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How CNN Fakes News to Imply a Majority Oppose Obamacare Repeal

Written by Joe Scudder

CNN fakes news by implying a growing minority is a majority wanting bipartisan healthcare reform.

This morning the Daily Wire called out the way CNN fakes news coverage leading readers to believe their own wishful thinking rather than the facts. CNN wants Obamacare to be “fixed” before it implodes. They want their readers to take that position. And by getting readers to believe that only a minority want repeal they hope to get more to switch their positions on the basis of perceived social conformity.

So, the CNN headline reads: “As repeal and replace falters, more say GOP should abandon repeal plan.

Reading that headline, one could easily think that “more” is the opposite of fewer. But if you read the story you realize (if you pay attention) the “more” is opposed to most.

A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds a growing share of Americans want to see the GOP abandon its effort to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare, as majorities across party lines want congressional Republicans to aim for a bill with bipartisan support.

Overall, 35% in the poll say they’d like President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress to give up their plans for repealing and replacing Obamacare, up from 23% who said the same in a March survey.

A majority still favor some form of repeal (34% would prefer repeal with replacement at the same time, and 18% favor repeal regardless of whether the law is replaced at the same time). The share in favor of repeal without replacement has held roughly steady since March; it remains the least popular option.

So, despite media pressure, a majority still wants a repeal. Only 35% want Obamacare fixed instead.

As the Daily Wire headline says, CNN has once again proven that it is “the all-time reigning champion of fake news.”

Read the entire CNN story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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