It’s not exactly “breaking news” that Fox News is filled with lies. Granted pretty much all mainstream media outlets are, but Fox News definitely takes lies and propaganda to a whole other level. I still can’t believe there are people who dispute the fact that Fox News is clearly a conservative media outlet. It isn’t as if they try to hide this fact, yet still there are millions of people who honestly believe they’re “fair and balanced.”
What a joke.
Well, during Fox News’ The Five, co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle decided to chime in on the recent VA scandals. And in true Fox News fashion, she tried to use these recent horror stories to bash the Affordable Care Act.
Guilfoyle said, “If he (President Obama) shines a light on that, if we actually have some illumination there, then you’re going to see this is really what the rest of you all are going to get: One big fat VA system in the form of Obamacare.”
A statement Politifact rated as a complete lie, giving it their maximum rating for dishonesty of Pants on Fire.
See, the VA is a system of government run hospitals with government employees. “Obamacare” simply builds upon the private insurance system.
There’s not really a whole lot of grey area in these statements.
Yet even though the Affordable Care Act is in no way a socialized government takeover of our health care system, millions of conservatives continue to believe that it is based on blatant lies like the one told here by Guilfoyle.
I find it hypocritical how conservatives are quick to try to use the issues that continually plague the VA as a means to attack socialized health care, while ignoring our other socialized health care program in this country known as Medicare. A program that’s extremely popular among seniors – and highly successful.
These comments are just more of the same stream of misinformation and fear mongering about the Affordable Care Act that Fox News has been spewing out for over five years now.
Then again, perpetuating misinformation and fear mongering are what Fox News does best.
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