Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
MEDIAMATTERS: Candid Camera: Behind the scenes video at 9/12 protest shows Fox News producer coaching crowd
Behind the scenes footage from an anonymous tipster showing what appears to be a Fox News producer encouraging a crowd to scream and holler during a "report" by Fox News' Griff Jenkins at the 9/12 protest:
Here's how it looked on Fox News:
We would expect that type of behavior from a producer of, say, a daytime talk show with a live studio audience like Oprah or Maury or Jerry, but from a cable "news" producer? Really?
I guess it wasn't enough for Fox News to promote the hell out of Glenn Beck's 9/12 death march – they also needed to incite the crowd – you know, get them nice and pumped up so they'd looked good for the cameras.
Fair & Balanced? More like Fake & Staged.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
However, it is mainly another giveaway of taxpayers' money to the
special interests, this time the insurance companies. The co-op idea
is crap, as it doesn't have any theeth to keep insurance companies
honest or promote real competition. Insurance companies feel happy and
very comfortable with co-ops. The American people do not!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Claim: Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
False: This section says nothing whatsoever about “rationing” or anything of the sort. Actually, it’s favorable to families and individuals, placing an annual cap on what they could pay out of pocket if covered by a basic, “essential benefits package.” The limits would be $5,000 for an individual, $10,000 for a family.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The media is too cozy with the insurance industry and others deep pocket oponents of healthcare reform.
National Quinnipiac poll in August (question 23): 40% of Republicans support public option, 72% overall
National CBS poll in September: 35% of Republicans support public option, 60% overall
August Research 2000 poll of Sen. Max Baucus's "red state" Montana constituents: 47% support and 44% oppose the public option
August Research 2000 poll of Blue Dog Rep. Jim Cooper's constituents: 61% support and 28% oppose the public option