On Thursday night’s edition of “Media Mash” on the Fox News Channel, Sean Hannity and MRC president Brent Bozell discussed how you should “bring a laugh meter” to the coverage of desperate media liberals who are trying to insist against all the mounting evidence that Obamacare is not a debacle, and Obama never misled anyone about it.
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz even insisted the media are too concerned about their own appearance of integrity to admit the obvious, that Obamacare is so positive, has such a tremendous impact, that the press is afraid to praise it. Bozell said someone on MSNBC needs medication, because this is “an ongoing epidemic of dishonesty.” [Video and transcript below]
HANNITY Your buddy Eddie Schultz over there “Obamacare is so wonderful the media is afraid [to praise it]!” I don't know who gets the award for suck up and head up the you know what award, either him or his colleague, Chris Matthews. One of them gets it. Let’s roll tape.
SCHULTZ: You know what? I think that network reporters throughout the entire industry may be caught in a dilemma: That ObamaCare is so positive, and going to have such a tremendous impact on American life and American society, and setting the foundation for better changes in the future, I think that network reporters and people on TV are having a hard time saying something nice about it or positive about it, because they might be viewed as [makes air quotes] 'journalistically compromised.' They're not really showing a great deal of integrity if they say something positive about ObamaCare.
HANNITY: Yeah, that thrill up your leg thing doesn’t extend to everybody.
BOZELL: You know, Sean, I'm reading the sentence again. “That Obamacare is so positive, dot, dot, dot, network reporters and people on TV are having a hard time saying something nice about it or positive about it.” Someone needs to get medication to MSNBC really fast! Because that is the opposite of the truth. Look, this is the problem that they're having. They’re having a hard time telling the truth about Obamacare.
How many times was -- did the president tell us it's going cut costs? When It didn't. How many times did he tell us it wasn't a tax? When it was. How many times did he say he can keep your insurance, when you can't? This is an ongoing epidemic of dishonesty. And yet, reporters won't report it, and poor Ed Schultz saying it's so positive that nobody dares talk about it.
Then Sean and Brent went on to discuss how Chris Matthews blaming Republicans in states that refused to set up exchanges for Obamacare's failures, but the pro-Obama states are somehow massively succeeding, The "same coalition of Southern and Republican-controlled states whose lawmakers want this law to fail in many cases and are all led by Republican governors but for one. On the other hand, there are the 15 states all led by Democratic governors except for one that set up their own health care exchanges. And in Connecticut, New York, Kentucky, Oregon, and Washington State, the exchanges are exceeding expectations and seeing overwhelming enrollment." The Obama-hater states "sat around and waited to dump it on the federal government to see if they could blow it."
Bozell could only say "Bring a laugh meter on, because they are laughable."