Tea Party Patriots protest ABC News infomercial on socialized health care

More than 900 Tea Party groups nationwide will hold protests Wednesday against ABC News’ one-sided, supportive presentation of the Obama administration’s plan for a nationalized health care system.

Called “Questions for the President: Prescription for America,” the special edition of “Primetime” airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. on ABC News will feature President Obama, speaking from the White House, touting the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee’s proposed legislation for a government takeover of U.S. health care.

The hour-long special will not include arguments from experts who disagree with the costly legislation’s intents to reduce individual freedoms in making medical decisions and to limit access to affordable, quality health care. Rather, Obama will answer questions about his vision for socialized health care from a panel of Americans selected by ABC News.

“ABC News has shown extreme bias in coordinating with the Obama administration to broadcast this special without presenting both sides of this serious issue,” said Everett Wilkinson, Chairman for the South Florida Tea Party and grassroots organizer. “This program is essentially an infomercial for socialized health care, and every American deserves to learn the truth about this legislation through fair and balanced journalism.”

Tea Party Patriots will gather outside ABC News stations Wednesday to call for more objective journalism and to protest Obama’s stance on nationalized health care. Citizens are encouraged to bring signs, and those who cannot attend are asked to boycott the ABC News program.

To locate an ABC News affiliate near you, see http://abc.go.com/site/localstations.html.

For more about the Senate HELP Committee’s health care legislation, see http://nogovernmenthealthcare.com.