As the entire MSM focuses its entire attention on Sarah Palin’s Facebook statement, that calls attention to "Obama’s death panel" being "downright evil", no one in the MSM seems to have noticed that Palin issued an impressive list of articles on the health care topic over the last two days.
Palin on Facebook Saturday August 8, 2009:
“As Americans spend the next few weeks discussing health care reform, I thought it might be helpful to share some articles (and one panel discussion video) that I’ve found especially insightful.”
Here is the list from Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9:
Washington Post editorial, July 26,2009
“The Health-Care Sacrifice: What President Obama needs to tell the public about cost of reform”
Betsey McCaughey, Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2009
“GovernmentCare’s Assault on Seniors”
Senator Sam Brownback, National Review, August 3, 2009
“Don’t Punish Seniors for Health-Care Reform: Denying care options to retirees is necessarily a part of the Democrats plan”
Raymond Arroyo, EWTN, July 25,2009
“What You Need To Know About Health Care Reform Bills”
Betsey McCaughey, New York Post, July 24, 2009
Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, August 4, 2009
“Utopia Versus Freedom”
David S. Broder, Washington Post, July 26, 2009
“Our New Medical Judges?”
The Heritage Foundation, July 30, 2009
“Obamacare: One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill; Top 10 Reasons Obamacare Is Wrong for America
National Review editorial, July 30, 2009
Thomas L. DiLorenzo, Mises Daily, July 28, 2009
“Socialized Healthcare vs. The Laws of Economics”
Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, August 5, 2009
“Care Versus Control”
The Cato Institute Policy Forum
“What Government-Run Health Care Really Means”
Michael D. Tanner, Cato Institute, August 2009
"What Government-Run Health Care Really Means"
Authur B. Laffer, Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2009
“How to Fix the Health-Care ‘Wedge’: There is an alternative to Obamacare”
Deroy Murdock, National Review, July 20, 2009
"Health-Care Reform: Why Not Try Ownership?"
Mark Steyn, Orange County Register, July 31, 2009
“No turning back from Obamacare”
Rep. Don Young, Washington Times, August 9, 2009
“Palin got it right: Democrats can take a lesson on cap-and-tax”
Professor William A. Jacobson, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, August 8, 2009
"An Inconvenient Truth About The 'Death Panel'"
For links to all of the above referenced sources please visit Sarah Palin’s Facebook page here.
From viewing the list, one can clearly see that Palin has consulted a wide and diverse array of sources for various media too. As a Catholic and a blogger, I was quite impressed that Palin sited EWTN and Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion blog.
Now remember back during the campaign when Katie Couric pressed Palin for what she read:
Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?
Palin: I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.
Couric: What, specifically?
Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.
Couric: Can you name a few?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, "Wow, how would you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?" Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
Clearly Sarah Palin was not kidding when she said “… all of them”. Many on the left to this day believe that since Palin did not give any specific titles, that meant she was uneducated and uninformed. However anyone looking at the list above can clearly see, nothing could be further from the truth.
Now here is the big question. If Katie Couric is half the journalist she pretends to be, will she realize that Palin has given her an answer? Something tells me, if we tune into Katie tonight she will still be stuck on the old news of the “downright evil” “death panel”.