Chariho School Parents’ Forum

June 16, 2009

One sided debates

Filed under: 1 — Editor @ 11:18 am

Speaking of government controlling the debate – have you heard that the Obama Administration has worked a deal with ABC to “debate” the healthcare issue on prime time TV?  Does anyone think it will be an open debate – probably not since they openly admit that they will “exclude opposing voices on the debate.”

This elicited a response from Ken McKay at the Republican National Committee. Some of you may know that former Carcieri chief of staff, Ken McKay, is now the chief of staff for the RNC.  So, this story has a homey feel.

On a related note, I had the opportunity to sit next to Katie Couric’s boss on a flight back from LA recently. He admitted the network rating are dropping since her coming on board, and admitted that she had a bias, but said, “doesn’t everyone.”

I’m glad I don’t own any stock in that company. Don’t be surprised if they get a stimulus check if they continue to fail.



  1. Hi!
    Katie Couric’s late sister served as a Democrat in the Viriginia state legislature. Ckie Roberts both parents served as Democrats in Congress her father as House Majority Leader. Jane Pauley worked for the Indiana Democrats. Tom Brokaw was head of the Young Democrats at University of South Dakota. Both the late Tim Russert and Chris Matthews I recall both worked in Democratic related politics.

    Comment by Scott Bill Hirst — June 16, 2009 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  2. Scott- The people you have named are knowledgeable, literate and intelligent. Perhaps there’s a message here that you’re not getting.

    Comment by Thurman Silks — June 17, 2009 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  3. They speak well. Knowledge isn’t something measured with a script and a teleprompter.

    The mainstream news figures are almost exclusively affiliated or have been affiliated with one political party. Nothing wrong knowing the biases. Pretending you don’t have biases is the bigger problem. Viewers not knowing their backgrounds might think they are getting objective news. That’s a joke.

    Mostly old people pay attention to the network news anyway so in a few decades the anchors can also run the democrat party and it won’t be so important anymore. The dinosaurs will be extinct.

    Comment by News Hound — June 17, 2009 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  4. I’m still not sure what Mr. Silks is trying to say, but I feel the written words might not convey his intent. When I first read his statement, I thought to myself, Hitler was knowledgeable, literate and intelligent, but I still do not agree with his policies and methods.

    Comment by RS — June 17, 2009 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

  5. Hi!
    I recall Diane Sawyer worked in the Nixon White House and her father was active in Kentucky GOP politics.
    The media, however, has an overwhelmingly a liberal/Democratic slant.

    Comment by Scott Bill Hirst — June 18, 2009 @ 6:34 pm | Reply

  6. ………as does the educational system. Makes it easier to teach revisionist history(negationism).

    Comment by RS — June 18, 2009 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  7. I believe the ones who were in charge of these schools are now supposed to be helping us on a national level. Good grief.

    Comment by RS — June 30, 2009 @ 11:43 am | Reply

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