Erik Wemple: obamacare


Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sharyl Attkisson, Web reporter

What Web stories did CBS News take a pass on?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, CBSNews.com, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Fox Newser on Obamacare: White House is ‘straight up lying about these numbers’

And other critiques of Obamacare, from the best in that business.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  enrollees, Fox News, HHS, Jesse Watters, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Obamacare official stiff-arms New York Times

No information about a couple’s struggles with the health-insurance marketplace.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health and Human Services, New York Times, Obamacare

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 03/28/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz learns lesson on Obamacare predictions

Host ‘thinks’ sign-ups could hit 7million.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, enrollees, Fox News, MSNBC, Obamacare, six million

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/25/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz issues weak apology for Obamacare mis-prediction

Misses the point, glosses over responsibility to viewers.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, enrollment, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Fox News’s Bret Baier corrects Obamacare mistake

A correction, with a little elbow at Obamacare

By Erik Wemple  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bret Baier, exemption, Fox News, Medicaid, Obamacare

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014

HHS, playing selective with Obamacare enrollment numbers

At first, very stingy with data. Of late, a bit more forthcoming.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health & Human Services, enrollment, huffington post, Obamacare, Time, Washington Post

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz asks: ‘Should Americans For Prosperity be ashamed of their lies about Obamacare?’

Talk about a bit of push-polling.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans For Prosperity, Ed Schultz, Julie Boonstra, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/18/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz celebrates Obamacare’s 5 million mark, omits mention of prediction

Perhaps Uncle Ed should ditch the I-told-you-so bravado

By Erik Wemple  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health & Human Services, Ed Schultz, enrollment, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Ed Schultz revises Obamacare history, appears confused about March

In December, he predicted 5 million enrollees by March 1. Now he’s pushed that to March 31.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Michael Hiltzik, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014

MSNBC host Ed Schultz botches defiant Obamacare enrollment prediction

Number reaches 4.2 million by March 1, 800,000 short of his projected figure.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Obamacare enrollment numbers: How to spin?

Same numbers, different presentations.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Fox News, HHS, huffington post, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Reuters, Time magazine

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Did Fox News get cheated out of Obamacare scoop?

A nonprofit organization gave Fox’s reporter bad information, then never corrected itself.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Washington Examiner

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Fox News’s Sean Hannity destroys Democratic pol who accused Fox of lying

Challenger also wants FCC monitoring of network.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, Fox News, Mike Dickinson, Obamacare, Sean Hannity

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Fox News’s Bret Baier on his politics: ‘I truly try not to lean’

Viewlessness in the news....

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bret Baier, Facebook, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Hill punctures Politico Magazine story on Obama-Sebelius meetings

Two publications reach different conclusions on President Obama’s meetings with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Peter Schweizer, Politico, Politico Magazine, President Obama, The Hill

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Fox News’s Kirsten Powers has had it with Obama, Obamacare

Disgusted with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

By Erik Wemple  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Kirsten Powers, Obamacare, Ron Fournier

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/11/2014

CBO issues clarifications on Obamacare study, doesn’t (directly) attack media

CBO is very polite.

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Tags:  CBO, Doug Elmendorf, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart attacks Fox News over CBO-Obamacare distortions

The many layers of Fox News.

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Tags:  CBO, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Fox News sticks with CBO-Obamacare ‘loss’ headline

Suggestion at odds with the report’s conclusions.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBO, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, labor, Obamacare, work

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014

The media’s massive revisions on CBO-Obamacare story

Change that headline now!

By Erik Wemple  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBO, Forbes, hours, jobs, Obamacare, Politico, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, workers

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014

A question for Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama

Three years ago, President Obama made a dubious claim to Bill O’Reilly. Will the Fox News host confront him?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly to Leno: ‘I’m a straight-news anchor’

She claims to give a ‘hard time’ to both sides of American politics. Let’s look at that.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Jay Leno, Megyn Kelly, Obamacare

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Politico Magazine pushes reportorial envelope on Obamacare

What good is a White House schedule, anyhow?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Politico, Politico Magazine, President Obama

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Fox News, advocate for the uninsured

The network shows concern about people who may end up without a health safety net come January.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Wallace, Ezekiel Emanuel, Fox News, health insurance, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly pokes at Obamacare ‘accountability’

A true believer won’t bend a bit on Megyn Kelly’s show.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben LaBolt, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Obamacare

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Cable news commentator blames Obama group for politicizing America

Cable news apparently gets a pass.

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Tags:  Bill Hemmer, Fox News, Jonah Goldberg, Obamacare

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Fox News: Obamacare ‘unlike’ Katrina, Iraq war

Program touches “so many people’s lives across the country,” says host.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brit Hume, Fox News, Martha MacCallum, Obamacare

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/15/2013

CBS News’s under-siege Obamacare story: An explainer

Top Obamacare official ‘kept in the dark’? We’ll see.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Henry Chao, HHS, Obamacare, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Michele Bachmann’s tale of Obamacare woe

On CNN, one of the media distortions of the fall takes a hit.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/13/2013

CBS News: We ‘accurately’ quoted Obamacare official’s testimony

Outlet stands by reporting on security issues related to Healthcare.gov

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Gerald Connolly, Henry Chao, Obamacare, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Another CBS News story comes under attack

Just what kind of story does a ‘first look at a partial transcript’ get you?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Obamacare, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Fox News’s Bill Hemmer to pro-Obamacare guest: Get your talking points outta here!

Word of caution to Obamacare proponents on Fox News: Start your comments with a concession.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hemmer, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ calls Obama ‘somewhat dishonest,’ accuses opponents of ‘lying’

Fox News stars in a reel of Obamacare distortions.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Show, Fox News, Jon Stewart, Obamacare

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Media split over use of ‘lie’ in reference to Obama health-care promise

Just how to couch President Obama’s claim that people would get to keep their insurance plans?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:07 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Obamacare

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes cites incomplete Obamacare coverage

People, get smarter about healthcare journalism, please!

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Tags:  Chris Hayes, MSNBC, Obamacare, tpm

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Is Fox News reporter fair and balanced on Obamacare?

Watch out what you tweet, especially when the topic is Obamacare.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, John Roberts, Obamacare

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/31/2013

‘Fox & Friends’ takes on favorite topic: Should women pay more for health insurance?

Yes! says John Stossel.

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Tags:  Fox & Friends, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz scolds ‘mainstream media’ for tilted Obamacare coverage

Host sees a slam on news outlets in the remarks of the president.

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Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Fox News clears up CBS News story about perils of Obamacare

Host Greta Van Susteren digs into the dynamics of old plans and new plans.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Fox News’s Sean Hannity deflects criticism about his Obamacare victims

When asked about the fact-check regarding alleged Obamacare victims on his program, Sean Hannity points to the White House.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, Fox News, Obamacare, Sean Hannity, White House

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/22/2013

NBC News and Obamacare: Clarification Tribunal

A reasonable use of the most overused italicized word in journalism?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare.gov, kathleen sebelius, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Fox’s Varney: Viewers in favor of ending ‘big subsidy’ for Congress

This congressional ‘exemption’ language will never say ‘die.’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Vitter, Fox News, Obamacare, Stuart Varney

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Fox News’s Ed Henry further distorts health-care reform

The White House correspondent inveighs against ‘generous’ contributions given to congressional staffers for their healthcare plans.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough does it again: Repeats Obamacare ‘exemption’ falsehood

How many times does this guy want to do this?

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Tags:  Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Fox News’s Tantaros on difference between Obamacare and Benghazi: Nobody’s died -- yet

Is there anything that defies a comparison to Benghazi?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Benghazi, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Rush Limbaugh fan disses Obamacare

Sarah Braun of Norwalk, Iowa, looks like a logical fan of Obamacare. She’s not.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/09/2013

CNN’s Blitzer resolves shutdown/debt-limit crisis!

Who gives advice to their political enemies in this town anymore?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013

At Obama’s press conference, where’s the accountability?

Yes, a preoccupation with the shutdown-debt limit is understandable. But don’t let the boss get away without addressing problems with his signature issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, government shutdown, huffington post, Obamacare, President Obama, press conference

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP congressman rips MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Obamacare equality is a big rhetorical point on cable news these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, sean duffy

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough repeats Congress-Obamacare-exemption falsehood

The temptations of this proven falsehood prove too much for “Morning Joe” principal.

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Tags:  huffington post, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, Obamacare, President Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 10/04/2013

The populist brilliance of Fox News’s Sean Hannity

One man’s standard employer contribution is another man’s “subsidy.”

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Obamacare, Sean Hannity

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 10/02/2013

From Politico to ‘Hannity’: The trajectory of Congress’s Obamacare ‘exemption’ myth

Lawmakers and aides on Capitol Hill are moving to Obamacare’s exchanges, so just what is this ‘exemption’ all about?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, Obamacare, Politico, Sean Hannity

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Politico’s fun ride on congressional ‘exemption’ from Obamacare

Politico, never one to take sides.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charles grassley, Congress, Obamacare, Politico

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Fox News has utterly lost it on Obamacare

In attacking legislation that it doesn’t like, Fox News is now attacking NBC News’s health-care Q and A.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Fox News wonders: Is NBC News promoting Obamacare?

When news-you-can-use comes under attack, you know you’re living in extreme times.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Michele Bachmann battles Blitzer on CNN

Minnesota congresswoman goes after Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer. But what about her HPV comments?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Fox News inflames Obamacare debate

Why on earth wouldn’t Jay Carney be enrolling in Obamacare, if it’s really so great? Turns out there’s a reason why.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Boehner ‘has to show some leadership’

A mind-meld on what’s wrong on Capitol Hill.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, MSNBC, Obamacare, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

MSNBC host says Republicans sacrifice national health for political gain

Those who die from bad health care, says Krystal Ball, will have served the goal of harming President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Krystal Ball, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Sarah Palin bashes Fox News’s Chris Wallace over media ethics

Why use anono-sources when on-the-record ones are available?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Wallace, Fox news Sunday, Obamacare, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Fox News's Hannity blasts Obamacare

Fox News host tussles with Austan Goolsbee -- always a good combination.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, Obamacare, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Washington Times employees get Obamacare windfall

Vilified health-care law benefits Washington Times employees.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington times, affordable care act, cash, $150, obamacare, refund

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Sarah Palin, in health-care Facebook messages, shows her media bona fides

Palin displays her bona fides in Facebook post.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, death panels, facebook, president obama, obamacare, predictions