Thursday, December 23, 2010

"PolitiFact"--Just Another MSM AgitProp House

Gee, what a shock. An MSM apparatchik (PolitiFact) makes truth-claims. Only problem: you have to accept the premise that only PolitiFact may define the terms.

That doesn't always hold water in areas where quality (not quantity) is the subject of dispute.

"We have concluded it is inaccurate to call the plan a government takeover," the editors of PolitiFact announce portentously. "'Government takeover' conjures a European approach where the government owns the hospitals and the doctors are public employees," whereas ObamaCare "is, at its heart, a system that relies on private companies and the free market." PolitiFact makes it sound as if ObamaCare were drawn up by President Friedrich Hayek, with amendments from House Speaker Ayn Rand. --WSJ via Sykes

But as the WSJ and thousands of others know, ObamaCare dictates terms and conditions of health-care delivery to insurers, providers, hospitals, and patients.

Little is left to the imagination of any affected parties.

Given the way PolitiFact defines the argument (that a 'takeover' requires Gummint ownership and/or employment of all the parties), they make their truth-claim.

But 'ownership' and 'employment' are not relevant if all the other terms and conditions are imposed, by law, (at the point of a gun) by Gummint. It may be a rhetorical flourish to state that ObamaCare is "a Government takeover."

But it is grounded in reality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Only problem: you have to accept the premise that only PolitiFact may define the terms."

Ironic that you say that, isn't it??? I'll let you mull that one over.