I was recently sent a “viral” email referring to comments made by Betsy McCaughey (a paid shill for medical companies) on the Fred Thompson show. Ms. McCaughey claimed that one proposal ” would make it mandatory absolutely require that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner.”
Politifact blows the lid off this outright lie.
Now we have unruly mobs disrupting town-hall meetings with democratic representatives. Republicans claim these are “average, middle-class Americans who are expressing their outrage.” Rachel Maddow investigated this claim:
First we get paid shills showing up on conservative media sites/shows spouting lies, then we get manufactured mobs practicing hooliganism at Democratic Representatives’ town-halls, effectively drowning out and/or intimidating anyone who is pro-health care reform.