Piers Morgan Backs Obama Spin, He 'Inherited the Mother of All Hospital Passes'

Instead of Americans asking if their country is better off now than four years ago, CNN's Piers Morgan thinks they should compare the present situation to "three and a half years ago" since President Obama's first half-year was "hell on earth." He aired his liberal points early Wednesday morning at the Democratic National Convention.

 "This whole mixed picture we've been getting about is America better off than it was four years ago, would it have been more honest for everyone to get together and say look, here's the reality: 'We're better off than we were three and a half years ago, but for the first half of that first year it was hell on earth'," he posed to his Democratic guests former governors Bill Richardson (N.M.) and Ed Rendell (Penn.).

The liberal CNN host showed no such love to Romney aide Gail Gitcho, confronting her with Obama spin. "Well their [the Democrats'] argument is now that they inherited the mother of all hospital passes, and you don't dispute that, right?" he posed to her, later implying that the economic "hospital pass" may have come from the Bush administration.

"But the first half-year of Barack Obama's reign was just a financial meltdown, of catastrophic proportions, brought on by eight years, some would argue, of Republican administration," he asserted after Gitcho said America was still not better off at present than three and one-half years ago.

A transcript of the segments, which began airing on Piers Morgan Tonight on September 5 at 12:11 a.m. EDT, is as follows:

PIERS MORGAN: This whole mixed picture we've been getting about is America better off than it was four years ago, would it have been more honest for everyone to get together and say look, here's the reality: "We're better off than we were three and a half years ago, but for the first half of that first year it was hell on earth."

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[12:37]

MORGAN: Would you agree that we're better off than we were three and a half years ago?

GAIL GITCHO, Romney Campaign's communications director: No. Because we still have 23 million people unemployed. And I think that if you were going to –

(Crosstalk)

MORGAN: But the first half-year of Barack Obama's reign was just a financial meltdown, of catastrophic proportions, brought on by eight years, some would argue, of Republican administration.

(...)

GITCHO: We're talking about the things that the Democrats aren't. What you didn't hear again tonight, Piers is any Democrat talking about whether or not we're better off because they can't talk about that we're better off because we're not. So –

MORGAN: Well their argument is now that they inherited the mother of all hospital passes, and you don't dispute that, right?

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014