Skip to comments.Brutal: CNN Torches DWS on Medicare Falsehoods
Posted on 08/13/2012 7:55:47 PM PDT by Kaslin
Let me say this right up front: Congratulations to Wolf Blitzer for being a relentless, responsible journalist. If you value the truth, this interview is a pleasure to watch. If you have even an ounce of human compassion for the in-over-her-head target of Blitzer's inquisition, it's positively brutal:
DNC Chair Gets Blitzed By Wolf On False Medicare Attacks
Poor Debbie. She's totally out-gunned and has nowhere to hide. Her talking points are pitifully hollow and cannot withstand even basic questioning. She stubbornly rejects the (correct) premise that the Romney/Ryan Medicare reform plan exempts everyone over the age of 54, and plays fast and loose with numbers -- conflating 55 and 65 on several occasions. When she is brow-beaten into finally acknowledging -- if not admitting -- the truth around the 3:45 mark, she quickly realizes her "mistake" and reverts back into denialism. When Blitzer asks her to specify exactly how current or soon-to-be seniors would be impacted by the GOP plan, she cannot. Because they're not. The Left is intellectually bankrupt on the very subject they claim will allow them to crush Mitt Romney in November. They despise the bipartisan solution Republicans have offered, but they have no alternative of their own. Dear Democrats, Medicare is slated to go bankrupt in 2024. You say it's wrong for future seniors to be denied Medicare as it currently exists. Okay, what's your plan, guys? We know that your actions have already cut Medicare by $700 Billion to pay for part of Obamacare. We also know that Obamacare establishes a government panel to ration care for the elderly. And yet the 2024 deadline is still coming. Again, what's your plan, Democrats? Mr. President? Anyone? I confronted Wasserman Schutlz on this very question last summer, and she gave an incoherent and inaccurate response. Also, here's video of Paul Ryan destroying DWS' talking point about seniors (read: future seniors) having to pay $6,000 more per year for healthcare. A debt crisis is on the near horizon. Entitlement programs are going under. Twenty-three million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or have given up home. GDP growth is slowing. The president and his allies have no plans, so they're forced to invent smears and argue against positions that their opponents don't hold.
I'll leave you with this clip of my debate with Sally Kohn on Fox News. The topic: Whether comparisons between Paul Ryan and Ronald Reagan are apt. Sally, like many liberals, is forced to pretend that she adores Reagan -- arguing that he was far too liberal to win the GOP nomination these days. (Remember, every Republican is either dumber or more evil than the last). This assertion is laughable, and her characterization of Reagan's record is flat wrong. Kohn also offers some, um, creative "interpretations" of what the Romney/Ryan plan would do:
Guy Benson on America Live with Megyn Kelly
The Romney/Ryan plan does not raise taxes on anyone, let alone 95 percent of the country.
UPDATE - Just a reminder: I do not pick on DWS because she's an easy target. I hold her to account because she is Barack Obama's hand-picked leader of his party. She's not a fringe player. She's the DNC Chairwoman, installed at the request of the president of the United States. This seems like a good commercial for Mitt Romney: "I picked Paul Ryan. He picked Debbie and Joe. I'm Mitt Romney and I approve this message."
I saw a bit of that exchange at the office today. He was absolutely taking her apart, which deeply distressed the liberals in my office who insist on CNN over FOX. Hehe.
WOW!!!! Good boy, wolf!!
Excellent. Let the media continue down this path. I don’t hold out much hope but shall pray they might finally wake up to the disaster of Obama.
Just keep lying, sweetie. It’s a heck of a lot of fun to watch!
By the way, DWS, obama is NOT the president. McCain won the election, you dummy.
Thanks Kaslin. Debbie gets blowtorched.
How can we have a medicare guarantee that this woman claims is there when Obama just stole 716 Billion dollars from it.
Under Obamacare, medicare is a dead duck anyway.
She knows that unless she is smoking in the Choom Wagon.
DWS is a maroon!
CNN is actually practicing JOURNALISM?????
They still love BO but realize the disaster is in their ratings.
Went out to the VA Hospital today. As usual ALL the TVs are on CNN. If CNN keeps practicing actual journalism they’re going to have to change it to msnbc. But I won’t hold my breath. Wolf was trying to give her a chance to explain obama’s plan that he doesn’t have and to slam Ryan’s plan. She wasn’t smart enough to do it.
The left is really trying to throw Obama under the bus. They better pray he loses.
I wonder if CNN’s poor ratings have anything to do with it.
Don’t trust anything the SRM does. They are just trying to make it look like they aren’t biased, leading up to the debates, when everyone on the planet knows that they are!
Debbie appears stunned her obvious lies were being challenged. She has that look on her face that says, 'stop it Wolf - I'm trying to score a point against Republicans here - play along'. And Wolf, he just continues saying the truth, correcting her lies. Did you see the disbelief in her eyes - she couldn't believe it was happening.
Dems are going to have to get smarter more ethical people if people like Wolf Blitzer are going to resume being real journalists - and acting in a dignified professional manner..
Wolf Blitzer, thanks for standing up for the truth. It's appreciated. We don't expect you to be conservative - just honest with the facts. You did that today. Thanks.
Every now and then, Wolfie screws up and does the right thing.
I believe there's been at least one other incident in recent days where CNN actually showed a surprising degree of fairness in dealing with Democrat lying. I can't remember exactly; it was late last week, Thursday or Friday.
I've long wondered why none of these going-down-the-tubes news networks doesn't adjust their hard-left trajectory just a skosh, if only to see what would happen. I mean good grief, every single one of them has been pushing the left-wing line without letup since right around the time Rush Limbaugh got popular, in 1991 or so. More than 20 years, without a second's letup.
Now pretty much every one of them is a non-profit corporation, whether their shareholders like it or not. You would think one of them might decide to pull it's collective head out of its you-know-what if only for a day or two.
Maybe that's what CNN is doing. I doubt it, but it's not mathematically impossible.
Never mind; I think I answered my own question.
You know, now that Jim Walton has announced he’s stepping down after presiding over a disastrous 30 year slide in ratings at CNN, it seems like there may be a new direction coming for CNN. This is at least the second time in as many weeks in which Wolfie sliced up a leftist operative.
It would really be exciting to see more of this from CNN. It would for sure help their ratings.
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