Is that what ABC stands for? According to Drudge, ABC News will deliver its nightly World News report from the Blue Room of the White House, and present a primetime special called – without a trace of irony – “Prescription for America”. Opposition opinions to Obama’s plan will be excluded. A request from the Republican National Committee to have its own views heard was rejected. Oh, and the talking head for the World News report, of course, will be none other than Charlie Gibson, who is probably best remembered (by conservatives, in any event) for his interview with Sarah Palin (No doubt you will recall that Gibson played the role of a stern schoolmarm, looking down his nose with scorn at Governor Palin, rather as if she had been a slow-witted student explaining that a moose had eaten her homework). The proposed “Townhall” format – pitting the well-oiled propaganda machine of the Administration against… what, perhaps one or two not particularly well-informed critics in the audience? – is a mockery of fairness and objectivity.
Go back, in your mind, to January of 2003, on the eve of the Second Gulf War. Try to picture some kind of alternative universe in which ABC News would have delivered its evening report from the Blue Room, and then essentially handed over its broadcasting to the Bush Administration so that it could lay out its rationale for the war, excluding opposition voices in general, and Democrats in particular. Kind of hard to picture, isn’t it?
Whether or not ABC News would be interested in hearing what we have to say about this in-the-tank, full-body emersion in Obamaganda, I think it’s our duty to make the effort. Here’s the ABC News contact site.
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Update: Ah, that explains it!