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    Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    Source Reveals What CNN’s Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics | Mediaite

    "Liberal" CNN did a piece the other day on the difficulties with Affordable Care Act signups in Wisconsin. And while they did a bang-up job of showing the error messages on the website, they did a pretty lousy job of painting the entire picture of what exactly is going on in the Badger state.

    On Thursday, CNN Newsroom with Wolf Blitzer aired a report by CNN Investigative Unit reporter Drew Griffin that highlighted the difficulties that some low-income patients at Wisconsin community health clinics are having signing up for Obamacare. Conspicuously absent from that report, however, was any mention of Wisconsinís refusal to accept Obamacareís Medicaid expansion and decision to throw tens of thousands out of the current program.

    The peg to Griffinís report is that the clinicís staff have yet to sign anyone up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchange, mainly as a result of the well-documented difficulties with the healthcare.gov website. In his report, Griffin said, of Progressive Community Health Centers, that ď8,000 patients a year come here for almost free health care. And theyíve been doing that for years. Thatís why workers here were so excited about the Affordable Care Act. Finally, low-income patients would be able to get health insurance, many for the first time.Ē

    What Griffin left out was that many of those low income patients would be losing their health insurance, as of January 1, because of Governor Scott WalkerĎs (R-WI) changes to the stateís Badgercare (Wisconsinís version of Medicaid) eligibility rules, and that many more would have been eligible for Medicaid if Walker had accepted Obamacareís expansion of Medicaid.
    Even more galling is that "liberal" CNN's Drew Griffin appears to have intentionally left out those details, rather than just simply not having been privy to them at the time.

    At first blush, this appears to be a simple case of a reporter simply not asking the right questions, but Griffin apparently did ask the right questions, and chose not to report the answers. Progressive Community Health Centers CEO Jenni Sevenich, one of the sources cited in the report, says she did discuss the Medicaid issues with Griffin, but they were not included in the report. ďWe did discuss that with them,Ē Sevenich said, ďbut they didnít put that part in the segment.Ē
    The full "liberal" CNN report and transcript are on the link.
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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    Kind of quashes the right's liberal media meme.

    But it does illustrate a comment I heard the other day, emanating for Europe IIRC, that the U.S. is centrist. The Dems are somewhat left centrist and the Repubs are somewhat right centrist but they agree on central conservative tenets such as dis-empowering workers, reduction in social programs, budgetary austerity, strong military, curbing of civil rights (NSA/TSA/etc), etc. Obama himself is clearly very centrist (militaristic (drone strikes), authoritarian (spying), austere (welfare reform, sequestration, etc)). So you in effect have one consolidated political party, with only the extremes on the fringes (Tea Party on the right and I suppose environmentalists on the left).

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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Kind of quashes the right's liberal media meme.

    But it does illustrate a comment I heard the other day, emanating for Europe IIRC, that the U.S. is centrist. The Dems are somewhat left centrist and the Repubs are somewhat right centrist but they agree on central conservative tenets such as dis-empowering workers, reduction in social programs, budgetary austerity, strong military, curbing of civil rights (NSA/TSA/etc), etc. Obama himself is clearly very centrist (militaristic (drone strikes), authoritarian (spying), austere (welfare reform, sequestration, etc)). So you in effect have one consolidated political party, with only the extremes on the fringes (Tea Party on the right and I suppose environmentalists on the left).
    Oh for YAWN. The reason they didn't mention the whole Medicare/Medicaid angle is simply that the reality is that's the only option for many of these people, going on the dole. That's not pushing the narrative of "Affordable healthcare" it's pushing more welfare. That's not the in-message man.
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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    If the piece was about the difficulty signing up, then I fail to see how leaving out the parts not about the sign ups is a smoking gun to anything. Stories get edited.

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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Oh for YAWN. The reason they didn't mention the whole Medicare/Medicaid angle is simply that the reality is that's the only option for many of these people, going on the dole. That's not pushing the narrative of "Affordable healthcare" it's pushing more welfare. That's not the in-message man.
    The reason they didn't mention it is because the media works to manipulate people emotionally. Obamacare = bad is the current emotional meme. Anything that undercuts or moderates that message will be left on the editing room floor by the mainstream media.

    Hell, I remember as a kid the evening news (today's left wing lamestream media) lying about UAW wages every time contract renewal rolled around. They would do as the right wingers do today, include benefits like insurance and retirement and even workers comp and employer contribution to Soc. Sec. (in some cases) to 'calculate' (inflate) the worker's hourly wage. Of course Joe Sixpack knew his $9/hour (plus bennies) was much less than $17/hour (which included bennies, but Joe was misled by the talking head on the TV about that) so he got all pissed of at them damn lazy overpaid union workers (who were probably actually only making about $13/hour by 'normal' math).

    And class warfare is born . . . . . . .

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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    If the piece was about the difficulty signing up, then I fail to see how leaving out the parts not about the sign ups is a smoking gun to anything. Stories get edited.
    I believe the point was that if the WI governor had not refused the Medicaid assistance, out of ideological spite (or worse), then those people would have qualified for Medicaid and would not need to try to sign up for Obamacare.

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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I believe the point was that if the WI governor had not refused the Medicaid assistance, out of ideological spite (or worse), then those people would have qualified for Medicaid and would not need to try to sign up for Obamacare.
    If I am doing a story about Ford Pickup trucks, talking about people who can't afford vehicles isn't that on point.

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    Re: Source Reveals What CNNís Drew Griffin Left Out of Report About Wisconsin Clinics

    This is no different than every other liberal attempt at avoiding failed Obama made policies by shrieking..."but...George Bush!!! George Bush!!! Geooooooorge Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuush!!!!"

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