NBC Set To Spend The Week As Obama’s Personal Propaganda Machine


If you tune in to NBC News this week, prepare to be dazzled by wall-to-wall Obamacare gush coverage. The network announced Friday that it has scheduled a special series of programs and reports to begin this week to “help Americans get the most out of the Affordable Care Act.”

According to a press release issued by the news network, the launch of a series of Obamacare-themed programs, dubbed “Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law,” this week is aimed at explaining to Americans how to enroll in Obamacare.

“The Affordable Care Act goes into effect on October 1st, but what does this mean for you and your family? During the week of September 30th, NBC News will devote special coverage across all of its platforms to ‘Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law,’ an extensive series aimed at explaining the complexities of the ACA and its impact on consumers. Coverage will span multiple screens – on air, across digital and through social media, and also provide users with interactive tools and resources, available on NBCNews.com/Healthcare, to help shed light on what the healthcare act means for them and explain how to enroll,” the release says.

“NBC Nightly News” is scheduled to air an interview tonight with NBC News’ Chief Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. And throughout the week, Snyderman will invite the American public to ask questions about the healthcare law using the hashtag #AskDrNancy via social media.

“Doctors, nurses, employers and patients all have a stake in how the Affordable Care Act will play out,” Snyderman said. “The sweeping federal law is confusing. We will clarify parts of the law, explain how states differ and tackle many of the challenges associated with it. We are committed to answering questions and serving as a guide as this legislation is implemented.”

Healthcare themed programing is also scheduled to appear throughout the week on “NBC Nightly News,” “Today” and NBCNews.com.

Polemicist Noam Chomsky explained what NBC is doing years ago in Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies:

The major media-particularly, the elite media that set the agenda that others generally follow-are corporations “selling” privileged audiences to other businesses. It would hardly come as a surprise if the picture of the world they present were to reflect the perspectives and interests of the sellers, the buyers, and the product. Concentration of ownership of the media is high and increasing. Furthermore, those who occupy managerial positions in the media, or gain status within them as commentators, belong to the same privileged elites, and might be expected to share the perceptions, aspirations, and attitudes of their associates, reflecting their own class interests as well. Journalists entering the system are unlikely to make their way unless they conform to these ideological pressures, generally by internalizing the values; it is not easy to say one thing and believe another, and those who fail to conform will tend to be weeded out by familiar mechanisms.

Perhaps conservatives could throw off NBC’s Obamacare blitz by taking to social media all week to #AskDrNancy some real questions about Obamacare.

Personal Liberty

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

  • Quester55

    And this is NEWS, How?

  • Vigilant

    “President Obama lied to us — he told America some real whoppers about ObamaCare. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/27/president-obama-lied-to-us-told-america-some-real-whoppers-about-obamacare/

  • Dcp5674

    I get a kick out of people that HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR, regardless if it’s truth or Odumbo.. The man lies and lies, has been proven to lie, yet you low information voter continue to trust the bastard. On you heads be it.

  • ron

    Who cares that is the least watched news show there is ……….

  • CatGman

    Why is this week any different than the others. SOS.

  • Michael Shreve

    After six years of the media brown nosing Obama, the surprise is when they DON’T push government propaganda.

    • Jana

      H.L. Mencken (born 1880 – died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.

      “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
      —H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

      • paendragon

        How unfortunately prescient!

  • Bill

    Channel 4 is in it’s death throws anyway. They are looking for anyway they can make a buck

  • flashy

    There are a number of medium size companies moving to offer their employees an option. obtain insurance via the Exchange and receive the employer paid costs back as salary, or maintain employer paid insurance with income remaining at current level. The caveat is any insurance must be equal or better than the employer offered health insurance.

    Using the numbers from one state’s exchange which I’d ready to launch on schedule ( Oregon), the company calculates a hefty savings to BOTH company and its employees…and will be in a nice position to keep product cost at a very attractive competitive level….and undercut foreign competition as well as domestic.
    But that would help America and the real drivers of the economy, the hard working Middle Class … which is the one thing the right wing crazies fear the most … a healthy middle class and a strong nation …

    • momo

      More BS from flasho. You forgot to mention the 300 businesses that have either cut down on hours for employees, or have dropped insurance and put their employees on the exchanges. The American middle class, that you seem to cherish, is about to get screwed by your messiah. Not to mention the younger generation, who are going to pay the most and use the insurance the least. And flasho, the administration apologist, just keeps rolling along with the propaganda that everything is going to be fine and Obamacare is the greastest thing such sliced bread. Keep on lying flasho.

      • flashy

        Momo…you ignoring realty doesn’t change reality. Obamacate is flawed, but it is far better than the travesty it replaces. The main flaw is there is no Public Option. You cite “300 companies”. Of those, most are blowing hot air, the others will see increased costs because if constant employee turnover, constant new hire paperwork and training, and customers declining the lower service such brings.

        You really want to see job hires explode ? Give us the public option. Relieve companies from the cost of healthcare so that money can be put into production and income to the workforce.

        Admit it, you don’t want Obamacare implemented solely because it will work, will benefit this Nation, and will lead to a better, stronger USofA.

        The wacked crazies on the far right Re the real enemies to this nation. You cheer dictators like Qaddaffy. Mubarek, Assad, Putin etc … you scream for continued addiction to oil, an outmoded energy which ties us foreign entanglements. you rant and demand a singular religion over all other beliefs ….and jeer anyone or anything leafing to progress for this country.

        • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

          “most are blowing hot air, the others will see increased costs because if constant employee turnover, constant new hire paperwork and training,
          and customers declining the lower service such brings.”

          Incredible, Well genius let me ask you where are those increased cost going to be absorbed? By inflating the price of the consumer goods.

          You further cite that it is wacked crazies of the right that cheer dictators when it is your Messiah that is funding and supplying known terrorist and dictators with American tax dollars and military weaponry being the muslim brotherhood and it is your party that ignorantly wants to supply Al Quaeda with weapons to fight against the Syrian regime. It is your party that has dictators like Castro and China supporting your party.

          What does it says for your party when you have life long dictators like Castro and muslim Brotherhood and communist like China in your corner supporting you. It means nothing more than your party is right inline with the mindset of dictators and communist.

          The right cites the Constitution, the law of the land, something the left, communist China and the dictators of the world despise and you have the audacity to claim that people who want the law of the land to prevail as the real enemies.

          You claim it is the right who has an addiction to oil, yet it is your party who is standing in the way of building pipelines from Canada creating jobs and giving permits to expel the huge oil reserves that have been found right here in our Own Country forcing us to depend on the middle east and other Countries for energy resources. You want to speak of oil addictions, yet you want to shut down coal energy and oil energy with no sure proof replacement. Nearly every and all of the solar and wind companies that your messiah has put our hard earned tax dollars into has gone bankrupt within a few short years or less, still leaving us with the only proven supply of energy being coal and oil or nuclear. When it comes to Nuclear, what are we going to do with all the waste it when it accumulates or when we have an occurrence such as what happened in Japan due to incompetence and the Japanese Government lying about the true consequences. They have been watching the Democrat party and the Obama administration lie to its people and have become nearly as efficient at lying to their people as Democrats have of lying to our people.

        • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

          furthermore, it is your party that is saying fund Obamacare or shut the entire government down. It is Obamacare or nothing at all. The right has been proposing bills and budgets for years while your party spent its first 4 years not submitting any budget whats so ever.

          The right is coming up with ways to keep the government running but delay Obamacare as your Messiah has done for select campaign contributors of
          his. Again you have the audacity to claim it is the right who is the enemy when you have a President who represents one party and not an entire nation? You have a President who still to this day is campaigning
          and placing blame on the opposite party. When in 08 on the record your messiah stated that. If the debt and unemployment is not cut in half by the end of his first term, this will be a one term deal for him. Guess
          what, our unemployment has risen since he took office, our debt rose from 10.2 trillion to 17 trillion and the people on welfare has risen from 29 million to 47 million since he took office.

          He then had the audacity to say that Bush, which I’m no fan of, Obama said he raised our debt by 5 trillion dollars all by his lonesome in a 8 year period claiming it was solely Bush’s fault for the debt and then topped
          it off with saying “that’s unamerican, thats npatriotic”. Here we are 5 years later and Obama has risen our debt from 10.2 to 17 trillion, nearly 7 trillion all by his lonesome though he will not take accountability for it rather blame it on everyone else but him or his
          party, but all the debt we encountered was a Republicans president fault but a democrats President is accountable for no debt though all they do is want to spend spend spend.

          And speaking about accountable, the President said in 07 -08 that he will be held accountable. What has he taken accountability for ever as a President other than killing Osama Bin Laden which to hear him tell the story you would think he did it all on his own

    • Don 2

      When these Ovomitcare commercials come on, I’ll do what I always do when Ovomit himself comes on…..turn the station.

      I still haven’t met one person or doctor who supports Ovomitcare.

      • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

        Go to a welfare office or a ghetto, you’ll find all sorts or takers that support it because they don’t have to contribute to it and they are brainwashed to believe it is there to help them. That is why they don’t mind it being the highest tax increase in American history because it doesn’t affect them.

      • Robbie

        Get over this already.

      • Robbie

        Get over this already.

  • billzbub

    ha! Ha!… you said “news” and NBC in the same sentence.

  • muggsy

    When are they going to start talking about the co-pays and out of pocket costs. Sure the premium is cheap but when you add the hidden costs as I mentioned it’s a whole new meaning which the uneducated won’t know about until they go to the doctors.

  • paendragon

    The enemedia are lying criminal frauds and should be jailed for public deception.

  • Carlos

    This country is in the process of becoming a communist state. The media machine is almost totally controlled by the Bolshevik’s. Barry is their talking head, he knows little of what’s going on, what I mean, he doesn’t understand this legislation, he hasn’t a clue what’s in this healthcare bill. His brains come out of the teleprompter,
    Barry is suppose to be an attorney, have you ever heard any explicit conversations on any legislation, absolutely not, When off the prompter his speech is irregular and ignorant. listen closely.

    This tell us one thing , there are sinister forces running this country and their pawns in the Senate are just that “pawns” Harry Reid is a lot like Barry, lacks any intelligent thinking or saying again controlled by the wizards behind the curtain.

    • Robbie

      You obviously don’t know what communism is.

      • Carlos

        What is it Robbie, something like the Democratic party?

        • Robbie

          Not in the least.

  • Sorceress

    The obummercare act is patently unconstitutional. The Supreme Court had to twist the “law” and change the wording on it in order to verify its legality. I thought that once a bill was passed, you could not change the wording without passing an amendment to it. I thought the court had no authority to change any law that was being challenged. Oh well. Calling the penalties a “tax” is about the most egregious and hateful thing this faux president has done in order force the citizens to purchase a commodity sold by the federal government. That’s unconstitutional! When will this person be impeached, found guilty and tossed unceremoniously from an office he has no business being in in the first place? If your Congressman or Senator supports this fiasco, make sure that they will not be re-elected next time they run. Better yet, recall them now.

  • Robbie

    There is nothing wrong with the public being given information on how to deal with the new health care act.