Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Washington Post Confesses To News Suppression

The Washington Post couldn't completely bury the story about how Obamacare's "savings" were based upon pure fraud. But they gave it their best efforts!
Washington Post columnist Patrick Pexton made a rather startling admission in the paper’s Sunday edition: The Post never meant for their recent story about how President Obama’s health care law expands the budget deficit to become a viral Internet sensation. In fact, they deliberately tried to bury the story.
Putting the story (inside the paper) on A3 was the right judgment for a print publication. (Story author Lori) Montgomery urged her editors, correctly, not to put it on the front page: it wasn’t worth that.
The story in question was titled “Health care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds.” It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law and once you adjusted for that it added to the deficit rather than reducing it, as the White House has claimed. This is pretty significant news and was soon repeated and reposted throughout the web.

Pexton, the Post’s resident ombudsman (an in-house critic-scold for those not familiar with journo-speak), admits that they are ambivalent about this success, calling story’s popularity a reflection of our “our reactive, partisan, hyperventilating media culture.”
What's also amazing is that it took so long for this story to make it into the mainstream news media. Paul Ryan laid it all out during the health care debate and all that came out of it was 2 1/2 years of Paul Ryan demonization by the Democrat/media complex.

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