Lou Dobbs Highlights MRC Report on ObamaCare Coverage

Lou Dobbs, on Tuesday's edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight, highlighted the MRC's report on how ABC, NBC and CBS have ignored recent ObamaCare setbacks.

The Fox Business News host announced: "You know our viewers have known from the very beginning about this ObamaCare nightmare, but any one tuning into the Big Three networks isn't getting access to these facts. The Media Research Center looked into it and here are just some of their findings." (video after the jump)

The following segment was aired on the April 9 edition of FBN's Lou Dobbs Tonight:

LOU DOBBS: You know our viewers have known from the very beginning about this ObamaCare nightmare, but any one tuning into the Big Three networks isn't getting access to these facts. The Media Research Center looked into it and here are just some of their findings.

On March 22nd the Senate voted to repeal the medical device tax, the ObamaCare tax on medical devices. And guess what happened there? I got to write this in. ABC, CBS and NBC they devoted –  well you can imagine, because that was important – they devoted exactly this number of stories to the issue. That's right. Zero!

Then on March 26nd the study by the Society of Actuaries, don't, I'll bet you didn't even know there was a Society of Actuaries. I certainly didn't. But if you're going to have a society I think Actuaries would be one of the first things you'd want to have. They found ObamaCare will cause a huge spike in premiums. Thirty-two percent!



Remember when the President promised there would be no increase in premiums? Well some states seeing claims rising by as much as 80 percent. We did a chalk talk on it here, that's what we do. ABC? CBS? NBC? Well this is the number of stories that they committed to this subject. [writes a zero on a chalk board] Right there, right there.

And then on April 3rd the Obama administration admitted ObamaCare exchanges for small business to provide health care insurance will be delayed by a year. ABC, CBS, NBC? They reported on that, exactly that. [writes a zero on the chalk board]

And on April 4th Quinnipiac University released a poll showing 78 percent of voters expect ObamaCare to hurt them personally or to have no effect at all. Fifteen percent who think it actually might, it might help. You know you would've thought that ABC, CBS and NBC would at least cover the fact that 15 percent thought it was going to be very helpful? But once again, the watchdogs, [writes a zero on the board] the watchdogs at ABC, CBS and NBC behaving just like poodles. Little, tiny pink poodles.

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.