Skip to comments.Fox Anchor says CNBC 'silenced' her coverage of Obamacare (“disrespecting" office of pres)
Posted on 11/15/2014 7:15:37 AM PST by maggief
An anchor for Fox Business Network who used to work for CNBC told viewers that her superiors at the network "silenced" her reporting on Obamacare, telling her she was "disrespecting the office of the president" by pointing out that Obamacare's math didn't add up.
Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis said she was silenced by CNBC when management told her she was disrespecting the office of the president by reporting about Obamacare.
Francis highlighted Obamacare architect Jonathan Grubers comments about the stupidity of American voters and the administration intentionally misleading the public about whats in the law and said in her experience, some of the media helped to hide the truth about the law.
Its shocking, but it doesnt surprise me because when I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of Obamacare simply didnt work, Francis said Friday. Not the politics by the way, but just the basic math. And when I did that, I was silenced.
Francis pointed out that she has an economics degree from Harvard University and said she was simply trying to explain the math behind Obamacare to her viewers the same math Gruber has candidly admitted the administration tried to hide.
I said on the air that you couldnt add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their pre-existing conditions without raising the price on everyone else, Francis said. I pointed out that it couldnt possibly be true that if you like your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie. And in facts, millions of people had their plans canceled.
Francis said she was called into a meeting with CNBC management (she would not specify names) and told she was disrespecting the office of the president.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
This black notion of “disrespect” just nauseates me, that any criticism is not respectful, what a crock.
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius:
“You can talk to Dr. Gruber about what he said, but I don’t have a comment about his comments. Anything else,” she said.
BTW, the problem with Grubers comments was not that he thought the voters were stupid (they are stupid in that they can be easily manipulated), it is that he had no shame in deceiving to get what he wanted.
Are FOX and CNBC connected other than being news networks? Maybe I’m missing something here...
Never mind. Didn’t see that she used to work for them before....
I wonder if they ever silenced any of their reporters for disrespecting the office of the president when bush was in office. /rhetorical
An anchor (Melissa Francis) for Fox Business Network who used to work for CNBC ...
She was a child actress as well. Played in “Little House On The Prairie”. She was a cutie.
I agree, in spades (heh, heh).
It's even worse than that--she wasn't even criticizing, she was analyzing and stating her opinion on a technical aspect of a proposed law--i.e., its cost. She was discussing potential policy, not editorializing on the President--which might come closer to the notion of disrespect, but should be fair game anyway.
I didn’t know that was her!
I remember her from some of the episodes..
“disrespecting the office of the [Democrat] president”
Here ya’ go.
People need to question the motives behind leftist media.
The Official Twitter Account for Melissa Francis. Anchor of Money with Melissa Francis 2pm ET on Fox Business. Author: Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter.
Melissa Francis: CNBC Told Me Not to Criticize Obamacare http://bit.ly/1xG4D3m via @BreitbartNews
When I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of Obamacare simply didn't work. Not the politics by the way, just the basic math. And when I did that, I was silenced. I said on the air, that you couldn't add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their preexisting conditions without raising the price on everyone else. I pointed out that it couldn't possibly be true that if you like your plan you can keep it. That was a lie, and in fact, millions of people had their insurance canceled. As a result of what I said at CNBC, I was called into management where I was told, that I was quote, disrespecting the office of the president by telling, what turned out to be the absolute truth she stated.
Here’s a clip:
“...telling her she was “disrespecting the office of the president” by pointing out that Obamacare’s math didn’t add up. “
If this is true it is out and out crazy!
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