CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is doing his part to shill for Obamacare — maybe he’s been promised a role in Tallagega Nights II or something.
Newsbusters highlights Wolf’s intro to the ad, which is a tongue-in-cheek defense of insurance executives:
On TuesdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Situation Room, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer used a left-wing talking point on the health care debate during a brief about a web ad made by comedian Will Ferrell and other celebrities: Ã¢â‚¬Å“One of the most famous comedians joins some of your favorite actors to promote health care reform. So why are they defending health care — executives making billions of dollars at your expense?Ã¢â‚¬Â
The ad Blitzer pitched was made by the leftist MoveOn.org — a fact Blitzer left out of all his reports. You’d think that would be a “newsy” thing to mention, and I’m sure it would have been if the ad had been right-leaning, featured conservative celebrities (all three of them) and been paid for by the Heritage Foundation.
At this point we can play the “Six degrees of separation” game: Wolf Blitzer pitched the lefty Obamacare ad starring Will Ferrell. On Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell used to play Alex Trebek, the host of Celebrity Jeopardy, the game show SNL spoofed with celebrity players who are all idiots who end up with negative scores. And just last week, Wolf Blitzer was on Celebrity Jeopardy, and… voila!
No, that’s not a Photoshop. Wolf finished at negative $4,600.
Andy Richter’s charity, the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, is going to get a nice check, but Wolf’s charity is screwed (“Sorry folks, we can’t afford that life-saving research because Wolf Blitzer didn’t know that Jesus was from Bethlehem”). Thankfully, Wolf’s charity (The American Cancer Society) was guaranteed $25,000, because the Jeopardy producers know that when you have some of the smartest people in the world on, you’re going to have to cover their losses.
I’ll take health care advice from Richter before listening to Wolf’s input on just about anything.