During his media blitz to salvage some public support for his healthcare law earlier this year, Barack Obama made one stop that struck many viewers as bizarre.
In an absurd mock interview with comedian Zach Galfianakis, Obama had an open forum to espouse the supposed benefits of ObamaCare while between feigned taunts from the host. The satirical display was shared extensively through social media, allowing the law’s talking points to reach a wide audience of otherwise disengaged apolitical viewers.
“HealthCare.gov works great now,” Obama said at one point during the interview; “and millions of Americans have already gotten health insurance plans and what we want is people to know you can get affordable healthcare.”
He went on to suggest that viewers “can get coverage all for what it costs you to pay your cell phone bill.”
What might otherwise have been forgotten as just one of Obama’s many media stops in the aftermath of a botched ObamaCare rollout is now reportedly being considered for an Emmy Award.
Read more at Western Journalism. By B. Christopher Agee.