Bill Sammon the Fox New Channel Vice President and Washington bureau manager sent a memo to FNC’s anchors telling them refer to ObamaCare as “the government option,” not the “public option.” Today another memo is being “outed,” with Sammon telling anchors to cast doubt on climate science.
Stacy McCain at The Other McCain suggests someone within Fox News is out to get Sammon. Media Matters is in a bother about him, and without naming the source, says some within Fox are concerned about Sammon’s “slant” tactics.
Why would “public option” be more acceptable than “government option?” McCain explains:
“Public” has positive connotations — “public library,” “public park,” “public school” – while “government” has rather different connotations. And Sammon clearly saw that reporters, in using the phrase ”public option,” were engaged in a subtle form of advocacy.
I agree with Sammon. As ObamaCare is now, it is a government option, because in the end the “government” will provide your health care, if we give them the chance. Doctors are running from the program as fast as they can. Once on the program, and you are mandated to be on the program, if your doctor leaves, the government option is the only option – by U.S. law.
Media Matters baldly says ClimateGate (leaked emails) was a “misrepresentation,” and a “distortion,” and in no way casts legitimate doubt on the science. The problem is, it is the climate change scientists who have lied and distorted. It’s easy to figure out. You don’t have to be a scientist to understand that these jokers lied, cheated, manipulated and got rich on false science. Find climate hoax background here.
Bill Sammon isn’t on-camera much today, but when he is on, he’s a star. McCain worked with Sammon at the Washington Times and has some personal insight on the man President Bush referred to as ‘Stretch.” So if there’s a snitch out to get Bill Sammon at Fox News, who do you think it is? McCain’s readers have a few ideas.