Skip to comments.Did Barack Obama Reward Financially Reward ABC News For the OBAMACARE Prime-time Special?
Posted on 12/18/2009 8:05:01 AM PST by Shellybenoit
The health care debate began for real in June when ABC devoted an entire hour to Obamacare in a special edition of ABC's Prime time hosted anchor Charlie Gibson and (now incoming anchor) Diane Sawyer. Called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" the special aired on June 24, 2009, from the East Room of the White House. Basically Obama was given solo airtime to pitch his health care agenda both in prime time and later that evening on Nightline.
To make matters worse, Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) a group that opposes Obamacare tried to air commercials giving the other side of the argument, ABC said no.
Immediately afterward, the National Center, a conservative think-tank began a review of the commercials run on ABC's World News.
In the 98 broadcast days of ABC World News advertising logged by National Center Executive Director David Almasi and analyzed by Policy Analyst Matt Patterson, ABC's World News broadcast featured 1,102 commercials, 597 of which were placed by member companies of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) trade association, representing 54.17 percent of total commercials aired. PhRMA very aggressively supports President Obama's health care agenda....Matt Patterson, who analyzed and wrote a report on the findings for the National Center sees a direct correlation between the volume of Pharma ads on ABC, and the fact that they've been playing along with Obama's health care effort.
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We don’t have a free press in America these day’s and now they are even threatening their own Senators. (Re: Ben Nelson.)
You reward your friends,
And punish your enemies.
The Chicago Way.
Reward: ABC’s World News broadcast featured 1,102 commercials, 597 of which were placed by member companies of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
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