ABC News vs. the Euthanasia Death Panels
ABC News has been running a series of pretty good “fact check” segments on the proposed health care legislation: Watch Our Fact Check Series — All in One Place - The World Newser.
Here’s their piece on the Sarah Palin “death panel” smear and the distorted accusations of euthanasia.
I’ve seen some people declaring that Palin “won the debate” on the end of life section of the House bill, because that section was removed. Well, call it a “victory” if you like, but what really happened was that House Dems reacted for political reasons like politicians do: they tallied up the political calculus and decided to avoid the conflict by removing the end of life counseling and care entirely. An unprincipled attack was met by an unprincipled lack of spine. Victory!
An empty pyrrhic victory based on distortions and falsehoods. I’d like to believe Republicans are capable of more meaningful victories than that.