As the controversies surrounding ObamaCare continue to multiply, even mainstream media outlets are beginning to hold the administration accountable. In an investigative report published Monday, NBC News revealed one of the biggest bombshells regarding the unpopular healthcare law to date.
The article offered detailed evidence proving that Barack Obama knew millions of Americans would not be able to keep their existing health insurance under the new healthcare mandates despite his clear claims to the contrary. Additionally, the report warned that up to 75 percent of those currently insured could be stripped of their current coverage — often with a hefty premium increase to boot.
Shortly after releasing the piece online, however, it was unavailable as the affiliated web address showed only an error screen. Given the constant failure of the ObamaCare enrollment site, an error in publishing an article about the law could be seen as a fitting tribute.
Unfortunately, this was no artistic statement on the part of NBC. The article was republished a short time later with a “publishing glitch” listed as the reason for its initial disappearance. The second version of the story, however, was noticeably missing an entire paragraph.
Perhaps the most critical few sentences in the entire article were removed for some reason, only to be added back when reports of the discrepancy began to surface.
Among the claims made in the temporarily missing passage is the fact that, despite Obama’s assurances in 2010 that existing policies will be protected by a grandfather clause, the Department of Health and Human Services restricted that allowance.
As of Tuesday morning, there were still few real explanations regarding the “publishing glitch,” though the circumstances surrounding it certainly lend themselves to speculation. When NBC News — by all accounts a media franchise friendly to the Obama administration — actually published a blistering exposé about him, it happened to be the only article taken down during the snafu.
Its reemergence with a suspiciously missing paragraph only creates more questions.
At this point, at least, the article is published in its entirety online. Though there is no evidence Obama or his minions had any role in the previous edit, the article itself shows he is not averse to lying in the pursuit of his goal.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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