Sunday, February 21, 2010

Media Mockery of Healthcare Meetup

The headlines and the stories are trying to create drama, tension. This is a serious matter, but you'd never know it given the media coverage. I wish we could fire the media along with Congress. The headline on this MSNBC story:
Obama health care drama headed to live TV
The lead:
Coming soon to daytime television: America's long-running civic drama over how to provide better health care to more of its people without breaking the bank.

President Barack Obama summons anxious Democrats and aloof Republicans to a White House summit Thursday — live on C-SPAN and perhaps cable — and gambles that he can save his embattled health care overhaul by the power of persuasion. Adversaries and allies alike were surprised by Obama's invitation to reason together at an open forum, as risky as it is unusual.