RUSH: Melissa Francis and the Fox Business Network. She used to be at CNBC. She’s got her own show called “Money with Melissa Francis,” and they were doing a story on the opening of the second phase of the Obamacare exchange open enrollment period. And she revealed some of what happened to her when she was at CNBC in terms of what she was allowed to report and what she was ordered not to say.
FRANCIS: I said on the air that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their preexisting conditions without raising the price on everyone else. I pointed out that it couldn’t possibly be true tha,t if you like your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie. And, in fact, millions of people had their insurance canceled. As a result of what I said at CNBC, I was called in to management where I was told that I was, quote, “disrespecting the office of the president” by telling what turned out to be the absolute truth.
RUSH: So, Melissa Francis, meet Sharyl Attkisson, another reporter blowing the whistle on how the Drive-By Media has protected Obama. Now, in this case, CNBC at the time was owned partially by General Electric, and the CEO of GE had a relationship with Obama. The name was Jeffrey Immelt. He was on Obama’s jobs council, if you’ll recall. What a bang-up job that bunch has done. Yeah, had all these jobs summits and Immelt is in charge of the jobs council.
There was some crony capitalism going on between Obama and GE in terms of green energy and government grants, and so the management at CNBC told her: You shut up. You do not embarrass the office of the president because, unstated, we are in bed with it. You’re not gonna tell the truth about this. On a news network, on a financial news network, you’re not gonna tell the truth about this.
This goes way beyond media bias now. This is tantamount to State-Controlled Media. All she did was tell the truth. There’s no way prices can come down if it’s gonna accomplish all this. There’s no way your premiums get smaller. There is no way we insure the uninsured. There’s no way we cover people with preexisting conditions, ’cause that’s not even insurance. I don’t want to muddy the waters, but there is no such thing as insurance for a preexisting condition. Do you think you’d be able to buy homeowners insurance after your house was halfway burned down? You can’t do it. Nobody will sell it to you.
You cannot buy that kind of insurance. You cannot go out and buy a policy at market prices and have ’em pay off when your house is in the process of burning down. Well, it’s the same thing with a preexisting condition. If you have a preexisting condition and you demand insurance for it, what you’re getting is not insurance. I don’t want to offend anybody, but it’s welfare. It doesn’t matter what you call it. Obamacare offered it, or they made people think they did. That’s a dirty little secret. It turns out that it wasn’t as plentiful and available as they bragged about it. It was just one of the many lies, miss-directions that they engaged in.
But her point is, no matter what you call it, it costs a lot of money to do that. It costs a lot of money to insure the uninsured. It costs a lot of money if you’re gonna let people keep their doctors and plans and all that stuff, and she pointed out there’s no way what they’re saying about prices coming down and health care getting cheaper could be true. And she was told to shut up by her own network. So she’s gone from CNBC. She’s over at Fox. This morning on Fox & Friends, Peter Johnson Jr. spoke with Melissa Francis about this, and he said, “When you saw what Jonathan Gruber and all these folks have come out and said now, how does that make you feel?” And you’ll also hear Steve Doocy in this.
FRANCIS: It made me feel terrible that, you know, he was counting on the job of business news; and what we do at Fox Business is to make the dollars and cents of life make sense for people. That’s exactly what needed to happen with Obamacare, to say, look, guys, let’s do the math and lay it out, and know the facts, and then make the decision. Maybe we’re still in favor of this, maybe you still want to go ahead, but you have to understand the real facts. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t fight back harder. I mean, I did value my position. It wasn’t that long before I left, but I was called in numerous times. I mean, it wasn’t just once.
RUSH: She was called in numerous times, told to shut up. She was called in numerous times. Her job was suddenly threatened numerous times if she kept telling the truth about this. Okay, what does that tell you? In the previous example, whatever else this Regime comes forward with, whether it’s a plan to stop global warming or a plan to save whatever or net neutrality, I’m telling you, folks, you need to believe none of it. You need to automatically oppose everything this Regime tells you. The wise thing to have done would have been to done that even before Obama was sworn in to office, but it’s too late for that now.
But it’s not too late for people to wake up and simply oppose everything they suggest from now on based on the glaring inexcusable example of deception. What an intricately woven web of deceit, lying, insulting lying, a con game run on the American people by the party supposedly looking out for the little guy. A con game run by the party that cares about the downtrodden; that cares about the poor; that cares about the homeless; that cares about all of these victims of the Republicans and the conservatives and the rich, and they’re running a con game on ’em.
They’re scamming ’em and they’re essentially taking money out of their pockets in the form of lies. And they’ve got this guy out there laughing about how easy it was to run this con, Gruber, laughing and getting applause from his elitist economic buddies about how smart and how wise and how brilliant it was to lie to you and us, because you are so stupid. So next they come with net neutrality? No way. You need to just tell ’em take it and put it where the sun don’t shine because you don’t believe a thing they’re saying about it. And furthermore, do you want the same people who have now gummed up everything they’ve touched, do you want them gumming up the Internet?
You may not like what it is now. I don’t know what popular perception of the Internet is. I know cable companies are hated, just like Big Oil is hated. I mean, it’s a standard emotion, everybody hates the cable companies; everybody hates the utility company; everybody hates the phone company. I understand that. What everybody ought to distrust and want no part of is the government coming in and taking over for those people and running it. You think it’s bad now? It’s only going to get worse, gummed up, become more and more unfair, and furthermore, it’s gonna become more and more expensive.
And the proof positive, here are the same people lying to your face about how much cheaper and inexpensive your health care is gonna be. They have to lie to you because they know you won’t support what they’re really gonna do. So they’ve told you how they operate, they’ve given you the modus operandi, not just for Obamacare, but for everything they do. So next they come down the pike and they tell you they’re gonna make the Internet fair, and they’re gonna make the Internet equal, and they’re gonna make sure that nobody gets any preferred speeds. Nobody gets any preferred data delivery. Nobody gets any preferred pipes. Everybody’s gonna be equal in the Internet.
Just like everybody was gonna be able to keep their doctor and just like everybody was gonna be able to keep their plan, and just like everybody’s premiums are gonna go down $2,500. And just like everybody was gonna be able to have health insurance that didn’t have it before and just like everybody was gonna have it subsidized. And just like everybody was gonna be paying less, do not believe a syllable these people tell you. I don’t care if it’s Obama. I don’t care if it’s Biden. I don’t care if it’s John Kerry, if it’s Hillary or whoever, you have intelligence guided by experience now.
The only intelligent, reasonable thing to do is to treat these people as the suspects that they are. It’s time to admit they do not have your best interests at heart. They are not doing what they’re doing for you, be it amnesty, be it executive action on limiting deportation, whatever they want to call it; be it net neutrality. I don’t care what it is. They have forfeited all credibility and believability and you need to be suspicious of everything.
Now here’s another reporter describing how her news network was in cahoots with the Regime pressuring her to not tell that network’s audience the truth, a network dealing with finance. The dollars and cents of the money in the back pockets of the audience of that network were purposely on purpose being lied to. And when a reporter deigned to tell the truth, she was the one threatened. She was the one intimidated. She was the one that finally had to leave, and now she’s admitting to facing regrets that she didn’t fight back hard enough.