Critics are blasting ABC News for its plan to televise blanket coverage of Barack Obama’s health care reform initiative, voicing concern that “the media and government [have] become one” and that the network is “virtually turning over news programming to the Obama government” for “a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda.”
The media ethics furor stems from ABC News’ announcement that next week the network will devote hours of news coverage to the president’s plan, televise a primetime “town hall” discussion on the topic called “Questions for the President: Prescription for America” and anchor its nightly “World News” program from inside the White House.
Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay was doubly incensed that ABC News reportedly rejected a Republican request to be allowed a response.
“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,” McKay wrote in a letter to ABC News President David Westin.
Yeah, it’s just for one night. An hour really. But that hour is a vital one for Obama as he HAS to sell his socialized medicine scheme to America before America realizes how bad it truly is. So ABC helps their guy out by offering free prime-time coverage which will only show Obama’s side of the story.
And liberals complain about Fox. Give me a break. ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, and the majority of major newspapers are all liberal in their news and they say Fox is biased? Ha.
As Chris Muir draws, ABC and the rest of the MSM have been in bed with Obama for so long it’s about time they got a room.