Greta Van Susteren ran a blatant infomercial for the Tea Party’s campaign to swing undecided voters last night. Apparently, the Tea Party Patriots group has a new DVD it’s sending to 350,000 undecided voters in “pivotal swing states,” according to Politico. “Liberal” Van Susteren did her part for the cause last night by promoting the DVD and its message.
“So what’s on the DVD’s?” Van Susteren chirped in her introduction. Rather than do any kind of objective review, she took her summary straight from the Tea Party’s PR: “Well, the group says it is a documentary highlighting the worst parts of ObamaCare.”
After playing a clip, Van Susteren hosted Jenny Beth Martin, of the group, for a friendly interview.
Van Susteren resurrected the old “death panels” scare by discussing a “shocking” part of the DVD in which an Oregon woman with cancer “said that the state had rejected chemotherapy as being too expensive but that she could have comfort care. That would be covered. And that that was assisted suicide.” Rather than delve into the details of how such a thing could happen to this woman and what her options might have been without health insurance coverage, Van Susteren moved right along to ask what the group hoped to accomplish.
Martin said she wanted to “remind” Americans why so many people “think the law should be repealed.” Van Susteren did not push back when Martin called the law “unconstitutional” despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court held otherwise.
To be fair, Van Susteren did not seem all that enthused by or interested in the documentary. But this uncritical presentation shows once again that even when the hosts are not GOP mouthpieces, the guest list and topics often do the job instead.
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