Lead story at Drudge around 7:00 last night:
The link goes to a Daily Caller story posted yesterday afternoon:
Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama's health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association."A non-partisan association of doctors and patients"? Really?
The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide....
The Doctor Patient Medical Association (DPMA) ... is a member of the National Tea Party Federation....So this is a blatantly partisan survey. What's more, it's a fairly old blatantly partisan survey -- Townhall and RedState cited the results on June 14.
The DPMA is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). DPMA Chair and Co-Founder, Kathryn Serkes, is on ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force....
This is what the right does -- it's all the right does. The propaganda is generated. It's disseminated. And then maybe it's disseminated again, on a particular day, through a particular channel (Drudge is always good, and the Monday after a holiday week is good, too) -- fake news re-released as even faker news, because it isn't even new.
Nobody on the right, at least at the national level, seriously cares about proper national governance, even as conservatives would define that -- all right-wingers do is devise and execute new ways of winning. They want to win the propaganda war; they want to win votes; they want to win the opportunity to improve the material comfort of those who are already extremely materially comfortable. They don't want anything else. They don't want to govern. They're not patriots.
The key statistic being cited here is so absurdly skewed that even the wingers who cooked up the survey can't seriously expect it to be cited by the mainstream press. Clearly the plan is for the number to be so memorable to the credulous that it will show up in small-town letters to the editor (here you go) and now make its way onto talk radio and Fox and right-wing blogs. From there it will become gospel truth, posted on thousands of message boards, memorized by rank-and-file wingers and thrown in the faces of liberals and swing voters. Such a high number! And so specific! It must be true, right?
So much energy, expended in such bad faith.