Spreading the Word Media Research Center President and NewsBusters.org Publisher Brent Bozell today responded to a poll conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Zogby International that finds that 84 percent of Americans, including 46 percent of Americans without health insurance, are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the health care they currently receive.
Released on Wednesday, the poll was glaringly absent from most news reports late last week and over the weekend.
Bozell today called on the media to stop reporting on the American health care system as a "crisis" situation, as the facts simply belie the claim.
"The media need to stop acting like arsonists when it comes to their reporting on the U.S. health care system, starting a fire and then suggesting to put it out the government takeover of 1/5th of our economy.
"There is no health care crisis. The American people are overwhelmingly satisfied with the health care they currently receive. The media should report this instead of helping incite for the socialist solution - the government making our most vital life and death health decisions.
"The real crisis here is the crisis of confidence that the American people have in the media. The press need to stop creating calamities where there are none, and instead do what they are charged with doing - reporting the facts."