Ed Schultz on Obamacare Debacle - It's the Media's Fault!

Careful with all that finger-pointing, left wingers, you're putting at risk the eyesight of millions of Americans just as our health care took a decided turn for the worse.

MSNBC token working stiff Ed Schultz has settled on a culprit to blame for the dual train wrecks this month stemming from the rollout of the Obamacare website and health exchanges. The problem, don't you know, is a heretofore fawning media establishment shaking loose its somnambulance and taking note of the wreckage.

This was more than Schultz could bear and he vented about it on his radio show yesterday --

Look, the rates are going to go up, OK, for some, but they're not going to go up anywhere near what they did during the Bush years. That's well documented. Some rates are going to be going down in states. But it just seems that there is a media fascination in this country with failure. Network people, they report as if they can't wait for it to screw up! ...

Right now the media's taking every opportunity they can to trash the law. I don't know what the media fascination is with failure on this. It's amazing to me.

Reminds me of the scene at the end of "Chinatown" after a desperate Evelyn Mulwray has shot her father, Noah Cross, as she tries to flee from him.

"Evelyn, put that gun away!" Jake Gittes yells to her. "Let the police handle this!"

"He owns the police!" Mulwray answers, defiantly stating what everyone there already knows.

Don't you love when Schultz claims it is "well documented" that future health rate increases will be lower under Obama than they were under Bush? Wrong -- it cannot be "well documented" either way until at bare minimum a few years have passed, the more the better, and assertions can be made based on empirical data.

For any Obama apologist to blame "the media" for the inevitable disasters caused by this egregiously bad law is like a football coach blaming the cheerleaders for his hapless team's huge loss.

Ed, seeing how you're so gung ho in your prognostications, how about reeling off World Series and Super Bowl winners for the next decade?

Jack Coleman
Jack Coleman
Ex-liberal from People's Republic of Massachusetts