It's not media malpractice anymore. It's outright media fraud.
As of 1:00 yesterday afternoon there were 2,179 comments and 1,851 twitter links to the Huffington Post Story claiming that Sarah Palin "admitted over the weekend that she used to get her treatment in Canada's single-payer system." There is a new strategy being employed by the left wing media now. Lie, get the ad revenue and retract later if necessary. In this case, even if a retraction would have been required later, the minds were already poisoned and the ad revenue had already been generated.
The fact of the matter is Canada's single-payer system had not been established until 1972 in Yukon, years after Palin and her brother were treated in Canada. Chuck Heath, Palin's father, responded according to the AP and PalinTV:
"We much preferred to use our facilities because my insurance didn't cover anything in Whitehorse. And even though they have socialized medicine, I still had to pay the bill (emphasis added), being an American citizen," Heath said.If any Palin went to Canada today, even with the socialized system in place, they would still have to pay the bill, otherwise Americans from the border states could just waltz into a doctor's office in Canada and get treated for free on the Canadian taxpayer's dime.
According to the mainstream media, Sarah Palin was a member of a successionist party (the Alaska Independence Party), banned books in the Wasilla library, resigned her governorship because there were rumors of a federal indictment, threw her wedding band into the lake and was getting divorced, pocketed her speaking fee at the Tea Party Convention, is doing an "Osbournes" style reality TV show, was "grabby" and had her entourage descend upon the Oscar Suite to clean them out of free stuff and had a laugh track added for the jokes she told on The Tonight Show.
These are just a few.
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I Hate Sarah Palin. Cha-ching!