Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More embarrassing outings of the media in their Wawa edited video scandal

Atlantic Monthly reports Romney's description of an Optometrist dealing with a 33 page form to get the Medicare and Medicare systems to change his registered billing address as a "gaffe" because 'we all know that it only takes a "post card" form'to give a change in a mailing address.

It should have been clear that Romney was not talking about a simple US Post Office change of address form. He's talking about changing an address on file with the federal government for purposes of issuing payments.

Here is the transcript of what Romney actually said:
"This optometrist wanted to change his billing address. He'd moved his office from one side of town to the other. Same zip code, same post office, but he wanted to change his address. He got a form from the federal government, this is so he can get reimbursement from the federal government for the services he provides for the poor and seniors. The form he gets to change addresses is 33 pages long...33 pages long. He calls someone to ask how to fill it out. He calls someone in government. They tell him what to do. He sends it in. They send it back, wasn't done right. Gotta do it again, another 33 pages. He calls another person. They tell him what to do. Doesn't get it right the second time. Third time's the charm though. This takes several months during which time he's not getting the checks for the work he's doing for people who need his care. That's how government works."

If someone in the crowd had not filmed this, and the blogosphere did not exist to report the truth and show the video as proof of that reporting, then the media would have succeeded in creating another permanently damaging/never to be forgotten, anecdote about a republican, just like the fake H.W. Bush story about the "supermarket scanner".
SNOPES-'Supermarket scanner story FALSE'.

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