ABC's Lame He Said / She Said Reporting on Insane Lies About "Death Panels"
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On August 13, ABC's Kate Snow and the Associated Press both characterized the established fact that end-of-life counseling under the House health care reform bill would be voluntary as simply something that President Obama "contends." But both ABC and the AP had previously reported that under the bill, such counseling would indeed be voluntary, and both had previously debunked Sarah Palin's false claim that the provision would create a "death panel."
ABC's Snow: Obama "contends" that the "provision is voluntary"
Reporting on Palin's August 12 Facebook post titled " Concerning the 'death panels,' " Snow portrayed the issue as a he said/she said debate, telling viewers that "the president contends the provision is voluntary."