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Friday, October 25, 2013

Yet another Fox News lie

If anything goes wrong, 
blame it on 'Obamacare'

By Dana Milbank
Washington Post Writers Group

Fox News' Sean Hannity, that paragon of journalistic integrity, hosted six "average Americans" on his show this month who were "feeling the pain" of "Obamacare."

One was Paul Cox, who runs a North Carolina construction business and complained that the new law prevented him from hiring full-time employees because he would have to provide health insurance to anybody working more than 30 hours a week.

"It happens all the time," Hannity contributed.

If by "it" Hannity meant "misinforming the American public," then, yes, it is happening all the time.

Salon's Eric Stern called Cox and found that Cox's business has only four employees.  It therefore is not affected by the new requirement, which applies to businesses with 50 or more workers.  The others on Hannity's program were similarly off-base.

[To read the rest of Milbank's column, which appeared in the Oct. 24 edition of The Arizona Republic, click on azcentral.com.  And for your subscription to the Republic, the best and most complete newspaper value in the Rim Country, call 1-800-332-6733.  Because in the real world news happens seven days a week.]

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