Accuracy in Media

The Republicans introduced an amendment during the health care reform debate in the Senate, which pushed senators to vote on whether to introduce single-payer health care (or government-run health care). The amendment was called a “trolling” amendment by those in the liberal media, particularly by the media outlet Axios.

The vote was defeated 57-0, with 43 senators solely voting “present” instead of being on the record about single-payer.

CNN covered it and claimed that this amendment vote was “bait” laid by the Republicans, while ABC News and NBC News did not cover the vote at the time of this article’s publication. Why did these mainstream media outlets ignore this piece of news?





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Comments

  • single payer

    Mainstream TV will hardly ever even utter the words “single payer” to prevent it from becoming more mainstream. Corporate would not want single payer to become law due to the loss of all the advertisement money coming from pharmaceutical corporations and various for-profit healthcare organizations………..

    Single payer aka IMPROVED Medicare for ALL………….

  • mioahu

    How about we don’t want single payer because we know what happened to Canada and the UK ? You want the government to decide if your child can get a better treatment, and say no, even tho you maybe could afford it ? Do you know that the creator of the Canadian single pay system regrets having done it, says it is a failure, and suggest adding private options ? Do you know that 25% of doctors in UK are foreigners, because the single payer system does not pay enough for people to become doctors ? Really looking forward to that brain operation performed by that guy trained in Somalia ? Why is it so hard for leftists to understand that when there is no competition, things just get worst ? All leftists are fans of the darwinian theory, they love science( just not really when it does not agree with their ideology) In the evolution theory it makes sense that you get better through competition and pressure from the environment. When there is no competition, nothing ever gets better, when there is no pressure (like if you are not efficient, you go bankrupt) there is no efficiency…Government run operations have no competition , and there is no pressure to be efficient cause there is an unlimited supply of money from your taxes. So no, we don’t want single payer for all.

  • single payer

    Some 60% of Americans support some form of national healthcare system……

  • Gz7

    So? That doesn’t make it Constitutional.

  • single payer

    Promoting the general welfare of the citizens does……….

  • Gz7

    Then that would apply to every other issue, rendering the Constitution dead. Is that your wish?

  • FormerLiberalnowConservative

    Because ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN are all in the tank for the far leftists and the Democrappic Party.

  • mioahu

    yeah, medicare and medicaid is some form of national system….but it’s not single payer, since we still have other options…so that is not an argument for single payer