MRC’s Motley: ABC’s Health Care Special Pushes Obama’s Vision for Health Care, Excludes Critics

<div style="float: right"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=ydaGQunzkU&amp;c1=0xCE4717&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=ydaGQunzkU&amp;c1=0xCE4717&... allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>Calling it an &quot;all-day home field advantage play for Obama and his position on health care,&quot; MRC's Seton Motley noted on the June 17 Fox News Channel program &quot;America's Newsroom&quot; that an upcoming ABC network special hosted at the White House will fail to include the other side of the complex policy argument. [audio <a href="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/06/2009-06-17-FNC-Motl... target="_blank">available here</a>]<br /><p> Although there will also be a question and answer section with participants picked by ABC News, the planned special will not include a response from Republicans or government-run health care critics.<br /><br /> ABC &quot;has a history of going as far left as possible with these specials and yielding time to Democrats when they won't yield to Republicans,&quot; Motley argued. The MRC Director of Communications pointed out that Linda Douglass, White House Director of Communications, served as an ABC News correspondent from 1998 to 2006. </p><!--break--><p> Noting that Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer are hosting the planned health care program, Motley reminded viewers that Gibson hosted a similarly biased, one-sided special on gun control back in 1999. What's more, Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC's in-house medical expert, has a long history of promoting government-managed universal health care.<br /><br /> To watch the full segment, click on the embedded video at the right. </p>

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