For several weeks the drumbeat from the media has been town hall protesters are racists, thugs, crazies, or tools of the insurance industry. Funny how the media follows DNC talking points.
It doesn't seem to occur to elite media that Americans might have solid reasons to oppose Obama Care. (For starters, most citizens get it that the nation's future is being jeopardized by insane deficit spending and we can't afford a government scheme to cover another 20 million uninsured.)
The latest example of the contempt the media has for Americans is a column by KC Star columnist Yael Abouhalkah (pictured above left). He looks at a recent MSNBC poll showing a majority of Americans oppose Obama Care and concludes that Americans are ignorant.
Click here to see Abouhalkah's full column. (Note: link is now disabled, see update below.)
Note to Yael -- Americans aren't ignorant: they have good reason to believe Obama Care would saddle future generations with debt, and wouldn't improve the health care Americans get now.
They're not ignorant; it's you and your allies in the Democrat/Media complex who have alienated millions of Americans -- who also happen to be your audience and subscribers.
That behavior on your part is what's ignorant, Yael.
Hat tip: Newsbusters
This morning (7:10 AM) Yael posted a revised column, which is available here.
If you go to the bottom of today's column you can see the time the revised column was posted: "August 19, 2009 7:10 AM." But the Newsbusters piece on Yael accusing Americans of ignorance was posted last night. It looks like he pulled the offensive column down, and posted a sanitized, less offensive version this morning at 7:10 AM.
I emailed Yael and asked why the original column was deleted.
Update #2: Newsbusters, which called out Yael last night for calling Americans "ignorant," posted this:
"It appears that the Kansas City Star and Abouhlkah have acknowledged their own ignorance by disabling the previous link entitled: "Poll: Ignorance abounds among Americans on health care plan." The new title aims to place less blame on Americans and more on the supposed web of lies being spun by the Republican party and conservatives in general.".