February 7, 2014

Once again, we have the comedians out there doing a better job of reporting the news than our so-called "news" outlets. Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman did just that on this Thursday evening's The Colbert Report: "Media Malpractice": Paul Krugman Calls Out Misinformation On CBO Report:

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman called out the media's disastrous reporting on the employment impact of Obamacare.

On February 4, the nonpartisan Congreassional Budget Office (CBO) released its 10-year economic projections, including an estimate of how the Affordable Care Act will impact the job market, an estimate that set off a storm of reaction. The CBO projected that the Affordable Care Act will allow workers to choose to work less hours because they will be able to maintain health insurance coverage outside of employment. Instead of reporting on the CBO's actual findings, media outlets seized on this information to falsely claim that the ACA would cost the economy millions of lost jobs.

Appearing on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, economist Paul Krugman called the misleading reporting "media malpractice": [...]

In a February 6 New York Times column, Krugman explained that the misreporting of the CBO's projections is part of a "campaign against health reform" that has "grabbed hold of any and every argument it could find against insuring the uninsured, with truth and logic never entering into the matter": Read on...

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