June 16, 2009
DRUDGE: ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE. “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!”
UPDATE: Reader Paul Jackson writes: “I wonder if ABC will receive a trove of email complaints about this? I’ve already sent mine. I’d like to learn more, like if they plan on granting equal time to those opposed to the President’s agenda…..I kinda think not though.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Dan Riehl: “Hey, I know. Let’s give the Bush White House a few hours on ABC to make a complete presentation from policy advisers and military personnel to go through the run up, execution and corrections regarding the Iraq War. And explain why bringing modernity to the Middle-east actually is a part of the war against terrorism. The media always likes to get behind a war effort, anyway. Oops, sorry, too late for that. Bet they wish they had thought of it then.” Well, I’d tune in to watch the Doug Feith Show. Er, but you can listen to this. Doing the job the Legacy Media won’t!
I once had a girlfriend who quit journalism and went into PR “because it’s more ethical.” I think of that a lot, these days.