More evidence that the media is in the tank
On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
Highlights on the agenda: ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.
The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.
Notice that last part, the one that will "exclude opposing voices?" Sounds pretty much like Barry here. He dislikes any dissent, and he bristles at comments and questions made towards him that he's not prepared for. Yesterday Mark Levin played a series of soundbites going back two to three years where he lays out his plan, repeatedly, for a reform of America's health care system. His goal is simple: End all private health care coverage in favor of a government-run system of coverage.
It'll lead to rationing. It'll lead to the government being given the green light to play God. It's appalling that ABC is willing to basically run propaganda --straight out of the White House -- and only present the president's side of the argument. Barry's already painting us as the group that will use "fear mongering" and "lies" to persuade people to our side. Fear-mongering?
It's not fear-mongering to tell people, point blank, that if the government is in charge of the health care industry that service will be greatly reduced in terms of quality.
It's not fear-mongering to tell people there will be an exodus of medical professionals for a variety of reasons; chief among them, the revocation of the Conscience Clause. (This was enacted under President Bush, and it allowed medical professionals to refuse procedures and/or pharmaceuticals on moral grounds. This was applied, mostly, to abortions and RU-486, AKA the morning after pill.)
It's also not fear-mongering to compare government -run health care to the health care the VA gives to veterans. While some will say they receive the treatment they need, too many complain they have long waits, and at times are denied treatment and tests because it's simply not worth it or is too expensive.
P.J. O'Rourke said it best -- "If you think health care is expensive now wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” What will it cost us? In terms of dollars, the CBO claims it will cost $1 trillion over 10 years. (Trust me, it'll cost us more than that.) But imagine the cost in terms of freedom. The government will need to have access to our medical records, they will be the ones telling us what care we will and won't receive. His ideas on this issue are intolerable, and this needs to be stopped.
But the "tingling class" is thoroughly in the tank for him, and they're going to do whatever he asks of them. Follow the Drudge link to see the letter sent to ABC by Ken McKay, the RNC chief of staff. Drudge also has the ABC response to Mr. McKay where they speak of their commitment to "all sides" of any issue.
Given the fact that there won't be any opposition during this little propaganda infomercial, it's clear that 1984 has finally come to roost in America.