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Forum Post: CHARTS: Broken America - Good At Being Bad

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 31, 2013, 5:27 a.m. EST by WSmith (1429) from Cornelius, OR
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On Today's Show - Wed, Oct 30, 2013 - RR

Republicans in Congress are criticizing Obama about the healthcare plans that are being cancelled because they don’t meet the requirements of the ACA. Great, now the GOP can be known as the champions of worthless healthcare plans! These are not healthcare plans. If you get injured, these are just insults that can be added to the injury—insults that you pay for.

New Jersey Democrat Tom Pascrell pushed back against GOP hypocrisy over Obamacare at a Congressional hearing. If Obamacare has a flat, Republicans don’t want to change the tire. They want to push the whole car into the ditch and leave it there.

Greta van Susteren at Fox News interviewed the woman with the $54 insurance plan from the CBS News story, and did a better job journalistically than CBS did. Of course, you could do better than CBS did by asking the woman virtually any question. Unlike CBS, Van Susteren actually asked the woman about hospitalization coverage. The woman said “I’m a little confused about it.” Sweetie, if you think you get anything in the way of hospitalization, then you are not confused. You are just plain wrong.

The policy the woman had was incredibly and intentionally confusing. You can’t blame her for not being able to understand it. You can, however, blame CBS News for not being able to understand it. CBS was out-reported by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren. How bad does your reporting have to be when it’s worse than the reporting on a channel that intentionally tries to misrepresent the stories? Greta at Fox got closer to the truth here than CBS—and it’s the job of everybody at Fox News to stay as far away from the truth as possible.

Fox News actually did something right. But don’t worry—they corrected it immediately. Or should I say that they “incorrected” it? Shortly after her talk with Greta Van Susteren, Dianne Barrett was told that all of her upcoming scheduled appearances on Fox News were cancelled. Sorry, Dianne, but once the truth about your situation came out, you were no longer of any use to Fox News.

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CHARTS: Broken America - Good At Being Bad
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