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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:38 PM
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Rightwing blog complains about ABC interviewing Dems but not Repubs.
On Mondays "Good Morning America," ABC devoted 38 minutes of air time to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in a town hall special. This is in addition to the over 26 minutes they provided fellow 08 contender Hillary Clinton back in March. Thats a grand total of 64 minutes of publicity for Democratic candidates and zero for Republicans.

GMA must address this fundamental problem: Their 2008 "town hall" segment kicked off nearly four months ago and they have yet to feature a single Republican. Is Mitt Romney not interested? Would Senator John McCain, whose White House bid is low on cash, turn down free air time? If ABC is truly interested in a balanced look at campaign 08, the network needs to answer this objection.

http://newsbusters.org/node/14136

Ya know, if only there was a system in place, a law of some kind, that forced ABC to be fair!
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:42 PM
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1. Okay, fine.
ABC Interviewer: So how would you do things differently than George W. Bush?"

Republican Interviewee: "Lie, lie, equivocation, lie, lie, insult Democrats, lie, lie, equivocation, lie, lie, insane statement, lie, lie, insult Democrats, lie, lie, insult some other country, lie, lie, equivocation."

Viewer: "Haven't we seen this before?"
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:58 PM
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8. You forgot 9/11
Terra, terra, terra!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:46 PM
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2. Can you say Fairness Doctrine?
How about hypocrite? Aren't you the same people that's against equal time for both sides?
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:01 PM
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4. equal time for republicans is censorship!
hey if the wingnuts can claim that presenting both opinions is censorship, so can I
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:50 PM
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3. Did anyone SEE GMA? I don't watch it, but I have to believe there's
some reason this happened. The LAST THING I've seen in a VERY LONG TIME is any MSN favoring the DEMS!

For the last 6-12 years, I've been disgusted with every interview being a PUB and the MSN excuse was that they controlled Congress and it's SOP to interview Committ Chairs, House & Senate Maj. leaders, and of course SHRUB! It is partly true that the Dems are getting more coverage since they took the Maj. but I REALLY haven't seen slanted 08 coverage!
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:07 PM
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5. Seeing them complain about this is maddening.
I happen to think the "Fairness" Doctrine is a bad idea, but leave it to the biggest group of hypocrites to slam it and then bitch about lack of equal time. Fucking dicks.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:14 PM
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6. Yeah, a real shame that we don't have a Fairness Doctrine.
But we don't. So, I guess the GOP will just have to suffer. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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pingzing58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:23 PM
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7. ABC knows that the Amer. public doesn't want to hear any freeper lies. nt
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:28 PM
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9. Wingers feel that--since they are the party of God--all games should be rigged in their favor.
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