Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare – Salon.com

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I happened to turn on the Hannity show on Fox News last Friday evening. “Average Americans are feeling the pain of Obamacare and the healthcare overhaul train wreck,” Hannity announced, “and six of them are here tonight to tell us their stories.”  Three married couples were neatly arranged in his studio, the wives seated and the men standing behind them, like game show contestants.

As Hannity called on each of them, the guests recounted their “Obamacare” horror stories: canceled policies, premium hikes, restrictions on the freedom to see a doctor of their choice, financial burdens upon their small businesses and so on.

“These are the stories that the media refuses to cover,” Hannity interjected.

But none of it smelled right to me. Nothing these folks were saying jibed with the basic facts of the Affordable Care Act as I understand them. I understand them fairly well; I have worked…

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One response to “Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare – Salon.com

  1. When it comes to Sean Hannity, who has a terrible problem of telling the difference between the truth and bald faced lies, “Consider the source.”

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