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CBS and NBC Skip New VA Scandal Outrage; ABC Gives News Just 14 Seconds (VIDEO)
News Busters ^ | June 20 2014 | Curtis Houck

Posted on 06/20/2014 1:22:22 PM PDT by PoloSec

Despite the newest revelation in the Veterans Affairs scandal Thursday that one in ten veterans have to wait at least one month before they can get an appointment to see a doctor, CBS and NBC refused to cover the latest news in both their evening news shows on Thursday night as well as their morning shows on Friday morning.

ABC News only gave 14 seconds of coverage to the issue in a news brief during the 7:00 am hour on Friday’s Good Morning America. CBS News chose to instead publish an article about it on their website Thursday afternoon.article about it on their website Thursday afternoon. [MP3 audio here; Video below]

Substitute news reader Ryan Smith mentioned the disturbing new details during the show’s first news brief in the 7:00 am hour.

RYAN SMITH: The VA hospital scandal is worse than we first thought. A new audit has found one in ten veterans, more than 341,000 people, have been forced to wait more than a month to see a doctor. That's twice as many as previously reported.

In an article about the news, which came in the form of an updated V.A. audit (emphasis mine):

About 10 percent of veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics have to wait at least 30 days for an appointment - more than twice the percentage of veterans the government said last week were forced to endure long waits, the acting veterans affairs secretary said Wednesday.

Sloan Gibson said the higher number of veterans waiting 30 days or more is revealed in a report due out Thursday. He called the increase unfortunate, but said it was probably an indication that more reliable data was being reported by VA schedulers, rather than an actual increase in veteran wait times.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: vascandals; vawaitlistscandal

1 posted on 06/20/2014 1:22:22 PM PDT by PoloSec
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2 posted on 06/20/2014 1:23:14 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PoloSec

We’ll the administration has had a lot of time to prepare the proper bribes/offers that can be refused.

3 posted on 06/20/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: PoloSec
Worthless. Totally and completely WORTHLESS!
4 posted on 06/20/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: PoloSec
Perhaps, just perhaps, the Obama Administration is doing us a favor.

They are providing positive proof that the federal government can't even run a whorehouse efficiently and effectively.

The VA doesn't work. The IRS doesn't work. The ATF doesn't work. The Department of Education doesn't work. Health & Human Services (Obamacare) doesn't work.

What's more, even when it comes to the real constitutional jobs of government, DHS doesn't work and DOJ is more corrupt than the slimiest worm in a snake's digestive tract.

This Administration is manufacturing daily proof that we'd be better served by a smaller, less intrusive government.

All we need to do is take advantage of it.

5 posted on 06/20/2014 1:34:58 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: PoloSec
Eight Commandments of the Liberal Left

Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking

Thou shall not allow any member to question the group's inherent morality, instead members shall be encouraged to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions

Thou shalt promote collective efforts to rationalize in order to discount warnings, or other information that might lead members to reconsider their assumptions before they recommit themselves to their assumptions

Thou shalt reinforce stereotyped views of enemy leaders as too evil to warrant genuine attempts to negotiate, or as too weak and stupid to counter whatever risky attempts are made to defeat their purpose

Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments

Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view

Thou shalt apply direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group's stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, making clear that this type of dissent is contrary to what is expected of all loyal members

Thou shalt appoint mind guards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions

6 posted on 06/20/2014 1:43:57 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: PoloSec

Some of the employees in the VA are good people, but they need to hang the VA executives.

Dealing with the VA is like swimming with a huge whale. You’re not big enough to get any attention and you can hit it and it can’t feel it and it just might accidentally kill you. Maybe we need some harpoons.

7 posted on 06/20/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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The Lame Stream Media licking the crap from Obama’s boots.

8 posted on 06/23/2014 3:33:52 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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