Media ethics? Not at ABC

The state of news in America is at its most depressing ever. Over the weekend I lamented the obvious bias of online news outlets like Rivals and fan blogs in the realm of sports; however, it only gets worse. This item from the Drudge Report says everything you need to know about news today.

According to the report, “On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm! …ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.

“The network plans a primetime special — ‘Prescription for America’ — originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.”

The sad truth is that today, Pravda is a more reliable news outlet than the supposed independent American media outlets like ABC. How far things have fallen! If ABC doesn’t see the inherent risk in running what amounts to a campaign commercial (by the exclusion of opposing voices) then there is no hope for the future of American news.