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Another Bogus Fox Nation Headline – “Obamacare Mandates Private Breastfeeding Centers”

Reported by Priscilla - April 5, 2010 -

Gotta love the spin the Fox Nation headline writers use to get their anti-Obama agitprop through to those who, obviously, take their Fox Nation headlines on faith alone. The latest, “Obamacare Mandates Private Breastfeeding Centers,” links to an article, on the right wing blog “Powerline,” titled “Annals of the Nanny State.” The article discusses how the recent health care reform bill will “require employers to provide a "reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for a nursing child for 1 year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk." In addition, the employer must provide for this purpose "a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public." The article then continues with snark about “a windowed room with a view.” “Powerline” is run by a couple of right wing “traditionalist” dudes who obviously don’t think new mothers belong in the workforce and who probably get all hot and bothered about female breasts; but I digress. The bill is about “reasonable accommodation” in the form of “break time” and a private place – an accommodation made so that women, like Lisa Allen, won’t get fired. Nothing about “Breastfeeding Centers.” But when you have propaganda to spin, who cares about details!