Saturday, September 15, 2012

Grey's Anatomy is About to Become Government Propaganda Anatomy

Government propaganda has reached a new extreme. Soon couch potatoes will be inundated with propaganda about centrally planned healthcare. Tim Graham writes at Newsbusters about the effort. Note well, the final Graham paragraph I quote. The evil bastards at Accenture have a contract to build the evil government healthcare destruction enrollment site. It's Big Consultants supporting Big Pharma and Big Insurance:
Abby Goodnough of The New York Times is reporting as the California state government is setting up its ObamaCare exchange, the exchange has hired a PR firm (with federal government money).
"Realizing that much of the battle will be in the public relations realm, the exchange has poured significant resources into a detailed marketing plan — developed not by state health bureaucrats but by the global marketing powerhouse Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, which has an initial $900,000 contract with the exchange," she wrote. Ogilvy's plan is to tap major network TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family" to sell Americans on the health care law:
Hollywood, an industry whose major players have been supportive of President Obama and his agenda, will be tapped. Plans are being discussed to pitch a reality television show about “the trials and tribulations of families living without medical coverage,” according to the Ogilvy plan. The exchange will also seek to have prime-time television shows, like “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Univision telenovelas, weave the health care law into their plots.

“I’d like to see 10 of the major TV shows, or telenovelas, have people talking about ‘that health insurance thing,’ ” said Peter V. Lee, the exchange’s executive director. “There are good story lines here.”
Although the exchange will not start advertising until next year, the California Endowment, a foundation that has spent $15 million promoting the law, is running newspaper and television ads, including one in which the television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz exhorts viewers to “get educated, get engaged, get enrolled.” That campaign has targeted Hispanics, who make up more than half of the state’s uninsured population.
Goodnough added "The exchange itself has so far been financed by three grants, worth $237 million, from the federal government. Most of the money is committed to consultants, including Accenture, which has a $327 million contract to build and support the initial operation of the enrollment portal."
(ht Travis Holte)


  1. This has great potential for being hilariously entertaining in about ten years, when Obamacare will be seen by all to be an undeniable failure. These story lines, "I don't have healthcare", "now I have healthcare, I'm saved!", could be so far from what actually happens, it could be like "Reefer Madness" in its degree of plausibility.

  2. Grey's Anatomy is still on TV?


    1. I think that shocked me the most too.

      I mean who the fuck still watches that show?

    2. 40 and up fat women with no hope of ever getting laid.

  3. Another example of what they think is wrong, with no solution to make things right. I've spent over 30 years in the health insurance business and I can tell you that if you think insurance companies are primarily in business to pay health care bills, I'm here to tell you it ain't so. They're in business to make money!!! First, last and always. If your medical bill gets paid, that's fine...but if it doesn't, well too bad for you. We just hear from the "I've got mine, screw you" crowd. Folks who for the most part have someone else paying for their health insurance crying because they might have to kick in a little to help the poor slob who can't afford $400-600 a month to protect his/her family. It won't be long before only the wealthy will be able to afford health insurance.

  4. that is $900,000 that we borrow from China and pay interest on so we can have this crap rammed further down our throats - what we the people want does not mean a damn thing anymore. I have never considered moving to another country but I have over the last 3 years. My final decision - I am not letting the SOBs run me off. I am going to stay and fight them until I die.

  5. Where should I send a pilot I'm working on for a new show called "The Beverly Illbillies." In the pilot Ellie Mae, who's getting on in years now, is bitten by one of her "critters" that still has a few teeth left. She doesn't have any health insurance because Uncle Jed never had a real job; he just lived off oil revenues, and all the old fields are pretty well depleted. She calls 9-1-1 for help, but when they hear "bear bite," they send a SWAT team that knocks her down, shoots her dog and confiscates the rest of the animals. Now she has animal bites, bruises, and heart palpitations, but still no health insurance, but just then "G-Man" arrives on the scene to tell Ellie Mae how B.O. can help her have a secure and healthful future.