New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof did some cute work covering the Affordable Care Act this week, leaving a blank space in his column after the opening paragraph: “This week, President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans began to dismantle Obamacare, and here are the details of their replacement plan.”
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) January 5, 2017
You see what he did there? It wasn’t a production error, but it was a fact-checking error that Kristof could have corrected by simply reading the newspaper that employs him. Here are four times The New York Times reported on the GOP health-care alternatives Kristof thinks doesn’t exist.
1. When Price was named Trump’s Pick for HHS Secretary
This one is convenient for Kristof because it has the advantages of recency (published Nov. 29) and clarity. The headline is “Tom Price, H.H.S. Nominee, Drafted Remake of Health Law.” He could read further, but he need not to disprove his assertion that there are zero plans with zero details proposed by any Republicans. If he chose to read further, he would find this in …read more