ABC's Jake Tapper Touts White House's Official Victim of Health Care
Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Monday interviewed a woman selected by
the White House to represent victims of the health care industry. Tapper
emphasized the sad case of Natoma Canfield, a cancer victim who "had to drop her
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance because her monthly premiums kept
skyrocketing." Yet, the ABC correspondent provided no horror stories from those
who deal with government-run health care.
He explained, "The President has been trying to tell [Canfield's] story to
the nation." Obama mentioned Canfield in his campaign-style speech in Ohio to
promote the health care legislation. However, back in February, neither Tapper,
nor ABC spotlighted the case of Danny Williams, the premier of the Canadian
province of Newfoundland.
On February 25, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, staff writer Sally Pipes informed that Mr. Williams "traveled to the United States earlier this month to undergo heart valve surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami." She added, "With his trip, Williams joined a long list of Canadians who have decided that they prefer American medicine to their own country's government-run health system when their lives are on the line."