American Elephants

Ministry of Truth Update by American Elephant
June 17, 2009, 5:15 pm
Filed under: Health Care, Media Bias, Socialism | Tags:

New ABC News Logo

Not only has ABC refused to allow Republicans to present any opposing views during their scheduled day-long Obama Socialized Health Care Propagandafest, but they are even turning down Republican attempts to buy paid advertising during the town-hall style propaganda campaign:

ABC is refusing paid ads for its health care program at the White House. Thus they’re refusing even a paid-for alternative viewpoint.

We requested the rates to buy a 60 second network spot immediately preceding the broadcast of the Town Hall meeting. We would have produced a spot specifically for this program.

Here is statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights.

“It is unfortunate – and unusual – that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation have carried a pricetag in excess of $1 trillion of taxpayers’ money. The American people deserve a healthy, robust debate on this issue and ABC’s decision – as of now – to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public. Our organization is more than willing to purchase ad time on ABC to present an alternative viewpoint and our hope is that ABC will reconsider having such viewpoints be part of this crucial debate for the American people. We were surprised to hear that paid advertisements would not be accepted when we inquired and we would certainly be open to purchasing time if ABC would reconsider.”


(h/t Michelle Malkin)

This is News? Have You No Shame? by The Elephant's Child
June 17, 2009, 2:43 am
Filed under: Media Bias, News

We have written more than once, about media excess, media bias, and media slobbering. When the President of the United States swatting an annoying fly becomes an item in the day’s news, the press needs to take a good look at themselves and what they have become.

It Is Of Concern To Me Too! by The Elephant's Child
June 17, 2009, 2:14 am
Filed under: Politics

“It’s not productive, given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, to be seen as meddling…in Iranian elections,” Obama said.  “What I will repeat, and what I said yesterday, is when I see violence directed at peaceful protesters, when I see peaceful dissent being suppressed…It is of concern to me and it is of concern to the American people.  That is not how governments should interact with their people, and it is my hope the Iranian people will make the right steps in order for them to be able to express their voices.”

First time I can remember that an American President was unable to speak up for liberty and free and fair elections.  Somehow, “it’s not productive” just isn’t going to make the history books.

Guilty Conscience? by American Elephant
June 17, 2009, 1:12 am
Filed under: Economy, Politics

Obama says he loses sleep over deficit.

Doesn’t exactly instill confidence either.

Another Good Reason to Call Your Representatives… by American Elephant
June 17, 2009, 12:39 am
Filed under: Politics

Moderate Republicans meeting with Democrats on health care compromise.

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