Politics

ABC Pulls in Ringers For Joe Biden at Town Hall

Two were Democrat shills.

Image Credit: YouTube screenshot, ABC News

It is like expecting a unicorn pony on your sixth birthday (I’m still brooding over it) to expect ABC to honestly set up a town hall event. They did not disappoint those low expectations on Thursday night at an event in Philadelphia.

Two of the questioners, just regular citizens mind you, were falsely identified without mentioning their activism, if you can call championing corruption and socialism “activism,” for the Democrat Party. And there was also this.

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Fox News picks up the shill story, “One of the questioners at the ABC-hosted event was Nathan Osburn, a former speechwriter for the Obama White House. Osburn specifically worked for the Office of Public Affairs at the Commerce Department under the Obama-Biden administration and at the Small Business Administration…Osburn was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this year as ‘a former Obama administration speechwriter’ who had created a ‘Philly for Pete group’ aimed at boosting former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg. And the LGBTQ Victory Institute listed Osburn as a senior speechwriter for the Small Business Administration in an article praising the Obama-Biden administration for its LGBTQ hiring practices.” Yeah, just an average Joe. Here’s the completely objective question he asked.

“Amy Coney Barrett’s being pushed through at the last minute, even though millions have already voted. So what do you think about ideas from people like Pete Buttigieg and others to put in place safeguards that will help ensure more long-term balance and stability? And what do you say to LGBTQ Americans and others who are very worried right now about erosions of their rights and our democracy as a whole?”

Interesting. You’d think democracy would be eroded by lying to the American people as to the identity of a questioner at a presidential campaign town hall. He was just listed as a communications worker by ABC. Not to mention that George Stephanopoulos, a former high ranking Clinton administration figure, was the debate moderator.

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Another set up concerned one Mieke Haeck, who ABC described as a physical therapist from State College, PA.

FNC: “Haeck is also the wife of Ezra Nanes, a high-profile Democrat in Pennsylvania who in 2018 ran a campaign challenging Republican state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. Nanes is currently an at-large member of the Centre County Democratic Committee. Centre County is the county in which State College resides.” Here is her unbiased question.

“My youngest daughter is transgender. The Trump administration has attacked the rights of transgender people, banning them from military service, weakening nondiscrimination protections and even removing the word ‘transgender’ from some government websites,” Haeck said. “How will you as president reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected under U.S. law?”

Poor ABC. They can’t even run their shills without it being thrown back in their face. If they thought Biden was ahead they wouldn’t resort to this. Are they getting nervous?

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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