085:


Quoting mamadixon:

Indeed.

Quoting PamR:

Drudge! Wow, another top news source.


Ok new to this group so this may sound stupid.... what's Drudge?



Eilish
by on Jun. 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Look MSNBC reported on this too .... now will you answer the question??

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19995443/




Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)



Featured