The Arizona political media is failing miserably to inform the public on ‘ObamaCare’


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

I have been tracking a disturbing trend in the Arizona political media over this past month. There are two narratives in the corporate "lamestream media." One is influenced by the conservative media entertainment complex, in particular the AP (All Propaganda), echoing the conservative meme that the "ObamaCare" rollout is a "trainwreck" and is going to be a disaster. Then there is the reality-based community of economics wonks, in particular Sarah Kliff and Ezra Klein at Ezra Klein's Wonkblog (Washington Post), who have been doing exceptional reporting on the "ObamaCare" rollout.

Guess which one our GOP-friendly Arizona political media chooses to publish? Ahhh, you guessed!

The GOP-friendly Arizona political media is badly misinforming and misleading the public with what can only be described as GOPropaganda from the conservative media entertainment complex, and is failing miserably in its duty to inform the public. Considering that Arizona's major news organizations subscribe to the Washington Post news service, the failure to publish this exceptional reporting can only be attributed to the bias of the editors of these publications in story selection.

Since this editorial bias is unlikely to be remedied, I strongly encourage you to read the articles being published at the Washington Post, in particular Ezra Klein's Wonkblog, and at the New York Times, in particular, Paul Krugman. And then write a letter to the editor demanding that Arizona's biased newspapers publish these factual, informative, and useful articles instead of the GOProproganda that they have been publishing.

Here is just a sampling of reporting from Friday and Saturday that you will likely not see in the pages of the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star.

thinks defunding Obamacare is a horrible idea

Sarah Kliff JUL 27

As soon as the first Medicare bills go unpaid, where do you think
the pressure will be?"

issues final insurance rates that are among lowest in U.S.

Lena H. Sun JUL 26

Tax credits are expected for 3 out of 4 Marylanders in the health
insurance marketplace opening Oct. 1.

driving down prices for small firms

J.D. Harrison JUL 26

In Washington, competition on the city’s new small business
exchange has prompted three of four insurers to lower rates.

brings new players to health care

Ezra Klein JUL 26

Entrepreneurs see a chance to do good — both for their wallets
and society — with new approaches.

Oscar change health care forever?

Ezra Klein JUL 26

Meet Oscar, Silicon Valley's answer to traditional health

a health plan and call me in the morning: Pharmacies plan Obamacare

Sarah Kliff JUL 26

As one CVS executive puts it, "To the extent that 25 million
more Americans get insurance and they will fill their prescriptions,
that is certainly a good thing for our company."

confusion has benefit: New jobs to educate people

Meeri Kim JUL 26

A burst of hiring in call centers and IT companies is expected to
add thousands of positions.

Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare’s ‘very tight’ deadlines

By Sandhya Somashekhar JUL 26

"We are testing all of the data systems like crazy to try and
make sure that information can flow easily through the system."

Health Care Panic


Conservatives and others on the right are confronting their
ultimate nightmare: that Obamacare is probably going to work.

War Over Health Care Exchanges


Republicans are resorting to scare tactics to sabotage the
Affordable Care Act.

UPDATE: And this: The ‘Obamacare Is a Job Killer’ Myth (U.S. News & World Report)

Pat Garofalo argues that the employer mandate isn't harming
employment, no matter how often the GOP makes that claim. Changes in
employment practices would have been noticeable this year, but there has
been no increase in part-time employment.

Also Think Progress: STUDY: Very Few Employers Have Actually Cut Workers’ Hours Because Of Obamacare. Very few companies have actually cut hours because of Obamacare, according to a new analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).