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Obama campaign revision: watch debate where you want.

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OXFORD, MISS.--At 3:28 p.m. central time I blogged about how the Obama campaign was sending out a text message urging people to watch the debate on CNN. A short time later FOX's Greta Van Susteren on her Gretawire blognoted how the campaign was playing favorites.

Soon, a revised Obama team text message....not promoting any one outlet.

"Watch Barack Obama debate John McCain tonight at 9 p.m. ET on any of the major networks or cable......"


Obama campaign urging people to watch debate on CNN
By
Lynn Sweet
on September 26, 2008 3:28 PM

OXFORD, MS.--I just got this text message on my cell phone--the Obama campaign is urging people to watch the first presidential debate tonight on CNN. Why did the Obama campaign want to endorse one outlet when so many are showing the debate here at the University of Mississippi?

"Watch Barack Obama debate John McCain tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on CNN," the message said. Also, remind friends to register to vote at VoteforChange.com. Please forward this message."

The Obama campaign has a giant list of text message numbers, gleaned in part from the run-up to the announcement of Barack Obama's running mate; Obama's team bolstered their lists by saying they would break the vice presidential pick news first via text message.

2 Comments

HEY IF YOU WANT TO WATCH SLIME BALL FOX NEWS
GO FOR IT!
FOX NEWS, PEOPLE WHO WILL NEVER WORK IN TELEVISION
AGAIN!
FOX NEWS, WE TELL NEWS OUR WAY AND OUR WAY ONLY!
FOX NEWS WE SLIME WITH THE BEST OF EM!
FOX NEWS, OUR BEST PEOPLE MAKE BIG MONEY ON THE
RADIO!
FOX NEWS, PEOPLE WHO KICK YOU WHEN YOU ARE DOWN!
FOX NEWS, PEOPLE WHO KICK YOU WHEN YOU ARE UP!
NEWS THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH, COMICS AT WORK!
PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GET A LIFE!
THE CIRCUS OF NEWSCAST!

When I want someone else to do my thinking for me, I watch CNN or one of the other major networks. If I want to hear both sides of the story, I go to Fox News. The media is supposed to report the news, not slant it the way they want it to go.

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