Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Drudge lies about Edwards health plan

Surprise, surprise!

That whole stink about John Edwards allegedly saying he would order all Americans to visit a doctor turned out to be nothing but sour grapes. It turns out the major media got its poop from Drudge Report, which deliberately misrepresented what Edwards said. Isn't it nice to know the dinosaur press relies on Drudge Report (which has been discredited on countless other issues before) instead of what Edwards actually said? If this doesn't prove that the news is filtered and prescreened by the right-wing noise machine, what does?

What Edwards actually supported was requiring insurers to cover preventive measures - not looking over people's shoulders to make sure they see a doctor (which would have been unenforceable anyway). I'm sure he'd encourage people to see a doctor for preventive care, just because it saves money and lives. But the Drudgebot victim fantasy of John Edwards calling up physicians and telling them to go and beat someone's door down and drag them kicking and screaming to the local medical complex is unfounded.

If the wingnutosphere is so worried about this, why don't they raise a peep about the real money-grubbing mass medication schemes that are already imposed through our schools (which utterly pulverize personal choices)?

(Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/5/175249/8233)

15 comments:

  1. It was the Associated Press that wrote the story, not Matt Drudge.

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  2. The Reality Based CommunitySeptember 5, 2007 at 10:21 PM

    Read the Kos link again...the AP got its "info" (as it were) from Drudge.

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  3. Why would I go to another blog? The AP story is right here:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070902/ap_on_el_pr/edwards_2

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  4. because the AP story is um, wrong maybe??

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  5. But something called the Daily KOS is trustworthy …

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  6. Compared to Drudge, DKos is very trustworthy.

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  7. Matt Drudge didn't write the story. Drudge Report linked to the AP story.

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  8. If you guys are gonna argue about this, somebody better get some catering in here or something. I'm hungry.

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  9. FOR ABOUT THE SIXTY GAJILLIONTH TIME, KOS SAID IT ORIGINATED AT GRUDGE REPORT, NOT THE AP!!!!

    CAN'T YOU WANKPOOS GRASP THAT????

    THIS IS THE LINK FOR THOSE WHO WON'T CLICK ON IT: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/5/175249/8233

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  10. It doesn't say it originated from Drudge. All it mentions is the headline appearing on Drudge Report.

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  11. Everybody is really missing the point- The media (whether Drudge, AP, or whoever) misled the public about what John Edwards said. They did it in bad faith.

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  12. Meanwhile, the author of this blog is misrepresenting the Drudge Report.

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  13. Meanwhile, anonymous coward is misrepresenting the author of this blog.

    If you had gone to Drudge Report, the story was there.

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  14. Is your legal name Eye? If not, you are just as anonymous.

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