Media madness, ACA edition – ctd.

Remember my post from yesterday? Remember how I said I smelled BS? Guess what:

“It was 100 percent false,” said Bill Schwarz, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Health. “Of course, everyone is covered in the family policy.”

Here’s more about the Kelly family:

Kelly, who in 2011 ran and lost on the Conservative Party line for a seat on the Suffolk County legislature, said he was told three times by different state representatives that his toddler would require a separate insurance plan, and that his daughter would have to turn 2 before she could be covered under a family plan.

The mixup appears to have been rooted in Kelly’s application, which originally listed only three of his children even though he has four. When the clerical error was discovered, it was corrected, Schwarz said.

So – AGAIN – an apocryphal story about Obamacare turns out to be false. Again, the media fails to uncover the truth before airing the piece. Again, they don’t tell any positive news; they broadcast a crazy anecdote about how the law is madness. And then that story turns out to be untrue.

Aren’t reporters supposed to fact check stuff? Am I crazy here? Is there no accountability?


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