White House knew in March that Healthcare.gov site was running off the rails

posted at 8:01 am on November 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Despite assurances all year long that the development of the central web portal of ObamaCare was proceeding as planned, the Obama administration knew full well that the opposite was true — and had their own independent analysts warning of disaster.  The Washington Post reports this morning that the White House brought in outside consultants for a risk assessment months before HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured Congress that all was well, and they specifically warned the White House in March of the eventual disasters that the October 1 rollout produced:

The Obama administration brought in a private consulting team to independently assess how the federal online health insurance enrollment system was developing, according to a newly disclosed document, and in late March received a clear warning that its Oct. 1 launch was fraught with risks.

The analysis by McKinsey & Co. foreshadowed many of the problems that have dogged HealthCare.gov since its rollout, including the facts that the call-in centers would not work properly if the online system was malfunctioning and that insufficient testing would make it difficult to fix problems after the launch.

During the ensuing months, Sebelius and two of her top lieutenants at CMS, Marilyn Tavenner and Gary Cohen, issued repeated statements of good progress and assurances that the system would be ready for rollout on October 1st.  So did the White House itself.  However, McKinsey briefed all three HHS officials more than seven months ago on the potential disaster, as well as key White House officials:

This risk assessment, which was encapsulated in a 14-slide presentation, was delivered to senior White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials in four briefings between March 28 and April 8, the committee said.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Marilyn Tavenner, then acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); and White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park attended a session about the report on April 4 at HHS headquarters. Obama health policy adviser Jeanne Lambrew and then-White House Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Childress received a briefing April 8 at the White House.

In fact, Sebelius and Tavenner provided testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee well after that briefing.  ECC has oversight over HHS, and had pressed Sebelius and Tavenner on the progress of the ObamaCare infrastructure, but had received nothing but sunny assessments on the program’s development.  ECC’s chair on oversight, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), wants some straight answers on why his committee got misled by these officials:

“Despite assurances from Secretary Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner and [CMS official] Gary Cohen that all was well and on track with the launch of the Affordable Care Act, we now have documents dating back to April that call into question the assertions made to this committee,” Murphy said.

Needless to say, the public perception of this administration’s integrity has taken some body shots this year, with Benghazi and the IRS scandals, among others.  The real damage has come in the past seven weeks, as the lie that ObamaCare wouldn’t force millions of people to change plans and doctors has finally been exposed. This new lie might be a little more perilous for Sebelius, Tavenner, and Cohen, however.  Even when administration officials are not testifying explicitly under oath to Congress, telling lies and intentionally providing misleading testimony is still a crime of obstruction of Congress, which can be prosecuted, although it’s unlikely that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice would pursue it. If Congress starts thinking about special prosecutors, though, all bets are off.

Politically, this is just another disaster that will reflect directly on Barack Obama — at least as long as he doesn’t fire Sebelius, Tavenner, and Cohen.  With Obama’s approval ratings taking a George Bush-like plunge, one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.


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Welcome back Ed :)

Valerie keeping Obama in a bubble.. all is well in your kingdom

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM

White House knew in March that Healthcare.gov site was running off the rails

…Surprised?
Welcome HOME!

KOOLAID2 on November 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM

With Obama’s approval ratings taking a George Bush-like plunge, one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.

Let him… and all of liberalism/Socialism… go down with the damn ship.

Myron Falwell on November 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), wants some straight answers on why his committee got misled

Ugh. Just call it what it is: they lied, boldly and blatantly.

Welcome back Ed!

conservative pilgrim on November 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

During the ensuing months, Sebelius and two of her top lieutenants at CMS, Marilyn Tavenner and Gary Cohen, issued repeated statements of good progress and assurances that the system would be ready for rollout on October 1st. So did the White House itself.

“Despite assurances from Secretary Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner and [CMS official] Gary Cohen that all was well and on track with the launch of the Affordable Care Act, we now have documents dating back to April that call into question the assertions made to this committee,”

In private industry we would call this fraud.

In medicine or the law we would call this malpractice.

In Obama’s world we call this Tuesday.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

posted at 8:01 am on November 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Who is this Ed Morrissey guy?

Bitter Clinger on November 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

welcome back Ed. :)

22044 on November 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

If Congress starts thinking about special prosecutors, though, all bets are off.

…should have started thinking about this…four years ago!

KOOLAID2 on November 19, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Obama’s advisors sure don’t like to advise him of anything important

geojed on November 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

With Obama’s approval ratings taking a George Bush-like plunge, one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.

I gotta disagree that the rat-eared one’s ratings have taken a GWB-like plunge. GWB’s ratings were on a long slow glide slope. The lazy stupid bastard’s ratings have taken a nose dive.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Welcome back Ed :)

Valerie keeping Obama in a bubble.. all is well in your kingdom

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM

+1

You were missed! :)

Anti-Control on November 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

This new lie might be a little more perilous for Sebelius, Tavenner, and Cohen, however. Even when administration officials are not testifying explicitly under oath to Congress, telling lies and intentionally providing misleading testimony is still a crime of obstruction of Congress, which can be prosecuted, although it’s unlikely that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice would pursue it. If Congress starts thinking about special prosecutors, though, all bets are off.

Obama has an app a pardon for that.

Bitter Clinger on November 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Obama’s advisors sure don’t like to advise him of anything important

geojed on November 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

They must be racist on the Oprah scale of tolerance.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM

They didn’t care about permission; now they’re begging for forgiveness.

How about jail time instead?

Bat Chain Puller on November 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Trust me, when Obama reads the newspapers this morning and finds out that officials in his administration were lying to congress, he’ll be really upset.

PackerBronco on November 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

By the way, we should have a headline or a post about the PI flag that was picked up last night. I want to see fireworks on Hot Air!

22044 on November 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Who is this Ed Morrissey guy?

Bitter Clinger on November 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Doesn’t he play “The Governor” in The Walking Dead? ;0

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Trust me, when Obama reads the newspapers this morning and finds out that officials in his administration were lying to congress, he’ll be really upset.

PackerBronco on November 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

No, he’ll be madder than anyone on his staff.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:16 AM

…….and yet the gop leadership continued to fund this program?

And they want to pass AMNESTY because THIS President will enforce the tough “new” borders?

This stinks more than a trailer full a hogs comin home from the stockyards!

PappyD61 on November 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM

“…one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.”

Anyone heard from Sebelius lately? Or is she just busy coding?

Tsar of Earth on November 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Welcome back Ed.

” Gillibrand’s excuse-makers may try to claim that she was talking about the HealthCare.gov web site. But that excuse doesn’t fly, simply because she went straight into all the wonderful “things people need,” which was the primary motivation behind Kathleen Sebelius’s tight grandfathering regulations.

The mission of those regs was to kill off as many individual plans which customers liked as possible so they couldn’t keep them. This was done so that all of those “things people need” — like pregnancy coverage for 60 year-olds, and chemical dependency coverage people who never take more than an aspirin — could be forced upon the unwilling.

Gillibrand said on Sunday that “we (Democrats) all knew” that. But they voted for the Affordable Care Act anyway, and continued to give it their unwavering support for the next 3-1/2 years…”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/11/18/gillibrand-week-we-all-knew-keep-your-plan-wasnt-true#ixzz2l65YPFxL

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM

welcome back ed!

ted c on November 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Ed’s back! Yayyyyyy!! Glad the vacay had a safe return.

KS Rex on November 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM

“Some supporters who tried to log in to hear President Obama defend his embattled health care law on Monday night were unable to hear him because the website of the group behind the call, Organizing for Action, failed to work for them….”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/another-website-another-problem-for-obama/?smid=tw-thecaucus&_r=2

*snicker*

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM

And the lies continue. I just read the “gaffe” from the lazy stupid one’s pep rally with the parasites who call in to OFA propaganda events. The bastard made the claim that over 100M people have signed up for Obamacare (real number 106K). It’s being chalked up to a mistake but, in reality, it is a lie for the very mass of stupid uninformed people that will go out and replace the lie that one-third of Americans have signed up for Obamacare when in reality, the number wouldn’t even qualify as a decent-sized city.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:24 AM

White House knew in March that Healthcare.gov site was running off the rails

Since they wanted the chaos, which includes over 100 million who are currently on employer-based health insurance plans losing said plans, they did little-to-nothing to stop the train wreck.

BTW, welcome back.

Steve Eggleston on November 19, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Anyone heard from Sebelius lately? Or is she just busy coding?

Tsar of Earth on November 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Don’t be silly. She’s making the Red Bull runs so Obama can do the coding without being interrupted.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Who is this Ed Morrissey guy?

Bitter Clinger on November 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Somebody a lot more talented than me.

Steve Eggleston on November 19, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Good to have you back, Ed! Hope you had a wonderful trip.

Valerie keeping Obama in a bubble.. all is well in your my kingdom

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM

I think this is more accurate, CMS. He’s just her sock puppet, after all.

Naturally Curly on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM

This story is relevant how?

Not like the GOP is going to ask for a special prosecutor. Not like the GOP is going to impeach.

Not like the GOP is going to do one good goddam thing about this.

You could pile a MILLION of these scandals up in a big pile and it would never get big enough for the GOP to do anything about it.

HondaV65 on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Lies, lies, and more damn lies. There’s a whole different set of rules for people who work for this administration. I know what would happen to me if I lied and lied and lied to my boss. Is the president too cowardly to fire someone directly? That’s what I’m beginning to think.

scalleywag on November 19, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Who is this Morrissey chap who just showed up here? Does Jazz Shaw know anything about this guy? :)

simkeith on November 19, 2013 at 8:31 AM

In fact, Sebelius and Tavenner provided testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee well after that briefing.

Roger Clemens was prosecuted for perjury on less than this. These two need to be prosecuted for perjury. There is a 5 year statute of limitations for most federal crimes, so the next administration needs to follow up on this.

rbj on November 19, 2013 at 8:31 AM

So Obama lied (again) when he said he was oblivious to the fact that things weren’t going well, and didn’t find out until the roll-out?

Shocking.

Midas on November 19, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Lies, lies, and more damn lies. There’s a whole different set of rules for people who work for this administration. I know what would happen to me if I lied and lied and lied to my boss. Is the president too cowardly to fire someone directly? That’s what I’m beginning to think.

scalleywag on November 19, 2013 at 8:28 AM

The problem is in firing someone who knows that you knew as well, and knows where the skeletons are buried. I suspect he’s afraid of what else would come out if he truly throws them completely under the bus.

Midas on November 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Good to have you back Ed.

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM

With Obama’s approval ratings taking a George Bush-like plunge, one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.

Obozo’s the anchor here, and he’s dragging them all down with him. But Sebelius had better wind up in jail for a long time.

Flange on November 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM

HondaV65 on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM

It is always a losing proposition for the out-of-power party to start making demands about who the President should fire. It makes them seem partisan no matter how justified the outrage (which is very justified in this case). Better to keep note of it all and strike when possible- like the next time the biotch shows up in front of the committee where she lied her ass off about the real state of the website.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM

The administration doesn’t care about the website except fir the fact that it’s given Obamacare and Liberalism a black eye. Their number one goal is to get enough people hooked on subsidies so that repeal becomes excruciatingly difficult. The GOP should pass another repeal bill, now!

Charlemagne on November 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM

If lies were people this debacle would resemble that zombie tidal wave flooding through Jerusalem in the flick “World War Z”; the admin has lied so deeply now that they’re forgetting which lie was told last.

Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 8:37 AM

More than the flaws of the O-care website, its security risks and inadequacy in signing up vast segments of the population, the whole premise of the federal government thinking that it can or should seize the healthcare/insurance sector is harebrained. It is worthy of what Tucker calls the work of “chuckleheads.”
http://spectator.org/articles/56527/washingtons-chuckleheads

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Good point NC:)

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 8:38 AM

The problem is in firing someone who knows that you knew as well, and knows where the skeletons are buried. I suspect he’s afraid of what else would come out if he truly throws them completely under the bus.

Midas on November 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM

You mean like the paper trail showing that he knew about the website debacle all along and not from the newspapers? There is merit in your idea- it got Janet Reno eight years as AG.

What I question is why they went ahead with the 1 October launch when they knew that the system was going to crash. Did they think nobody would notice? Were they going to pass off “Error 404″ as an acceptance code? It’s like the kid that didn’t complete his homework and is banking on not being called on by teacher.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Welcome back, Ed. Hope you had a pleasant vacation.

NotCoach on November 19, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Can’t wait to hear the excuses for this. Was Sebelius “not directly informed”? We’re faced with two choices when it comes to this regime. Either they’re all a bunch of corrupt liars. Or they’re quite possibly the most inept, brainless, disengaged administration in history.

Doughboy on November 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Don’t be silly. She’s making the Red Bull runs so Obama can do the coding without being interrupted.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM

“Val! VALERIE! I made a mistake and wanted to rewrite a section but when I poured White-Out into this slot on the side of the laptop, nothing happened!”

-Dog “IT Wizard” Eater

Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

“Perjury trap”?

LOL. Good one.

When was the last time a cabinet secretary was prosecuted for lying to congress?

Their oath to tell the truth means the same as Barry’s oath of office means to him: less than nothing.

AZCoyote on November 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

He knew.

Philly on November 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Even when administration officials are not testifying explicitly under oath to Congress, telling lies and intentionally providing misleading testimony is still a crime of obstruction of Congress, which can be prosecuted, although it’s unlikely that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice would pursue it.

Therein lies the problem. AG Eric Holder repeatedly has failed to uphold the law as he swore to do with his confirmation. Drawing up articles of impeachment for him should be easy. Tossing him in jail would be preferable.

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Another glitch…

“So: Back to the exchange website. Enter birth dates, zip code, tobacco use, yadda yadda, monthly income. Stop. Ponder.

Which month, brother? For that matter, which year? Do you want gross, net, before SE (self-employment tax, a k a Social Security payments) or after? AGI (adjusted gross income) from last year’s 1040?

For every business futurist who hails the coming of the independent contracting economy, the future that is The Brand of You, there are thousands of us out here actually building The Brand of You. It ain’t an easy hustle. If you want to get an idea of our monthly and yearly incomes, imagine a sine wave drawn by a drunken sailor. Last year my wife and I, we made out all right. This year’s kinda lean. Which year did the exchange want? Unclear.

I went to a friend and colleague—let’s call him Peter—for advice. He also had his individual medical policy cancelled because of Obamacare. “I’m stuck on the same question—income,” he told me. Peter does a little writing, a little farming, a little this and that to keep the ship afloat. “I got through to the exchange, and the woman there told me to just estimate what my income would be this year.” In other words: Make it up. If he overestimated, he’d be screwing himself out of a subsidy, Peter said. If he underestimated, he’d be hit with a big fat bill. He wasn’t sure he wouldn’t also be accused of fraud. So he called his accountant, who’s also a lawyer.

That only got him so far. At a certain point in the conversation, the accountant/lawyer had to get off the phone. “I have to stop answering your questions,” he told Peter. “I can’t ethically advise you, because honestly I don’t know the right thing to do. Nobody does. There are no answers. Right now it’s a complete clusterf*ck…”

Read more at http://observer.com/2013/11/my-obamacare-cancellation/#ixzz2l6Cx3gE2

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Doesn’t he play “The Governor” in The Walking Dead? ;0

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:15 AM

the season 4 ed is much nicer and skinnier than the season 3 ed. the toupe tho is a bit much.

t8stlikchkn on November 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM

The effective counter to that is they thought the ‘problem was handled’ and did not need to escalate it. end of story.

TerryW on November 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Oh, and I’m glad that you’re back, Ed.

That good news compensates for the loss of Quinn and Rose, Pittsburgh’s morning conservative talk radio. Waking up to some yahoo blabbing about sports simply does not cut it. How am I going to do a morning commute now without losing my mind?

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

With Obama’s approval ratings taking a George Bush-like plunge, one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.

RICO says once tied, always tied.

kcewa on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

That good news compensates for the loss of Quinn and Rose, Pittsburgh’s morning conservative talk radio.

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Where’d Quinn and Rose go?

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Either they’re all a bunch of corrupt liars. Or they’re quite possibly the most inept, brainless, disengaged administration in history.

Doughboy on November 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Those are not mutually exclusive states of being.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Needless to say, the public perception of this administration’s integrity has taken some body shots this year, with Benghazi and the IRS scandals, among others.

All the same, the entire reason Obama’s approval rating isn’t at 25, consisting of blinded-by-race blacks and dyed-in-the-wool America haters, is that Obama has relied on a compliant and an curious media to cover for him since 2007.

BuckeyeSam on November 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Welcome back Ed. Hope you had a enjoyable vacation. Well deserved.

WisRich on November 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM

How can you tell when Obama and his minions are lying?

Old and Busted-Their lips are moving.

New and Improved-They’re breathing.

talkingpoints on November 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM

He can’t fire anyone for this. He told them to make up whatever sounded good and if he were to fire them they would probably tell the truth and then he would be on the hook for it.

paulrtaylor on November 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Meanwhile back in the People Democratic Republic of Seattle where our state site is the envy on the nation:

The Washington Healthplanfinder insurance exchange has a feature on its website that allows consumers to see if particular doctors and hospitals are in a plan’s network of health-care providers.

The provider directory is to help consumers compare plans on more than just price. The idea is that consumers who want to keep their doctor should be able to find out which plans allow them to do so.

But the directory has been plagued with errors since the website was launched six weeks ago.

The most serious problems have included listing some doctors and hospitals as outside a plan’s network when they are actually in it. This has caused confusion for some consumers trying to choose a plan that includes their doctor or preferred hospital.

Michele Fisher, director of contracting at University of Washington Medicine, said her staff has spent a good deal of time searching through the directory looking for errors in how UW hospitals and physicians are listed.

“Three of us spent about 10 hours here one weekend just trying to find the low-hanging fruit,” said Fisher. “We were looking for the big stuff we could pull out.”

Among the “big stuff” they found was that all UW hospitals and physicians were listed as out of network for Molina Healthcare of Washington, one of the insurers selling plans through the exchange for coverage in 2014.

Molina’s network actually includes all UW hospitals and doctors, Fisher said.

They also found that one of UW’s affiliated hospitals, Valley Medical Center in Renton, was listed incorrectly as being out of network for BridgeSpan, an affiliate of Regence BlueShield and another insurance carrier on the exchange.

BridgeSpan’s network for its exchange plans includes all UW physicians and hospitals, including Valley.

kcewa on November 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Obama paraphrase, “I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying you’ll be able to buy health insurance on the new website if I knew it isn’t working.”

Actually, yes, you are.

Test scores or GPA to disprove it.

talkingpoints on November 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

So, what’s going to come of this?
Nothing.

justltl on November 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Whatever. People in the insurance industry knew this back in March too. The difference now is, it’s so messed up that the media feels safe to report it.

Where were they in March?

jjjdad on November 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

The country signed up for 8 years of this corrupt, lying ineptitude when it could not afford even 1 year.

claudius on November 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Where were they in March?

jjjdad on November 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

24/7 coverage of Obama’s March Madness bracket.

kcewa on November 19, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Notice how the only people in the Obama administration who get fired for performance issues or scandalous behavior are the ones in uniform???

kd6rxl on November 19, 2013 at 9:17 AM

why warn about something that is going exactly as planned?

next up :chaos.

mittens on November 19, 2013 at 9:17 AM

REB won’t fire anyone. Do nothings such as he build their careers out of the actions of others. He’s not alone in having the affliction, but he’s the first that has sucked at it so bad and been in the WH.

His thin skin has taken a lot of body blows lately and I don’t believe he would take another one willingly by firing anyone.

SteveInRTP on November 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Where’d Quinn and Rose go?

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Poof! Off the air, and I haven’t learned of the explanation.

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM

REB won’t fire anyone.

SteveInRTP on November 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

What does ‘REB’ mean?

justltl on November 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

This new lie

And the beat goes on…

lynncgb on November 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

What does ‘REB’ mean?

justltl on November 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Rat Eared Bastard I believe.

Flange on November 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Flange on November 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Thank you.

justltl on November 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Where’d Quinn and Rose go?

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Poof! Off the air, and I haven’t learned of the explanation.

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM

This should explain it:

http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/86712/quinn-rose-exit-wpgb/

Contractural impasse, and WPGB – Quinn’s now-former flagship station – has a PD with a track record of ruining any station he is at (Gregg Henson).

Myron Falwell on November 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

What I question is why they went ahead with the 1 October launch when they knew that the system was going to crash.

An affirmative action mentality.

jukin3 on November 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Sebelius finally answers her critics:

“I will let you know and issue a statement mid December”

right2bright on November 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Sebilius, perjury. DoJ issues indictment, oh wait….

jake49 on November 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

With Obama’s approval ratings taking a

George Bush

-like plunge, one wonders how long he’ll tie himself to the boat anchors at HHS.

NEWSFLASH: George W. mmmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH has not been President for Five years……

I am CONTINUOUSLY Awed at the Level at which The Mainstream Media, like this Blog, CONTINUE to try and raise the ghost of George W. mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH to DEFLECT attention from Obama!!

WHY DO YOU DO IT!!
Obama has not had a “BOOOOSH Moment” or a “BOOOOSH-Like Plunge”
He’s had an “Obama Moment” and an “Obama-Like Plunge”

STOP HELPING THE LEFT BY BLAMING GEORGE W. mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!

williamg on November 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Would be a crying shame if those 14 slides were somehow leaked to the internet and wound up on the evening news.

StubbleSpark on November 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Obama, Holder and Cruella all belong in orange jumpsuits.

bw222 on November 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Thanks for the link, Myron.

Quinn is hardly a “shock jock.” He leans conservative-libertarian, and his reach outside the Pittsburgh area was considerable. He had an audience.

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Off topic: Hey Ed, I’m going to see “Catching Fire” at the theater so consider that for this week’s movie review.

Thanks.

KirknBurker on November 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM