Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NBC Revises The "Truth" About Obamacare
Yesterday morning I noticed a story by NBC that caught my attention.
I mentioned it on my live radio program, because it seemed to be "honest" and "truthful."
I told my audience I was surprised that NBC, who has given undying support to this President, would have published an article this truthful about the President and his health care scheme.
NBC reported that the President knew for 3 years that millions were going to lose their individual insurance when Obamacare was implemented.
In their story, NBC said, "President Obama has repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, and the Obama administration has known that for at least 3 years."
NBC said, "Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75% of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to get a 'cancellation' letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don't meet the standards of mandated by the new health care law" [Obamacare]
Then, late at night, the story was pulled, the link was changed thereby breaking the trail, and stealth edits were made to the piece. In particular, one key paragraph missing.
Breitbart is reporting that the following paragraph was removed, then the story was reposted.
"None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered."
NBC News then tweeted that it had reposted the link. This appeared on Twitter:
"Had a problem with the #Obamacare story this evening. Here's the new url: "
There was no mention of the revision.
Breitbart and others immediately began reporting the edit.
And in the still of the night, yet another edit occurred. NBC put the cookie back in the cookie jar. They replaced the missing paragraph.
Was this an honest error? Given NBC's bent toward editing news stories---they have been caught doing so several times this year---it's hard to believe it was an honest mistake.
The story simply reappeared yet another time "with" the paragraph and no explanation.
As all this was happening, "truth" continued to evolve.
Barack Obama's senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, Tweeted this message: "FACT: Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change their existing plans."
This, of course, flies in the face of the NBC story that documents that the President and his administration knew 3 years ago this was going to happen.
I don't want to say it, but I can't help myself. The Emperor has no clothes.
It appears he also has no hesitation in misleading the public.
There is a growing loss of trust in our present government. I'll be talking about the solution on the radio this morning, live at 9 AM PDT. You can listen from any where in the world. Here's how.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Prayerful. Be blessed.