The Republican noise machine is cranking out some major lies as the GOP and their right-wing-nut allies try to turn health care reform into a wedge issue. This is the right’s typical modus operandi whenever the truth is not on their side — which, not surprisingly, is frequently the case.
But it is nice to see that some media outlets are not buying their bullshit this time. For a dose of reality, see these stories:
- Steven Pearlstein of the Washington Post writes, “The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage.” Read the whole article.
- NPR aired a story this morning about the Canadian health care system, putting the lie to all the misleading messages from the U.S. health insurance industry and their peons in the Republican party.
- And James Fallows has been writing on his blog about the notoriously wrong, yet influential Betsey McCaughey.
Let’s hope the rest of the corporate media start paying attention and report the truth, rather than GOP talking points. But don’t hold your breath.