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ABC Censors Pro-Life Ad Exposing Barack Obama's Pro-Abortion Record
lifenews ^

Posted on 10/11/2008 8:30:27 PM PDT by flyfree

New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- The ABC television network is coming under fire from a leading pro-life group for censoring a political radio ad that criticizes Barack Obama's pro-abortion voting record. National Right to Life hoped to run the ad during the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity radio program.

The ad asks Obama when he will apologize for calling the group "liars" for pointing out how he misrepresented his votes in the Illinois legislature against bills that would require medical care for babies who survive failed abortions.

Two nonpartisan groups, FactCheck.org and PolitiFact.com have verified NRLC's claims as true -- leading the pro-life group to produce the ad.

On Friday, NRLC received notice from ABC Radio Network that it would not air the ad during Hannity's radio program.

In an email to National Right to Life, ABC Radio Network executives claimed the ad, "while supporting aspects of a Pro-Life position, weighs more heavily toward electioneering."

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; abc; abcnews; ads; hannity; issues; nrlc; obama; talkradio; wabc

1 posted on 10/11/2008 8:30:27 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

How can they do that to a groups’ ad? They paid for the airtime.


2 posted on 10/11/2008 8:31:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: flyfree

UGH! Well hopefully Hannity will air it on his program anyway.


3 posted on 10/11/2008 8:32:23 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote. - Howie Carr)
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To: Secret Agent Man
How can they do that to a groups’ ad?

CFR, thanks to Maverick.

4 posted on 10/11/2008 8:33:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (0bama: Marxism You Can Believe In)
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To: flyfree

Throw the baby in a closet to die.


5 posted on 10/11/2008 8:34:01 PM PDT by allmost
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To: flyfree

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(818) 460-7477*

Contact Us:

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6 posted on 10/11/2008 8:35:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Secret Agent Man

That’s okay, they let Obama get half an hour all to himself in primetime. They’re Fair and Balanced.


7 posted on 10/11/2008 8:36:14 PM PDT by rom (Cold on McCain '08. Enthusiastic about McCain-Palin '08!)
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To: flyfree

It would seem that Hannity would have the final word on this, wouldn’t he?


8 posted on 10/11/2008 8:36:28 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: flyfree

Shoot. If anybody is engaging in “electioneering”, it’s ABC.


9 posted on 10/11/2008 8:37:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: flyfree

Why Hannity’s program? They’re preaching to the choir. It needs to paly during primetime.


10 posted on 10/11/2008 8:38:33 PM PDT by DiogenesLaertius
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To: To Hell With Poverty

It would be nice if he used it instead of bumper music for the entire show.


11 posted on 10/11/2008 8:39:04 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: Balding_Eagle

Hannity is a broadcaster. He doesn’t working in the sales department.


12 posted on 10/11/2008 8:39:19 PM PDT by Onerom99
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To: flyfree

Oh pshaw! Obama doesn’t lie. Ask John McCain.


13 posted on 10/11/2008 8:39:41 PM PDT by pankot
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To: flyfree

ABC - The All-Barack Channel


14 posted on 10/11/2008 8:39:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: DiogenesLaertius
Why Hannity’s program? They’re preaching to the choir. It needs to paly during primetime.

Astute observation. Playing it during a show when undecideds are listening makes more sense.

15 posted on 10/11/2008 8:41:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (0bama: Marxism You Can Believe In)
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To: flyfree

And abc doesn’t want to get involved in “electioneering.” Nope. No way. Uh uh!


16 posted on 10/11/2008 8:42:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandkids in the eye when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: allmost

You left off the part Barack Obama worked so hard to protect, the induced labor which forces an alive preemie to be born too soon to survive without heroic medical attention. That wasn’t a bad thing, to Barack Obama.


17 posted on 10/11/2008 8:43:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Jeff Chandler; DiogenesLaertius

I agree, and I was wondering the same thing.


18 posted on 10/11/2008 8:44:16 PM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah. Isn’t that a joke?


19 posted on 10/11/2008 8:45:07 PM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: flyfree

Hey...No free speech anymore. Only liberal indoctrinations are allowed. This ain’t the America your parents grew up in. It’s on it’s way to becoming the United Socialist States of America.


20 posted on 10/11/2008 8:45:29 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: MHGinTN

Most people do not know.


21 posted on 10/11/2008 8:45:49 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

Worse, Obama sycophants don’t care!


22 posted on 10/11/2008 8:48:32 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: flyfree

“electioneering”

You telling me you don’t run rat ads?


23 posted on 10/11/2008 8:48:44 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: flyfree
"ABC's rejection smacks of being a politically motivated gag order," NRLC communications director Derrick Jones told LifeNews.com. "It seems that the pro-Obama leanings of the mainstream media have overflowed into their sales departments as well. To reject a political action committee's ad because they think it is too political, borders on the absurd."

Jones pointed out that, four years ago, the group ran similar radio ads on the ABC network without any censorship from its executives.

"Four years ago, NRL PAC ran electioneering ads supporting George W. Bush. ABC's lame excuse this year fails to hide their true motivation of helping Barack Obama conceal his extreme pro-abortion position from the American public," Jones added.

Douglas Johnson, the legislative director for the group, points to a recent analysis showing the mainstream media have barely touched Barack Obama's abortion position. He calls the ABC rejection of the ad another part of the media campaign for him.

"The ABC gag rule is part of a broader pattern of behavior in which the mainstream news media filter out or distort the extremes of Obama's pro-abortion record," he told LifeNews.com.

Well. At least ABC is making it clear that they have no intention of adhering to the First Amendment of the Constitution. I would feel no remorse an accusing them of thuggery and promotion of communist principles.

Let the word that ABC is not longer broadcasting news, just PROPAGANDA.

24 posted on 10/11/2008 8:49:04 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus

That is a good point.

Pro life ping


25 posted on 10/11/2008 9:04:46 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: flyfree

ABC is so far in the tank for Obama, they are not even trying to hide it. They are a useless network.


26 posted on 10/11/2008 9:10:17 PM PDT by GregH
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To: GregH

Maybe Hannity should just air it as part of his program ... repeatedly ... as many times as they were trying to get the ad aired.


27 posted on 10/11/2008 9:24:25 PM PDT by MoTiger
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To: flyfree

If ABC won’t run the ad during Hannity’s show, then Hannity should play it several times an hour as part of the show.


28 posted on 10/11/2008 9:35:20 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: flyfree

I feel like this is the end of the republic.


29 posted on 10/11/2008 9:39:37 PM PDT by Kevmo (McCain's learning from Palin how to win a national election. Palin's learning from him how to lose 1)
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To: flyfree

What is happening here is that the Obama ‘people’ are telling the media big shots that they better beware of having their licenses revoked when B. Hussein O. gets elected if they do not cooperate.


30 posted on 10/11/2008 9:46:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: F15Eagle

ping for later


31 posted on 10/11/2008 11:00:16 PM PDT by Glacier Honey
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To: flyfree

I was talking about him voting against babies born alive at a tailgate party and people had no idea, they were horrified by it.


32 posted on 10/11/2008 11:50:56 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: Kevmo
Wasn't it ABC that cowered under the pointy finger of Toon for daring to include facts essential to the credibility and substance of their mini documentary of how OBL was able to positively predict that the advantage offered by entrenched Toon administration's patented political cowardice and diversion techniques would facilitate Al Qaeda’s demonic goals?

The ferocity with which the government has attacked it's defenders, particularly the Marine's Thundering Third, and the fact this administration is even considering "comprising" prosecutorial jurisdiction, betrays the core danger from within still presents an immediate threat to our security, as it offers a terrifyingly attractive opportunity to divide and conquer to anyone with the muscle and the strategy.

33 posted on 10/12/2008 1:45:50 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (W T H !!! How long was I asleep? Where'd Capitalism run off to?)
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To: DiogenesLaertius

On the upside, if they refuse to air it, it becomes news. Now Hannity (and others) can play it as news and the organization wouldn’t have to pay for the air time. Maybe it will get a lot more attention this way.


34 posted on 10/12/2008 5:36:21 AM PDT by generally (Don't act stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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