ABC wasn’t there, neither was CBS, NBC, CNN or even FOX. This might be the first time Obama didn’t want the media around. Why? Because he was signing a pro-life, anti-abortion funding executive order.
When Obama signed the Anti-Abortion EO without any media, he didn’t use dozens of pens, there were no speeches, not even a photo op or even a single handshake from any congressman.
So why the big secret? Why no media from the biggest media hound in America? Because Obama signed something that many of his constituents don’t want. And the media obliged him for keeping it low profile.
That said, his signing of the executive order was not a total secret.
On the left people were complaining:
Like, NOW, the National Organization for Women said that Obama was ‘willing to netotiate health care on the backs of women.” - Source: Micahel Shear, Washington Times
And on the right people were complaining:
Like the National Right to Life complained that the executive order does little to prohibit spending on abortion services as provided in the senate bill. Source: Fox News