Saturday, August 22, 2009

Betsy McCaughey Resigns From Cantel Medical Board

Rachel Maddow goes after Betsy McCaughey--again. I'd argue that Betsy has already reached the people she wanted to reach, including a relative of mine who uses McCaughey as evidence that Obama's plan is bad. The people who believe McCaughey don't watch Jon Stewart and they certainly don't watch Rachel Maddow. It's too late for the media to be debunking McCaughey now. Damage done. They have to be ahead of the curve on these folks, who spread lies and distortions faster than wildfire. By the time the media is talking about it, they've already rallied an army of seniors.
Betsy McCaughey did face some consequences after appearing on Jon Stewart's show--she lost her board seat from Cantel Medical Group. Here is the press release from Cantel:
CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN) announced that on August 20, 2009 it received a letter of resignation from Ms. Elizabeth McCaughey as a director of the Company. Ms. McCaughey, who had served as a director since 2005, stated that she was resigning to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest during the national debate over healthcare reform.