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NBC Pressured to Remove Infomercial Critical of Healthcare Reform

May 29, 2009

   The problem with liberals is, let me rephrase that, one of the problems with liberals is that they do not want to debate the issues openly. A perfect example of this is global warming. Al Gore has stated that the debate is over on the global warming issue even though there has never been debate on this issue. Al Gore and the rest of the enviro-alarmists have tried to silence and discredit the opposition instead of having an open and honest debate about the issue.

  And here is another perfect example of the left trying to silence the opposition instead of debating an issue that is near and dear to them — free health-care for everyone. Liberal groups are pressuring NBC to stop the network from airing a 30 minute infomercial that is critical of government run health-care. The group claims that the infomercial “will be false, deceitful, and a distortion,” even though they have not seen the commercial.

It’s no surprise that they would try to block the public from seeing any information about the dangers of government-run health care,” Appell said. “This program is full of compelling first person accounts that every American should hear.”

  That is a typical strategy for the left, instead of debating an issue they try to intimidate the opposition into surrender. So much for liberal tolerance and the free exchange of ideas. The only opinion that deserves to be heard is their opinion, according to them.

  There must be a reason why they are afraid to let the other side voice their opinion. There must be a reason why they are afraid to debate the issue. There must be a reason why they would rather infringe on another group’s right to free speech instead of trying to prove that the opposition is wrong.

  I find it stunning that there is not more outcry by the American people over the fact that the left would prefer to trample the rights of their opponents rather than have an honest an open debate on the issue of government run health-care.

  The left must be afraid of what would happen if the general public realized how much free  health-care will cost. They must be afraid that the working class Americans will revolt at the polls if they find out that not only will they be paying for their own health-care, they will be subsidizing the health-care of those who do not have health-care. 

  If the left had any balls they would allow the commercial to run and then point out what they thought the flaws were in the argument, but they know that the flaws in the argument belong to their side so they are unwilling to discuss the issue on an even playing field.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Lasermoth permalink
    May 30, 2009 11:10 am

    This isn’t a debate issue. The Health Care profit industry has screwed us long enough. How much longer are we going to leave 47 million people out in the wilderness? The Industry makes profit by denying health care. The infomercial Rick Scott is showing on NBC is designed to keep the profit in the system. Profit has become the God of the ignorant and it is time to enlighten them, not continue along the path of greed and ignorance.


    • May 31, 2009 8:33 am

      It wouldn’t hurt if people stopped sueing the doctors and drug companies either. Tort reform would do more to bring down healthcare costs than anything else.


    • Deb permalink
      June 4, 2009 7:34 am

      Sorry, I don’t mean to be persnickety, but please, if you are referring to a false god, do not capitalize, thank you.


  2. May 30, 2009 2:38 pm

    I’ve tried for years to get a good discussion going with my liberal cousins in Oregon. All I ever get is “Bush is a liar”, Bush is a criminal”, and other similar epithets. None will ever sit down and talk about programs, costs, alternatives, or even postulate a way-out theory which would be a start of a discussion.

    In our colleges, non-liberal speakers are shouted down by students or barred from speaking by the administration. There is no debate in America, liberals run rough-shod over any disagreement. Innocent people with viable ideas are demonized and held up for ridicule.

    It is sort of like a marriage where one partner assumes complete control over all decisions. Eventually, they are tremendously surprised when the acquiescent partner files for divorce.

    There is a large part of America that is thinking about that divorce now. When it happens, look for the amazement and disbelief of the Left.


    • May 31, 2009 8:36 am

      They never argue a position on an issue, they would rather shout you down. I hope that you are right about America looking for a divorce. 2010 will tell us.


  3. Swany permalink
    May 30, 2009 4:24 pm

    General Electric Obama’s energy no bid contrator Owns NBC they control what NBC can & canot say . Thats how Obama controls the media except fox. Swany


  4. Marvin8 permalink
    May 31, 2009 5:41 pm

    Plain and simple, the Repugnicans wan’t to deny Americans choice. They have been, still are, and always will be in the pocket of big money insurances companies who make their profits by denying coverage. This is why the Repugnicans must continuously be stomped into the mud. Their agenda is anti-American.


  5. NHL-Survivor permalink
    September 7, 2009 7:19 am

    In every nation that has Single Payer health care, private insurers still exist, and even thrive. Right now we are all paying inflated rates because health care providers spend more when a person without coverage ends up in the E.R. for something as mild as the flu. The AMA and countless hospitals support Obama’s plan. Much like the government run education system we have now — both public and private options can coexist. Sure private schools are often superior — that doesn’t mean we close all public schools and reserve education for the few that can afford it. Health care shouldn’t be any different. We all benefit from a healthy society. To leave health care in private hands is the same argument conservatives have been making for 70 years. The real question is: Do you want a health care system run by officials WE elect or do you want a health care system run by Wall Street?


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