Tuesday, June 04, 2013
What is Wrong With the NH Media: An Illustration
Big press conference today at the LOB, on the subject of medicaid expansion. Good speakers, good experts who gave good answers to questions. Lots of media.
And what did the reporters from our major papers do the minute the press conference ended?
They raced over to Greg Moore of Americans for Prosperity. As you can see in the picture above, Moore is surrounded by Kevin Landrigan of the Nashua Telegraph, Garry Rayno of the Union Leader, and Norma Love of the AP.
Greg Moore is not an expert on health care or Medicaid. Greg Moore is a shill for a far rightwing group that claims tax free status so they don't have to disclose their donors. (Don't whinge about the IRS, APF. You slithered through - and the last thing you are is charitable. To anyone.)
Some of those donors are undoubtedly paying for Greg Moore's health insurance. During the last biennium his insurance was paid by NH taxpayers, while he worked for disgraced former speaker Bill O'Brien.
This is what is wrong with the NH media. A roomful of experts to talk to, but they'll break their legs to interview a wingnut who has nothing but propaganda to offer.