New York Times Capitalizes on Murder to Push Health Care Agenda
5:20 PM, Feb 3, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Who better than the New York Times to capitalize on a lunatic murderer to push its own agenda? Check out this headline, gracing the paper's homepage now:
There's even more to the silliness of this Times story -- and it begins in the lede:
While most people, seconds after getting shot and watching others nearby getting shot, might think about their own well-being and the safety of those around them, the Times was able to find one person to talk about health care. And from there, the piece's political undertones come out:
The whole piece, though attempting to be subtle, is a plug for Obamacare. The key question supporters of Obamacare sought to have answered during the debate was, Why can't everyone have as good of health care as members of Congress? When, in reality, the question should've been: Would this bill do anything to help health care in America, and would it be at an appropriate cost?
Here, the New York Times tries to use a tragedy for its own political agenda.
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