DON’T TRUST CORPORATE MEDIA (unless you like being stupid)

Investor’s Business Daily, doing its part to try and stave off any semblance of a universal health care plan (which would eventually cut their buddies the insurance companies out of untold billions of free blood money), concocts a stew of mischaracterization, exaggeration, and bald-faced lying for its readers. They focus on what’s now boilerplate right-wing nonsense that takes out of context a minor provision for helping to fund end-of-life counseling. ‘Obamacare is gonna kill grandma,’ they say. This is how vile the ‘discourse’ has gotten. If anything, the biggest flaws with the proposed health care reform are directly related to the legislative unwillingness to cut insurance companies out of the loop. This idiotic smear about euthanasia of the elderly is not even loosely based in reality. But that’s all run of the mill at this point. I’m actually amused by the IBD editorial, because it reaches down for an extra helping of moron when it says the following:

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

How ignorant and thick-headed does IBD think its readers are? Anyone with internet access would be able to find out– oh, never mind me telling you. See for yourself: Stephen Hawking is fucking British. Amid all the lies and bullshit I hear about ‘socialized’ medicine being such a nightmare for western Europe and Canada, I have yet to hear one citizen of those countries (who isn’t on the payroll of Big Pharma or the insurance giants) say that they’d trade their health care system for ours. Not even Stephen Hawking.


h/t to Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon

One comment on “

  1. Anonymous says:

    The administration should stop calling it health care reform and instead refer to their efforts as health insurance reform. They aren't, after all, writing legislations on the way to conduct an angioplasty or on the procedure to be used in administering an MRI. The doctors will still be in charge of that won't they?

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