This Sunday, following Meet the Press, a 30-minute advertisement attacking health care reform is set to air on NBC in Washington, DC. The ad is by former hospital CEO Rick Scott and his group "Conservatives for Patients' Rights."
Rick Scott has a track record of deceit. Scott's previous ads contained blatantly false statements and misleading excerpts of interviews with health care professionals. Join us in telling NBC not to run this phony "documentary" this Sunday.
If Scott's 30-minute "documentary" contains any falsehoods, NBC could very well find themselves with an FCC violation. Furthermore, Meet the Press needs to know that they're being used by Rick Scott, and will be tarnished by his swiftboating.
Below is Mr. Rick Scott's previous advertisement, which is likely to be included in Sunday's 30-minute fake "documentary" advertisement against health care reform:
Below is a quick fact-check from Media Matters Action Network:
Below are the reasons we are asking for this ad to be taken down:Your news network is scheduled to run a thirty-minute "documentary" advertisement sponsored by Conservatives for Patients' Rights which based on previous advertisements will be demonstrably false and maliciously mislead viewers with its statements and edited video content. Based on excerpts from their website, potential significant errors and falsehoods make this ad unfit to air. In the public interest, you should closely review the ad and cease plans on airing it immediately.
SEIU calls your attention to just two of the major falsities likely to appear in this advertisement, outlined in greater detail in the attached document, are: