Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Prescription For America And State Run Media

On June 24th, ABC News will surrender its programming to the State and Obama, and I'll make a bet right now that no one will bat an eye. It will be sold as "business as usual", and we'll be told that posts such as this are merely the shrill protestations of right wing lunatics.

Charlie Gibson will broadcast WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House and the network will be airing a prime time special titled 'Prescription for America' from the East Room. No opposing viewpoints will be permitted, despite the fact that Republicans did request the opportunity. On top of all of this, 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, followed by nine days of promotional programming on ABC hawking the president's attempt to socialize health care.

Speaking to the AMA yesterday, Obama said quite clearly that he didn't want to socialize health care, and pundits picked up that mantra and repeated it as sufficient to allay fears of socialization. But it must be remembered that Obama also made it abundantly clear that he didn't want to own car companies and banks, he would eliminate pork barrel spending - especially in the case of the stimulus bill - and that his would be a "transparent" administration.

Now he owns the car companies and banks, the stimulus bill contained more that 8000 earmarks, and his administration is about as transparent as a slab of concrete. So when he says he doesn't want to socialize health care, brace for all-out socialization. And don't expect that transparency anytime soon, as the administration has refused requests from MSNBC and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) for White House visitor logs.

CREW will file a lawsuit today against the Department of Homeland Security that accuses Obama of "following the same anti-transparency policy as the Bush administration when it comes to White House visitor records. Refusing to let the public know who visits the White House is not the action of a pro-transparency, pro-accountability administration."

Meanwhile, don't count on hearing about these things from State-run ABC.

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Anonymous said...

It was at the urging of a Republican administration that the Fairness Doctrine was overturned. NOW, they bitch for equal time?

Woody said...

It's not about equal time. It's about an alleged "news" organization anchoring the evening news from the White House. You don't find that to be just a tad "Pravda"?

insourceUSA said...

The truth can be stranger then fiction. This ABC thing does not surprise me and is relatively small in comparison to a bill that the democrats passed which will bog down several generations to come without having read a single page before they signed the bill. Hope? Change? Lets embrace those words in 2010. If the taxocrats lose majority MUCH of the stimulus can be stopped.