The Commonwealth Fund is a left-leaning think tank famous for producing bogus studies that support the Democrat party line on health care reform. Now, they’re providing grant money to train jounalists in the art of Obamacare propaganda. One reporter was so offended by this that he wrote in to Michelle Malkin:

I’m a reporter at a major newspaper, and quite conservative compared to the great majority of my colleagues…Anyway, here’s something that just turned up in my e-mail and has got me really annoyed:

The Commonwealth Fund has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers to conduct a series of education programs focusing on aspects of the nation’s new health-care reform law.

It is the third such grant Commonwealth has awarded to SABEW, which has conducted seven workshops on the business of health care with Commonwealth Fund support since 2007, the most recent in April 2010.

I may be wrong, but this sounds like a program to teach reporters to write supportive stories about the health care reform law … I did a quick scan of the Commonwealth Fund website, and it’s pretty solidly pro-Obamacare.

Yep. And he is not wrong about the intent of the program. As MM points out, the Commonwealth Fund is headed by Carter administration retread who has long been an outspoken single payer advocate. So, the next time you read a journalist or blogger quote some Commonwealth Fund study, caveat emptor.

Comments 3

  1. Frank wrote:

    YES, YES

    This is 100% WRONG.

    A lie to TAXPAYERS.

    Shame on you, SABW.

    Posted 30 Jun 2010 at 4:50 am
  2. Dave B wrote:

    I was one of many that raised red flags about Obama as a Presidential candidate. He won the election and I tried desperately to support him but it’s been nothing but a constant attack on taxpayers, the middle class, small business owners, and religious people every friggin day. I’m sick of it. He takes our hard earned money and uses it like it was Monopoly money to give to his friends and other people who didn’t earn it. Every day it’s something new.

    He’s no leader, that’s for sure. He’s shown time and time again he doesn’t represent the American people, he represents a minority of elitist radicals. This might be the first time in our history where we have a President that doesn’t really like this country and is trying to bring her to her knees. He’s already shown a default stance to pit one American against another in almost every instance. If we survive his presidency I hope we all learn that we can’t vote for someone because it “makes us feel good.”

    We’ll be lucky to have any allies after this and if Israel is still standing and not a pile of radioactive ash it will be a miracle. He’s purposely doing what he’s doing with regard to Israel and our European allies, that’s now clear. He knows what he’s doing and that’s what scares me the most. He’s not dumb. I’ve never seen a President so willing to allow his own people to suffer so much to achieve a political agenda. That tells me all I have to know.

    Posted 30 Jun 2010 at 5:34 am
  3. Steve wrote:

    If I remember correctly, The Commonwealth Fund published Dr. Helen Taussig’s Congenital Malformations of the Heart in 1947, the first textbook dealing with diagnosing and treating Congenital Heart Defects. If they are the same group, they’ve really fallen – back then they actually helped people.

    Posted 30 Jun 2010 at 8:26 pm

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