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Friday, February 19, 2010


If you've spent time watching cable news shows, there's a good chance you've seen Terry Holt. He's a prolific talking head, and, also, frequently lobbies on behalf of health insurance companies. He says that he tells cable news producers about his lobbying work, but whether they disclose that to viewers is up to them.

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Comments [5]


Everybody's got an agenda and most get paid to have it. Use that as your filter when you're watching the "news."

Feb. 22 2010 11:46 PM
Howard M Thompson

I don't understand all this angst or Brooke's reaction during the interview. It's been many years since I've heard an argument on the merits on TV or radio.

Feb. 21 2010 07:46 PM
Lauren T. from Brooklyn

Holt's comments were not only horrifying but representative of the larger issue of self-deception in today's politics. How insulting to the American people to not offer facts but rather theater, how cynical and irresponsible. I would ask Holt to reconsider his intention: Mr. Holt you are hurting the American people by obscuring facts and confusing purpose. You are part of the problem, and not the fair and transparent democracy you so love.

Feb. 21 2010 03:44 PM
John Cimino-Hurt from Tennessee

I was astonished at Mr. Holt's comments on your program this morning. It is an obvious conflict of interests when a figure appears on what is represented as a news show, and shills for his clients without revealing this fact. Even the label on a can of beans is required by law to say what's inside; how much more important for a media figure to reveal the contents of his agenda. I would have been more forgiving, except that Mr. Holt did not even convince me that he believed what was saying in his own defense.

Feb. 21 2010 10:56 AM
Robert Potter from Manlius, NY

And so Terry Holt comes right out and admits that he lies to the American public for money. How refreshing.

Feb. 21 2010 01:46 AM

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