Retro News: Oct 15, 2009: CNN: 'Disingenuous Insurance Companies' or Disingenuous Reporting?
From Conservative Crusader: On October 13 CNN's John Roberts conducted an interview with purported "insurance industry insider" Wendell Potter who claimed that the disingenuous actions of the insurance industry made him "decide to become a critic of the industry."
Mr. Potter is a former head of Public Relations of the CIGNA Corp and Humana, Inc. but he is more than that, not that John Roberts told his viewers this fact. The first major problem with this interview is that Wendell Potter is now a member of Center for Media and Democracy, a group funded by the left-wing Tides Foundation (itself supported by George Soros) and other left-wing organizations. The only hint that viewers got of this affiliation was a three second caption at the bottom of the screen. Roberts never verbally identified the group to which Potter belongs nor that its agenda was anti-insurance company.