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A misleading account of Obama’s mother and her insurance dispute

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Bro. Curtis, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...rance-dispute/2012/03/18/gIQAdDd4KS_blog.html



    .....The disability-insurance dispute certainly may have motivated the president, but he has never explicitly stated that. In any case, the filmmakers must have known they had a problem with this story or else they would have recounted it as Obama had done in the 2008 campaign, using phrases such as “pre-existing conditions,” “health insurance,” and “treatment.”
    Instead, they arranged the quotes and images to leave a misleading impression of what really happened......
     
  2. mandym

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    Figures........
     
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    Janny Scott ... an opinion piece. You do know the difference don't you? :laugh:
     
  4. Bro. Curtis

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    I didn't call it a headline, now, did I ? I didn't say this piece spoke for en entire news network, did I ?

    Nice try, C.T. Boy.
     
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    Both the Washington Post and the New York Times agree that the president's story about his mother is rated "barely true" or "mostly false."
    Janny Scott's book on Obama's mother was not an opinion piece; it was a book that was noticed and commented on by many liberal media outlets, including NPR. The fact of the matter is that the president got his facts wrong--facts he used as justification for changing an entire country's health care system.
     
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