CNN Works With Obama White House to Promote Obamacare Sign-ups
Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
Early Sunday morning Politico published a report on the next phase of the Obama administration’s propaganda campaign to promote the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
If Democrats get their way, the next phase of the Obamacare wars will see something unusual: a flood of success stories.
The White House, Democratic lawmakers and advocacy organizations will launch a campaign this week to highlight real-life experiences under the Affordable Care Act — tales so compelling that they help drive up enrollment, marginalize Republican repeal efforts and erase memories of this fall’s HealthCare.gov debacle.
…White House officials and congressional aides say they have been lining up consumers and vetting their stories so they can be told through videos, blogs, local news reports, press conference calls and Twitter feeds, including those of celebrities. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicks off the effort with op-eds running Sunday in more than three dozen papers.
Late Sunday afternoon CNN published a collection of six articles allegedly written by people claiming to be happy with Obamacare under the headline: I signed up for Obamacare! Many Americans are thrilled that their Obamacare insurance plans kick in on Jan. 1.
The CNN article’s publication is time-stamped By Tami Luhby @Luhby – Last updated December 29 2013 06:54 PM ET
Twelve minutes later at 7:06 p.m. EST CNN’s Executive Editor, Ram Ramgopal, tweeted the article:
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) December 30, 2013
At 7:25 p.m. EST Ramgopal’s tweet promoting Obamacare was retweeted by Obama administration Director of Progressive Media and Online Response, Jesse Lee.
The appearance of coordination on the CNN article is reminiscent of a similar set-up by the Obama administration and the AP on another article promoting Obamacare that was reported at The Gateway Pundit in October.
Once again, it looks like the Democrat-media complex is up to its old tricks.