With the help of a media much more interested in fact-checking cancer patients who oppose The State than they ever were in vetting ObamaCare or Obama’s years-long lie promising you can keep your health insurance, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday to declaratively claim “all” ObamaCare horror stories are untrue:
Partial transcript courtesy of The Weekly Standard:
“Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America,” said Reid.
“The leukemia patient whose insurance policy was canceled [and] could die without her medication, Mr. President, that’s an ad being paid for by two billionaire brothers. It’s absolutely false. Or the woman whose insurance policy went up $700 a month–ads paid for around America by the multibillionaire Koch brothers, and the ad is false.
“We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it’s ruining in Republicans’ stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers.
When it comes to our media, it is a beautiful thing being a Democrat and especially Harry Reid, who can pretty much get away with making any outrageous claim he likes. During the 2012 presidential election, the media never made Reid pay a political price for spreading the false rumor that for years Romney paid no taxes. In fact, with all kinds of phony tut-tutting, the media helped Reid spread that slander.
Now Reid is claiming that there are no legitimate ObamaCare horror stories; “all” of them are fabricated by the dreaded Koch brothers. You can bet that the American media will not vet Reid’s latest outrageous lie with anywhere near the ferocity they do cancer patients who dare speak out against ObamaCare.
Thanks to the fine Twitter work of Townhall’s Guy Benson, on top of the four to six million who had their policies canceled by ObamaCare, we have endless examples of ObamaCare horror stories: Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here.
The main reason the media will downplay or dismiss what Reid said is because proving him a liar would mean reporting the pain ObamCare is putting millions of working class and middle class Americans through. That is something our media will never let happen.
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