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The Health-Care Reform Bill Is a Muslim Who Was Born in Kenya

My inbox has been filling up with panicked messages about viral e-mails filled with scary lies about the health-care reform bills moving through Congress. I haven't responded because, well, you can just drown beneath this stuff. But the Web site Politifact has an excellent point-by-point rebuttal, as does health-care policy expert Linda Bergthold.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 3, 2009; 1:08 PM ET
Categories:  Health Reform  
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I know exactly what you mean, and I find this kind of drivel infuriating. It's just another case of political framing dominating the facts. I wrote on this same topic earlier today....seriously, Ezra, sometimes I think you are finding some serious inspiration from my blog....anyway, folks who want to can check out my piece here:

Posted by: bradwright1 | August 3, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Lies told with conviction are still lies, we need to remember that.

Posted by: murzee | August 3, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

The Birfer rubbish is just as credible as claiming that healthcare "reform" will improve the Federal budget deficit situation and not destroy private insurance companies.

Your arguments are not sophisticated. Your thinking on this matter is on par with birfer creationist logic.

Posted by: fallsmeadjc | August 3, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes, all scary lies. No one even knows how this new system will work, Arlen Specter, that aged moron, admitted publicly that decisions had to be made very fast, at which point he was deservedly booed. Any questioning of what the administration does is just "scare tactics." You are nothing but a shill for the administration, someone who hopes to climb on board by praising all they do. I remember when Hillary came out with her "plan" during the primaries, ten seconds later you were enthusing and drooling over it, saying it was really really really really good!

Posted by: truck1 | August 3, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

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