ABC's Bill Weir Touts: Obama Is 'Keeping a Campaign Promise' to Air Health Care Debate on TV
Good Morning America's Bill Weir on Sunday trumpeted Barack Obama for
"keeping a campaign promise" to broadcast the health care debate on C-SPAN.
Counting the upcoming televised summit between Republicans and Democrats on the
issue as fulfillment, Weir gushed, "...The revolution will be televised."
He extolled the event, saying, "And for the first time, live in your living
room, President Obama keeping a campaign promise set up by a televised summit
to try to revive health care reform." Reporter David Kerley sounded a
similar note, asserting, "With health care reform on life support, the President
hopes to save his efforts with the transparency he promised as a candidate."
Of course, Barack Obama's promise was not that health care would be discussed on TV in vague terms, several months into a delayed process. Considering that the C-SPAN summit will air six months after the President's original deadline for Congress to finish the legislation, this hardly seems like a promise kept.
Kerley admitted as much when he allowed, "Finally, nearly a year into the debate, C-SPAN will be there. This week, five hours of live televised coverage of Mr. Obama's health care summit." So how is that a promise kept?