During her Fox Business Network (FBN) show on Friday afternoon, Melissa Francis told viewers that she “was silenced” by executives at CNBC when worked there after she criticized ObamaCare on-air and told viewers that the “math of ObamaCare simply didn’t work.”
Speaking in regards to what ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber said about relying on the “stupidity” of voter and the need for lying to get the law passed, Francis opined that while: “It is shocking, but it actually doesn’t surprise me because when I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of ObamaCare simply didn’t work. Not the politics by the way, just the basic math and when I did that, I was silenced.” [MP3 audio here; Video below]
Francis then immediately expanded on her story and held nothing back, including being called into speak with CNBC management:
I said on the air that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their preexisting conditions without raising the price on everyone else. I pointed out that it couldn’t possible be true that if you liked your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie, and in fact, millions of people had their insurance cancelled. As a result of what I said at CNBC, I was called into management where I was told that I was “disrespecting the office of the President” by telling what turned out to be the absolute truth.
Turning her attention to her current employer, she pleaded with viewers that FBN and its parent network, the Fox News Channel (FNC), were the only media outlets that are not deceiving the American people:
This, Fox Business, is the only network – and Fox News not complicit in the campaign to keep you in the dark. Don’t trust the other guys. I can tell you firsthand, they are willing participants in the campaign to keep the economic truth from you. Don’t let them do it.
I agree with Ms. Francis. With the advent of Obamacare five million people have lost their insurance and doctors and are paying more in high deductables and co-pays they can’t afford and not saving money as Obama said. FOX may have its’ faults and liberals love to bash it calling it Faux News, but they have not been No.1 in the ratings for the past ten or more years now for nothing. In fact she is right about FOX being the only one who tells the truth. I have noticed that FOX shows you what the other stations don’t want you to see and censor from you. FOX also has the best looking men and women on there that other stations are now trying to emulate. The women on FOX are not “dumb blond bimbos” like libs love to call them, but intelligent, college educated people some with law degrees like Kimberly Guilfoyle and Greta Van Sustern. Dana Perino was a former press secretary for the Bush administration and Juan Williams was a former radio host on NPR and interviewed many influential people including former presidents. Bill O’Reilly used to be a high school teacher and has several bestselling books out on Lincoln, Kennedy, Jesus and now Patton so people who work for FOX are not dumb. Besides who does not like beauty with brains.
I used to work for several newspapers in New Jersey from the 60’s to mid 90’s and was always told I had to be objective and get all sides. Reporters like Walter Cronkite always made us feel safe and at ease at the end of his broadcasts with his famous “And that’s the way it is” sign off. Not long after that networks became one sided and biased with liberals like Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather. It was all the same reporting. Shortly after Bill Clinton became president in1992 at their annual meeting of the media groups and newspapers they passed a resolution saying they didn’t have to be objective anymore and could take sides which we see now. Mostly all the newspapers and TV news stations are one sided in favor of liberal presidents like Clinton and Obama . In print you have the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and others major papers. On TV you have liberal media stations like NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC. Then in the mid 90’s FOX came along and things changed. You could see things there other stations didn’t report and censored. Conservatives now have sites like “Drudge” and “World Net Daily” to counter the liberal media as well as top rated radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Mark Levin who are all rated above liberal radio hosts.
During the Terry Schivo case FOX constantly showed her following the balloon across her eyes showing she was not in a total coma and interviewed her family and friends and co-workers, they showed protestors outside the hospital and her house supporting her whereas the other stations did not. Recently Great Van Sustern kept the story of the marine held prisoner in Mexico alive until he finally was released while there was no mention of this on the other stations. Sean Hannity had two marines who were survivors of Benghazi on teling their story that other stations did not. Fox was also the first ones to come out with Gruber’s comments about how Obamacare is a big lie and big tax on the American people and calling them stupid. Now other stations are being dragged kicking and screaming following the NO.1 Station in reporting about Gruber and his Obamacare statements because of ratings. But since the other stations are all liberal and in Obama’s back pocket then if you are on one of them and report a different side you are fired like Ms. Francis was fired.
People ask me today why I didn’t pursue my journalism career and went into retail instead. That is why and this is why I believe Ms. Francis.