As you've heard, after promising numerous times on the campaign trail to broadcast Senate health care negotiations on C-SPAN, President Obama is now blocking the network's cameras from the chambers. Of course, this is really in the best interest of C-SPAN, who would be heavily fined by the FCC if they aired all those Senators giving sloppy blowjobs to the insurance companies.
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Hang on to your remotes, America! A programming showdown has pitted top Democrats against that station you never watch, what is it, channel 64 or 79 or something…
Barack Obama made a campaign promise in January 2008 that a debate on health care legislation would include "bringing all parties together, and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are."
Now C-SPAN is seeking permission to offer live TV coverage of the final discussions over the health-care bill.
But as Democrats enter talks on the separate versions of the legislation passed by the House and Senate, they're hesitant to allow C-SPAN's cameras to air the proceedings. Republicans say Democrats are backing away from Obama's pledge of transparency.
Is that what they're doing?
Or have Democrats finally gotten in touch with mainstream America, thereby learning that mainstream America is only interested in watching television that involves competitive cooking, competitive weight loss and a guido with a heart of gold?
Tags: Barack Obama, CSPAN, Health Care, Television
On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen discussed health care reform with Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein and White House spokesperson Linda Douglass. Can you believe we're still talking about health care? We could save so much time if we'd forget about the whole health care reform thing and just get everyone to start doing daily catsup enemas. It's cheap, it cuts out the fat cats in Big Pharma and the AMA, and it works on all ailments. I've been doing it for years, and I haven't been sick in over two weeks.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
Tags: CSPAN, Ezra Klein, Health Care, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Here's a live feed of Rod Blagojevich's 90-minute closing rant before the Illinois state senate in Springfield, beginning at noon (EST).
Follow along with us as we liveblog his remarks here.
Tags: CNN, Corruption, CSPAN, Illinois, Liveblog, MSNBC, Rod Blagojevich, Senate