View Full Version : PolitiFact's "Lie Of The Year"

12-19-2010, 03:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>PolitiFact's "Lie Of The Year" <u>Is One Of Fox's Favorite Health Care Lies</u></span>

PolitiFact recently named <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"a government takeover of health care"</span> as its 2010 <span style='font-size: 20pt'>"Lie of the Year"</span> -- a lie that Fox News hosts and contributors have repeatedly promoted. </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fox News Has Repeatedly Promoted The "Government Takeover" Lie

Cameron Uncritically Advances The "Government Takeover" Lie. On the August 12, 2009, edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom, correspondent Carl Cameron reported that protesters at a health care town hall forum held by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) were "angry that Grassley is participating in the negotiations with Democrats out of fear that he might give away the store and let <u>what critics say is a liberal big government takeover of health care </u>advance unabated." [Fox News' America's Newsroom, 8/12/09]

<u>O'Reilly: "If The Government Takes Over Health Care</u> ... More People Will Be Harmed." On the August 19, 2009, edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly stated during a discussion of health care reform: "If the government takes over health care ... and begins to tell people when they can live and when they can die and the country goes bankrupt in the process ... more people will be harmed, including poor people." [Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, 8/19/09]

Fox & Friends: <u>Public Option Is A "Government Takeover";</u> "Should Technically Be" "Government-Run Health Care." On the October 27, 2009, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "wants to kick in ... a new name for the public option, which is really government-run health care. That's what the name should technically be." Co-host Steve Doocy added, "Government takeover." [Fox News' Fox & Friends, 10/27/09]

<u>Carlson: "Shouldn't What We Really Call [The Public Option] Is A Government Takeover Of Health Care?"</u> On October 28, 2009, Fox & Friends hosted Frank Luntz to criticize Pelosi's "rebranding" of the public option as the "consumer option." During the discussion, Carlson asked Luntz: "Now we have Nancy Pelosi not wanting to call it the public option. Shouldn't what we really call it is a government takeover of health care? Is that why she now wants to call it the consumer option, to kind of shield that?" [Fox & Friends, 10/28/09]

<u>Van Susteren: "If You Think We Should Have More Government-Run Health Care, </u>Listen To This." On the February 3 edition of Fox News' On the Record, host Greta Van Susteren stated, "If you think we should have more government-run health care, listen to this." Van Susteren then explained that a Canadian official was seeking medical treatment in the United States and asked: "[I]f this guy is leaving Canada for treatment, should we really change our system to be more like Canada's?" [Fox News' On the Record, 2/3/10]

<u>Morris Calls Health Care Reform "The Government Takeover</u> Of The 16 Percent Of Our Economy That's Health Care." On the February 4 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Dick Morris called health care reform legislation "the government takeover of the 16 percent of our economy that's health care." [Fox & Friends, 2/4/10]

Beck Calls Health Care Reform The <u>"Government Takeover Of The Health Care System."</u> On the March 15 edition of his Fox News show, Glenn Beck called health care reform the "government takeover of the health care system." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 3/15/10, accessed via Nexis] </div></div>

....and on and on and on. why they hate media matters...they report the truth. (http://mediamatters.org/research/201012170024)

When are they going to apologise for their misleading reporting?



12-19-2010, 03:37 AM
Let's see.

The gubmint decides:

1 - What treatments are to be available and what aren't.

2 - What drugs are to be available and what aren't.

3 - Who gets said treatments/drugs and who doesn't.

4 - What said treatments/drugs shall cost.

5 - What providers of said treatments/drugs shall be paid.

6 - What companies shall be allowed to insure against medical issues.

7 - What the insures must cover.

8 - What the insures may charge.

9 - What they shall pay.

10 - Who must abide by the rules.

11 - Who shall be exempted.

Why would anyone think the gubmint had set up a fascist health care model?


12-19-2010, 03:52 AM
LOL. Still unwilling to accept the truth.


12-19-2010, 03:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL. Still unwilling to accept the truth.

Q </div></div>

I know ... but that won't stop me from providing it to you.


12-19-2010, 04:02 AM
You provide nothing but your own personal misguided opinion.


12-19-2010, 04:12 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You provide nothing but your own personal misguided opinion.

Q </div></div>


I used you as a source ... I even quoted you,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL. Still unwilling to accept the truth.

Q </div></div>

You clearly stated that you had been,m and in fact still were, unwilling to accept the truth.

I acknowledged that this was an accurate statement on your part and stated that I would still continue to provide you with the truth.

Whether or not you accept or reject the truth is a personal choice of yours.