Just in case you were too busy yesterday trying to stay cool with all this hot weather around here and weren’t paying attention to the news, the Supreme Court upheld the basic provisions of the health care overhaul. Chief Justice Roberts joined the four more liberal judges on the court to make this a great day for President Obama and for those of us who support real change in this country.
It seems like the poor and middle class here—and I am one of them—can’t seem to catch a break on health care. We’re not rich, we’re not part of that 1%. Yesterday was our day to feel a little better about ourselves. We’ll take it when we can get it.
This was an historic day for us, a day for the news media to get this important event reported fast and accurately. CNN was fast, but not accurate.
They quickly reported that the health care mandate was shot down by the Supreme Court only to have to reverse themselves a minute later. Yes, FOX made the same mistake but I never expect anything to be reported at FOX correctly. CNN is another story.
Over the years, a lot of us have come to trust CNN. With all their seasoned journalists, it’s a bit shocking to see them get this so wrong. For a network that needs better ratings badly, this isn’t the way to approach it.
But I’ll try to look on the bright side of this. Seeing that CNN reported it wrong makes the victory all that much sweeter.
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