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Old 08-28-2009, 04:50 AM
 
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ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan - Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/27/abc-nbc-refuse-air-advertisement-critical-obamas-health-care-plan/ - broken link)
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:03 AM
 
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[The ad] began airing two weeks ago on local affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. On a national level, however, ABC and NBC have refused to run the spot in its present form.

"The ABC Television Network has a long-standing policy that we do not sell time for advertising that presents a partisan position on a controversial public issue," spokeswoman Susan Sewell said in a written statement. "Just to be clear, this is a policy for the entire network, not just ABC News."

NBC, meanwhile, said it has not turned down the ad and will reconsider it with some revisions.

"We have not rejected the ad," spokeswoman Liz Fischer told FOXNews.com. "We have communicated with the media agency about some factual claims that require additional substantiation. As always, we are happy to reconsider the ad once these issues are addressed."


Later, it quotes Dick Morris.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:07 AM
 
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Apparently the networks have some sort of policy against selling air time for the purpose of lying about issues of public interest. Maybe if Dick Morris told the truth about health care, he'd have an easier time getting his points on the air...
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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msnbc doesn't sell lies? yeah...
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:16 AM
 
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Of course they won't because the add is telling the truth.

I'm from Europe and never experienced so many primary physicians who were taken sick days them self because they couldn't keep up with the workload of patients they had to see. The government is paying the doctors a flat fee per patient per year. The doctor get's it if the patient comes once...if the patient coms many times the doctor gets the same + a little extra but not as much as seeing another new patient for the first time. So can yo imagine how many patients are sitting in the waiting room and how long waiting times are while you have to get back to work....
The doctor will not see you unless you have a fever for 5 days or more, etc...
The amount of time that you can be in the doctors office is 10 min. mostly less...if you have more than 1 or 2 small issues you have to make an additional appointment so the doctor will get an extra payment.
A papsmear test will be done by the same primary physician once every 5 yrs and above 35 yrs....in my family a person had to be treated at the age of 27 and was lucky the primary physician agreed on doing a test before she was 35. A mamogram above 40 and also once every 5 years or there need to be a lump felt....

If there are 15 million uninsured people over here...not counting the illegals who have no right on insurance at all since they shouldn't be here in the first place, than how many extra doctors should be needed in a short period...where is Obama getting so many new doctor's? Oh he will pull a can of doctor's open, and it doesn't matter to him since in the soc. health care suiing is over...so if you die due to malpractice nobody cares but your family and friends....just another lemon mistake!
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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I got the distinct image of Morris standing around in the newsroom at 5:55 PM and this reporter calling, "Hey, Morris! Give me a quick quote for this -- I'll buy your drinks tonight!"
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:36 AM
 
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Of course they won't because the add is telling the truth.
Um, even this Faux article has to admit that local affiliates are airing the ad. The national networks say they'll consider running it when and if they clean up the partisan BS and stick to the facts.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:39 AM
 
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Default " Obama's State run Media...."

parroting Rush Limbaugh are you?
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:41 AM
 
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I'm from Europe...
Where in Europe? Croatia? Moldova? You are not at all describing the situation in any of the developed countries in Europe and elsewhere whose national health care systems so routinely make ours look pathetic by comparison...
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Even Foxnews said that they have to substantiate some of its claims before they'll air it. Sounds to me like its talking about a bunch of death panel BS, similar to a swift boat attack, that has no basis in reality.
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