TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media CNN, Fox Botch Supreme Court Health Reform Decision, Falsely Report Individual Mandate Struck Down (Video)

CNN, Fox Botch Supreme Court Health Reform Decision, Falsely Report Individual Mandate Struck Down (Video)

E-mail Print PDF

CNN errorThe cable news networks rushed to report on the high court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, but initially got the news wrong; UPDATE: CNN then issues a formal correction.

The cable news networks reported that the Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate at the center of the Affordable Care Act, the formal name for what has become to be known as Obamacare, the president's stab at universal healthcare and the signature policy accomplishment in his first term. Both on air and online, CNN ran graphics and headlines that read that the court had invalidated the mandate. Fox also ran a headline on the air saying the mandate was invalidated.

As it turned out, outlets including the Associated Press, MSNBC, SCOTUSBlog and The New York Times soon reported the actual decision: the mandate had survived as a tax, in effect upholding it and the rest of the law. The decision was given by Chief Justice John Roberts, in a 5-4 call.

CNN soon was pummeled by critics on Twitter, who pointed out that the network already was down to its lowest ratings since 1991. Many also joked that Aaron Sorkin's HBO show The Newsroom, about a cable network thought to be similar to CNN, would use this in a future episode.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Fox News Pundit Pleads Guilty To Faking CIA Ties

Wayne Simmons pleads guilty to fraudA Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently...

Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau

Al Jazeera shut down in IraqThe Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has shut down the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera Media...

New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC,...

Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife

Palestinian journalist detainedThe wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.Omar...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!