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Obama to Stay Out of ABC’s Lineup

Oct 28, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Sen. Barack Obama has decided not to buy ABC airtime as part of his multinetwork prime-time special, Daily Variety reports. ABC will instead air a new episode of “Pushing Daisies,” joining The CW as the only two broadcast networks not airing Sen. Obama’s 30-minute program. CBS, NBC, Fox and Univision have all changed their programming schedules to accommodate the special, the trade says.
—Sergio Ibarra

14 Comments

  1. Imagine this guy in the White House. He’s such a whiner. He’s punishing ABC because a local TV reporter in Florida asked Joe Biden some tough questions and Joe looked like a fool trying to brush this woman off as though she were a bimbo.
    Here’s the link if you want to see the interview.
    http://election.newsmax.com/biden_angered.html?s=al&promo_code=6E34-1
    Poor Barack. He can’t handle it when the media isn’t fawning all over him. I can’t believe his pick for VP is Joe Biden. I hope America understands just how dangerous this team will be.

  2. Unfortunately, for this election, the media will have chosen the winner of the Presidency due to their positive coverage of one candidate while only exposing the negative of the other candidate.
    It is a sad day in this country when the media realizes its power in stating their liberal views on all.
    I remember the day when you turned on the tv or opened a newspaper and you were just given the facts without any prejudice views.
    I for one will present a deaf ear to any of them in the future and hopefully more will so that the media gets hurt where it counts…in their advertising dollars.
    Wake up America, we are slowly loosing our freedom.

  3. You lost your freedoms with Bushes’ Patriot Act. Don’t think for a second that they weren’t trying to create an international crisis with Syria yesterday. I’m sure Syria’s leadership wasn’t going nuts about the incident because they know that the Bush-McCain administration was trying to steer the election.
    And, calling out a candidate for saying that the sky is red when it is in fact blue is not biased, it’s reality. Welcome to it, my friends.

  4. With Karl Rove feeding propaganda to Fixed News we’re lucky that enough Americans contributed to Obama for him to be able to do this.
    Donna in Minnesota: I’m finding it very easy to imagine “this guy” in the White House. What I can’t imagine is the current guy. If only we could send a letter back in time to ourselves in 1999 to warn us what would happen!
    Illegal invasions of other countries, illegal wiretapping of our citizens, torture, a rogue justice department, large tax breaks for the wealthiest of our citizens putting the burden on the middle class, the largest debt we’ve ever seen, the free market having to be bailed out, the president making “signing statements” on every “law” he signs so he can break those laws… it never ends!

  5. Oh, I forgot to mention: The current guy was “tested” 9 months after he took office and he sat on his butt staring into space like a deer in the headlights. It took him 7 minutes to just get up and then run like a rabbit to Air Force One not returning to Earth for hours.
    That attack on 9/11/01 that changed everything? Remember that? Whose watch was it? They were warned and warned again yet failed to heed all warnings. Then they invaded and captured the wrong country and the wrong crazy guy. The W in Bush’s name stands for WRONG.
    OBAMA 08!!!

  6. Wanda, is George Bush running for President again?

  7. Donna in Minnesota, way to not know anything you’re talking about and continuing to babble!
    A giant gold star for you

  8. I don’t profess to know the actual reason for the Obama ad not appearing on ABC, but I’m confident Donna in Minnesota’s answer is wrong. Just go back a few weeks and read the stories about the ads and ABC. There doesn’t seem to be any support for any vindictiveness on the part of the Obama campaign.
    https://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/10/obama_buys_30_minutes_of_prime.php
    https://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/10/obama_price_tag_25_mil_for_net.php

  9. We have a candidate (Obama) running for President who was literally a member of a socialist party in a 1996 campaign (Democrat Socialist Party aka New Party-The New Party, formed by members of the Democratic Socialists for America and leaders of an offshoot of the Community Party USA. the newsletter of Chicago’s Democratic Socialists for America, reported in its July/August 1996 edition that Obama attended a New Party membership meeting April 11, 1996, in which he expressed his gratitude for the group’s support and “encouraged NPers (New Party members) to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.” Becoming a New Party member requires some effort on behalf of the politician. Candidates must be approved by the party’s political committee and, once approved, must sign a contract mandating they will have a “visible and active relationship” with the party.)
    And all people can talk about is how pretty Sarah is or how much her fricking clothes cost. It is completely sickening and the fact that it’s WOMEN attacking her is really what is disgusting! Please PLEASE look into the background of the candidate you are supporting. You won’t find this in the NYTimes, LATimes or Chicago Tribune, but it’s out there. There are way more important issues at hand than someone wearing expensive borrowed clothes to make a good impression on a highly competitive political scene.
    Obama’s true colors are starting come out, as evidenced from his parties reaction to one reporter grilling his running mate. Sarah handled herself w much more grace when she was being grilled! I just hope people see it BEFORE he is voted into office or we are all in big trouble!

  10. Thank God there will be something else to watch rather than his propaganda. I can’t believe so many Americans want to turn our country into a socialist nation. What a sad time in history.

  11. Nothing like buying the election. Funny timing of the Wall street collapse too along with all the media hype. Me thinks me smells another conspiracy. Book in the works and screenplay being worked on even as we speak. No matter what the outcome, the next four years are going to be fun, lol.

  12. The truth will all come out. Too bad it may be after this guy is in the White House. Let’s put it this way, 95% of the information in the conspiracy is proven. If the democrats get 60 seats in the Senate, it will be 100% true. Forget the 9/11 conspiracy or the stealing of the 2000 election. This is the ultimate Washington snow job. Oliver Stone is going to have a run for his money as will Michael Moore. Some of you lemmings just let both parties affect you like they are speaking ANY truth at all. This will be the wake up call for Washington. By the time the book and movie are done, people will actually pay attention to what these thieves in Washington do on a daily basis. Believe me, no stone will go unturned. You won’t believe how low politicians will go to throw the whole World into Chaos to seize power.

  13. Wow, Donna, talk about seeing what you want to see! Joe Biden was just amazed that he was being asked questions straight out of the Republican playbook by someone who was supposed to be a journalist. She was the fool, not Biden.

  14. This is par for the course for the Obama/Biden campaign. They expect everyone to be wowed by Obama and refuse to answer any tough questions. It’s ALWAYS chalked up to some vast right wing conspiracy. Pah-lease. By the way….release the tape while you are at it.

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