The hilarity of CNN + Fox's bungled Health Care Act reporting, in a single 'shoop

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13 Responses to “The hilarity of CNN + Fox's bungled Health Care Act reporting, in a single 'shoop”

  1. GawainLavers says:

    Yfrog seems to have been Boinged.

  2. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    And somehow people still trust these “journalists”.

  3. Kimmo says:

    I’m not sure I see the hilarity in megacorps churning out mass-produced lies…

    • millie fink says:

      Amidst my tears and anger, it’s nice to see so clearly in such rare moments that the empire has no clothes. To see, in this case, that getting “news” out first is more important than getting it right.

  4. Rosin Ffield says:

    *sigh, i hope he’d rather get rid of this indefinete detention bill, but, it’s not your faulth Xeni love you anyway

  5. uxpowered says:

    I was watching the live blog from scotusblog and to be fair they botched it.  Reporters were more than likely updating websites as scotusblog was blogging:

    10:20am 
    Amy Howe: The court reinforces that individuals can simply refuse to pay the tax and not comply with the mandate.Later:
    10:24am
    Tom: Apologies – you can’t refuse to pay the tax; typo. The only effect of not complying with the mandate is that you pay the tax.

    -If you refuse to pay the tax as it was read the mandate would have been null.  Drudge did the same thing but changed it on the fly as soon as the typo was corrected.  Reporters needed to step back for a moment and wait for the actual opinion and read through it.  Poor showing all around, but honest mistake IMO.

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/live-blog-of-the-health-care-decision-sponsored-by-bloomberg-law/

    • millie fink says:

      Hmm. Amy Goodman said on Democracy Now! that they got it right because they’d been following scotusblog.

  6. dethbird says:

    Guys respect the news. They’re super respectable. I’m super cereal.

  7. Rockmetteller says:

    Where can I get one of those big iPads?

  8. teapot says:

    These Americans are moving to Canada because they’re appalled their country now has universal health care: https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/6/28/5Vaxj-8zv0emRWhNreijTA2.jpg

    This photo of Pelosi and Boehner reacting to the decision is gold:

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