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PostSubject: A Tale of Two Medias   Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:56 pm

MSNBC of course is all about the defeat of TrumpCare today.  They're saying no Republican will ever vote for it again, so unpopular was it.  Apparently at the last minute amendments were made to it to placate the insurance industry -- who without the individual mandate, stand to lose tons of money.
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The proposal is to eliminate ten essential benefits that, according to the Affordable Care Act, must be offered as part of any insurance plan. Those benefits are:

• Outpatient care without a hospital admission, known as ambulatory patient services

• Emergency services

• Hospitalization

• Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care

• Mental health and substance use disorder services, including counseling and psychotherapy

• Prescription drugs

• Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, which help people with injuries and disabilities to recover

• Laboratory services

• Preventive care, wellness services, and chronic disease management

• Pediatric services, including oral and vision care for children
If you look at this list, not a whole lot is left for insurance to cover -- no routine preventative care?  No emergency care?  Christ what's left? No prescription drugs? No lab services?

Trump has said that without a successful repeal of Obamacare today, Trumpcare is officially dead.

That's what MSNBC is reporting.

Over on Fox News, they're reporting on the House Intelligence Committee decision to call FBI Director James Comey and NSA Chief Mike Rogers to a closed door hearing, so they can discuss classified information on the leaking of the existence of wiretaps that caught Trump and Trump campaign officials talking to foreign nationals who were under surveillance.  Note, Fox is all huffy about the LEAKS -- they want somebody prosecuted for disclosing the existence of these wiretapping transcripts.

MSNBC has also mentioned this story, but their angle is somewhat different: why are Trump and Trump officials communicating with Russian officials who have been authorized to be wiretapped because of their national security threat status?  That's potentially a HUGE story... and Fox just doesn't seem to see it at all.  Unfuckingbelievable.
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PostSubject: Re: A Tale of Two Medias   Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:54 pm

"A Tale of Two Medias"

"Media" is plural.
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PostSubject: Re: A Tale of Two Medias   Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:02 pm

You're right damn it.  But "Media" didn't look right because they're not SEPARATE media, just competitors.  Maybe I could have reworded to something closer to elegant.

A tale of two narratives? A tale of two perspectives? A tale of two non-overlapping Venn diagrams?
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PostSubject: Re: A Tale of Two Medias   Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:53 pm

A tale of two news channels? Nah, too easy.
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