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Mainstream Scream: Pelley on Obamacare

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley who last week fretted the "cost to taxpayers" of the time the House used to repeal Obamacare. "How much it cost taxpayers for the House to repeal the law again and again?" Pelley said, citing a report that the House "costs us $24 million a week. So with two weeks spent repealing the law, that comes to a little under $50 million."

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years, but CBS is more upset by the cost of the House debating its repeal? Since that $50 million would have been spent no matter what issue the House works on, Pelley's point seemed more political than factually illuminating."

Rating: Four out of five screams.