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Watching Betsy McCaughey lie about Barack Obama's health care legislation is a little bit like watching Aretha Franklin on stage: It's not as good as you remember, but you have to admit that she's still got it...

Ezra Klein:

Lies, Damned Lies, and Betsy McCaughey: Watching Betsy McCaughey lie about Barack Obama's health care legislation is a little bit like watching Aretha Franklin on stage: It's not as good as you remember, but you have to admit that she's still got it...


UPDATE: It looks like Betsy McCaughey sold her column for $11,000:

Joseph j7uy5 wrote:

In 2004, Betsy McCaughey wrote:

The American health system has shortcomings, including inadequate use of information technology, waste and inefficiency, and a costly medical liability system. http://preview.tinyurl.com/cpnp6h

So she was for electronic medical records before she was against them.

And now Igor Volsky writes:

Igor Volsky: Wonk Room: Pay To Play? McCaughey Received $11K In BioTech Stock Days Before Penning Health Scare Op-Ed: Ideology may not be the only factor driving Betsy McCaughey’s propaganda campaign against two health care provisions in the stimulus bill. As Health Care Renewal points out, “not noted in Betsy McCaughey’s op-ed article was that she is currently on the board of directors of Cantel Medical, a device company, and formerly on the board of Genta, a biotechnology company.” In fact, according to a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership Securities from the Securities and Exchange Commission, McCaughey received 750 Shares of stock options just days before writing the Bloomberg op-ed. Then, the total worth of the shares was approximately $11,250:

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