Tuesday, September 22, 2009

O'Reilly and the Pubic Option

The title of this post is a little deceptive, since it's not clear whether Bill O'Reilly is actually endorsing a federally-run "public plan" or simply coming out in favor of the insurance exchanges, which his guest seems to consider the same thing.

Either way, this is why I don't think O'Reilly should be lumped into the same category as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and other far-right extremists. O'Reilly is rude and obnoxious, and his show is often unwatchable. He's also way too socially conservative for my tastes.

But he's far less ideological than some of his right-wing cohorts. And it's encouraging to see that he has intellectual dexterity to rethink his position on such an important issue.

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