Special 'Mega Edition' of 'Media Mash' Tackles Bill Maher, ObamaCare, Ron Reagan Claiming Father Had Alzheimer's in Office

January 21st, 2011 11:10 AM

The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could have been averted if America had government-run health care, according to left-wing comedian Bill Maher.

That's just the first instance of liberal media advocacy that NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell touched in the January 20 "Media Mash" segment on FNC's "Hannity" program.

"This is the desperation that they're in to sell ObamaCare, that they know the American people don't want," Bozell argued.

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Maher should know that the the problem lies more with liberal groups like the ACLU who have made it near "impossible, in some cases for the state to treat mentally sick people" like Jared Loughner, the MRC president added.

Bozell also addressed the ABC's defense of ObamaCare, painting the repeal that conservatives want as a "disaster":

Why is it that after two years of [the media's] non-stop selling [ObamaCare], this is not selling? Six out of ten Americans want this thing repealed. Eight out of ten were happy with their own insurance. Why is it that they cannot simply say the reason this was repealed was because the American people don't want to pay huge billions of dollars in new taxes, they don't want their freedoms taken, they don't want to see something that's blatantly unconstitutional. Why not report on the reason why it was repealed instead of a shameless press release for Nancy Pelosi?

Hannity and Bozell also addressed the media hyping Ron Reagan's claim in a new book that his father the late president may have suffered the earliest onset of Alzheimer's disease while in office:

SEAN HANNITY: You know, I've got to give credit to one person in the media, and this was Barbara Walters, and she said she spent more time with the president than he did and she didn't believe him.


BRENT BOZELL: Have you noticed something? At the start of that interview where Wolf Blitzer said, rather interesting, he said, first he said "revelations," and then he said "claims." That's two different words, two different meanings. A revelation implies that there's a fact. A claim implies there's a suggestion. In fact, this is the opinion of Ron Reagan. Had he put Michael Reagan on, Michael Reagan would have said the exact opposite of Ron Reagan.


Let me tell you something here, this is Ron Reagan Jr., pathetic, a pathetic human being. Saying look at me, look at me, on the 100th anniversary of my dad's [birth].... And the only way he can get on television is if he throws mud on the memory of his own father. He knew what he was doing. He knew what they would come out with, and this is the kind of thing he's done for years!