Andrea Mitchell in today's NBC News, Washington broadcast:
Our new NBC News poll shows misinformation is heavily clouding public opinion on health care...half believe that tax dollars would fund abortions.
Dear Myth -- 'scuse me Ms -- Mitchell:
Most of us heard our Fearsome Leader's pledge to Planned Parenthood as a candidate in July 2007:
There will always be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield.
Some of us have actually read the New York Times -- don't you?
WASHINGTON — An Obama administration official refused Sunday to rule out the possibility that federal tax money might be used to pay for abortions under proposed health care legislation. Peter R. Orszag, the White House budget director, asked whether he was prepared to say that “no taxpayer money will go to pay for abortions,” answered: “I am not prepared to say explicitly that right now. It’s obviously a controversial issue, and it’s one of the questions that is playing out in this debate.”
Andrea: you are a myth creator.