When Right-wing Attacks Backfire
October 10, 2007
This is the story of how some bloggers on the right tried to undermine a popular government program, disparage a Baltimore family, and discredit the mainstream media--and how it ended up validating all three in the process. It's a story that starts earlier this month, after Congress had passed a substantial expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). As readers of this space know--skip down to the break if you can recite chapter and verse on S-CHIP already--the program's purpose is to make sure low-income children get health insurance.