Anatomy of a Stimulus Smear

Anatomy of a Stimulus Smear

Keith Olbermann explores how Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and other right wingers managed to spread outright lies about the stimulus.

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Betsy McCaughey, a former Lieutenant Governor of New York now working
for the pharma-funded
Hudson Institute
,
published a misleading Bloomberg.com
op-ed

attacking funding in the stimulus for a “new
bureaucracy, the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology”–a division of the Department of Health and Human Services
created by
George W. Bush
nearly five years ago. Lawrence O’Donnell of
the Huffington Post, counters the claims she has been making on
the
conservative talkshow circuit and the “controversy” she has provoked on
CNN.

Corbin Hiar

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