All Sunny in Media Land
“Let’s just get the law passed, then we’ll let the media take over.”
I think that was the game plan. From my local newspaper came this story yesterday morning: “Health care gains start soon.” That AP story by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar took different forms, but the headlines were all pretty similar. This remarkably-optimistic headline showed up dozens of time on a Yahoo! search: “Health care gains start soon — bigger ones later.” And of course, the markets did well yesterday, so that was the result of the health care bill, too: U.S. stocks surge on health-care certainty. And all those negative polling numbers from 72 hours ago? Well, they’ve disappeared! Opinions turn favorable on health care plan. I’m just waiting for news that the weather is sunny and impotence cured because of the health care legislation.
A Decent Piece by Dalrymple
“Americans would do well to ponder a recent admission by a former British minister in the Blair government. On March 2, the Guardian reported that the ex-minister, now Lord Warner, said that while spending on Britain’s National Health Service had increased by 60 percent under the Labour government, its output had decreased by 4 percent.” Link.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList
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