To Aid Obama, Old Media Establishment Took a Pass on Gruber Videos

The man who was trying to shop the Gruber videos to the media was rebuffed by the Old Media Establishment repeatedly because they had no interest in highlighting the fact that Obama and his Obamacare cohorts were lying to the American people about the President’s signature healthcare law.

Howard Kurtz tracked down the man who was trying to get the media to notice the string of videos showing Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber telling audiences that the American voters are “stupid” and saying that the administration lied repeatedly about what was in Obamacare and how it would work all in a desperate attempt to get the President’s take over of our national healthcare system passed into law.

Kurtz tracked down the man, Rich Weinstein, and found a man who doesn’t himself want to become the story. In fact, he wouldn’t even supply Kurtz with a photo of himself.

The man told Kurtz that after trying to review the writing and video of some other Obama operatives, he eventually settled on Gruber and then spent months searching out videos and writing from the adviser to see what he could find. And the time paid off when he found the “stupid voters” video.

But then he spent many more months trying to get someone, anyone, in the Old Media Establishment to respond to his queries about the video. Not even Fox News responded to him, he said.

“It was so frustrating,” Weinstein said. “I tried really hard to give this to the media. I had this and couldn’t get it to anybody that knows what to do with it.” All he wanted, Weinstein says, was a train ride to D.C. for him and his lawyer, and “I was going to give them everything for nothing, no money, all I wanted was autographed pictures of the people I was working with to hang on my office wall.”

He eventually posted a message about the video on the Volokh Conspiracy, a conservative website frequented by lawyers and those interested in the law, and the conservative group American Commitment picked it up and ran with it.

After a week of conservative media flogging Gruber’s comments and discovering even more of them, the story finally caught hold.

But what this shows is that the mainstream media simply don’t want to report on anything that upsets Obama’s apple cart. This is just another example of the Old Media Establishment covering for Obama and coming way late to a story, dragged there kicking and screaming, by the conservative media.

Once again we see complicity between the Old Media and Obama.

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  • Retired military

    The MSM media is trying to cover Obama on immigration as well.

  • Hank_M

    I just hope that the morons in the MSM someday realize that when Gruber was talking about the stupid american voters, he was referring to them, along with the LIV’s they’ve cultivated.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    The MSM. What a waste of a perfectly good First Amendment.

  • Brucehenry

    “Aid” and “aide” are two different words, Warner, with two entirely different meanings. Hell, one is a noun and the other a verb, for one thing. Jesus.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    The whole Obamacare fiasco is a pack of lies which the MSM has failed cover. The last couple of days, I’ve been trying to find a verifiable figure of people who have health care plans under Obabacare. I finally found a recent report. Follow the bouncing total:

    “In May, the government reported that 8 million were signed up for health plans and 1.1 million were in dental coverage.”

    “Federal officials said in September they had 7.3 million people enrolled in coverage through new government-run insurance exchanges.”

    “The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million.”

    [So, the 8 million with health plans became 7.3 million [which was incorrect], and the 1.1 million people with dental coverage somehow became 380,000. The 380,000 with dental coverage were incorrectly added to the total number of people on health plans leading to the incorrect total of 7.3 million people with health plans being reported.
    Okay…. subtracting the 380,000 from 7.3 million would take the total down to 6.92 million people with health plans….but somehow the total is now…]

    “The accurate number with full health-care plans is 6.7 million as of Oct. 15, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed today,…”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-20/obamacare-s-subscriber-rolls-include-unpublicized-dental-plans.html
    In the words of Professor Reynolds, we are in the very best of hands.

  • GarandFan

    “The Media” are professionals! They know it all! Just ask ’em!

  • Russell Jones

    George Norcross is orchestrating all this corruption. Norcross hired that Crazy Krone to Divide and Conquer. He paid Krone to go on a PR rampage to destroy Obama because Norcross wants the insurance contracts
    And norcross hates black people.

    Norcross is a Political Crime Boss from NJ. He wants Christie elected so he can control the US and become bigger than the Koch Brothers he said