Accuracy in Media

CNN ran a piece where the headline blasted Republicans for their alleged bait-and-switch tactics in proposing an pro-single-payer amendment to repeal Obamacare, “Democrats reject GOP’s effort tot bait them into voting for single-payer health insurance”.

The amendment, proposed by Montana Republican Senator Steve Daines, lost by a 57-0 margin, with 43 senators solely marking “present” instead of voting.

What the CNN article noted was how the Republicans failed to “bait” Democrats into voting for it, thus putting the Democrats on the record in support of government-run health care. It also said that the idea of single-payer is popular among potential 2020 candidates, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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