Oakwood wrote:> Did Fox try to present both sides of the death panel story (let
> alone the truth)?
Ummmm .... Yeah.
I get most of my tv news from the BBC, CNN, and occasionally MSNBC.
On those channels, the assumption is always that any questioning of
the health care proposal is wrong, and objections are not even worth
discussing. Instead of discussing the objections and the issues,
they spend their entire time doing what you did -- they discuss the
objectors, mostly Boomers. The describe the objectors as dumb,
emotional, and racist. They call Glenn Beck a "melodramatic moron."
They describe Sarah Palin in words that can barely be repeated in
polite company. Or you have Chris Matthews (MSNBC's Hardball) saying
that anyone who opposes Obama is someone who doesn't like a black man
as President. This is the sewer that the mainstream media are
swimming in today.
I don't watch Fox News all that much, except for a few selected
segments from O'Reilly factor. But that's the ONLY place where I've
heard a serious discussion of the issues -- whether you can reduce
Medicare by 40% without depriving seniors of some medical care. For
the most part, this has been an honest discussion on Fox News,
whereas the segments I hear on the mainstream media are mostly
I have to admit to enjoying some Schadenfreude, as I watch the same
people who spent 8 years calling President Bush a hick from Texas, a
Hitler, a moron, etc., etc., suddenly skewered and hysterical because
Sarah Palin used the words "death panel" on her Facebook page. If
there's ever a group of people that fully deserve what they're
getting, it's the Obama supporters.
Maybe it's not so surprising. In my view, the health care bill is
such an economic disaster, for reasons I've stated several times,
that's it's really impossible for its supporters to defend it. The
only choice they have is to make hysterical attacks on the people
When my mother was in her 80s, she fell and broke her hip. She had
hip replacement surgery within a few days. What would have happened
to my mother under the Obama plan? I have no idea, and neither do
you, neither does Nancy Pelosi, and neither does Barack Obama.