Thursday, February 13, 2014

NYT as Agent for the Government, Spreads the Obamacare Propaganda Right Out of the Gate

The Hill reports. My highlight:
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius personally met with a handful of reporters in the run-up to the ObamaCare launch, according to records obtained by The Hill.

According to Sebelius’s draft schedules, obtained by The Hill under the Freedom of Information Act, Sebelius had coffee with The Washington Post’s former WonkBlog reporter Ezra Klein on August 2, about two months before the disastrous Oct. 1 launch of
Klein is a well-known policy reporter who is now leaving the Post to start his own media venture.

Sebelius’s outreach to the media also included joining a group of administration officials during a meeting with Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist.

“You will join the closing session of the day-long program put together to introduce Tom Friedman to various health care costs issues,” said a note to Sebelius on the April 23 meeting.

Less than a month later, The New York Times ran a Friedman column about how the number of healthcare information start-ups was evidence ObamaCare “already appears to be surprising on the upside.” Friedman says in the piece that HHS connected him with the companies he profiled.


  1. Chris Rossini identified the solution for returning to a more independent press in yesterday's essay: "Removing power. . .is where the solution lies. A powerless politician is useless to. . .those who specialize in gaining influence."

    E.g., hacks like Ezra Klein, Thomas Friedman, and all the mouthpieces employeed by organs of the state. Remove the State's power, and their access to it shrinks considerably in value.

    If the shark ain't feeding, the remora goes hungry.

  2. More worthless statist maggots. Like insects they spread disease. Disease of the mind.

  3. New York Times = Fox^2