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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 10:39 AM
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Did the White House censor single-payer discussion from "live blog" of health care forum transcript?
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It sure looks as if they did.


How will the White House make amends for censoring single payer in its Iowa health care forum "live blog" transcript?

Tue, 03/31/2009 - 10:14pm lambert

You know, I'm old school. When I read the words "live blog," I think of a blog that, to the best of the blogger's ability, faithfully records events as they happen, for the record, in near real time -- and doesn't censor anything. The White House, apparently, takes a different view.
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Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz, M.D. -- who will be live-blogging at Corrente Thursday, April 2, 8-10 p.m. CT (9-11 ET/6-8 PT) -- is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinician investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Fiedorowicz also won the lottery for a ticket to the White House's Iowa Health Care forum -- after Iowa's (Democratic!) Governor Chet Culver, most shamefully, had tried to sell the tickets to corporate sponsors! Dr. Federowicz participated in the protests outside the hall, and also spoke inside the hall at the forum. As reported by Reuters India*:

Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz, a psychiatrist at the University of Iowa Hospitals who was with the protest group, told the meeting a majority of Americans support a "single payer" or government-run national health insurance program. "Can we put it on the table for discussion?" Fiedorowicz asked Nancy-Ann De Parle, director of the White House Office on Health Reform. "Can we study costing? Can we study feasibility of this truly universal, socially just and fiscally responsible alternate to our currently unjust and woefully inefficient system?" Fiedorowicz asked. Many in the crowd applauded.

And yet -- and I know this wil surprise you -- Dr. Fiedorowicz appears nowhere in the White House "live blog" of the event! Is Reuters wrong? Let's go to the tape (or in this case, the YouTube):

http://www.correntewire.com/how_will_white_house_make_a...




If this is true, as it appears to be, then the White House should leave this sort of baloney behind with the previous admin.

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