Ron Fournier: White House ‘Propaganda Outfit’ Selling Obamacare

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National Journal Columnist Ron Fournier on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of “running a government-sponsored media organization.” 

Speaking with conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Fournier referred to his Monday column on how hard it’s going to be for the administration to “sell Obamacare,” arguing the push to promote the online federal health exchange “could be the nail in the coffin” for the health care law.

“But anyhow, they have to sell it, but they can’t over sell it,” Fournier told Ingraham. “They can’t spin, and they have a hard time not spinning. Last week I did a column that just focused on what they do with photos, that shows that this is a propaganda outfit, that they do put out government sponsored propaganda, and they are running a government-sponsored media organization.”

“Now, in fairness, Bush did it more than Clinton, and Clinton did it more than Bush, and that Bush did it more than Reagan,” he continued. “But it’s going to an extreme now that’s really unhealthy for them.”

[h/t Newsbusters]

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