Hi all! LONG time lurker. Registered once before around 2008. Promptly forgot my username and no longer have the email address I registered with so I started fresh this year.
Anywho -- I'm writing this because I didn't see it anywhere else. If you all remember the 2004 election (and who doesn't), you'll remember Sinclair Broadcasting hosted a Swift Boating of John Kerry as well as refused to air a Nightline honoring our soldiers who gave their lives in the Middle East. They also had regular "The Point with Mark Hyman" commentary. Then they kind of let it die down a bit.
Fast forward to tonight, when I turned to ABC 6 to watch ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Imagine my surprise to find what felt like another attempt by Sinclair to Swift Boat this election in Columbus too.
Instead of airing World News, ABC 6 decided to produce their own election special. I missed the first part of the special, frantically flipping to NBC until I couldn't take any more of "Decision Plaza" or whatever the hell they're calling the abomination they have going on in Rockefeller Plaza. Seeing as I can't stand Scott Pelley at CBS, I decided to try watching the ABC 6 special. (Yes, I could have turned to a billion other channels, but opted not to.)
It was very soon after I started watching I thought to hit record. These are two pieces, in a row, from the broadcast that I uploaded to YouTube, since I couldn't find them on the ABC 6 website. You'll have to pardon the overall crappiness of the video as I had to record it with the Facetime camera on my MacBook Pro since I'm not sure how to pull the video off a U-Verse DVR.
The piece on Obamacare is a total hitpiece. And the piece on foreign policy was 85% about Libya and the theme of the rest: well Obama and Romney don't have any other major differences. (I guess they're supposing Debate Mitt will show up as President.)
Just curious on all your thoughts. I simply couldn't believe the audacity of it...