ABC says:dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-28-08 12:12 PM
DKOS poster: McCain stands up Ohio. The Week's Townhall meeting cancelled with no notice.
They never check anything out - they just believe their own BS.ABC News said Friday afternoon that the forum, which was to air on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” had been canceled, and that Mr. Stephanopoulos would instead interview Mr. McCain in Washington on Sunday. Mr. McCain will be the lead guest on the program.
Asked who had initiated the change of venue, Alison Bridgman, an ABC News spokeswoman, said in an e-mail message, “Since there is likely to be a vote in Washington on Sunday, we offered McCain the option to do the show from the Newseum instead and he accepted.” (The Newseum is the Washington-based interactive museum dedicated to the media, from which Mr. Stephanopoulos’s show is usually broadcast.)
Separately, Mr. Stephanopoulos sent the following e-mail this afternoon to those who who were to have been in the audience in Columbus: “Thank you very much for agreeing to be part of my show this Sunday. Unfortunately, as a result of the ongoing Congressional debate over the economic bailout package, John McCain has elected to stay in Washington DC and do the program from here. We thank you again for taking the time to speak to us over the phone and for all your thoughtful questions. Hopefully we can revive this at some point in the near future.”