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Thursday, April 17, 2008

The ABC's of how to attack Barack Obama

AAPP: Why didn't ABC ask this question - Was Hillary Clinton's strongest supporter and surrogate, Bill Clinton wearing an American Flag Pin when he was having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky in the White House?

Philadelphia Debate

The Field Negro said it best, There was an Ambush at 5th and Market. But this was expected. Even before the Clinton-Obama debate in Pennsylvania, highly respected blogger Eddie Griffith wrote "Propaganda War Starts" in anticipation of what ABC's devilish duo, Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, would do during the debates. There is no doubt in my mind and the mind of black bloggers across the afrosphere that there are some pitiful Black Politicians enjoying the moment. The controversy around the ABC debates is bringing out the regular MYDD Hillary hacks. While many bloggers are calling it the way really was, with one blogger noting ABC’s Debate Sucked. Another blogger talks about all the Shi** they are going to use against Obama. Regular blog contributor Agent X has noted that The ABC debate; the worst ever. Check out the Transcript of the Democratic debate in Philadelphia

It's great Obama is ignoring the hate, with the "Wonder Boy" comments and the ABC (anti-Black Coalition Network). I guess one major gun owners group is not buying Hillary and ABC attempts to pigeon hole Barack into the "angry black man" corner. Yes a major Gun group is not bitter, and they are backing Obama.

The Obama wearing of an American flag pin is a non issue to this blogger. There are many politicians who have worn the American Flag in disgrace. One has to wonder was Bill Clinton wearing an American Flag when he was having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky?

Former Gov. George Wallace wore an American Flag Pin, so did millions of American segregationist and members of Congress who supported legal slavery and segregation of blacks. Is now the wearing of the American Flag the new test? Flag pin equals patriotism?
For ABC and many stupid people it just must be. I also agree with Shawn Williams at Dallas South, when he wrote: The Pennsylvania debate should be the last for the democrats.
As fellow international black blogger, afrospear member and political activist Francis L. Holland noted
ABC Screwed Up Debate Royally.

I'm in agreement with Moveon.org when they wrote: If you missed the Democratic presidential debate on ABC last night, Editor & Publisher called it "perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years."1 (Click below to see video excerpts.)

Moderators George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson spent the first 50 minutes obsessed with distractions that only political insiders care about—verbal gaffes, polling numbers, the stale Rev. Wright story, and the old-news Bosnia story. And, channeling Karl Rove, they directed a video question to Barack Obama asking if he loves the American flag or not. Seriously.

Enough is enough. The public needs the media to stop hurting the national dialogue in this important election year. Can you sign the petition to ABC and other media outlets and pass it on to friends who are also fed up? Click here for our must-see video with excerpts from last night—and to sign the petition:


The petition says: "Debate moderators abuse the public trust every time they ask trivial questions about gaffes and 'gotchas' that only political insiders care about. Enough with the distractions—ABC and other networks must focus on issues that affect people's daily lives."

We'll deliver petition signatures to ABC and the networks hosting future debates. And if we reach 100,000 signatures, we'll reprint the petition in an ad campaign targeting the networks on this issue.

ABC's natural inclination will be to ignore their critics, so we need to go above and beyond to show them that the public is truly outraged. So, please, think about some friends who may be fed up with 2008 media coverage and forward them this email. If thousands of us do that, it'll make a huge difference.

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