WBTV in Charlotte shows Issa's ACA "hearings" for what they are

If you're in their viewing area, be sure to send a supportive note to WBTV in Charlotte for their fair coverage of the Issa "hearing" on ACA. The station's reporters not only noted that supporters of the ACA weren't allowed to speak and were told if they did they would be asked to leave, but also interviewed supporters on what they wanted to say at the hearing.

Video and story here.

Keep in mind that broadcast television is going through a tough time right now with competition from cable outlets and the Internet, declining audiences, and slashed budgets for local news and public affairs programming. It would be easy to just go with the GOPs talking points on this one, rather than serving the viewing public by telling the full story.

WBTV, many years ago, was one of the leading tv stations in the southeast and won several awards for their public service work and reporting. It's good to see that there are news reporters and producers that still care.


This is the sort of thing

that the United States would decry when dictators in other countries did it.

No two ways about it: Issa is un-American.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014