Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Comparative Stupidity

So when the WaPo assigns Ceci Connolly to write about comparative effectiveness, you have a feeling it's going to be a train wreck.

You might guess that the very first quote in the article would be from Betsy McCaughey, whose employer pays her to lie about healthcare.

You might even guess that McCaughey's quote would say comparative effectiveness "treats health care the way European governments do", and "limit[s] growth and innovation". And you would be right.

But there's one thing you probably wouldn't have guessed: that Connolly would say something like "[comparative effectiveness] is even gaining cache with the public." (So, um, who's hiding what? where? huh?)

Ceci Connolly: when she's done enough violence to the facts, she goes and slaughters the language.