Posts Tagged ‘health insurance reform’

MA REPORT: News Media Debunking the Sara Palin’s Death Panels

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

News media outlets are debuning right-wing claims that the House health care reform bill would encourage euthanasia of the elderly, including Sarah Palin’s claim, forwarded by the conservative media, that the bill would create a “death panel.”

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Bill Moyers’ Journal: Towards a Healthier Debate on Health Reform

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Great August 14 show, very informative and providing great clarity with guests Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, about the slipshod news media presenting “unhelpful and misleading narratives that have not adequately informed the public about important issues.”

Shows how the news media’s lust for conflict in its images distorts and misleads and can negatively affect good public policy. See more here.