Thursday, June 28, 2012

CNN & Fox Blow the SCOTUS 'Obamacare' Ruling

It was pretty alarming watching CNN this morning as they reported that the SCOTUS ruled the 'Obamacare' mandate unconstitutional. Thankfully both they and Fox got it wrong. They sure scared the bejesus out of a lot of folks.  

On television, on its website, and in breaking news alerts, CNN announced that the individual mandate had been struck down. CNN political reporter John King described it as "a dramatic blow to the policy and to the President, politically." Fox News, too, announced that the Court had found the individual mandate "unconstitutional." Moments later, SCOTUSblog, the wires, and other television networks were reporting just the opposite. "The mandate is constitutional. Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court," SCOTUSblog announced even as CNN and Fox were still announcing defeat for President Obama's signature bill.

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