Unabashed Mendacity

A sad observation in this healthcare discussion is that people opposed to the ACA just come on TV and spout obvious falsehoods – saying people are hurting under the ACA, ACA is collapsing, etc. Journalists who are on the other side of these conversations seem to have given up on setting the record straight. They just let them spout off whatever lie the anti-ACA people want to say. Some journalists have even gone to the extent of defending this behavior b saying that it is not their responsibility to fact check the guest!

So my question to these journalists is this – If one were to go on their show and make up totally bogus stuff about President Trump, will they let that person continue to spread their falsehood or will there be push back? If so, then why do they allow such behavior from the Trump Administration, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, et al?

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