ABC Refuses CPR Issue Ad

ABC (All Barak Channel) aired the President’s infomercial on his health care plan for America.  No opposing views.  No debate.  All that is missing is Ron Popeil or Billy Mays hawking the latest revolutionary product. 

A group called the Conservatives for Patients Rights approached ABC about running an ad opposing the infomercial.  ABC flatly denied their request.  According to the CPR:

ABC turned down CPR’s initial request last week to run paid advertising during their hour-long special presenting the President’s health care plan from the White House, basing that decision on what they called a long-term policy disallowing issue or advocacy advertising on their network. In a follow-up letter on Monday, CPR asked ABC to reconsider pointing out the fact that ABC, has indeed, accepted issue ads on their network, including issue ads by AARP, the American Medical Association, and the Pickens Plan. ABC has yet to respond. The Senate HELP Committee moved a step forward on rationing our health care by voting down an amendment along party lines put forth by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) that would have prohibited the development of health care rationing methods. Senators Kyl and McConnell have introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from using “comparative effectiveness research” – a common tool used by socialized health-care systems to dictate treatment based on cost rather than effectiveness – to deny coverage of a health-care treatment.

Here is the ad in question.

All of you who rail at me that there is no bias in the media – what is this?  Walks like a duck, talks like a duck….

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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