Example Of Unbelievable Media Bias From CNN

This is how the mainstream media rolls:

Health care foes 11 votes shy of defeating bill
By Charles Riley and Jeff Simon, CNN

Washington (CNN) — Five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against Senate health care legislation, which puts opponents of reform just 11 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.

An ongoing CNN analysis shows that opposition in the House to the Senate health care plan has reached 205 members.

A total of 27 House Democrats, including nine who supported the House plan in November, have indicated that they would join a unified Republican caucus in opposing the Senate plan, which passed in that chamber December 24 with the minimum required 60 votes.

Nonetheless, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson of Connecticut said Monday after a meeting with rank-and-file Democrats that “the votes are there” to pass the health care bill.

I’m a “health care foe,” which can’t mean anything other than that I am an opponent of health care.  Damn doctors and hospitals and healing people.  I don’t want my family to be allowed to recover from injuries, illnesses, or diseases.  I say that we round up all the doctors and medical professionals and put bullets in their heads, just like my hero Pol Pot did in Cambodia.

I’m also an “opponent of reform.” I want sharia law imposed.  I want to be able to publicly beat my wife while citizens around me nod their heads approvingly.  And I want to be able to beat the snot out of any woman not my wife whose burqas don’t cover their ankles and everything above their ankles.  I think we should all be living in caves, and believe everything started to go wrong when we discovered first fire and then the wheel.

Words and phrases generate mental images.  And what images are generated by phrases such as “health care foes” and “opponents of reform”?  Is it a positive or a negative image?

The mainstream media knows what images they are creating by their choice in language.  They do what they do knowingly and intentionally.  And they do it with an ideological agenda in mind.

The mainstream media does this all the time, word after word, sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph, piece after piece. They are as biased as the sun is hot, and virtually everything they think and everything they do is contaminated to the core with their ideology.

I am an ObamaCare foe, not a health care foe.  And unless you are so mindbogglingly stupid that you think health care never had a friend in its life until Barack Obama came along, you have to realize that ObamaCare and health care are not even close to being numerically identical.  I am for all kinds of health care reform: I am for tort reform, to limit the lawsuits that are forcing doctors and hospitals to purchase amazingly expensive insurance policies to protect them from the most litigious society in the history of the world; I am for allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines, which would for the first time in decades allow the free market system to have a toe-hold in a health care system that is dominated by government bureaucracies; I am for ending mandates that prevent health insurance companies from offering low-priced insurance to people based on their needs; I am for individual health savings accounts, which would sever the employer-based coverage system that is driving up the cost of health care by keeping individuals from being interested in keeping the cost of their own consumption of health care resources down.

I am for all kinds of reform.  And so are Republicans.  So it couldn’t be more dishonest for a large mainstream media outlet to label me as an “opponent of reform.”

And “health care foe?”  Really?  You think I’m opposed to health care?

Conservatives are demonized as a matter of routine by the mainstream media.  And it’s almost subconscious.  Readers don’t see all the examples and say, “Boy, these people are ideological rat bastards”; rather, you just kind of take it in along with the news the way a fish takes in water along with the oxygen in the water.

Conservatives are well aware of the fact that we have been careening into a socialist system.  And this health care debate is at the nexus of that greater issue.  As Ronald Reagan put it, “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project.”  The simple fact of the matter is that Democrats are trying to erect a gigantic entitlement program which will define whether this nation will be changed forever into a European-style socialist society or not.

I vote “not.”  And the American people are now overwhelmingly with me on that, according to every major poll across the board.

But to label conservatives as “health care foes” or as “opponents of reform” simply because we oppose what we believe to be dangerous liberal policies is nothing less than the tactic of true ideological demagogues and propagandists.

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