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Monday, September 27, 2010
Newsmax Adds Discredited Activist As Columnist
Topic: Newsmax

Newsmax's newest columnist is a right-wing activist with a long trail of false and misleading claims.

Betsy McCaughey made her Newsmax debut with a Sept. 24 column bashing "Obamacare," her specialty. McCaughey's other specialty, however, is misleading about health care reform.

McCaughey's record is so bad on the issue -- from lying about proposed end-of-life provisions to failing to disclose conflicts of interest -- that Media Matters named her Health Care Misinformer of the Year in 2009. Her record of misinformation has continued this year, most recently falsely smearing Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Adding such a discredited activist doesn't exactly help boost Newsmax's reputation.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:40 AM EDT

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