No Coverage: MSNBC Ignores Growing Veterans Admin Scandal

MSNBC doesn’t appear to care about our nation’s beleaguered veterans in this mounting medical care scandal. Only one of the left-wing cable network’s prime-time hosts have covered the scandalous treatment of our sick vets and then only once.

The developing scandal has revealed that thousands of veterans have been put on secret wait lists and denied healthcare while VA hospital administrators lie about having done so in order for doctors and administrators to get government bonuses. Many veterans have died while awaiting medical treatment and these months-long wait times only foreshadow what will happen to all of us as Obamacare’s horrid tentacles force its way into our national healthcare system.

But MSNBC doesn’t seem at all interested in news that doesn’t fit its extreme, blindly left-wing bias. The network is completely ignoring the story, even though one administration official has already “resigned” because of the whole thing.

The only MSNBCer who has said a single word about the scandal is Rachel Maddow who reported on it only once on May 16 and that was before an Obama administration official resigned.

And yet, as TruthRevolt notes, even as the so-called news network has utterly ignored the growing-by-the-day scandal, all of these left-wing TV gabshow hosts are still talking about Chris Christie’s bridge controversy.

One would think a petty political story like the bridge story would be far less interesting than a scandal in which veterans died due to lack of medical care, right?

Ah, but this true story, this scandal that has taken the lives of sick veterans, this story makes the Obama administration look bad, so that means MSNBC isn’t interested. They only report what makes Obama look good. They only “report” propaganda.

As I noted, the scandal has already cost the Obama administration one executive as the undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans of Affairs, David Petzel, has been “fired” by VA chief Eric Shinseki. Not that MSNBC is interested.

Petzel was scheduled to quit sometime this year anyway, but due to the scandal, Shinseki relieved him suddenly last week. Though Shinseki didn’t specifically say that Petzel was being let go immediately because of this wait list scandal, media and other administration spokesmen are painting the removal as a “firing” due to the scandal.

Disgustingly, Petzel’s announced replacement is just as mired in this scandal–maybe moreso–than his predecessor.

The announced replacement, Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky, is also tied to the very scandal that has led to Petzel’s “resignation.” Murawsky, ABC News reports, “is currently the network director–effectively the CEO–of the VA region that includes the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago. Before he moved up the VA hierarchy, he worked as a manager at the hospital.”

Hines Hospital is one of the hospitals involved in the scandal.

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  • jim_m

    It’s only a scandal if some leftist can stand on the bodies of the dead to advance their agenda.

  • cstmbuild

    If only one child’s life can be saved then it is worth it for these veterans to be denied healthcare. /sarc

  • Looking for actual news on MSNBC is like looking for Pay per View on your microwave.

  • Commander_Chico

    MSNBC is not really left wing, it’s just an Obama organ.

    • Retired military

      Chico knows. Everytime he sticks his head out of Obama’s ass there is MSNBC between Obama’s legs.

    • Jwb10001

      And as well know Obama is hardly left wing…. jeez Chico having trouble connecting the dots these days?

  • Paul Hooson

    Is veteran’s health care actually worse than ever? My dad was a Korean vet in 1950, and needed a pretty simple cyst surgery and wasted a few days waiting around the Portland VA hospital for this minor surgery and threatened to put on his clothes and walk home after a few days. Your average private hospital would have done the same surgery as an outpatient procedure and allowed the same patient to go home later that day. The VA hospital wasted about a week to do the same procedure.

    • Vagabond661

      So it hasn’t got better since 1950? Sounds like the Department of Education.

  • Alpha_Male

    I have first hand knowledge of the VA hospital in Houston, it’s supposed to be the model for VA hospitals, with millions spent in upgrades and improvements. From the outside it looks like a modern private facility, with great architecture and landscaping, but inside it’s a charnel house of horrors and incompetence. I’m very familiar with volunteer EMT’s who cringe every time they hear a patient say, “please take me to the VA”

    Our poor and indigent receive better care at state run facilities, and most of those have figured out how to play the game of insisting on an ER run to a private facility where they will be admitted and treated to the utmost whereupon they just refuse to pay the bill, than our honorable vet’s receive at the VA.

    The VA is single payer, for those who support and encourage it’s implementation they should first be forced to be on it, I would be willing to bet my life savings that they soon would sing a different tune.

    • Commander_Chico

      “Single payer” refers to government insurance being used in private or public facilities, not government-run facilities.

      • Retired military

        Not yet at least. Incrementalism.

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  • GarandFan

    Petzel was scheduled to RETIRE next month. His replacement, Murawsky, had already been picked – as you point out. Shinseki has had 5 years to fix problems at the VA, but like other Obama administrators, things only look good on the surface.

    • Jwb10001

      shinseki will take full responsibility, after all why shouldn’t he in this administration that mean absolutely nothing.

  • Well guess what, I ignore MSNBC garbage completely! All Lies anyway. GRRRRRR

  • Retired military

    Just remember per Bagdad Jay Carney Obama didn’t know about the VA scandal until he saw it in the newspaper.
    I can see future headlines
    “Terrorists nuke NY city. Obama finds out about it in the Wash Post”