The Eclectic Quill

August 11, 2009

A Perfect Example of the Problem With the Health Care Debate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kelly @ 1:34 pm

Just take a look at this article and you’ll see what the problem is with the health care debate right now. It’s not the nut jobs who don’t know when they’re being lied to about things that should be obvious, like your government not wanting to kill old people. It’s not even the fact that the mealy mouthed Republicans like Sarah Palin saying things about bringing old people and babies with Down’s Syndrome in front of Death Squads or whatever. It’s the refusal of the mainstream media to call this crack-pottery what it is.

The article presents the debate as to equally legitimate sides of the argument, just reporting what the dispute was about, not interjecting what is actually true. So those reading it, or viewing it are seeing it as at least somewhat legitimate. The media needs to stop giving the “birthers” and “deathers” real air time and start calling them what they are, crack pots. Instead of a headline, “Specter faces hostile audience at health care forum” they should have the headline, “Crack pot right wingers attempt to highjack another town hall meeting.” That’s probably not as “unbiased” sounding but it’s a heck of a lot closer to the truth. The MSM has a responsibility to report the truth, not the middle.

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