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C-SPAN complains about private health talks
boston globe ^ | January 5, 2010 | Foon Rhee

Posted on 01/05/2010 7:49:43 AM PST by opentalk

Democrats' apparent decision to come up with a final health care bill not only behind closed doors but within a very select group of negotiators is drawing criticism not only from expected quarters, but from the media.

Both C-SPAN and House Republicans are reminding President Obama that he once pledged to have the health care negotiations carried on the gavel-to-gavel cable network.

"As your respective chambers work to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate health care bills, C-SPAN requests that you open all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage," C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb wrote in a letter to Obama and congressional leaders that the network released this morning.

"President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nation’s editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nation’s health care system. Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between the Chambers, we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American," Lamb added in the Dec. 30 letter.

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: corrpution; cspan; healthcare; media; obama; secrecy; tyranny

1 posted on 01/05/2010 7:49:45 AM PST by opentalk
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2 posted on 01/05/2010 7:51:24 AM PST by La Lydia
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HA! Brian Lamb and the dry-as-toast CSPAN crowd calling Obama’s bluff. LOL!


3 posted on 01/05/2010 7:58:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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These cockroaches can’t stand the light. We must become the “Orkin” man and sooner rather than later.


4 posted on 01/05/2010 8:33:48 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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