Since I’m usually pretty quick to bash the media for its epistemic agnosticism, I feel I have to give props where it’s due. This is from today’s New York Times, with the undeniably strong headline, “False ‘Death Panel’ Rumor Has Familiar Roots.” It doesn’t make sense to quote segments, because the piece’s mere existence is the most important part, but to just make a side point, this line in particular shows the power of simply lying about legislative proposals.
Still, one proponent of the euthanasia theory, Mr. Neumayr, said he saw no reason to stop making the claim.
“I think a government-run plan that is administered by politicians and bureaucrats who support euthanasia is inevitably going to reflect that view,” he said, “and I don’t think that’s a crazy leap.”
I mean, you just can’t argue with that.