Friday, June 19, 2009

ABC Does Obama Informercial

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Frankly, I've been too disgusted by ABC's lack of even rudimentary journalistic ethics to devote much time to this, but I couldn't resist a high five to Chris Muir over at Day By Day for a perfect 'toon comment.

As for the linked article, it speaks for itself:

The prime time special -- called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" by ABC News -- will be a nationally televised event during which President Obama will answer questions presented by audience members selected by ABC News.

(hey, why risk having any uncomfortable surprises? RM)

Participants will present a broad range of "divergent opinions in this historic debate," according to the press release announcing the event. Viewers will also be able to submit questions via

But critics of Obama's health care reform are asking that they be allowed to voice their side of the national debate.

"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 prime time 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," Ken McKay, Chief of Staff for the Republican National Committee, wrote in a letter to ABC News President David Westin.

Westin basically told the RNC to get bent. Not only are they not going to allow a GOP response, but they allow any opposing ads to be broadcast during this lovefest.

I only have one question. Isn't the President worried that his other ho's at MSNBC and CBS are going to be jealous?

Ah well. AT least it's out in the open, just in case anyone still had any doubts.


louielouie said...

uh, what's an ABC?

Rosey said...

Obama joked in a speech last night that when he couldn't sleep, he rolled over and asked Bryan Williams what to do...there is truth in jest, no?