Time Magazine’s Dr. Death Spin
The article in Time Online, “Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama’s ‘Deadly Doctor’, Strikes Back,” by Michael Scherer, August 12, 2009, seems like a spin control piece by an Obama supporter. If Mr. Scherer would read Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s book, The End of Human Life: Medical Ethics in a Liberal Polity, he would know that Dr. Emanuel has very radical views not aligned with main stream America.
Emanuel’s statements and writings have not been taken out of context. That’s the standard defense of anyone who’s been caught by the truth. Case in point, the YouTube video of Obama in 2007 stating that he favors a single-payer health care system in America. He has no defense. He’s caught. He can’t say that he didn’t say it, so he shifts to, “I was taken out of context.” That’s the usual defense when caught.
America should ask the question, “Why does anyone have to decide what kind of care and how much care any other human being is allowed to have?” There’s no need. Keep the government out of our most personal decisions. We’ll make them for ourselves. Then it won’t matter how radical Emanuel is or isn’t.
And as for those awards that are supposed to validate Emanuel’s statements, well, just remember that Yassar Arafat, father of modern day terrorism, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize! Awards mean very little now days.
BTW, Americans should know that Chicago politics has moved to the White House. “No one has leveled with the public about these dangerous views. Nor have most people heard about the arm-twisting, Chicago-style tactics being used to force support. In a Nov. 16, 2008, Health Care Watch column, Emanuel explained how business should be done: “Every favor to a constituency should be linked to support for the health-care reform agenda. If the automakers want a bailout, then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and lobby for the administration’s health-reform effort.”
Do we want a “reform” that empowers people like this to decide for us? Betsy McCaughey, New York Post, http://www.nypost.com/seven/07242009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/deadly_doctors_180941.htm?page=2 Betsy McCaughey is founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former New York lieutenant governor.
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