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Washington Post: We Tried To Bury That Story About ObamaCare Blowing Up The Deficit
Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 16, 2012 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 04/16/2012 8:55:45 PM PDT by george76

Washington Post columnist Patrick Pexton made a rather startling admission in the paper’s Sunday edition: The Post never meant for their recent story about how President Obama’s health care law expands the budget deficit to become a viral Internet sensation. In fact, they deliberately tried to bury the story.

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The story in question was titled “Health care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds.” It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law and once you adjusted for that it added to the deficit rather than reducing it, as the White House has claimed. This is pretty significant news and was soon repeated and reposted throughout the web.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; coverup; deathpanels; deficit; dnctalkingpoints; doublecounted; healthcare; media; mediabias; mediawingofthednc; medicare; msm; newspapers; obamacare; oldmedia; partisanmediashills; pravdamedia; stalinisttactics; transparency; washingtonpost; yellowjournalism; zerocare

1 posted on 04/16/2012 8:55:59 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Is it the media’s job to bury newsworthy stories? This is a strange world.......


2 posted on 04/16/2012 8:59:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: george76

Will this be a surprise to anyone at FR? Just nice from time to time to see confirmation, much less from the WaPo itself.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 9:00:47 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: george76

The paper of Woodward and Bernstein is now officially the paper of Obama’s Plumbers.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 9:01:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Is it the media’s job to bury newsworthy stories? This is a strange world.......

Well, it was in the old Soviet Union...and here, apparently.

5 posted on 04/16/2012 9:08:31 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: george76

does this mean we can call them biased now??

:p


6 posted on 04/16/2012 9:15:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The paper of Woodward and Bernstein is now officially the paper of Obama’s Plumbers.

Just a reminder, the WH occupant at the time of Watergate was of a differant party, so perhaps not much has changed after all


7 posted on 04/16/2012 9:31:54 PM PDT by munin
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To: george76
The story in question was titled “Health care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds.” It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law and once you adjusted for that it added to the deficit rather than reducing it, as the White House has claimed. This is pretty significant news and was soon repeated and reposted throughout the web.

Haven't people in the private sector gone to jail for such accounting tricks?

8 posted on 04/16/2012 9:37:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 9:39:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: george76

I believe this fact was widely reported in the Non-Lame-Stream-Media before 0bummerRomneyCare became law.

It’s just that The Washington ComPost finally was admitting the fact of double counting savings some years later.

Q: Has the ComPost ever reported that there were 10 years of taxes and 6 or 7 years of costs in 0bamaRomneyCare? I doubt they’ve ever gotten around to reporting that....


10 posted on 04/16/2012 9:43:28 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: george76

Need to send this to a radical libbie who worships at Soetero’s feet.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 10:23:18 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Karliner
"radical libbie"

You can convince a man against his will, but he's of the same opinion, still!!!

At least that's what my dearly departed mama told me.

She said you have to lead them to question everything just like every smart person does.

12 posted on 04/16/2012 10:31:54 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Is it the media’s job to bury newsworthy stories? This is a strange world.......

No. Only stories that hurt their scumbag democrats. Anyway, for honest news reporting I look to the Daily Mail and the rest of the British press. The American press is mostly dishonest and useless.

13 posted on 04/16/2012 10:56:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: george76

Bump


14 posted on 04/17/2012 12:07:40 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: george76; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
Washington Post: We Tried To Bury That Story About ObamaCare Blowing Up The Deficit

The title might be misleading. I am still searching for any admission whatsoever of wrongdoing in the article in question.

15 posted on 04/17/2012 12:17:51 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: george76

What is that thing called Freedom of the press? Isn’t it my right to have a free press, uncontrolled by the government? Can the alphabet networks and newspapers be sued for denying us a free press?


17 posted on 04/17/2012 1:30:39 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: EDINVA; The_Media_never_lie

Matt Drudge’s niche was reporting news that the media was aware of but decided shouldn’t be shared with the American public. First & foremost on that list: the blue dress stained by BJ Clinton’s semen.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 4:21:19 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: george76

The Compost is as much of the USA’s problem as anything else in DC today....


19 posted on 04/17/2012 4:24:29 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: george76
It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law

trouble with this, is,....Paul Ryan pointed it out from the get go.
20 posted on 04/17/2012 4:25:31 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a
trouble with this, is,....Paul Ryan pointed it out from the get go.

Exactly right. I remember reading several articles at the time Obamacare was being debated to the effect that this Medicare money was being double counted.

21 posted on 04/17/2012 4:39:30 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: george76

Does anyone really read that bird-cage-liner rag? Hopefully, they will continue their financial slide into nonpublishing oblivion.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 5:05:09 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Not so strange — Pravda did it frequently for the USSR regime.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:38 AM PDT by expat2
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To: hal ogen

“Does anyone really read that bird-cage-liner rag?”

Regrettably, everybody who’s anybody in government reads and lives by the WaPo. They quote it as Gospel. Opposing views are blasphemy to be mocked.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:48 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: hal ogen

“Does anyone really read that bird-cage-liner rag?”

Regrettably, everybody who’s anybody in government reads and lives by the WaPo. They quote it as Gospel. Opposing views are blasphemy to be mocked.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:48 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: hal ogen

“Does anyone really read that bird-cage-liner rag?”

Regrettably, everybody who’s anybody in government reads and lives by the WaPo. They quote it as Gospel. Opposing views are blasphemy to be mocked.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:48 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Sorry...I should have qualified my question: Does any clear-thinking human being...


27 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Now you’re talkin’


28 posted on 04/17/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; george76; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

People that read WaPo voted for Obama anyway. The real evil is the TV networks.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 8:53:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Rocky
Exactly right. I remember reading several articles at the time Obamacare was being debated to the effect that this Medicare money was being double counted.

Sebelius admitted it under oath in front of congress. They asked her if it was the same half billion and she said, "yes".

30 posted on 04/17/2012 10:11:27 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; george76; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; DoughtyOne

Reading WaPo is like looking for treasure in the dump. Once in a while one could find a good article. This one, for me, was not what was advertised in the title.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 1:25:51 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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