As Jon Stewart demonstrates, Al Jazeera gave more coverage to the outrageous GOP filibuster against providing health care to injured 9/11 first responders than did all American news networks combined.
The GOP's filibuster blocked passage of a $7.4 billion measure to take care of the medical needs of those 9/11 heroes who were first on the scene. Stewart sat down with four of those heroes, each with cancer or another life threatening disease brought on by exposure to the dust and other elements at Ground Zero, all of them whose lives literally depend on passage of this bill, and he gave voice to the victims of the GOP's cruel and heartless jihad against government.
At one point, Stewart plays video of Mitch McConnell's tearful farewell to Judd Gregg and points out that at the very same time, he was refusing to allow a vote on delivering health care for 9/11 workers, and asks for reaction from the 9/11 first responders. It's about the most powerful indictment of the GOP's upside-down priorities that you'll ever see.
For more discussion on this, see Clarknt67's diary. - Barbara Morrill
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