Skip to comments.Journalists Receive Specialized Training From Group Led by Former Health Adviser to the President
Posted on 11/05/2013 8:49:26 AM PST by rustyweiss74
As the month of October has rolled on and stories regarding the train wreck that is Obamacare mount, one has to wonder when the Presidents media allies will come to the rescue and skew reality on health care reporting.
The answer may be now.
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is once again teaming up with a private U.S. foundation known as the Commonwealth Fund. The Fund, a self-described progressive organization, is currently led by David Blumenthal, former senior health adviser to the Obama campaign. The group makes little to no secret of their support for Obamas universal health care plan.
The Commonwealth Funds relationship with an organization that deals with supposedly objective journalists is a rather cozy one, offering specialized teletraining to reporters at the SABEW, as well as thousands of dollars in grants for meetings designed to train reporters on how to properly cover the Affordable Care Act.
On October 28th, the SABEW held a special teletraining session for their reporters called, Health Care 101: How will the Affordable Care Act impact open enrollment?
A description on the SABEW web site reads in part (emphasis mine):
This call explores some of the issues surrounding enrollment, including whether or not employees will look at their enrollment options in a different light given the Affordable Care Act. Our panel of experts review the issues journalists should be paying attention to and offer up story suggestions and reporting tips aimed at both general assignment writers and those on the health care beat.
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....thousands of dollars in grants for meetings designed to train reporters on how to properly cover the Affordable Care Act.
Think about it this way: “Tell the truth” does not require thousands of dollars in training costs.
The democrats have had specialized teletraining to reporters for the last 40 years oh wait it’s a refresher course.
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Trained Propagandists are NOT “jouranlists”!!!!!
I remember when journalists didn’t have to memorize their lines and work from a script.
Most dead-tree news organizations are about one bad billing quarter away from going out of business. Lamestream journalists have never been more open to accepting a well-timed bribe.
These lying wretches are lying savant* mediots, not journalists.
They can’t get a real job based on their skill and training, so they become faux journalists aka lying savant mediots, whose main task is supporting the lies of the Obozoites.
*Savant = Savant syndrome
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a serious mental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. People with savant syndrome may have neurodevelopmental disorders, notably autism spectrum disorders, or brain injuries. The most dramatic examples of savant syndrome occur in individuals who score very low on IQ tests, while demonstrating exceptional skills or brilliance in specific areas.
I must have esp, I guessed Blumenthal after only reading the headlines.
Symposium organizers: Warren Watson, SABEW executive director; John Wasik, author & contributor, Reuters, The New York Times and Forbes
State-controlled media being taught how to spin and lie for Obama
Merely a refresher course.
Evidently the steno pool was screwing up and telling just facts and not prescribed facts.
I’d have to say this. You could be one step away from the fifth-grade...to be a journalist in today’s modern world.
Investigative journalism has all but disappeared, from both newspapers and TV news. Sixty Minutes is mostly a lame excuse compared to the original show format of thirty years ago.
There’s better investigative journalism going on in Peru and Ecuador...than with the Washington Post or New York Times.
Finally....with the lousy state of economics for the top forty newspapers in America...is there anyone in the belief that they will be around in 2030? With the exception of USA Today, I just don’t see any major newspaper existing in seventeen years. There’s no profit, and few readers.
“Think about it this way: Tell the truth does not require thousands of dollars in training costs.”
A very good point. And they say mass conspiracy’s don’t