CNN's Costello Takes Exception to Reporter's Joke About ObamaCare Website Being a Turkey

As NewsBusters has reported, CNN's Carol Costello is very defensive about ObamaCare.

On Wednesday, she took exception to a pre-Thanksgiving Day joke special correspondent Jeanne Moos made about Healthcare.gov being a turkey (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

At the end of a light-hearted CNN Newsroom segment about the annual ritual of the President pardoning a turkey on Thanksgiving, Moos said, "The people will decide whether Popcorn or Caramel gets the glory this year. At least this government website is working. It's no turkey."

Costello heaved a bit of a sigh and said, "I don't know if that bolstered your argument, Jeanne, but hey, happy Thanksgiving."

Readers are reminded that earlier this month, Costello got into quite a heated argument about ObamaCare with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

A few weeks earlier, she got so mad during a discussion about the Affordable Care Act that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) scolded, "You're getting awfully angry about this situation. I hate that you're in this position."

I guess it's not just Republicans forbidden to criticize ObamaCare in Costello's presence.

In the immortal words of Sergeant Hulka aka Warren Oates, "Lighten up, Francis!"

(HT Mediaite)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.