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More absurd talk this week of “death panels” and claims that Obama’s health care reform proposals would limit your choice of doctors, increase cost for everybody, etc. No surprise there. The zealots have said all that and worse in the last few months.

But the source of this week’s lunacy is John Stossel of ABC News, emphasis on news. Think Progress reports that Stossel was the keynote speaker at a recent falsehood-fest held by Americans for the Prosperous, where he also called Medicare a ponzi scheme.

Think Progress points out that ABC News recently ran a reality check on the death panel claim which included interviews with 20 doctors, and found it was untrue. But not according to Stossel, whose stories are run on a news program as news, no disclaimer that they are commentaries or opinion pieces or not-so-thinly disguised right-wing rants.

Now Stossel is helping Americans for the Prosperous in their crusade to stop meaningful health care reform.  This is the supposed to be the liberal media?

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