‘Silencing and Excluding’ Insistent Single-Payer Voices

“With the corporate media relentlessly distorting the public discussion around healthcare reform,” Black Agenda Report managing editor Bruce Dixon (7/29/09) has enumerated his “Top 10 Ways to Tell Your President & His Party Aren’t Fighting for Healthcare For Everybody,” including: The president and his party, and the corporate media, have spent more time and energy silencing and excluding the advocates of single-payer healthcare, mostly the president’s own supporters, than they have fighting Blue Dogs and Republicans. But no matter how diligently the spokespeople for single payer are excluded from media coverage and invitations to Obama’s policy forums and round tables, […]