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Glenn Beck Better Health Care Analyst Than New York Times?

OK, probably not. But sometimes seemingly straight reporting has the potential to be more harmful than crazy, wild-eyed screaming.

Did you know that progressive lawmakers favor the public option just because they want to stick it to insurance companies? That's what David M. Herszenhorn's super objective reporting on last night's Senate negotiations in the New York Times today basically says:

Supporters of the public option want it to remove the profit motive as an obstacle to medical care, and also to menace the private insurance companies that they generally view as greedy and mean. At times, some lawmakers seemed to favor the public plan simply because private insurers hate the idea.

Tana Ganeva is an AlterNet editor. Follow her on Twitter.

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