Monday, 6 April 2009

Something is Rotten at PBS

Last year, former Washington Post reporter T.R. Reid made a great documentary for the PBS show Frontline titled Sick Around the World.

Reid traveled to five countries that deliver health care for all – UK, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan – to learn about how they do it.

Reid found that the one thing these five countries had in common – none allowed for-profit health insurance companies to sell basic medical coverage.

So, Reid traveled around America, interviewing patients, doctors, and health insurance executives.

The documentary that resulted – Sick Around America – aired Monday night on PBS.

But even though Reid did the reporting for the film, he was cut out of the film when it aired this week.

And the film didn't present Reid's bottom line for health care reform – don't let health insurance companies profit from selling basic health insurance.

Instead, the film that aired Monday pushed the view that Americans be required to purchase health insurance from for-profit companies.
http://atheonews.blogspot.com/2009/04/something-is-rotten-at-pbs.html

Even the nice people over at PBS are corporate lackeys. The lesson; do NOT trust ANY of the mainstream US news services when it comes to reports about corporate America. You can also include hard hitting stories about US government corruption in that censorship pie.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 6th, 2009.]

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