Sunday, November 03, 2013

The New York Times beclowns itself again

I always love to read stories like this because the so-called "Paper of Record" should go bankrupt.  The NY Times editorial page is a sycophantic carbon-copy of White House press releases and its principles - such as that word conveys - depend entirely on political affiliation.  If you were wondering if they would, for once, call out Obama for his unequivocal lie that "you can keep your health plan", wonder no more:
Congressional Republicans have stoked consumer fears and confusion with charges that the health care reform law is causing insurers to cancel existing policies and will force many people to pay substantially higher premiums next year for coverage they don’t want. That, they say, violates President Obama’s pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. 
Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that.
He "misspoke."  Wow.  Take note that the Times wastes no time to let readers know where the real problem lies, those Congressional Republicans who didn't vote for Obamacare, consistently warned about its genuine faults, and urged for an implementation delay, one that Obama should have leapt at.  The remainder of the editorial indicates that words don't really matter because, hey, those insurance policies that people liked were no good so Obamacare is doing everybody a favor.

This is how tyranny spreads:
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis
Nixon once said "it's not illegal if the President does it."  In the eyes of the New York Times, there's no word or action from this President worthy of rebuke and no position they won't defend.  The only saving grace to this servile editorial is the comments section where most are a variant of "don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."

Extra - Patterico: "The NY Times is way beyond parody."

More - Power Line: "NY Times editorial board hacked by the Onion."

And this - Twitchy: "Boot-licking fail."

Plus - American Power, The Other McCain, and Rick Moran: "In an editorial as flagrantly partisan as any this full-fledged arm of the Democratic Party has ever published, the editors of the Times want you to know that you’re stupid for buying an insurance policy that wasn’t as wonderful, as comprehensively sweet, as just plain good as those being offered as a result of changes made by the Affordable Care Act."


AmPowerBlog said...

I got you linked up: 'New York Times Propaganda: Obama 'Misspoke' About Keeping Your Plan'.

principles depend entirely on political affiliation... vote for Mitt Romneycare said...

And yet the polls on radical socialist government-controlled health care refuse to bend. Here's a sensible observer explaining years ago why the GOP lost on Obamacare, and will continue to lose.

Viking Pundit, November 29, 2005:
Can’t beat something with nothing

Viking Pundit, September 21, 2004:
As the inexorable slide in Kerry’s poll numbers attests: you can’t beat something with nothing.

Viking Pundit, March 30, 2005:
Democrats can continue to stand on the sidelines and throw tomatoes, filibuster judges, and generally gum up the works of government. But, in the end, you can’t beat something with nothing.

Eric said...

"And yet the polls on radical socialist government-controlled health care refuse to bend."

This is correct. Americans have been consistently against it.

Anonymous said...

Oh brother, this again.

Well, good. Keep pretending that the 7% to 15% of respondents who oppose Obamacare because it's a inadequate compromise rather than single payer are your ideological allies. And keep absorbing those 2012-style ass kickings.

% said...

A higher percentage of people voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 than the number who are against government-run health care.