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Whistleblower: Insurers put profits before care

Rachel Maddow is joined by former health insurance executive turned whistleblower, Wendell Potter, to explain the way health insurance companies put their corporate profits ahead of the people they’re meant to insure. This video is from MSNBC’ The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Aug. 10, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Lawyer: Torture approvals chargeable as a conspiracy

Harper’s contributing editor Scott Horton joins Countdown’s Keith Olbermann to talk about reports that Attorney General Eric Holder is ready to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA interrogation abuses. This video is from MSNBC’ Countdown, broadcast Aug. 10, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Fox host pushes false ‘death panel’ claim

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade bolstered Sarah Palin’s claim that health care reform would establish “death panels” to determine who deserves care and who deserves euthanasia. “Are seniors going to be in front of a death panel? And just as you think, ‘Okay, that’s ridiculous’ then you realize that there’s…

David Brooks: Limbaugh health care rhetoric ‘insane’

Conservative columnist David Brooks thinks Rush Limbaugh has gone too far in comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler. Brooks was stunned by the comparison when he first saw it on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday. “I hadn’t seen the Rush Limbaugh thing. That is insane. What he’s saying is insane,”…

National security advisor: Obama can meet Gitmo closing schedule

The White House national security adviser said that the Guantanamo Bay detention center could be closed by January as scheduled Sunday. “I’m confident we will be able to meet that deadline,” Jim Jones told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Appearing on the same program, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell disagreed with…

Gingrich defends Palin claim reform will cause ‘euthanasia’

ABC’s George Stephanopolous reported: Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean went at it on health care this morning on This Week. Especially over Sarah Palin’s claim that Obama’s health care plan will create “death panels” that would encourage euthanasia. “Communal standards historically is a very dangerous concept,” Gingrich told me. “You…

Chris Wallace implies only Democrats using Nazi imagery at town halls

Fox News’ Chris Wallace ignored conservatives that use Nazi imagery to describe health care reform and implied that only Democrats used such imagery. Speaking to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Wallace said, “Democrats say that conservative organizers are employing mob style tactics and even Nazi style tactics.” But Wallace omitted…

Stewart: The Iranian election is ‘bullshit’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the oath of office for a second term this week but Comedy Central’s John Stewart think the election was illegitimate. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Aug. 6, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Health care protesters cheer for ‘lynch mob mentality’

Rep. Brian Baird, D-Washington won’t hold any health care town hall meetings this month because he says the crowds being dispatched to shut down these meetings have a “lynch mob mentality.” Rachel Maddow is joined by Rep. Brian Baird. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Aug.…

Abortion doctor: O’Reilly is a fascist

Warren Hern, the last physician providing late-term abortions in the United States, described Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly as a disgrace to American society. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Aug. 6, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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