The president spoke Friday about the media emphasis on protestors in town hall meetings about health care reform.
Press Release Distribution Service – Wired PR News – President Barack Obama has condemned the heavy emphasis on those who have angrily protested at town hall meetings on health care reform by the media. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Obama stated Friday that the angry outbursts were not representative of the entire picture.
Obama is quoted by the AP as stating to a town hall crowd Friday, “TV loves a ruckus… What you haven’t seen on TV and what makes me proud are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country.”
The president reportedly received support from the audience, but was faced with tough questions about his plans for a health care system overhaul from a few individuals, with one in particular questioning where the money would come from to insure millions of Americans. Obama is quoted as responding, “I can’t cover another 46 million people for free. I can’t do that. We’re going to have to find money from somewhere… But your point is well-taken. I appreciate your question and the respectful way you asked it.”
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