Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
"We know what you are, sir, we are arguing about the price…" Keith Olbermann calls out and publicly shames legislators who are bought and paid for by lobbyists for insurers and big pharma in the health care debate. Where is the rest of the "fourth estate" in fulfilling its duty to hold the government accountable to its citizens? Oh yeah, that's right, the media conglomerates are all bought and paid for too (you can't watch the news without pharmaceutical commercials at every commercial break). Is it any wonder why Americans feel the game is rigged against them?
The numbers Olbermann cites are from the Center for Responsive Politics (opensecrets.org). You can read all the reports on the influence of lobbyist money on the health care debate at OpenSecrets | Diagnosis: Reform – Capital Eye. ($1.6 million to Sen. John McCain).