Originally published November 12 2013
Media losing all credibility in lying to cover Obama's lies about being able to 'keep your health insurance if you like it'
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) The media is already at fault for failing to report years ago a disturbing truth about Obamacare that was published in the Federal Register: That the law was going to cause 93 million people to lose their coverage.
Now the corporate press is culpable for trying to cover up for their beloved Obama after he has been exposed as a serial liar for saying multiple times since his first campaign that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan."
The admission in question was published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2010 - about three months after Obama signed the measure into law [http://www.gpo.gov]. The relevant passage discusses health insurance plans that would be grandfathered in - that is, plans that would not have to comply with the law's new minimum coverage requirements and other provisions.
As reported by Forbes:
The Departments' mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013," wrote the administration on page 34552. All in all, more than half of employer-sponsored plans will lose their "grandfather status" and get canceled. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 156 million Americans - more than half the population - was covered by employer-sponsored insurance in 2013.
Corporate media: 'Obama didn't lie!'
But between then and the 2012 election, in which the great Obamacare lies had yet to be officially exposed, the corporate media ignored this information. And of course, the White House sure wasn't forthcoming.
Columnist Ben Shapiro notes:
A huge swath of the media continues to maintain that Obama never lied. Even when called on their "half-true" rating, after it had been completely debunked, PolitiFact stood by it: "Overall, Obama's statement was partially accurate but left out important details or took things out of context." CNN's Joe Johns explained that the statements might have been "over broad."
"Over broad"? The corporate media shills are so clever, aren't they?
Even when confronted with hard-and-fast evidence - like the president saying more than 29 times that no American with a current health insurance plan would lose it - the shills continue to provide cover for their chosen (Democratic) candidates.
"In fact, the media went even further. The NBC News scoop prompted Obama administration matriarch Valerie Jarrett to tweet-lie that insurance companies were truly to blame for tossing people off insurance - a nonsensical take given that insurance companies must throw people off non-complying insurance plans under Obamacare," writes Shapiro.
"Nonetheless, that falsehood quickly became the favored meme of the media echo chamber, with Chuck Todd of NBC News stating, 'They were making promises that that they were hoping the insurance companies were going to keep.'"
Check it out here: [http://dailycaller.com].
Cover Barack's behind at all costs
You'll notice that not once did Obama include any qualifiers with his promise, like, "You can keep your plan if the insurance companies say you can."
But hey, no big deal, say many in the corporate media. Obama's law fail is actually a blessing to you stupid people, as Shapiro notes:
President Obama's favorite "conservative" columnist, Josh Barro of Business Insider, actually tweeted that Americans should be fine with the government throwing them off their insurance policies, since Americans are stupid anyway: "Vast swathes of policy are based on the correct presumption that people don't know what's best for them. Nothing new." He added, "Elitist technocrats are also the ones making you buy pasteurized milk and buy cars with seat belts."
Right. Seat belts, pasteurized milk (not raw - no, no), certain light bulbs and shower heads and toilets, Obamacare - only government bureaucrats know what's best for you, don't you see? That's the attitude of the corporate media, which is ideologically tied to Barack Obama's hip.
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