Skip to comments.ABC's Jake Tapper Shoehorns Patrick Kennedy Rant Into Unrelated Health Care Story
Posted on 03/11/2010 10:16:50 AM PST by Nachum
Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Thursday forced a completely unrelated rant by Patrick Kennedy into a story entirely on health care. Tapper pivoted off a statement by Senator Mitch McConnell that legislation on the subject is a "farce." He then spun, "For one Democrat, the force driving that farce- the media- who earned the scorn of Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy for focusing away from substance."
Tapper then played a clip of the Rhode Island Representative screaming, "If anyone wants to know where cynicism is, cynicism is that there's one, two, press people in this gallery! We're talking about Eric Massa, 24/7 on the TV! It's despicable, the national press corps right now!" Watching this, viewers would be led to believe Kennedy was talking about health care. He wasn't.
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Health care reform is a crazy idea pushed by crazy people. So this rant by Kennedy kind of fits — in a crazy kind of way.
“I’LL BE LIVING IN A VAN, DOWN BY THE RIVER!” - Patrick Kennedy, on his post congress life
Hey guys, don’t be too hard on Patch’s, remember he is part of Camelot, the dynasty (or nasty den).
ABC never bothers with the facts. Wasn’t Dan Rather with ABC? Didn’t ABC cook a phony test for pickup trucks’ gas tank exploding on impact? Didn’t ABC publish a phony tachometer video of a Toyota accerating? They are liars, period. Why do we even listen to them on anything? It’s like listening to Keith Oberman
Dan Rather was with CBS
NBC Dateline faked the GM pickup truck fuel tank problem.
I detest the alphabet networks as much as anyone, but if you’re going to rant about them, at least get your facts straight.
Otherwise it makes all of us on this site look as ignorant as DU.
Rather was SeeBS.