Universal Studios Orlando Cuts Back Health Care Thanks to ObamaCare; Will Sister Enterprises NBC, MSNBC Report?

February 20th, 2013 11:25 AM

The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday evening that the Universal Orlando theme park will be ending health care benefits for part-time workers at the close of 2013, citing provisions of ObamaCare that go into effect on January 1 of next year (h/t Hot Air). "Universal is one of the largest employers in Central Florida, with approximately 17,000 employees. It has thousands of part-time workers," notes the Sentinel.

Universal Orlando is, of course, a division of NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC and its cable network sister MSNBC. As we have quite exhaustively documented, MSNBC is an enthusiastic cheerleader of all things Obama, including his policy positions such as ObamaCare. It remains to be seen to what extent NBC News and MSNBC will report this story.

The typical liberal rubric for reporting such a story would be to bash the company as greedy and heartless, insisting that there's no legitimate financial reason for the company to ditch health care for its part-timers and that the new ObamaCare regulation is perfectly reasonable and not really all that onerous.

But in this case, for obvious reasons, reporting on and criticizing the move exposes corporate hypocrisy. Indeed, as Rick Manning at NetRightDaily noted last August, "NBC/Universal’s top brass has given $111,975 to Obama to date, while only $8,500 has been given to the Romney campaign — a 13 to 1 Obama advantage."