In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the lies that the “news” media have been telling the public about the Supreme Court’s decision to hear two challenges to Obamacare’s contraception manddate:
Those Americans still naïve enough to rely on establishment news outlets for information … are being told that Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius are part of a sinister conspiracy to restrict access to birth control, endow corporations with religious rights, and escalate the ‘war on women.’
Here’s some prime BS from the LA Times:
The LA Times, for example, immediately churned out an editorial titled, ‘The Hobby Lobby Dodge.’ This semi-coherent jeremiad included the following portentous warning: ‘A decision allowing businesses to deny contraceptive coverage to employees based on religion would do more than hurt Obamacare.’
Never mind that the owners of Hobby Lobby have no objection to contraception. Forget the well-publicized fact that their employee health plans cover sixteen types of birth control. And it’s not just the LA Times:
Newsweek, demonstrating the kind of journalistic acumen that allowed it to command a price of $1.00 when it was sold in 2010, introduces this straw man thus: ‘It is surprising that the high court took up the issue, since it has never found that profit-making corporations enjoy religious rights.
First, no one with a clue was surprised that the Court accepted the case. I myself predicted it last Monday. Second, the owners of Hobby Lobby have never claimed that corporations have religious rights.
To read the entire column, click here.