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.