Network Websites Downplay Obama Pledge-breaking on Campaign Finance

Today Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama issued a statement that he will forego the public financing system for the general election. His announcement goes back on a pledge to use public financing if the Republican candidate would do the same.

All three broadcast networks' Web sites have the story, but only ABCNews.com noted in its front page tease that Obama is going back on a previous campaign promise.

Screen captures are posted below the page break.

Screencap of ABCNews.com from June 19 | NewsBusters.org

ABCNews.com's front page tease:

Obama Breaks Pledge, Rejects Public Funds.

The Democratic candidate could now raise millions for White House bid.

Screencap of CBSNews.com from June 19 | NewsBusters.org

CBSNews.com's front page tease:

Obama Opts Out of Public Financing System

Democrat Is First Candidate To Reject Funds For General Election; Will Rely Instead on Private Fundraising Screencap of MSNBC.com from June 19 | NewsBusters.org

 

MSNBC.com's front page tease:

First Read: Obama forgoes public funding.

McCain pounces on Obama's decision

 

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
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