Friday, September 21, 2007
Killing Health Care Again
On Tuesday's ATC Melissa Block hammers away at Hillary Clinton over Health Care and Petraeus. Block critiques Clinton's Health Care plan because it will cost businesses more. What she never does is critique it for being what Clinton's 1993 plan also was - a massive gift to the Health Insurance Industry. (NPR continues selling the revisionist view of Clinton's 1993 plan as an attack on the insurance industry (listen to the Sunday piece with Mr. Insurance, Laszewski. ) What is stunning is that Clinton's current plan is not critiqued from the position of those who want a nationalized single-payer plan. Nothing, nada, zilch! Amazing. After her whining about cost, Block then tries to trap Clinton into saying that Petraeus is the craven liar for the Bush administration that he is - this is pure Fox News tactics. Block even tries to get Clinton to denounce the MoveOn.orgs "Petraeus - Betray Us" ad. How about Block spending half the effort just reporting on all the B.S. that Petraeus tried to spin for Bush, and let the evidence speak for itself?