CNN, Fox News and The Huffington Post, Among Others, Screwed Up in Initially Reporting the Supreme Court Decision About the Healthcare Law. Really? We Have Fun at CNN’s Expense

Jun 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

On Thursday a number of journalists, including ones at CNN, Fox News and The Huffington Post, initially reported, incorrectly, that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down a key provision of the healthcare law.

TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross found this inexcusable and absurd, and has some fun at CNN’s expense as he parodies what happened — please click here to read.


  1. The President also incorrectly reported that this mandate absolutely, positively, would not be a tax as early as 2009.
    Maybe you should report on that?
    Even the government lawyers for the President’s health care mandate argued before the Supreme Court that the mandate was a tax.
    Most networks corrected their error within a minute or two, so really, who cares. I can only imagine what it is like reading (200) pages plus of some document written by the Supreme Court and trying to decipher what it actually says.
    The networks immediately corrected their error. Has the President? No. He will embrace this decision not caring that it actually is a tax and that it goes against numerous speeches and promises that he made.
    On 2/24/2009, for example, the President said “If your family earns less than $250K a year, you will not see your taxes increase a single dime. I repeat, not one single dime. Looks like there is a big “oops” here as well.

  2. Les,
    I’ve seen several reports to that effect.
    Anytime the government, at any level, takes your money, it is a tax. Republicans started using alternative labels such as “fees” or “penalties” or “revenue enhancements” for their taxes many years ago.
    By the way the middle class and upper class who are not already paying for health insurance are the ones to be taxed. The freeloaders that run to the ER. There will always be poor can’t do anything about them.
    If you already are paying for insurance, your rates went up 2 years ago.
    Take a deep breath because this whole subject deals with the 2 unalterable constant, death and taxes.

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