June 18, 2009 by torqdog
OK, so some of you are still with the opinion that the MSM (ABC, CBS, NBC etc. etc.) are NOT slanted to the left in their daily reporting. Well, earlier this week it was announced that ABC was going to broadcast from the White House on June 24, 2009. This isn’t going to be some sort of “puff-piece” report on life behind the doors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. No-no-no……. this is going to be a full fledged attempt to promote Pres. Obama’s health plan. There have been requests by Repubs and conservatives to be allowed some sort of equal time as is customary in these kind of things and thus far all attempts HAVE BEEN DENIED!!! I guess the Pres. just doesn’t want any differing opinions muddying the waters on “his” show and the clowns at ABC are all too willing to oblige. After all, Rahmbo has given them unprecedented access to the White house so they must follow the marching orders…….. happily!
First off, do any of you find this offensive, a major network taking, in all appearances, sides in an issue? I thought they were supposed to report and not make the news which obviously is what they are doing.
Second, do any of you find this a dangerous precedent? I know some have joked that the MSM are like a fourth branch of Govt. but this definitely lends credence to that idea.
Third, how can you with a straight face still say the MSM is unbiased? Did you know that at ABC, private donations from colleagues were 165,000 dollars to the Obama campaign and a measly 5,000 dollars to McCain of which to no surprise, Elizabeth Hasselbeck was one. Did you also know that Tom Brokaw has been given the duty of selecting white house interns. Maybe we need an amendment creating separation of Media and State in this country since we are obviously finding the two are becoming more joined at the hip every day. Can you say PRAVDA?!!!
From druge report.com
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.