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Old 08-27-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Stossel is all you've got.
That's good for a belly laugh.
Geraldo-II.
It's almost a 7 minute clip, yet you posted 2 minutes after the op put it up. Hmmm.....
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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John Stoesel is a pretty boy with an empty head like Paris Hilton. I've watched his twisted spins many times and came away thinking that on the spectrum of real reporters he fits somewhere above Jerry Springer and more like Geraldo Rivera on Valium.

Any one on any side of any argument can spin any thing into a total pack of nonsense, as we've seen the right wing do with "death panels" and other sick tales from the bizarre world of racist extremism that inhabits the far right of the GOP.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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John Stossler (and the rest of the video), designed for the stupid, of the crooks and by corporate interests.
would you say the same about ralph nader? he certainly gives obama health care a scathing review as well. i don't think that people can deny that nader has been an advocate for the little guy/ consumer for a long time.
Ralph Nader: ‘Between the Rhetoric and the Reality’ | Independent Political Report
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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No wonder! In the UK, for example, if media reports blatant lies, or don't provided chances for an opponents opinion, you can file a complaint with a media and broadcasting regulator. They can get real heavy fines for trying to deceive the public. Clearly this is what should be needed with John Stossel.

In the Canada report, he is in a small VILLAGE that probably has only a small clinic (same situation that exist in this country in some places) - and he tries to use that rare example as evidence that they wait for ages just to get access to a doctor. Very deceptive program.

Celebrities, politicians and royalty do their medical care all over the world, especially if they are in the region at time periods. Nothing unusual. In the 80's nearly all of Hollywood and Washington would go to France for secret cosmetic surgery (many still do). Did you remember any deformed people amongst Hollywood elite from those days the way we see today all the time from cosmetic procedures?

This man is a complete jerk.
Agree fully. I wish we had a "media and broadcasting regulator" here who assured that falsehoods were struck down. Honest, quality news organizations employ many people who do nothing but check facts to weed out what isn't factual. Shamefully, my USA is awash in lies, mostly from the right side of the aisle.

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I can imagine that this conn-man who doesn't even tell truths or facts, must be the ideal idol for rednecks and white trash in this country. But RNs and WTs are not the ones who contribute to this country's growth. They're the financial burden of this nation.
True again. The RN's and WT types are a huge drain on our resources, but, like one of my relatives back east, these are mostly a bunch of racists who love to point out the costs of JUST the black girls who are unwed moms, and not the cost of all the unwed moms and shirker dads.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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John Stoesel is a pretty boy with an empty head like Paris Hilton. I've watched his twisted spins many times and came away thinking that on the spectrum of real reporters he fits somewhere above Jerry Springer and more like Geraldo Rivera on Valium.

Any one on any side of any argument can spin any thing into a total pack of nonsense, as we've seen the right wing do with "death panels" and other sick tales from the bizarre world of racist extremism that inhabits the far right of the GOP.
Quite right!

Bankrolled by CATO.

Facts from his anus.


An ABC exclusive, we could wish.

But he's just another corporate lackey, as found in all domestic media.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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John Stossel is a moron. Always has been, always will be.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Quite right!

Bankrolled by CATO.

Facts from his anus.


An ABC exclusive, we could wish.

But he's just another corporate lackey, as found in all domestic media.
Yeah but the Astroturfers loved it

http://billstclair.com/blog/2favoritebabies.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Big Insurance and Big Pharma want the Obama health care plan. They just want it stripped of the public plan and negotiated pricing on drugs so they can get government to force people to buy their products and to pay for those who can't afford the products. It'll be a huge windfall for the large healthcare companies.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:06 PM
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How about reading some real opinions that are not paid for by insurance companies.
Tell Us Your Health Care Horror Story | College Republican National Committee (http://collegerepublicans.org/blogs/zach-howell/tell-us-your-health-care-horror-story?dsq=15149113#comment-15149113 - broken link)
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: southern california
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mr obama has many enemies, so does democracy.
i used to think people that waved the flag loved liberty.
they hate anything french inc the statue in NYC harbor.
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