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C-SPAN CEO: Obama Used Us as 'Political Football'
Fox News ^ | January 7, 2010

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; bhotyranny; cspan; democrats; msm4obama; msmservesobama; msmvsusa; obama; obamacare; transparency; willingwhores

1 posted on 01/07/2010 2:45:51 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

2 posted on 01/07/2010 2:48:26 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Brian Lamb, please, do us all a favor, do America a favor, and admit the truth like Joe Wilson did: Straight, simple, and to the point, Barry lied and to spin it any way otherwise, is to deny fact.
3 posted on 01/07/2010 2:49:08 PM PST by cranked
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To: Cheap_Hessian

The lambsssss...er, chickensssss, have come home to roosssssst!!!


4 posted on 01/07/2010 2:50:44 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: Cheap_Hessian

“Just words, just speeches”


5 posted on 01/07/2010 2:51:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
If I were a photoshopper I would take a picture of Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football and insert Obama for Lucy and Brian Lamb's head for the football. Yank that football away just before the American public gets to it.
6 posted on 01/07/2010 2:51:55 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

“Useful idiots” is the term that comes to mind.


7 posted on 01/07/2010 2:52:08 PM PST by comebacknewt
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Hey Brian Lamb, how’s that BDS working out for you now.

We don’t call you C-SPIN for nothing.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 2:52:15 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: cranked

LOL. Of all people, Cafferty said Obama LIED.


9 posted on 01/07/2010 2:52:57 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Press, being the HUGH moonbat Lefty that he is, must have been really displeased with the criticism of Zero. It must come as such a shock to find that some people in the Media expect Zero to honor his campaign promises.
10 posted on 01/07/2010 2:54:20 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Cheap_Hessian

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).


11 posted on 01/07/2010 2:54:20 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Cheap_Hessian

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.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 2:54:25 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

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.


13 posted on 01/07/2010 2:54:41 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

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.


14 posted on 01/07/2010 2:56:34 PM PST by FreedBird (E)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

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.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 2:56:58 PM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: Diogenesis

“Football” doesn’t even scratch the surface, he used them like a “Jailhouse B****!”


16 posted on 01/07/2010 2:56:58 PM PST by 100%FEDUP (I'm seeing RED!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
LOL.....Lamb and C-SPIN have been thrown under the bus but Lamb still wonders where the tire tracks on his forehead came from........
U gotta luv those “enlightened intellectual types”.....Can't quite connect the dots...
BRIAN!....THE SYSTEM WORKED!!!
17 posted on 01/07/2010 3:11:12 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Cheap_Hessian

A football contains air.

The Obamaloon contains nature’s most perfect vacuum.

Ergo, the Kenyan Klod cannot be a political football.


18 posted on 01/07/2010 3:24:29 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Forgot to add that he most certainly loves using others as such.

Sorry - I had an “Obama Moment”.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 3:25:32 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Diogenesis

I lol’d.


20 posted on 01/07/2010 3:26:48 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Nobody move, Nobody get hurt)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
"We are an independent journalistic institution, and the president, when he was a candidate, had no right to assume that we would cover anything ..."

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."

21 posted on 01/07/2010 3:29:59 PM PST by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Its good the media is starting to call him on this. He was lying to get votes and now needs to walk the talk.


22 posted on 01/07/2010 5:22:15 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Diogenesis
so much for transparency.
23 posted on 01/07/2010 5:23:30 PM PST by 4Liberty ( we have a rat problem)
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To: tet68

Exactly. I’m surprised that he’s surprised. I thought everyone knew by now that Obama was lying about everything.


24 posted on 01/07/2010 7:51:13 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Cheap_Hessian

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.


25 posted on 01/07/2010 9:36:58 PM PST by no dems (Sarah Palin has more experience than B. Hussein Obama had.)
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To: EEDUDE
"I thought everyone knew by now that Obama was lying about everything."

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.

26 posted on 01/09/2010 8:12:35 AM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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