The Secret Sponsors: Corporate Disinfo Campaign on Healthcare Reform

The talking baby ad was paid for by the “Coalition to Protect Seniors,” which has a Web site but no information about its backers.

The talking baby ad was paid for by the “Coalition to Protect Seniors,” which has a Web site but no information about its backers.

Are CGI babies shilling for big insurance corporations?  Mike McIntire of the New York Times did a little research and here’s what he had to say.  It’s good stuff, so please do read it through to the end!

It was the wisecracking baby who caught my attention.

Sitting on a living room carpet and addressing the camera in a dubbed voice that growls like a Vegas bookie, he tells viewers, “Gramps is sad — Obama cut $455 billion from his Medicare.” He warns of dire consequences from the health insurance overhaul if voters do not take action in November.

“I don’t know what smells worse,” the little guy huffs, “my diaper or this new bill.”

A sign-off informs the television audience that this high-minded piece of issue advocacy was paid for by the “Coalition to Protect Seniors.”

Hmmm.

Who are the members of the coalition? Where do they get their money? And why are they spending hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking candidates for Congress around the country?

More at the New York Times.

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