DC & NYC media establishment

media lapdog

As we begin a new year I’m looking at the poor record of the US media of truth telling about the political machine in DC. There are so many examples of the closer than spousal relationship between the US media and 0bama administration but the one story that really shows where a media whore stands is how he or she supports the 0bama machine in his call for the imprisonment of Edward Snowdon.

Glenn Greenwald takes on Ruth Marcus (stenographer for the 0bama administration) over her demand that Snowdon should be jailed etc. Marcus sounds exactly like the UK Conservative politicians belly aching about the dangers of the Snowdon “leaks” and how National Security has been compromised. Marcus and the UK political media gang can’t even be original in their use of words to defend their “sources”. The obama gang wants to eliminate all leaks and at the same time the 0bama gang is one of the biggest leakers of “secret” information in DC.

So those of us in the rest of the USA — 99.0% of the rest of the USA get filtered and bias news from East Coast media folks who probably couldn’t locate most of the states of the US on a giant outline map of the US.

Greenwald’s remarks to Marcus about the DC media hit the bulls eye — as she let slip her hard core NYC accent. My mother in law was born and raised in NYC and I recognize the accent in the DC beltway diva Ruth Marcus.

Ruth Marcus’ attack on Snowdon and Greenwald tells us that there are still a lot more NSA spying on the world secrets yet to be told.

News media lapdogs and Orwell’s 1984

It is “Orwell ‘R’ Us” now.

Michael Moore also is doing the reporting that the liberals are afraid of doing — Moore points out that the 0bamacare law is awful. The “roll out” of the website for the Insurance Industry welfare went badly and now the media 0bama protection machine is out defending 0bama’s huge mess. Way back during the Bush II era Michael Moore filmed and produced a documentary on the US health care system — which basically is the most expensive in the world and doesn’t deliver for a whole lot of Americans.

Rube Goldberg device — napkin

ODAY marks the beginning of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s new insurance exchanges, for which two million Americans have signed up. Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful.

That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies, at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get. Unfortunately, this meant that instead of blaming companies like Novartis, which charges leukemia patients $90,000 annually for the drug Gleevec, or health insurance chief executives like Stephen Hemsley of UnitedHealth Group, who made nearly $102 million in 2009, for the sky-high price of American health care, the president’s Democratic supporters bought into the myth that it was all those people going to get free colonoscopies and chemotherapy for the fun of it.

I believe Obamacare’s rocky start – clueless planning, a lousy website, insurance companies raising rates, and the president’s telling people they could keep their coverage when, in fact, not all could – is a result of one fatal flaw: The Affordable Care Act is a pro-insurance-industry plan implemented by a president who knew in his heart that a single-payer, Medicare-for-all model was the true way to go. When right-wing critics “expose” the fact that President Obama endorsed a single-payer system before 2004, they’re actually telling the truth. (Moore’s whole article is found on NYT.)

As numerous sources, including Michael Moore’s article on the NYT, report 0bamacare is a recycled effort of Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts who borrowed the concept of propping up Insurance companies from a GOP conservative think tank. So if this thing called 0bamacare just happens to reminds everyone of a Rube Goldberg contraption — well it is.

As a third world country still trying to be a first world country by bulling the whole world — seems like we should have a better and more affordable health care system than we currently have or the the monstrosity called 0bamacare just birthed by the 0bama white house. One would think that with all the hype about that East Coast Harvard law school that it would turn out lawyers with critical thinking and with leadership abilities.

/end snark




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