Willful Blindness: MSM Ignores Republican Half of the Story on Healthcare Reform Efforts

Kyle-Anne Shiver
BigJournalism.com
2/10/2010

The most infuriating thing about our mainstream media is the utter ignorance of their so-called “journalists.” When little miss anchorwoman, Katie Couric, interviewed the president last Sunday on his sudden, desperate invitation to Republicans for ideas on healthcare reform, he told her this:

I want to look at the Republican ideas that are out there. And I want to be very specific. ‘How do you guys want to lower costs? How do you guys intend to reform the insurance markets so people with preexisting conditions, for example, can get health care?’

Ms. Couric was so ignorant of the past year-long healthcare debacle that she offered no challenge whatsoever to this latest whopper by President Obama. If she had known the issues — which is the job for which she is supposedly paid $14 million a year, or $300,000 per week — then she would have immediately challenged the president with the fact that very specific ideas from Republicans have been on the table – in writing – since early last summer…

As to the Republican ideas on healthcare reform, they’ve been there all along. Right up there in the same capitol building, where the Democrats were holding their closed-door, shutout meetings, doing their wheeling and corrupt dealmaking, the Republicans put together three much more succinct, much more promising, much more cost-cutting and much less power-grabbing, genuine healthcare reform bills…

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