Thursday, October 11, 2007

Paging Dr. Gupta

This is instructive. Michael Moore makes a movie about the state of U.S. healthcare and CNN devotes significant manpower to try to debunk the movie's claims.

When an anonymous commenter at the Huffington Post made some "nasty" and "vulgar" comments about Vice, CNN's (and the Washington Post's) Howard Kurtz emerged to condemn such "vile" expressions.

Meanwhile, large, bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress approve of extending SCHIP by a minute fraction of what the war in Iraq is costing us. Democrats showcase a middle class family that has benefited from the program. Leading representatives (not stray commenters) of conservative talk radio and the Internets put out a hit on the family, including stalking and harassment, and making random, erroneous claims--easily disproved--about them, and CNN rushes to the defense of...

Well, the right-wing goon squad of course.

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