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ABC turns programming over to Obama; news to be anchored from inside the White House

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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
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At least before, they used to pretend that they were unbiased.
I wonder what is comming next now that the gloves have come off.


The media is neither left nor right.

They are biased toward whomever is currently in power. They lick the heels of the Executive office in order to win favorable FCC treatment. . Nothing more.

The media just happens to be the most visible expression of our Corporatocracy or as others would say, Neo-Fascist state.

[edit on 6/16/2009 by clay2 baraka]




posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by clay2 baraka

Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by glimmerman
 


At least before, they used to pretend that they were unbiased.
I wonder what is comming next now that the gloves have come off.


The media is neither left nor right.

They are biased toward whomever is currently in power. They lick the heels of the Executive office in order to win favorable FCC treatment. . Nothing more.


Did you not watch TV for the past 8 years? No media outlet was licking Bush!

It is normally the politicians courting the media, trying to win favorable review. Things are upside down, inside out!

To quote Jimmy Buffet, "The sky is yellow and the sun is blue!"



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by thesnowman87
Have you noticed a lack of dissenting opinions on obama's policies?


Believe me, there is no lack of dissenting opinion; but the channels for expressing those dissenting opinions are being systematically shut down. This is exactly the nightmare scenario about which the "kook fringe" warned us:

Barack Hussein Obama was swept into office on a wave of media-generated sensationalism, in spite of the fact that he has ZERO experience in legislative and executive leadership. Hussein took the election not on the basis of innovative ideas (he has none), not on the basis of his critical thinking (he has yet to demonstrate it), but on the basis of his media exposure, which was 11X more than his nearest competitor.

Mainstream press went ga-ga over the "Magic Negro" [an expression from the L.A. Times], and the media elected their boy to the nation's highest office. Now that this glorified nobody is in the White House, the media are adding insult to injury by giving themselves to him, like a bevy of harem girls offering themselves to the sultan.

Is this not bizarre?

In the process, all who dissent have been characterized as haters, racists, right-wing extremists, and worse. This clown's administration even cleared FEMA to release a profile of those Americans who "posed a threat" to the country — it included conservatives, those who are religious, and those who own firearms.

Is this not insane?

Now our greatest fears are being realized: From Day One, we've seen the Hussein administration gathering up our banking institutions and major industries under government control; we've seen this spineless nobody pandering to and appeasing the rest of the world, apologizing for America; and now we're seeing a major player in the news media, Disney/ABC, unconditionally spreading its legs and giving itself to the Hussein administration.

Is this not sinister?

What makes all of this crap even more incredible is that the American public is taking no action to stop it. All we're doing is reacting with gasps and sighs, hoping that someone else will step in to end this nightmare before it's gone too far.

— Doc Velocity




[edit on 6/16/2009 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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Interesting development to this story:



ABC is refusing paid ads for its health care program at the White House. Thus they're refusing even a paid-for alternative viewpoint.

Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60 second network spot immediately preceding the broadcast of the Town Hall meeting.

Here is statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights.

"It is unfortunate - and unusual - that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation have carried a pricetag in excess of $1 trillion of taxpayers' money. The American people deserve a healthy, robust debate on this issue and ABC's decision - as of now - to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public. Our organization is more than willing to purchase ad time on ABC to present an alternative viewpoint and our hope is that ABC will reconsider having such viewpoints be part of this crucial debate for the American people. We were surprised to hear that paid advertisements would not be accepted when we inquired and we would certainly be open to purchasing time if ABC would reconsider."
www.drudgereport.com...



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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ABC's word on their decision to dedicate all that air time to Obama and the White House:



ABC News officials Tuesday defended a planned White House-set special on health-care reform from charges by the Republican National Committee that it would be nothing more than a "glorified infomercial" to promote a Democratic agenda.

"Poppycock" is what ABC officials said, though in more official terms.

The audience and questions for the prime-time special will be selected by ABC and only ABC, according to a spokesman, and the goal is to have a balanced broadcast with various views.

"Our starting and ending point is to be informative and fair, thoughtful and thought-provoking," said an ABC News spokesman. "We will be picking the audience for the conversation. And the goal in picking an audience is not to come up with a roomful of people who agree with one another."
www.nydailynews.com...



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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This is strange. Strange timing. Strange location. Hmmmm.



This afternoon, the human resource department at NBC in New York sent out a bulk email to staffers warning them that a couple of employees at 30 Rockefeller Plaza have come down with the flu.

From the email:

"Recently, like many other companies, we had a few NBCU New York employees diagnosed with independent cases of the flu. In these cases, the employees quickly sought medical attention and went home immediately after diagnosis, thereby limiting any possible exposure. They are all recovering well."
www.observer.com...



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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Ummmm....totally wrong board.

Sorry everybody.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 12:59 AM
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Government owned media - this vileness must be opposed.



posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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I posted this on a similar thread about the same subject. I just saw this today and thought it belonged here.

edited for typos

[edit on 19-6-2009 by Tartarspoon]



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