While attacking the Affordable Care Act along with the rest of the wingnut teabaggers that attended during this weekend's rally on Capitol Hill, hoping that the Supreme Court will repeal the health care law, the Media Research Center's Brent Bozell took his turn in the round of right wing pundits, who I'd say fortunately did not get a lot of attention anywhere else in the media, but C-SPAN aired their event.
I'd actually be happy to see this footage aired in our corporate media if it was fact checked properly and not just given the type of coverage as we normally see where it's the sort of fake balance and both sides have a point to make lazy excuse pretending it's “journalism” that is sadly all too often what fills our airways on almost all of the networks. I'm happy not to see it showing up for exactly that reason.
Brent Bozell has told this lie before, and while railing against the Affordable Care Act at this weekend's rally and the hope that the Supreme Court over turns it, told this whopper again over the weekend:
BOZELL: I'm speaking here as a Catholic and as an American. This president came out with a mandate and he ordered me as an employer to fund somebody's abortifacient, to fund somebody's abortion. Or as an employee, to put up the money for it.
Mr. President, I'll get around that stupid law, but if I can't get around that stupid law, here I am, bring out the hand cuffs, because you're going to have to arrest me.
Ladies and gentlemen, destroy this bill! Destroy this law! Thank you.
We've been down this road already with the likes of Peter Johnson on Fox pretending emergency contraception is an abortion drug. And with Karl Rove pushing the same line.
Apparently Brent Bozell doesn't have any more respect for those in the audience at this event in D.C. than Johnson or Rove did for those at Fox. For anyone that's in the mood for a couple of hours or so of wingnuts going crazy over the health care law coming before the Supreme Court this week and that feels like torturing yourself with watching the entire, sorry event, here's the video at C-SPAN's site -- Tea Party Patriots Health Care Law Repeal Rally.