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Bill Clinton, speaking at Georgetown, Criticizes the Media for Unfavorable Obamacare Coverage
Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2014 | Don Irvine

Posted on 05/02/2014 7:48:34 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

In a long-winded speech on Wednesday at Georgetown University, former president Bill Clinton criticized the “political press” who, he says, are so often blinded by a “storyline” that they ignore reality, especially when it comes to Obamacare.

“One of the problems is, if a policymaker is a political leader and is covered primarily by the political press, there is a craving that borders on addictive to have a storyline,” said Clinton. “And then, once people settle on the storyline, there is a craving that borders on blindness, to shoehorn every fact, every development, everything that happens into the storyline, even if it’s not the story.”

Clinton went on to say that public policy is often “dimly understood,” and often “distrusted and disconnected from the consequences of the policies being implemented,” adding that he felt that most intensely in the development, the passage and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Funny, I don’t recall Clinton being critical of the media when they were being blinded by Democratic propaganda about Obamacare, and heartily endorsed its socialized medicine model as a panacea for our health care system.

The media’s trust of Obama’s and the Democratic Party’ s promises backfired on them as problems surfaced, requiring waivers, delays and extensions in an effort to try and make the law work.

Instead of helping the Democrats, Obamacare has become an albatross around their necks, just as they head into a midterm election. That has Clinton and other high profile Democrats practicing damage control, which has largely failed.

If Bill wants to woo the media in preparation for Hillary’s likely 2016 presidential run, yesterday’s speech was not a good start to that relationship.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortion; clinton; deathpanels; demagogicparty; election2014; election2016; georgetown; media; memebuilding; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; zerocare

1 posted on 05/02/2014 7:48:34 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

An egghead speaking to an audience of eggheads. What else is new?


2 posted on 05/02/2014 7:51:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Academiadotorg
Did BJ bring his new squeeze?


3 posted on 05/02/2014 7:52:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation
BIll Clinton photo: epic. epic.jpg
4 posted on 05/02/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Academiadotorg

Mrs. Bill Clinton’s hubby to the rescue!

Paraphrased version of “Zipper-Boy’s” speech:

“Before there was the failed Obamacare, there was Romneycare.
Before there was Romneycare, there was the failed Hillarycare.”


5 posted on 05/02/2014 7:56:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Academiadotorg
Bill Clinton, speaking at Georgetown, Criticizes the Media for Unfavorable Not Putting More Lipstick On The Obamacare Coverage Pig
6 posted on 05/02/2014 7:56:47 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Academiadotorg

Unapologetic commies


7 posted on 05/02/2014 7:58:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Academiadotorg

Ask him if HE has “O” care, yet... or ever will!


8 posted on 05/02/2014 7:59:05 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Graewoulf

Yep. He is all about protecting her from the backlash of the wretched creature she created.

He seemed pretty rickety to me. He’d start to get drifty and then catch himself, rally around to Classic Bill Clinton for a few moments, then begin to fade again. He ain’t looking too good these days.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Academiadotorg

Instead of helping the Democrats, Obamacare has become an albatross around their necks.

And what idiot would vote for any of them guess that’s why they don’t want photo id’s.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Ladysforest

Old Age is a cruel Master.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:10:36 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nascarnation

Gotta love the projection on the left. Really wish. Would have gone into psychiatry. I would have made a fortune off of them. It is definitely a cottage industry which will be around for many years.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 8:10:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Academiadotorg

Hey Bill is that a stain on your jacket or are you just happy to see the press?


13 posted on 05/02/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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14 posted on 05/02/2014 8:24:56 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: nascarnation; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
I see he's still wearing his wedding ring. What blatant hypocracy.

Both he and his WINO make mockeries of everything holy in our culture....advocating death of marriage, death of babies, death of seniors, death of morals, death of the Constitution, death of traditions, death of principles, need I go on?

One of these days, as this increasingly-foggy old goat stumps for Hillary, he will make some major blunder that will sink both of them.....or at the very least, cause him to get yanked permanently from her campaign trail with all possible speed.

I'm waiting for the moment.

Leni

15 posted on 05/02/2014 8:25:19 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Academiadotorg

Unfavorable?
How about Honest reporting for a change on this maggot of a president and his leach wife???


16 posted on 05/02/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Academiadotorg

“Clinton went on to say that public policy is often “dimly understood,” and often “distrusted and disconnected from the consequences of the policies being implemented,”

The pleebs aren’t smart enought to see that our well intended, heavy hand on their lives is for their own good! So what if we have a few bumps in the road that adversely effects some individuals. They don’t matter, we are working for the collective.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Academiadotorg

Obama must have so much dirt on these two criminal grifters that they don’t dare speak against him or stop defending him.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Iron Munro

Several FReepers have conjectured that the Chicago Mob used inside info on Arkancide for “mutually assured destruction” and prevented the Clintons from using their vaunted private detective squad to bring out the truth on Baraq.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 8:50:51 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: CSM
The pleebs aren’t smart enought to see that our well intended, heavy hand on their lives is for their own good!


20 posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: nascarnation
Several FReepers have conjectured that the Chicago Mob used inside info on Arkancide for “mutually assured destruction” and prevented the Clintons from using their vaunted private detective squad to bring out the truth on Baraq.

In 2008 when Obama stomped Hillary in the early caucus states I fully expected the Clintons to open the book on Obama's questionable citizenship, ID documents, lack of school records, birth certificate, etc.

But as desperate as they were to win the nomination for Hillary, there wasn't even a peep from them or their hit team about it.

After watching them shred innocent people over the slightest potential threat for 8 years, that hands-off approach to Obama was entirely out of character.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 9:09:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Iron Munro

Nice!


22 posted on 05/02/2014 11:31:00 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

What media is he talking about? Other than some half-assed mentions of how few people have signed up — and oddly enough, the remark that Fallon made on the Tonight Show — it’s been all-Obama all-the-time for over five years now.

I saw a tabloid story (another one) about how Slick is going to drop dead any minute of some disease. If it were only true, I would hope it happened while he’s driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, with Jimmy Carter riding shotgun.

Thanks Academiadotorg.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Academiadotorg

The media also gave unfavorable coverage to Flight 370, to the Bird Flu, and to the Bay of Pigs. That’s what journalists are supposed to do - they give unfavorable coverage to real news stories. It’s just rare for them to do it with a story that hurts their messiah.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 12:39:20 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Graewoulf

Don’t I know it........*sigh*


25 posted on 05/02/2014 1:37:34 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Academiadotorg

Clinton’s worried that 4 members of the press aren’t wearing knee pads for every democrat who walks and chews gum at the same time.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT by GOPJ
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