Politics & Media
Feb 13, 2009, 04:47AM

Fisking the fiskers

The same pundit who spread misinformation about the Clintons' health care plan in 1994 is at it again on the stimulus.

Throw down:

In McCaughey's case, the equivalent of weapons of mass destruction was the original Clinton Health Reform plan. In 1994 she wrote a cover story in the New Republic "revealing" a number of hidden dangers in the Clinton plan that less careful analysts had somehow missed. Unfortunately for McCaughey, most of what she wrote was false. Unfortunately for the Clintons, most of what she claimed was echoed uncritically and became part of the conventional wisdom of why the bill couldn't pass.

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