Cindy Cross’ false pretense
Original post made by jimf01, another community, on Sep 13, 2011
The PW's blogger ripped in to the Tea Party audience at the CNN Republican Presidential debate. To try to make her point that Tea Partiers showed their ‘true colors' as a heartless and cruel group of people, Cindy had to create a false scenario and completely distort the facts of what occurred in Tampa, Florida last night, 9/12.
Now we can accept for a moment that Cindy was actually watching this debate, and actually hit pause on her DVR, and actually sat closer to the TV to listen to a portion of the debate over again. We will assume for a moment that Cindy didn't simply read the hit piece du jour from Huffington Post or some other liberal media outlet.
Cindy Cross defamed Tea Partiers as a group in her description of what she saw on her TV. This link has the video of the portion of the debate that got Cindy says got her worked up.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer gave Congressman Ron Paul a hypothetical scenario: "A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, you know what, I'm not going to spend $200 or $300 a month for health insurance because I'm healthy, I don't need it, but something terrible happens, all of a sudden he needs it. Who's going to pay if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that?"
Ron Paul advocates for individual freedoms, and at one point in his answer, Rep Paul says, “That's what freedom is all about, taking your own risks.", drawing cheers and applause from the audience.
Wolf Blitzer interrupts “But Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?"
At least two people from the audience yelled, “yes", and a bit of laughter is heard, but there was no further applause or crowd reaction.
Ron Paul continued his answer, rebutting the hypothetical situation and the false choice offered by the CNN host with facts: “I practiced medicine at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, and the churches took care of ‘em. We never turned anybody away." At this moment, the response from the audience was more loud applause.
“We've given up on this concept that we might take care of ourselves, assume responsibility for ourselves, our neighbors, our friends, our churches would do it".
But Cindy Cross apparently heard things differently. Writing in her blog today, she changed the spot where the audience applauded:
Blitzer: “But Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?"
At this moment two people from the audience yelled, “yes" followed by thunderous applause.
Cindy Cross states on her own blog that she watched this scene at least twice, and she still couldn't get it right. Cindy is fully entitled to her conclusions and opinions, but as the saying goes, she is not entitled to her own facts.
Cindy Cross needs to respond with a correction of the facts. Of course, if she does, it changes the entire meaning and point of her blog entry from today.