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  • Amid Doubts of Bipartisan Plan, Obama to Rally Support to Democrats' Health Care Bills

    09/02/2009 10:29:40 AM PDT · by spiderfern · 8 replies · 414+ views
    FOX NEWS..POLITICS ^ | 9-2-09 | Major Garrett & AP
    Two senior administration officials confirm to FOX News that President Obama is actively considering a prime-time address from the Oval Office or an address to a joint session of Congress to invigorate the debate, as Congress returns from a rocky recess. And the path forward, as the president sees it, is to unify Democrats around the three House bills and one Senate bill that have already passed out of committee.
  • Rahm Pushes the Networks (to broadcast Obama press conference in prime time)

    08/03/2009 9:45:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 1,280+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    In the days before President Obama's last news conference, as the networks weighed whether to give up a chunk of their precious prime time, Rahm Emanuel went straight to the top. Rather than calling ABC, the White House chief of staff phoned Bob Iger, chief executive of parent company Disney. Instead of contacting NBC, Emanuel went to Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric. He also spoke with Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS Corp., the company spun off from Viacom. Whether this amounted to undue pressure or plain old Chicago arm-twisting, Emanuel got results: the fourth hour...
  • Iowa Woman Selling Her TVs - Reason: 'Obama On Every Channel and Station'

    07/30/2009 6:03:41 AM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 70 replies · 3,324+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 07/30/2009 | Seton Motley
    So let us now turn our attention to an item in yesterday's Daily Times Herald in Carroll, Iowa entitled "Carroll woman's answer to highly visible Obama: Selling her televisions." A 78-year-old Carroll woman says she's so tired of seeing President Barack Obama on the airwaves that she's selling her television sets - two of them. Deloris Nissen, a retired nurses' aide and former Kmart employee who was raised on a farm near Audubon, placed a classified advertisement with The Daily Times Herald for Friday's paper. In the $5.50 ad, Nissen tells readers she has two television sets for sale. The...
  • Obama Wades Into a Volatile Racial Issue (says policeman "acted stupidly")

    07/23/2009 5:37:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies · 2,706+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 23, 2009 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    ... In response to a question at his prime-time news conference about the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black Harvard professor, in his own home over the weekend, Mr. Obama declared that the Cambridge, Mass., police had “acted stupidly.” ... The police were called to Mr. Gates’s house after a report of a robbery in progress. Mr. Gates, saying he was jimmying open a damaged front door, said he told the police he lived in the house. Still, the police report said he was arrested for “loud and tumultuous behavior in a public space.” He was held in...
  • Barack Obama weighs into Gates 'racist' debate

    07/22/2009 11:19:01 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 62 replies · 3,482+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (article from Reuters) ^ | July 23, 2009 | Correspondents in Washington
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama said police had acted "stupidly" in arresting a prominent black Harvard University scholar at his own home, weighing in on escalating debate over the treatment of minorities by US law enforcement officers. Mr Obama acknowledged at a prime-time White House news conference, he did not know all the facts about the arrest last week of Henry Louis Gates at his residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But reciting details from news reports, Mr Obama left little doubt he felt Mr Gates had been wronged in the incident, which has created a media furor. Mr Gates, a renowned expert on...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama State Of The Sham Wow Press Conference 8 p.m. 7/22/09

    07/22/2009 3:24:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,481 replies · 61,884+ views
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Kristinn
    We know the drill: Read the teleprompter for a few minutes, take questions from a few plants in audience, total of twelve or thirteen questions in an hour, filibuster, end to rave reviews from the state run media. White House propaganda e-mail sent to NextGov.com
  • President spends an hour recycling old patches of rhetoric

    07/23/2009 4:54:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 59 replies · 2,086+ views
    msnbc.msn.com/ ^ | July 23 ,2009 updated 4 minutes ago | Howard Fineman
    Obama delivers lackluster health care message President spends an hour recycling old patches of rhetoricAnalysis By Howard Fineman msnbc.com contributor updated 4 minutes ago Howard Fineman WASHINGTON - I’ve been covering Barack Obama for a few years, and it’s usually crystal clear what he is up to. Not last night. This is the first time I’ve asked myself: what was THAT all about? His prime time press conference was worse than a waste of time. He spent an hour (with the aide of a soporific White House press corps) pouring sand (one grain at a time) into the already-slowing gears...
  • Obama's friend, Henry Louis Gates: Arrest Report (PDF)

    07/22/2009 11:59:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 136 replies · 4,456+ views
    Cambridge Massachusetts Police Department ^ | 7.22.2009 | Offifcer James Crowley
    This was originally from the Telegraph.co.uk but the PDF file was omitted or purged. It was then posted by member GQuagmire here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2298940/posts http://www.amnation.com/vfr/Police%20report%20on%20Gates%20arrest.PDF
  • OBAMA FAILS TO CONNECT THE DOTS

    07/22/2009 8:44:30 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 32 replies · 633+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 22, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    President Obama said on Wednesday that his healthcare monstrosity must be passed without delay, (like every other big spending bill he wants passed) saying that rising costs were the main driver behind his federal deficits. However, he failed to articulate how he would pay for the expansion, in the very same government programs of concern, and failed to make clear how his reform would save money. It won't. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says so, and Mr. Obama knows this.
  • Obama: multiple tests by doctors is "wasting money"

    07/22/2009 5:33:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 162 replies · 2,942+ views
    Fox News Channel | 7/22/09
    Obama's news conference live. "Multiple tests by doctors waste money. And I'm going to change that. If there is a blue pil and a red pill and the red pill costs twice as much, I want discriminating consumers to select the blue pill." I am not making this up. Obama is incoherent. "We had the bank bailout. We had the recovery package. People are saying, 'Look. I'm cutting back.' Let's understand that the same must be applied to healthcare. When I came in, we had a deficit and the US had lost trillions of dollars of wealth. That all just...
  • Obama's Press Conference: He Plays Race Card Again

    07/22/2009 7:46:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    atlas shrugs ^ | July 22, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    The lapdog media in what can kindly be described as a docile press conference on healthcare lobbed Obama a race charged question giving him, yet again, another opportunity to whip the American people with the racism charge and demonize law enforcement as racist. He grabbed the opportunity on national television, in yet another seizure of the airwaves, to divide and create discord. Mind you this is Obama's fourth prime time press event in almost as many months - more than Bush had in his last three years (and the craven networks would not accommodate Bush's last one (while we were...
  • The Snake Oil Salesman on Tonight

    The President will be on prime time tonight trying to dupe the duped again. Hussein Obama is equivalent to the snake oil salesman of the old west. They were good at selling their wares to all those expecting a magic solution to all their ills. They had dubious credentials, selling some type of medicine with boisterous marketing hype, supported by a bogus scientific study or evidence. To enhance sales, an accomplice in the crowd (a “shill”, some liberal follower today) would often “attest” the value of the product in an effort to provoke buying enthusiasm. Afterwards, the salesman (doctor) would...
  • The Barack Obama Drinking Game

    07/22/2009 9:41:02 AM PDT · by UnknownVariable · 44 replies · 1,158+ views
    One Conservative Voice ^ | 7/22/2009 | UnknownVariable
    With BHO scheduled to take to the airwaves yet again tonight, I thought it would be neat to make a drinking for tonight's address to the nation...
  • Fox not among outlets airing Obama news conference

    07/22/2009 9:56:38 AM PDT · by yoe · 114 replies · 4,797+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2009 | Staff
    The Fox network says it's skipping live coverage of President Barack Obama's prime-time news conference Wednesday night. But the session, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, will be carried by networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and PBS. Fox, which plans to air entertainment programming instead, also opted out of Obama's prime-time news conference last April.
  • Barry O Here for Health Care

    07/22/2009 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 294+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 7/22/09 | Eric Novack
    How many television hucksters rush you to buy something because the opportunity will not last? How many used car salesmen have told you that you that you need to ‘sign on the dotted line’ without fully reading the contract because the details are simply ‘boilerplate’? When was the last time some stock broker showed you the numbers for just the first few years of a loan repayment because ‘the investment will pay for itself’despite a huge balloon payment coming up? Welcome to health care reform, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid-style. Speaking at a town hall event earlier this...
  • Obama goes prime-time to pitch healthcare

    07/22/2009 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 235 replies · 6,776+ views
    upi.com ^ | July 22,2009 | upi.com
    WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama shifts his effort to convince the American people healthcare reform is the right thing to do right now to prime time Wednesday. In an evening news conference, Obama is expected to outline the case for healthcare reform as well as provide an update on what has been accomplished since he took office in January. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told The New York Times Obama intends to use the news conference as a "six-month report card," to talk about "how we rescued the economy from the worst recession" and...
  • Obama Pressures Dems, Media on Health Care

    07/21/2009 10:06:19 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 7/21/2009 | Connie Hair
    President Obama’s plan for a government takeover of health care is in trouble. Obama ordered up a prime-time last push on Wednesday from his media accomplices, and today will be a big day for them to be ganging up on opponents. Mostly, the targets are Democrats in the House and Senate who are rejecting his so-called public option. Obama has invited a number of wavering Dems to the White House today, planning on arm-twisting sessions aimed at getting their support for the gargantuan -- and unread -- plan to take over the health care of all Americans and add another...
  • Most will carry Obama press conference; time shifted after NBC balked

    07/21/2009 4:26:28 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies · 2,188+ views
    The Live Feed ^ | July 20, 2009
    Most will carry Obama press conference; time shifted after NBC balked UPDATED: After some hesitation and a time shift, three major broadcast networks have agreed to carry Barack Obama's latest primetime news conference. The event was announced Friday afternoon as Obama battles to bolster congressional support for an ambitious health-care overhaul while facing dropping approval ratings. But broadcasters are struggling with falling approval ratings of their own; Nielsen's audience measurements show viewership in a summertime slump. The conference will mark the president's fourth primetime press event since he took office six months ago. Such interruptions tend to wreak havoc with...
  • Two Videos: ABC In The Bag For Obama And Left Wing Liberals & Obamacare Video

    06/27/2009 7:01:39 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 4 replies · 693+ views
    You Tube ^ | June 17 & 23 , 2009 | rrnc
    How are Democrats and President Obama going to pay for Government Run Health Care? Video Of The Real Obamcare NEW RNC TV AD "Bipartisan" Video NEW RNC TV AD
  • Heeeere's Barack!

    06/26/2009 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 727+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 26, 2009
    Media Bias: ABC's prime-time special starring President Obama was shameless journalistic favoritism. But as a promotional event, it backfired; the broadcast revealed no public demand for his vision of health reform.After announcing that it would carve out a valuable evening slot for what might best be called "The Health Care Show Starring Barack Obama," ABC assured the public it would be no glorified White House infomercial. But an analysis of the broadcast's content indicates otherwise. The program's real name was "Questions for the President: Prescription for America." But it was more like "Long Answers from the President." Obama had plenty...
  • The Termination Team: Obama-Soros Care

    06/26/2009 11:00:14 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 11 replies · 634+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/2009 | Joy Tiz
    The day after Barack Obama’s largely passed over infomercial is the ideal time to review the George Soros funded Project on Death in America. Soros is a notorious advocate of the assisted suicide campaign. He papers over it with tripe about compassion; in reality, the project is a drive to provide palliative care rather than treatment for gravely ill patients: “Can we afford to care for the dying properly? The number of people dying in the United States currently stands at 2.2 million annually. Increases in cancer and AIDS and the aging of the baby boomers will cause this figure...
  • ABC: A Love Story (ABC ended up revealing more about the network than the health care debate itself)

    06/26/2009 6:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1,279+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/26/2009 | Christian Toto
    A full day’s worth of single-payer friendly health care coverage on ABC was just what President Barack Obama’s doctor ordered. The president hopes to radically change the country’s current health care system, so he enlisted his one of his more powerful constituents -- ABC News -- for help. The network devoted significant chunks of its daily programming Wednesday [June 24] to Obama’s plan to broaden the country’s health care system to cover all Americans without giving opponents a chance to respond. And the president delivered, filibustering the tougher questions during the town hall Q&A and ladling out the kind of...
  • Is He (Obama) Losing His Charm ?

    06/26/2009 5:11:03 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 53 replies · 1,736+ views
    Commentary ^ | June 26, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Despite ABC’s best efforts, Americans stayed away in droves from the primetime healthcare infomercial (h/t Glenn Reynolds): President Obama’s town hall meeting on health care delivered a sickly rating Wednesday evening. The one-hour ABC News special “Primetime: Questions for the President: Prescription for America” (4.7 million viewers, 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) had the fewest viewers in the 10 p.m. hour (against NBC’s “The Philanthropist” debut and a repeat of “CSI: NY” on CBS). The special tied some 8 p.m. comedy repeats as the lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network. The special was shot at the White House and...
  • MRC's Brent Bozell Declares ABC the 'All Barack Channel'

    06/25/2009 7:44:44 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 11 replies · 1,023+ views
    News Busters ^ | June 25, 2009 | NB staff
    "ABC News has more than earned the title of the All Barack Channel, they have recklessly fought to achieve it," Media Research Center President Brent Bozell stated in a press release today. The network had promised to deliver a health care presentation that would "not be ‘slanted' in any way - much less a ‘day-long infomercial' or ‘in-kind free advertising'," but not a single expert was offered to counter President Obama's plan to nationalize the nation's health care industry.
  • Obama wouldn't put family in Public Option Health Care - wants very best care for them instead.

    06/25/2009 2:04:08 PM PDT · by bintenn · 33 replies · 2,918+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/25/09 | Jake Tapper/Karen Travers
    President Obama struggled to explain today whether his health care reform proposals would force normal Americans to make sacrifices that wealthier, more powerful people -- like the president himself -- wouldn't face. The probing questions came from two skeptical neurologists during ABC News' special on health care reform, "Questions for the President: Prescription for America," anchored from the White House by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson. Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, said that elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge...
  • Obama Wants to Let Those Pesky Geezers Die

    06/25/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 110 replies · 3,396+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6.25.09 @ 2:36PM | By Matthew Vadum
    In a rare moment of candor, President Obama explained to an audience how government-run healthcare would work in America....Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to gain from the extra care.
  • ABC's White House special struggled for viewers

    06/25/2009 11:54:59 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 84 replies · 3,732+ views
    ABC's White House special struggled for viewers President Obama's town hall meeting on health care delivered a sickly rating Wednesday evening. The one-hour ABC News special "Primetime: Questions for the President: Prescription for America" (4.7 million viewers, 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) had the fewest viewers in the 10 p.m. hour. The special tied some 8 p.m. comedy repeats as the lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network. The special was shot at the White House and featured the president answering questions about his health care plan. The president's primary message was that those who like their current insurance will...
  • We (the government) will decide if you are too old to live.

    06/25/2009 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 117 replies · 3,276+ views
    ABC ^ | 6-24-09 | Obama
    [Snip] STURM:My question to you is, outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody elderly, is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, quality of life? Or is it just a medical cutoff at a certain age? [Snip] GIBSON: But the money may not have been there for her pacemaker or for your grandmother's hip replacement. [Snip] OBAMA: But what we can do is make sure that at least some of the waste that exists in the system that's not making anybody's mom better, that is loading up on additional...
  • Obama’s Michael Dukakis moment (GREAT POINT)

    06/25/2009 11:07:04 AM PDT · by 4rcane · 9 replies · 1,237+ views
    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/25/obamas-michael-dukakis-moment/ Barack Obama got ABC to move their news division into the White House in order to make the big pitch for his egalitarian, everyone-gets-treated-equally ObamaCare push. Instead, Obama fumbled into a Michael Dukakis moment that exposed him as a hypocrite. ABC itself leads with Obama’s response that he wouldn’t stay within his own plan for his family:
  • Key senator says $1 trillion health bill possible

    06/25/2009 10:26:37 AM PDT · by americanophile · 24 replies · 1,198+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 25, 2009 | ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press Writers
    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators at work on health care reported progress Thursday in holding the cost of legislation to their $1 trillion target, but Republicans quickly added there was no agreement on even the outlines of a bill. "We have options that would enable us to write a $1 trillion bill, fully paid for," Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told reporters. His comments came one week after analysts set the cost of earlier proposals at $1.6 trillion over 10 years. The Montana Democrat provided no details, but others have said the changes made...
  • Obama’s Biggest Problem: He Doesn’t Listen!

    06/25/2009 9:51:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies · 1,264+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-09 | Mike's America
    He talked for 45 minutes during ABC's "Health Care" infomercial! It's clear to anyone who has ever dozed through an Obama speech that the man likes the sound of his own voice. He's known for rambling, long winded speechifying even in press conferences. ABC's all Obama all day long extravaganza Wednesday was no different. Obama answered one question from the handpicked crew of supporters attending the Town Hall style event on health care with a vague monologue that went on for four minutes and thirty three seconds. No doubt leaving many viewers scrambling for the remote or praying for a...
  • Wednesday Ratings (Nielsen Overnight TV Show Ratings)

    06/25/2009 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 1,463+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | June 25, 2009 | by Bill Gorman
    ABC’s Primetime: Questions for the President managed but a 1.2 demo rating.Full details: Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (million) 8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance? 2.7 9 2.7 10 7.297 ABC Wipeout 2.7 9 2.2 8 7.715 NBC I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (finale) 1.5 5 1.2 4 4.402 CBS New Adventures of Old Christine (repeat) 1.1 4 0.7 3 4.761 CW America’s Next Top Model (repeat) 0.5 2 0.5 2 1.149 8:30 CBS Gary Unmarried (repeat) 1.1 3 0.7 2 4.373 9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.1...
  • Critical "Swing" States Appear to Oppose Healthcare Proposals

    06/25/2009 4:39:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 457+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2009 | Matt Towery
    I've always thought that "national horserace" polls in presidential elections are silly, even though my firm must conduct them, too. We all learned dramatically in 2000 that the popular vote of the nation as a whole means nothing if a candidate doesn't carry the electoral vote -- and that means winning key "swing" states. The same is true for national polls on issues such as healthcare reform. One that caught a lot of flack was a recent New York Times survey. It went to great pains to describe all of the details of a healthcare proposal that might be one...
  • Senators Worry That Health Overhaul Could Erode Employer Insurance Plans

    06/25/2009 4:27:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 629+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 24, 2009 | Robert Pear and Jeff Zeleny
    Senators struggled Wednesday with the possibility that in offering subsidized health insurance to millions of individuals and families, they could inadvertently speed the erosion of employer-provided coverage, which they want to preserve. Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, who is leading efforts to write health legislation, said “much of the discussion” focused on this issue at meetings of senators on Wednesday. And, in the evening, in an indication of how the administration is going all out to sell the need for a new health care system, President Obama participated in a town meeting-style gathering televised by ABC News from the...
  • Did Obama Say We Should Kill the Old Folks to Save Money Last Night???

    06/25/2009 5:10:07 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 153 replies · 4,245+ views
    Red State ^ | June 25, 2009 | Todd Huston
    I am wondering when the euthanasia folks are going to start touting this one? I mean, it sure seemed to me as if the most caring, most civil, most intelligent president evah just said that healthcare could be cheaper if we don’t give old folks and the infirm the full measure of care they now get. It appeared that Obama said we should just let them die or suffer because they aren’t worth the effort. Imagine if Bush had said something like this? The left wouldn’t have hesitated to call him any manner of names. Obama said during the ABC...
  • Obama discusses deathbed measures

    06/25/2009 5:19:37 AM PDT · by libstripper · 114 replies · 3,693+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | JUne 25, 20009 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington -- President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to gain from the extra care. In a nationally televised event at the White House, Obama said families need better information so they don't unthinkingly approve "additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care."
  • Obama Refuses to Pledge He'd Accept Health Care Plan Limits On *His Own* Family

    06/25/2009 6:46:24 AM PDT · by quesney · 136 replies · 6,438+ views
    Elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if "it's my...
  • VIDEO: Obama Wants "Best Care" For His Family No Matter What (MUST SEE!)

    06/25/2009 7:20:00 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 27 replies · 2,205+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 25, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    ABC News: Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, said that elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, June 25, 2009

    06/25/2009 8:52:10 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 212 replies · 4,780+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 6-25-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Did Obama Say We Should Kill the Old Folks to Save Money Last Night?

    06/25/2009 6:13:35 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 71 replies · 2,588+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 6/25/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    I am wondering when the euthanasia folks are going to start touting this one? I mean, it sure seemed to me as if the most caring, most civil, most intelligent president evah just said that healthcare could be cheaper if we don't give old folks and the infirm the full measure of care they now get. It appeared that Obama said we should just let them die or suffer because they aren't worth the effort. Imagine if Bush had said something like this? The left wouldn't have hesitated to call him any manner of names. Obama said during the ABC...
  • ABC News ObamaCare Infomercial Live Thread

    06/24/2009 4:42:13 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 338 replies · 15,097+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06/24/2009 | Karen Travers
    Live thread for commentary on the ABC News Primetime ObamaCare Infomercial tonight at 9:00 PM CT/10:00 PM ET. John Boehner recommends this handy guide to the healthcare informercial from The Freedom Project.A Guide to the President's Health Care Infomercial Obama's Thinking 'Evolves' on Health Care Requirements Acknowledging that his thinking on the issue has "evolved," President Barack Obama says he could support a law mandating that individuals purchase health care coverage, with fines for those who do not, but he stressed that there must be some kind of waiver for those who are simply unable to afford it. (snip) During...
  • No room for Republicans on all-Obama U.S. networks

    06/23/2009 10:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,229+ views
    The National Post ^ | June 23, 2009 | Sheldon Alberts
    When Barack Obama spoke on the weekend to a black-tie audience of the nation's leading television journalists, the inside jokes were very definitely on them. "A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning, trying to figure out exactly what to say," Obama said at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner. "Finally, when I couldn't get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought." The punch line aimed at the NBC Nightly News anchor - who recently hosted a warm and fuzzy, two-night prime time White House special on Obama - produced...
  • ABC News patriotism 2001, vs. 2009 (9/11 vs. Obamacare infomercial)

    06/24/2009 12:34:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 930+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | June 23, 2009 | Don Surber
    ABC News on lapel flags after 9/11: “Overseas, it could be perceived that we’re just mouthpieces for the U.S. government, and that can place our journalists in danger.” ABC News on having any debate President Obama’s health care plan: “I would have thought that a subject as important as the health care received by the American people would rise above this sorry spectacle.” The same network that ordered its reporters not to wear the flag on their apparel after 9/11 for fear that someone would see the American Broadcasting Company as favoring one side — our side — in the...
  • ABC special - a White House Infomercial?

    06/23/2009 7:33:00 AM PDT · by virtuous · 18 replies · 1,049+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 6/22/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    ABC will air the special from the White House during primetime on June 24. "Prescription for America," to be moderated by ABC News' Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer, will originate from the East Room and will feature the president explaining his plans for reforming the nation's healthcare system. Officials with the network claim they will air opposing views, that the audience that will offer up questions for the president during the program will be made up of Americans "who have divergent opinions" in the debate on national healthcare. However, critics think the network will basically be providing President Obama and...
  • ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

    06/22/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 77 replies · 2,507+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 22, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also seriously touted the objectivity of the network, cheering, "I know that our network has worked very, very hard to be completely-completely responsible and fair and serious about big issues."
  • The Obama Media Takeover

    06/22/2009 7:41:06 AM PDT · by holy joe · 37 replies · 1,629+ views
    Newsmax ^ | June 22, 2009 | James Hirsen
    (In the interest of full disclosure, I acknowledge upfront that a constitutional law professor and unabashed freedom lover wrote the following column.) NBC pawns off a White House tour as news. Former journalists, including Linda Douglas, Jay Carney, and Tom Brokaw, are officially on the White House payroll. ABC provides a valuable prime-time slot so the Obama administration can air a healthcare infomercial. What’s going on here? An Obama takeover of the media, that’s what. Just another industry notch in the president’s belt?
  • Obamacare Takes Center Stage

    06/21/2009 4:43:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies · 669+ views
    Patriot Post Email | 19 June 2009 | Staff
    ABC News is lending itself to the Obama administration for the night of Wednesday, June 24, for a live broadcast of ABC World News Tonight from the Blue Room of the White House. This will be followed by an hour-long primetime special entitled "Prescription for America," which will advocate the Obama health care plan. The Republican National Committee noted that with the absence of opposing views, the programming amounts to little more than a campaign commercial -- one that should rightly be paid for by the Democratic National Committee. ABC predictably took offense and claimed that it will have complete...
  • ABC Self-Nationalizes For Obama

    06/19/2009 5:51:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,056+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009
    Media Bias: As much of the U.S. private sector, including health care providers, resists government takeovers, what a sorry sight to see ABC News leap forward to make itself a propaganda arm of the government.But that's the story as ABC crosses the line from journalism to advocacy in turning its coverage of health care over to the White House. This Wednesday, on every show from "Good Morning America" (kicking things off with an interview with the president) to "World News Tonight" (broadcast from the Blue Room) to a prime-time special called "Prescription for America" (and emanating from the East Room),...
  • ABC employees donated heavily to Obama

    06/19/2009 2:35:39 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 21 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/19/09 | Jennifer Harper
    As indignation turned to outrage Thursday among critics of an ABC News prime-time special on President Obama's health care policy, The Washington Times has learned that ABC employees gave 80 times as much money to Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign for president than to his rival's.
  • Michelle Malkin on ABC's Obama health-care "infomercial"

    06/18/2009 10:05:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies · 1,138+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/user/pundital ^ | June 18, 2009 | Fox & Friends interview
    Should ABC be required to register as a Federal lobbyist?