Politics and the Media, an American Tale Essay

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The Los Angeles Times described the erroneous "euthanasia" claims made about a portion of the health care bill as "one of the most misleading, inflammatory claims made in the healthcare debate": Q: Does the legislation include provisions to encourage senior citizens to commit suicide? No. This has become one of the most misleading, inflammatory claims made in the healthcare debate advanced repeatedly by conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Republican lawmakers working to stoke fears among seniors. Rep. Virginia Foxx recently suggested that…show more content…
This was posted on “RushLimbaugh.com” on 4/21/2011: “We've heard what Obama is saying before. We've heard it from Che Guevara, Mao Tse-tung, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and every Soviet leader." "So Barack Obama says there's nothing courageous about Paul Ryan's budget? Well, we will be happy to go down the list and tally all the courageous things Barack Obama's doing. I mean, how courageous is it to start spending the tax revenue of people who are not even born yet?" "Remember when the left was going bananas over the thought that Bush and Cheney were listening in on their phone calls? I remember saying, 'What makes you think you are a so important that Bush would care what you're doing?'" "All liberalism requires is a bunch of fake wording that adds up to how much you care about something, and that's it. You don't have to solve one problem. In fact, you can make problems worse as long as you talk about your good intentions." "So Obama basically said that you'd be better off renting, as opposed to buying. Translation: 'Look, I've done so much damage to the housing market, I wouldn't even mess with it if I were you.'" "What kind of courage does it require to say, 'You can keep your doctor and your health Care.” "So now we know, folks: Obama's never had an entrepreneur in his family. He has never had a producer;
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