Abc turns programming over to obama

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    On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
    ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.

    The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.


    DRUDGE REPORT: ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA 2009®
     
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    Playing keep up with NBC, perhaps??
     
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    Leaders of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) believed that strict control over mass media and the arts was essential for governing the country. "Socialist realism"--an aesthetic formula calling for the portrayal of Soviet society in a positive light to inspire its constant improvement along the lines of Marxist-Leninist ideology--was implemented under Joseph V. Stalin. The regime required the media, literature, and the arts to adhere to this formula. A vast bureaucracy, which included party and government censorship organs and official political, military, economic, and social unions and associations, together with self-censorship by writers and artists, ensured a thorough and systematic review of all information reaching the public. Under the leadership of general secretary of the CPSU Mikhail S. Gorbachev, however, Soviet mass media and the arts in the late 1980s were experiencing a loosening of the controls governing the dissemination of information. Nevertheless, the principle of party and government control over newspapers, journals, radio, television, and literature, which helped to ensure the regime's stability, remained firmly intact.
    Soviet Union - Chapter 9. Mass Media and the Arts

    I'm not going to add to this too much but to say, that if ABC plans to do this, then perhaps ABC should fall under the tax codes as a PAC rather than a for profit media outlet and be subject to all the FEC regulations and tax codes as they are applied to a PAC rather than a broadcasting company if they plan on using this as an Obama Infomercial. Then perhaps Obama and ABC would be subject paying for the use of taxpayer airtime to broadcast this.


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    Under federal law, PACs are not limited in their ability to spend money independently of a candidate campaign. This may include expenditures on activities in support of (or against) a candidate, as long as they are not coordinated with the candidate.
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Isn't it against the law to have a state run Media outlet? WHere is the FCC oh forget that, appointed by Obama.

    It will be a TV blackout in this house for that night.
     
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    Well Terry after all ABC is the the "American Broadcasting Network" perhaps there are a few in Washington and at ABC that are taking the translation a little too literally.
     
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    Someone should file a complaint with their Republican Congressman or Senator. My Senators are Both Democrats and my Representative is a RHINO. So wouldn't do me any good.
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    What a bunch of BS this entire WH staff are. They all look like a bunch of newbies shooting from the hip and getting it all wrong.
     
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    ABC News should be required to register as a federal lobbyist.

    On June 24, Drudge reports, the network will broadcast from inside the White House to air a propaganda special for Obamacare.

    Opposing voices will reportedly be excluded. ABC News says “thoughtful” and “diverse” points of view will be allowed. In other words: Shills of all colors!

    ABC: The All Barack Channel.

    Rush calls ‘em our state-run media.

    I call it government-controlled stenography.

    Sharpen your pencils, boys and girls, and look spiffy when Dear Leader comes to greet you.








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