NPR Debate: ‘False Distortion’ vs. ‘Fact-Based Statement’

NPR Check blogger mytwords has taken the time (8/4/09) to closely “consider [Scott] Horsley’s verbal sleight of hand” on National Public Radio‘s August 4 Morning Edition: He equates a completely false distortion–characterizing the tepid Democratic health reform proposals as “government-run healthcare” in opposition to “the free market”–with a completely fact-based statement–“we have a system today that works well for the insurance industry but it doesn’t work well for you [the public].” Yes, the system works well (insurance profits more than quadrupled from 2000 to 2007) but not for the public, which pays more for less and suffers about 22,000 deaths […]