Wednesday, September 02, 2009

infotainment without the info--again

i don't watch a lot of tv news. but do any of the cable news channels have people who aren't totally ignorant about the most basic elements of the health care system in this country?

i mean, not realizing that only people 65 and older are eligible for medicare is pretty stupid. but not understanding what medicare is after months of talking about health care when your job is to report on the news is inexcusable.

i've busted on fox news before, but as this example illustrates it's not just fox. in a rational world, people who make factual errors like this in a news program would make a correction or be fired. instead, we have a bunch of news channels that cannot be relied upon to give accurate information.

if you step back and think about it, that's really is quite astounding.