ABC = "All 'Bout Clinton"
cross-posted @ Daily Kos
Here we go again, a sorry ass debate about NOTHING.
In fact it is a "Gotcha Debate" more than anything else.
And why should George Stephanopolous who once worked for The Clintons be a moderator? Conflict of interest?
And these questions are the worst, which brings back memories of my diary about CNN=Clinton News Network.
This debate is clearly to give Hillary Clinton the edge. I guess this is the real Hail Mary from Hillary Clinton after getting disatrous news from the Washington Post/ABC Poll.
While the debate is NOTHING but about Wright, Bitterness, Bosnia, Flag Pin, Weather Underground, in other words WTF?
You mean that ABC could not come up with solid questions about the environment, health care, college tuition, KATRINA, our infrastructure and the list is endless. ABC spends its time on bullshit?
And I mean total bullshit!!!
ABC talked about somebody named Ayers who happens to live in the same community as Obama and has his own issues, but then try to LINK this man's words to Obama? This is sheer bullshit.
Then Hilly states we need more investigation on Reverend Wright and Louis Farrakhan? Are you kidding me? We need more investigation on Norman Hsu, Vin Gupta, the Clinton Library Donors, your Bosnia tale (in depth), and your list is ENDLESS.
In other words, ABC had a golden opportunity to present a good debate, but decided to give us a "Gotcha Debate" full of bullshit. They have just joined CNN in that bunch.
The American public do not care about Bittergate, because the shit is true. The public don't care about Reverend Wright, because Obama did not say those words. The public don't care about who wears a flag pin, because the ones wearing it now are the worse criminals of this country ever.
The public cares about moving this country forward. They care about getting health care reform created. They care about the mortgage crisis. They care about gas prices and utility prices out of control. They care about food prices skyrocketing. They care about getting us out of Iraq and the 10B a month price tag. They care about ending this trade agreement with China.
We care about taking our country back, but none of our concerns were addressed tonight for the sake of making a primary race that is mathematically over more than it is. ABC lost a golden opportunity indeed.
No wonder the public sentiment is low towards the media. They have a problem of something that is called being non-bias. They don't give us the facts but perception. That is why people are turned off by not only the media but politics in general.
ABC did not either ask or spend enough time on the questions that we care about, instead they decided on the "Gotcha" approach and just lost me as a viewer.
Finally, Hillary Clinton has turned to the Dark Side, meaning into the arms of the GOP.
If you are fed up, pissed off, just disgusted with ABC and Hillary Clinton's GOP tactics, send a donation to The Obama Campaign.
Update [2008-4-16 22:28:9 by icebergslim]:
From David Plouffe, Obama Campaign Manager:
Tonight we saw a real choice between the old politics of point-scoring and distraction and a politics that focuses on bringing us together to actually solve the challenges we talk about every single election. Continuing the theme of her campaign, Senator Clinton used every single opportunity she had to launch misleading attack after misleading attack against Barack Obama, which is why polls show that most Americans think she’s running the most negative campaign and don’t believe she’s trustworthy. Barack Obama spoke about the issues that actually matter in people’s lives, like how he plans to end the war in Iraq, cut middle-class taxes, help people stay in their homes, and provide a secure retirement for our seniors. That’s why more Americans are putting their trust in Barack Obama to bring about the change we need in Washington.
Update [2008-4-16 22:32:56 by icebergslim]:
CALL ABC NOW: 212-456-7777
Also: dial 818-460-7477 press 2 then 6 then 639
ABC NEW YORK NEWSROOM: (212) 456-5100 email@example.com Newsroom Fax Machine 212.456.5150
Peter Salinger (THE MAN IN CHARGE OF ELECTION COVERAGE) Director, Special Events & Sports 212.456.5105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristi LandesManager, Programming 212.456.5107 email@example.com
Wayne Fisk Director, Programming 212.456.5327 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Fitzgerald Executive Director, Operations 212.456.5554 email@example.com
Heidi Oringer Executive Director, Entertainment 212.456.5541 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Newman News Coverage 212.456.5100 email@example.com
Joyce Alcantara Assignment Manager 212.456.5106 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Kane Deputy D.C. Bureau Chief 212.222. 6604 email@example.com
Andrew Kalb Executive Director, Programming 05.567.2269 firstname.lastname@example.org
Update [2008-4-16 22:55:31 by icebergslim]:
Video of the crowd booing the moderators toward the end.
Update [2008-4-16 22:58:11 by icebergslim]:
Al G and The Field's take on this debate. Here.