Tonight on FNC’s Hannity, host Sean Hannity was discussing how the Democrats have pulled back on health care reform and the death panels, when FNC contributor Dick Morris corrected him and said that there never was any death panel. Dick Morris better watch it. The truth is a dangerous thing to utter on Fox News.
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
Hannity said, “For example ratting out their neighbors, the death panels they’ve gotten rid of.” Morris interrupted him and said, “But the death panels are not gotten rid of. There never was a panel that was going to say die.” Hannity said, “The provision on page 425 of the House bill.” Morris replied, “All that provides is for counseling, which isn’t a bad idea.”
Dick Morris just said something truthful about health care reform on Fox News. Morris better watch it because FNC viewers aren’t used to hearing the truth. If the Shep Smith example is any indication, too much truth can result in the viewers calling for your head. The death panel claim has been so widely disproven that only idiots like Sean Hannity continue to repeat it.
Here is what I think is going to happen with health care. People like Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity are going to declare victory even after health care reform passes because they kept their own imaginary threats out of the final legislation. Can’t you hear these people patting themselves on the back because they got the death panels removed even though there were never any death panels to begin with?
This is how far detached from reality that the right wing media has become. I think it almost a certainty that a health care bill will be passed. The far left and the far right will likely be very unhappy with the final product, but whatever final legislation is passed should be looked at as a start on the path towards real reform.