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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 @ 08:05 AM
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ABC turns programming over to Obama; news to be anchored from inside the White House


drudgereport.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.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mod Edit: Removed all caps.

[edit on 16-6-2009 by Gemwolf]












UPDATE:

ABCNEWS Senior Vice President Kerry Smith on Tuesday responded to the RNC complaint, saying it contained 'false premises':

"ABCNEWS prides itself on covering all sides of important issues and asking direct questions of all newsmakers -- of all political persuasions -- even when others have taken a more partisan approach and even in the face of criticism from extremes on both ends of the political spectrum. ABCNEWS is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue.

"ABCNEWS alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience."


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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:05 AM
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What the hell is going on in this country? Is this Venezuela? The guy is going to start acting like Chavez and just take control of MSM. I am tired of Obama's hypocrisy. He never wants a fair debate when anything contorversial is brought up, he just tells everyone, "we dont have time for politics". What he really means is, I dont want to have a debate because if people were to find out what is really going on, I would be screwed. Time to wake up America!

drudgereport.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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Story is already being covered here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:19 AM
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The general rule is that 1 News (BAN) thread is allowed and one discussion is allowed in the general forums about the same topic (If it's alternative news).

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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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Charlie that has bias written all over it and you would allow that to happen with your newscast. Shame on you and you are the head news man at ABC. Anchoring from the White House? So I take it Charles Gibson is assuming his role as Joseph Goebbels for the new health agenda? This story is utterly disgusting and defeats the purpose of a free-press.

Now they are wearing their bias on their sleeves, at least before; they didn't throw it out in the open. This isn't journalism, this is pubic relations plain and simple and nothing more. Charlie Gibson thinks of himself as a professional . . . hah! Hypothetically, does anyone think Murrow would do something like this? ABC is a disgrace to journalism and our free-press in America.


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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:26 AM
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First they shut down profitable Republican auto dealerships country wide. Only one is owned by a Democrat for looks. Now we have this. Obama is the Anti-Christ and Acorn is his army.

When will America wake up and stop this?



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:32 AM
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I wish them luck in selling this plan to the people.


President Obama makes this health care reform issue a top priority, and if you listened to his speech to the AMA he makes it sound like the fix for the economic decline. Reforming health care will fix the economy?

I thought bailing out the banks, auto companies, financial institutions etc was going to do that?

What will be next?

All Americans must have their taxes doubled, tripled if earning above $250,000, and all Americans will work for the United States government either in full time, part time, or voluntary jobs or their taxes will go even higher!


Hey that could work, and help pay for all of these incredibly stupid massive spending and reform plans.


Tune in WHTV for more...



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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Oops, never mind, I read the original news story wrong.

-added

I personally wouldn't mind a government run health care. Actually, I think the only people that really care are health insurance companies who fear they will have major competition. It will put a lot of health care insurance companies out of business, but I'm pretty certain it wont put ALL of them out of business.



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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by 0nce 0nce
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Oops, nevermind I read the original news story wrong.



[edit on 16-6-2009 by 0nce 0nce]


Go get some sleep because your eyes are fooling you. Do you not see that it will happen and has not happened yet?



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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I just woke up...

I read one word wrong. It says "the media and government becOme one", and read "the media and government becAme one". Big difference.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by 0nce 0nce
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I just woke up...

I read one word wrong. It says "the media and government becOme one", and read "the media and government becAme one". Big difference.


ya me too. I know that we all want good cheap health care but regulating the cost is the way, not to completely let the government run it. The government screws everything up.

Not to mention they have no money for it so we are going to be taxed up the wazzu to fund it. People who have money would be taxed big time to pay for illegals health care. Hospitals are already over ran with them now. I know, My fiancées a nurse at a major hospital. The Mexicans are flooding the place, especially with new born baby's.

I know that I don't want to be paying for them.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 09:23 AM
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I think your wrong about health insurance companies being the only ones who care. Do you realize what it will cost the American taxpayer to do this? I think the majority of the American people oppose, or would oppose this if they knew the true cost, and the impact it would have on the quality of health care a pt receives. Do you want your healthcare rationed like all of the other socialized healthcare systems around the world? And dont let Obama fool you by telling you it is not socilaized medicine because that is exactly what it is. If Obama did not want to decieve the American people this would not be happening or they would allow opposing view points during this broadcast with an equal amount of time.

Main Stream Media- Is it the next industry to receive government bailout money? Then Obama would have his wish, control everything and everyone.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by 0nce 0nce
-post removed-

Oops, never mind, I read the original news story wrong.

-added

I personally wouldn't mind a government run health care. Actually, I think the only people that really care are health insurance companies who fear they will have major competition. It will put a lot of health care insurance companies out of business, but I'm pretty certain it wont put ALL of them out of business.

[edit on 16-6-2009 by 0nce 0nce]




In answer to this naive viewpoint, let me re-state what should be the obvious.

You think you want government run healthcare? Want to see a preview of what it would be like? You could go to Canada and watch them ship a lot of their cases down to the U.S. since they can't get timely care there, especially for time critical cases.

Don't feel like making a tip to Canada, then go visit your local DMV, or any other government office that deals with the public. There you will see the tax-paid employees slowly shuffling around while trying to do the least work possible in an 8 hour day. I work for one of the states and I see it every day.

Want people like that making life and death decisions for you or your loved ones? That's exactly what you'll get with government healthcare.



Now back to the OP, to me this is the worst sign of all of what's been going since obama assumed the throne. The news media is supposed to be the watchdog for all of us over government. When they join hands like this, how will any of us have a chance to know the truth?

Just remember as you watch this all unfold. It isn't Republicans taking your rights and freedoms. It is the democrats using the "mandate" many of you so blindly gave them because you (thought you) wanted change.



[edit on 6/16/2009 by centurion1211]



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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Funny, your exactly right about government anything. I work for a state government as well and everyone does as little as possible, just enough to get by. Healthcare run by the government would suck at best, kind of like going to a vet to get your checkup or your surgery or any healthcare needs taken care of.

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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
In answer to this naive viewpoint, let me re-state what should be the obvious.


Thanks for insulting me and my opinion, I appreciate it.

Now let me answer to your idiotic viewpoint;

"Health care" means "health insurance" it does not mean that every hospital is going to be run by the government, it means people will not be left for dead just because they can't afford help. The private sector would still exist, it will just have help from the government.

I'm not a greedy scumbag, I am willing to be taxed to help people who need help. If you saw someone get in an accident, would you help them? If you found out they were an illegal immigrant and or couldn't afford your help, would you still help them? I would.

A government assisted health care system would actually lower health care costs FOR ALL OF US. For example; If someone got in an accident and an ambulance arrives to take them to the hospital, they will end up having to pay hundreds of dollars for that ambulance ride. People without insurance or a way to pay for that ride will force the hospitals to tax SOMEBODY. That is why the cost for an ambulance ride costs so much, there are so many people who can't afford it, or without insurance, that the price gets raised so that the people who actually can afford it, or have insurance, will be able to make up for the difference.

We are already getting taxed for other peoples health problems through high health care costs. High health care costs are a disguise to pay for other people's bills. A government health care would lower costs for health care because they wouldn't be forcing people who can afford it, to make up the difference. It takes a brain to understand that so I don't expect everyone to "get it".

Basically what I am saying is, we already pay for other peoples health care bills. Heath care costs so much because that is how they pay the bills for people who can't. A government health care system will force everyone to "pitch in" through taxes, to pay the bills. That means people who need health care more than others won't be forced to pay more to cover the costs for other's, and it means health care will be less expensive over all because they will no longer need to raise costs to pay for others. It's all linked together.





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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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So..Does this mean we will now have another, added to the Obama Administration list of Czars? We now have 22 Czars, accountable to no one, who WE pay..Will this mean an "ABC News Czar"?
We might all take a lesson from the young people, rioting in the streets of Iran...Because "We The People" are..no more...



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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You don't have to go to Canada. You can look right here in the good Ole USA at Medicaid and military healthcare.

I'm not sure what makes them think if they cant handle it on a small scale that they do a better job on a larger scale.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:41 AM
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This is the scariest thing that has happened with the Obama adminstration so far. This government infomercial is the first step toward government controlled media.

G-ABC shame on you! You're sending us on the fast track to become a society whose media is controlled by propaganda.

There goes our freedom of speech.

This reminds me of the near futurist scenario in the movie "Masked and Anonymous" where the state controlled the media and programming was one government infomercial after another.

I hope nobody watches.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by MissysWorld
So..Does this mean we will now have another, added to the Obama Administration list of Czars? We now have 22 Czars, accountable to no one, who WE pay..Will this mean an "ABC News Czar"?
We might all take a lesson from the young people, rioting in the streets of Iran...Because "We The People" are..no more...


Welcome to the USSA "United Socialist States of America". Our country is being stolen right in front of our eyes and nobody cares. The Czar thing has me puzzeled also. Why the hell are we calling anything a Czar. This isn't Russia so stop calling them Czars.

Our fat and lazy country is not going to stop Obama. They won't be mad until they are in a bread line wondering if this is the kind of change they were hoping for. All I can say is prepare now. Things are going to get really rough. The world is going to turn their back on the USA and let us fend for ourselves and instead of propping our country up with good reform, Obama will continue to bankrupt our nation.

Welcome to the era of "official" state run media.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Uh presidents have made addresses before.

Shesh oh Pete people. I know hes a politician, but the world isn't going to end every time this man farts.

"Obama looks cross at a bug! THOUSANDS ARE GOING TO DIE IN GAS CHAMBERS!"




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