Friday, August 14, 2009

ABC News and "Scare Quotes"

Mackey provided eight "reforms" he argued the U.S. can do to improve health care without increasing the deficit.

Contrast that with:

The president's remarks today, to be delivered to about 1,300 attendees, will focus on health insurance reform and the uninsured.

Meanwhile, supporters of health care reform have upped their rhetoric.

Urging Americans to keep going on reform, the former president -- whose own efforts for health care reform in office were unsuccessful -- expressed confidence that a bill will pass, even if the GOP is not on board.

So for ABC, when you support government centric healthcare reforms, they're reforms. When you support market based healthcare reforms, they're "reforms".

Any doubt that ABC has an institutionalized bias on the issue?

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