Sunday, December 1

Is the media finally starting to wake up about Obamacare? (A: What, you're kidding, right?)

I'm seeing a fair number of conservative pundits predicting that the media is finally beginning to see Obamacare as the unmitigated disaster it is.  If so, logically they media will soon have to make a really tough decision:  Do we stop covering for our messiahs screw-ups, and start being honest, or do we continue to defend this disaster?

My conservative fellows seem to think a lot of the media will cut Obama loose.

Let me go on the record: Ain't gonna happen.  Most humans are totally unwilling to admit they made a mistake, and this is particularly true of people in influential positions.  Because people have presumably relied on their judgment about things, if (when) they misjudge things, people who believed them suffer for that trust.

So the media will absolutely not cut Obozo loose.  One reason is that abandoning Obozo is a visible, provable offense that other leftists would be able to hold against them.  By contrast, continuing to defend Obamacare carries no risk whatsoever, because there's no way the public can learn enough to *know* the media is lying.

The media can claim it's a huge success, helping hundreds of millions of Americans, and no one can prove them wrong.  They can claim only a few hundred people are actually paying more for their insurance, and how will anyone know if that's false?

Hell, I teach physics and chemistry and I can't tell you how much my health insurance paid toward some specific procedure.  It's incomprehensible for laymen--probably deliberately so.

So the media will--surprise!--take the no-risk option.  They'll lie, lie, lie--knowing no one can prove they're lying, and that even if someone could, the proof will be so hard to follow, so technical, that they'll always be able to skate free.

There's another factor too:  Critics of Obozocare have focused virtually all their attention on the non-functional website, simply because it's a confirmable experience that others can have for themselves.  But the website will eventually be fixed, at which point the media will start crowing about what a fabulous victory that is.  Lost in the gloating will be the more fundamental criticism that the *concept* is--if not technically unworkable, then *virtually* unworkable, in the sense that any program that takes money from A and gives it to B is unsustainable.

So there ya go.  Let's see how that prediction works out.


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