ABC offers two whole minutes for Republican rebuttal to Obama’s health care infomercial

Newbusters has the story:

“ABC News has more than earned the title of the All Barack Channel, they have recklessly fought to achieve it,” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell stated in a press release today.

The network had promised to deliver a health care presentation that would “not be ‘slanted’ in any way – much less a ‘day-long infomercial’ or ‘in-kind free advertising’,” but not a single expert was offered to counter President Obama’s plan to nationalize the nation’s health care industry.

Instead, ABC News “balanced” itself this morning by having Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on today’s “Good Morning America” to discuss his health care ideas – for a 3 minute 5 second segment.  Ryan got less than 2 minutes (1 minute, 47 seconds) to respond to questions. Obama received 25 times that much time last night.

Ryan was contacted after ABC reached out to Mitch McConnell and Michael Steele – on less than 24 hours notice.

Apparently feeling some heat about its decision to not allow any Republicans to participate in its primetime ObamaCare infomercial Wednesday evening, ABC decided at the last minute to invite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Thursday’s “Good Morning America.”

Unfortunately, both McConnell and Steele, having been given less than 24 hours notice, were not available, and the RNC suggested “GMA” contact Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi.), one of the GOP’s leading voices on healthcare in the House.

Although Ryan was available, and did speak with Sawyer Thursday morning, the “GMA” co-host still felt the need to tell viewers McConnell and Steele declined her invitation (video embedded right):



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