Can we ignore blowhards and have a serious discussion about healthcare

John Gibson, one of the demagogic commentators on Fox News Channel, apparently thinks that the only way for America to achieve healthcare reform is for Oprah Winfrey to pay for it out of her own pocket. Or something like that.

From a transcript of Gibson’s show, “The Big Story,” where Gibson is trading brilliant comments with correspondent Douglas Kennedy about Michael Moore’s appearance on “Oprah”:

GIBSON: Well, Oprah is very sympathetic. Now she could put a lot of money into it herself. Did she volunteer on today’s show?

KENNEDY: She said she loved the movie. She thought it was non-political as well.

GIBSON: But is she willing to write some big checks to provide that health care for people who don’t have it?

KENNEDY: I think she, you know…

GIBSON: She might.

KENNEDY: Aren’t there a lot of people who want to provide some checks to make sure everybody’s insured?

These guys should not be on television; they should be playing checkers together at the neighborhood rec center.

This kind of nonsense makes me want to scream.

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