Skip to comments.C-SPAN CEO: Obama Used Us as 'Political Football'
Posted on 01/07/2010 2:45:49 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb accused President Obama of using his network as a "political football" during the presidential campaign, citing the president's broken pledge to televise health care reform negotiations on the nonpartisan channel which is devoted to covering Washington.
Lamb, speaking on liberal host Bill Press' radio show Wednesday, said Obama had "no right" to assume C-SPAN would cover the talks in the first place. And while he said his network would naturally want to cover the negotiations in full anyway, Lamb expressed disappointment that the White House has not lived up to that commitment.
He said the "only time" the network has been allowed to cover the White House's involvement in the talks was a "one-hour" event in the East Room which he described as a "show-horse" affair.
"We are an independent journalistic institution, and the president, when he was a candidate, had no right to assume that we would cover anything ... That was the first thing. We were used as kind of a political football during the campaign," Lamb said, according to an audio recording of the interview posted on Breitbart.tv but not available on Press's radio show's Web site.
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The lambsssss...er, chickensssss, have come home to roosssssst!!!
“Just words, just speeches”
“Useful idiots” is the term that comes to mind.
Hey Brian Lamb, how’s that BDS working out for you now.
We don’t call you C-SPIN for nothing.
LOL. Of all people, Cafferty said Obama LIED.
Another fumble by the Obumbler administration: first they lost to Fox News, and now, having not learned anything, they seem to be willing to fight with C-SPAN. They should consider the old adage of never picking a fight with an outfit that buys ink by the barrel (or, in today’s terms, has a viewing audience of millions).
Wow, someone sure woke up cranky. What did he think,
Obama was someone you could trust? Now he’s got his
panties in a wad, and with good reason too, but it’s
not like it was a big secret how it was going to come down.
Lamb has always considered himself somehow “above” the messy politics.
That brown stuff all over your suit Brian isn’t dirt.
It’s what you get covered with when you get near Dumocrats.
Obama sure said he was going to air healthcare decisions and ideas on c-span and he said it over and over during his campaign for President. At that time, few people understood that he would operate in secrecy, hidden from the American people, as if he does not want us to know the details of his plans for our future. The American people do not like his secret Democrat Party making deals with their tax money.
Brian Lamb would appear to be more intelligent if he said he locked himself in his mommy’s closet and read comic books for the last two years.
“Football” doesn’t even scratch the surface, he used them like a “Jailhouse B****!”
A football contains air.
The Obamaloon contains nature’s most perfect vacuum.
Ergo, the Kenyan Klod cannot be a political football.
Forgot to add that he most certainly loves using others as such.
Sorry - I had an “Obama Moment”.
Oh, let's see how long that statement remains true. Zero's just a little tied up with acquiring larger pieces of our formerly free nation right now, but don't worry C-SPAN, he'll get to you soon enough. You'll become part of his fascist empire faster than you can say "Hugo Chavez."
Its good the media is starting to call him on this. He was lying to get votes and now needs to walk the talk.
Exactly. I’m surprised that he’s surprised. I thought everyone knew by now that Obama was lying about everything.
But, is Brian Lamb saying anything about this ON C-SPAN? Is anyone in the media mentioning this besides FOX News?
I’m asking because I really want to know.
This subject is over. Move on.
It is almost impossible to come up with a list of lies Obama has made.
Of course the libs say, they all do it.