When I heard the video clip of Rep. Patrick Kennedy blasting the media over its lack of coverage over the war and Congress’ disapproval of it, I first thought I’d like to have him take a breathalizer test. Then I commented to my better half that someone would use that clip for ObamaCare. Then, a mere 12 hours later, Jake Tapper did exactly that:
Good Morning America’s Jake Tapper on Thursday forced a completely unrelated rant by Patrick Kennedy into a story entirely on health care. Tapper pivoted off a statement by Senator Mitch McConnell that legislation on the subject is a “farce.” He then spun, “For one Democrat, the force driving that farce- the media- who earned the scorn of Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy for focusing away from substance.”
Tapper then played a clip of the Rhode Island Representative screaming, “If anyone wants to know where cynicism is, cynicism is that there’s one, two, press people in this gallery! We’re talking about Eric Massa, 24/7 on the TV! It’s despicable, the national press corps right now!” Watching this, viewers would be led to believe Kennedy was talking about health care. He wasn’t.