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The Republican National Committee disagrees.

Denied a chance to question Mr. Obama on his policy or buy advertising time on the program, Republicans said ABC denied them equal time for the town-hall-style event, accusing the network of turning over “its entire programming over to President Obama and his big-government agenda,” RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele said in the organization’s second public letter to the network in 48 hours.

ABC’s Mr. Schneider called the Steele letter “a little sad. But that’s how it all goes down. First you leak a letter from the RNC chief of staff to the press - all based on false premises - then the chairman writes something and riles everybody up. Then you ask for money. That’s politics 101.”