The ABC debate, according to the network, got 10.7 viewers.
It also triggered the most furious outrage I’ve seen from the huge, and growing, Obama activist base, which in this case merged with the liberal Netroots — which aren’t always on the same page — to generate a volume of complaints about the first 45-minutes of questioning that are pretty impossible to miss.
It’s just a small glimpse, I think, of the level of heat the media is going to take in the general election, and John McCain doesn’t seem to have any equivalent.
Did you forget to call ABC today? I bet the lines won’t be as busy.
Polite but pissed always works better than profanity. It can’t hurt to remind ABC News about their Path to 9/11 probation.
From the comments it sounds as though ABC has made it substantially harder to get through on their main feedback line. If that’s how they want to play it, here are some alternative contacts provided by a helpful commenter.
BC NEW YORK NEWSROOM: (212) 456-5100 firstname.lastname@example.org Newsroom Fax Machine 212.456.5150
Peter Salinger (THE MAN IN CHARGE OF ELECTION COVERAGE) Director, Special Events & Sports 212.456.5105 email@example.com
Cristi LandesManager, Programming 212.456.5107 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Fisk Director, Programming 212.456.5327 email@example.com
Jeff Fitzgerald Executive Director, Operations 212.456.5554 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Oringer Executive Director, Entertainment 212.456.5541 email@example.com
Jon Newman News Coverage 212.456.5100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Alcantara Assignment Manager 212.456.5106 email@example.com
Jim Kane Deputy D.C. Bureau Chief 212.222. 6604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Kalb Executive Director, Programming 05.567.2269 email@example.com
Robert Garcia Executive Director, News & Sports 212.456.5103 firstname.lastname@example.org