The Business & Media Institute released the brand new Special Report: UnCritical Condition today about network news treatment of health care.
BMI looked at morning and evening shows on ABC, CBS and NBC from Jan. 20 to June 24, 2009. We found that the networks boosted the administration's case for government run health care in several ways:
- Favoring proponents of ObamaCare to critics by a margin of more than 2-to-1
- Barely discussing the $1 trillion or higher price tag (9 percent of stories)
- Exaggerating the number of uninsured Americans 80 percent of the time
- Ignoring Medicare's "explosive fiscal situation" despite calling Obama's public option plan for health care reform "Medicare-like."