MSNBC’s Tamron Hall Snaps at Dem Senator for Attacking Media’s Obamacare Coverage
Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of proposed fixes to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) appeared on MSNBC with Tamron Hall to endorse the president’s proposal. During that interview, Murphy attacked the media’s coverage of the ACA roll-out. Hall went after Murphy for his characterization of the media saying, “I, the media, didn’t create these problems.”
During the interview, Hall noted that the ACA roll-out has been the victim of bad press. She said that, if the federal exchange website were functioning appropriately, the cancellations of millions of insurance policies would be the “headline.”
“But when you’re looking at a one-two punch, it is easy for people – and perhaps rightfully so – to lose confidence in what is happening regarding ACA,” Hall observed
“Well, you guys decide the headlines, not us,” Murphy replied.
“Well, I don’t think that’s true,” Hall interrupted. “I didn’t ask Senator [Mary] Landrieu to propose legislation. I didn’t ask any of your colleagues who are Democrats to go on radio and be anonymously quoted for articles and everywhere else expressing their concern. So, I don’t think that’s a fair assessment of me personally.”
“You’re absolutely right, context is everything,” she continued. “But I, the media, didn’t create these problems.”
“I just don’t think there has been enough context with respect to all the people who are enjoying a transformation in terms of their health care experience because of this bill,” Murphy replied.
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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