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Impartial news media making moral issue of health care agenda

Time Mag’s Halperin on CNN: Lack of Universal Coverage ‘Immoral’
August 20, 2009 by Brent Baker

“We’re the only industrialized democracy that doesn’t cover every citizen” and “that is immoral,” Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine where he oversees “The Page” blog, declared on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight in illustrating the prism through which journalists view the debate over the proper role of government in health care.

Halperin’s contention occurred back on Thursday, August 6, but I’m just now catching up, following a vacation, thanks to a tip from Steve Allen of the Gentleman from Lickskillet comic strip, which had a liberal media bias theme a couple of weeks ago involving “Group Think” magazine.

When Dobbs challenged Halperin’s premise — “That’s immoral?” — the political director at ABC News for ten years until jumping to Time in 2007, affirmed: “Yes, to be a country this wealthy and be the only industrialized democracy that hasn’t figured out how to cover everyone.”

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