On his Fox Business show Thursday night, Neil Cavuto was shocked by the turn-around in The New York Times on Obamacare: “Look at this front page headline: ‘Health law fails to lower prices for rural areas; Poor often pay more.’” He cracked: “To media watcher Brent Bozell, who read that headline, and subsequently fainted.”
Cavuto told Bozell, the Media Research Center's president: “Something’s going on here, and methinks it’s the Left reassessing everything.” Brent offered to buy Cavuto ten beers if "a single one of these reporters" actually admit the Republicans were right in the shutdown to demand a delay of Obamacare: (Transcript and video below):
Poor Mike Malloy -- he's never gotten over the fact that he was born too late to serve as a guard in the gulag.
A left-winger so beyond the pale that he was once fired by Air America Radio, Malloy's toxicity makes Ed Schultz come across as benign and even-tempered by comparison. (Audio after the jump)
Careful with all that finger-pointing, left wingers, you're putting at risk the eyesight of millions of Americans just as our health care took a decided turn for the worse.
MSNBC token working stiff Ed Schultz has settled on a culprit to blame for the dual train wrecks this month stemming from the rollout of the Obamacare website and health exchanges. The problem, don't you know, is a heretofore fawning media establishment shaking loose its somnambulance and taking note of the wreckage.
If you hadn’t heard, there are a growing number of Democrats wanting to delay the implementation of the ObamaCare individual mandate as a result of the disastrous rollout of the health insurance exchanges.
With this in mind, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg on Fox News’s Special Report Friday marvelously quipped, “I’m scandalized by these racist, anarchist, extremist, hostage-taking Democrats who want to delay ObamaCare which is the law of the land” (video follows with commentary):
The media world is abuzz today with an inside-baseball story about a reporter claiming that Fox News deliberately tried to embarrass him by feeding him a false story which he then went ahead and published based on a single unverified source.
Yet somehow instead of the incident being an indictment of the reporter, Matthew Flamm of Crain’s New York Business, the media critic world is spinning it as an indictment of FNC--even though the basis of doing so appears to be on a single anonymous source of another reporter. Click past the break to travel down the rabbit hole.
Thursday's CBS Evening News poured cold water on President Obama's now-infamous "if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it" promise. Scott Pelley noted how the President has "repeated one reassuring phrase" about the American people being able to hold onto their health insurance, and bluntly pointed out that, contrary to the Democrat's vow, "hundreds of thousands of Americans...are being told that their health plans are being cancelled."
Carter Evans also spotlighted a California woman's nightmarish experience as a result of the passage of ObamaCare. Her self-purchased health care plan was cancelled, and as a result, she was being "forced to choose from a bunch of new plans...that are all more expensive." [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]
As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) this week sent out a fundraising email equating Tea Party members to the Ku Klux Klan.
On Friday, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir actually called Grayson out for doing this only to have the Congressman accuse him of collaborating with the Tea Party (video follows with transcript and commentary):
During the Thursday edition of MSNBC's The Cycle, co-host Krystal Ball made a surprising claim about herself and other people at the “Lean Forward” channel in response to liberals' demand for more positive coverage of the disastrous roll-out of the ObamaCare program.
“We are not propagandists,” she stated, referring to conservative Republicans. “We don’t insulate ourselves into our own little media bubble, impervious to the reality around us.”
For your Friday afternoon entertainment pleasure, I give you a comment conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a few hours ago.
"The full weight of the evil of Obamacare is going to end up being a wrecking ball so big, not even Miley Cyrus would ride it" (Daily Rushbo video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
Leftist trial lawyer and bomb thrower Mike Papantonio filled in on the Ed Schultz radio show on Wednesday. With all of Obama's troubles, a black caller started telling some story about his dad's health care troubles in 1970 and then reliably blamed today's troubles, like then, on “systematic racism. They’d prefer to have the country go down the tubes, rather than have this guy in office.”
Like many liberals, Papantonio said the South went Republican under Reagan because his campaign aide Lee Atwater said “let me tap into that hate.” But then the "Pap smears" really started flying, as somehow most of the South is still so racist they might as well burn "KKK" across the top of their Baptist churches:
"The chancellor of the University of Kansas announced Thursday that a journalism professor suspended over a tweet that angrily targeted the National Rifle Association after the Navy Yard shootings will not return to his classroom in 2013," John Milburn of the Associated Press reported yesterday. "[David] Guth will be given nonclassroom assignments, including service and administrative duties, which will be completed away from the Lawrence campus as much as possible. The decision is effective Friday," Milburn added later in his article, noting that KU's administration made the decision out of a concern for guarding against a disruption of the "learning environment" on the Lawrence, Kansas, campus. [h/t my colleague Dan Gainor]
Guth, you will recall, angrily tweeted a death wish on the children of NRA members, as well as his wish that God would "damn" gun-rights advocates who oppose more gun control legislation. You will also recall that Guth stubbornly doubled-down on his statements when given the chance to recant by Campus Reform reporter Katherine Timpf.
In among the more pathetic uses of the passive voice I've seen employed to protect guilty parties, a short, unbylined personal finance-related item at ABC's web site today by the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, identifies "5 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL HEALTH CARE SHOPPING."
The writeup doesn't mention the fact that shopping for plans in the first place is difficult (actually, closer to impossible, given HealthCare.gov's implosion), and doesn't bring up Obamacare or its more formal name, the "Affordable Care Act," at all. As is the case with arguments favoring gun control, AP blames an inanimate object to shield the real perpetrators of the challenges consumers face. In this case, it's "insurance plans" which are to blame, thus implicating implicitly evil insurance companies and avoiding any mention of Obamacare/ACA, the real cause (produced in full for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) —
If there were a book dedicated to Jezebel in the Bible, the story might somewhat resemble the new feminist book, “The Book of Jezebel:” encouraging worship of false idols and ending up as a corpse left to the dogs.
In the case of the actual tome, “The Book of Jezebel,” the false idol is the self. Described as “an illustrated encyclopedia of lady things,” and edited by Anna Holmes, founder of ultra-liberal feminist site Jezebel, the book debuted in October. And of course it was well-received by liberal outlets like Huffington Post and NPR.
Jay Leno continued mocking the rollout of ObamaCare Thursday.
The NBC Tonight Show host began the program with a series of jokes about President Obama including recommending he “put the NSA in charge of the website. That way there's nothing to fill out. They already have all our information. See? Just put your name in” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
After Piers Morgan mocked Sarah Palin by linking to a phony news report, Palin shot back on Friday with a photo of her in hunting gear next to a dead bear. "Piers: Kind of busy right now," the caption read.
"Oh dear Piers, thank you so much for all your invitations to appear on your shambolic show, including the adoring message you sent. But is it still any wonder why I've politely responded that I'm too busy doing, um, er... pretty much anything to accept the invite?" Palin's Facebook page read.