Young Man Dies of Infection, ABC News Blames...

Here's the ABC News Headline:

Man Dies From Toothache, Couldn't Afford Meds

ABC's Alternate Headline:

Without Insurance, 24-year-old Dies of Toothache

Unfortunately, I'm not kidding.

First paragraph of the report:
A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.
This is a sad reflection on "professional" journalism.

Facts missing from ABC's report:
  • The man's uncle is a rich and famous musician (Bootsy Collins).
  • The medication he "couldn't afford" cost $27.
  • Free dental care is available in Cincinnati.
The man's wealthy aunt is "devastated":
Collins said she intends to write to President Obama and Congress to tell them what happened to Willis.

“We have got to make a difference with our health care,” she said. “With people losing their jobs, they’re having to make serious choices – do I eat, or do I get my medicine? It’s crazy. And this is America.”
How about these headlines?
  • Young Man Dies, Leaves Daughter Fatherless After Foolish Decision to Forgo Cheap Medical Treatment
  • 18 Months After Obama Health Care Bill Becomes Law, Stupid People Are Still Dying
  • Man With Rich and Famous Uncle Flouts Doctors' Orders, Pays Ultimate Price
  • Tragic Stupidity Offers Opportunity for Activist Journalism

Peggy Joseph, are you paying attention?


  1. My thoughts go to Judicial activism... So I guess this would be "Journalistic activism".
    Both amount to affecting the "useful idiots"...

  2. You;re absolutely right on this story. I think the MSM is going into Allen Grayson mode to pre-empt any criticism against ObamaCare which is the biggest reason empolyers aren't hiring.

  3. Gawd how I hate the "mainstream" media. Could they be any more stupid, corrupt and vile?

  4. Geesh, how the founding fathers must be vomiting in their graves to see such a complicit media propagandizing for a president and a Marxist anti-American President at that. The proper head line should be: "Man wins Darwin Award for refusing free dental care and cheap medication in effort to prop up Obamacare".

  5. @madmath1 Absolutely. This story has "Darwin Award" written all over it.


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