NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF "YOUR WORLD": One final footnote on this infamous granny-over-the-cliff ad…
In doing my research for interviewing the woman behind it?
Good luck finding any article or reference complimentary of the plan that ad is knocking.
Try Googling "Paul Ryan Medicare plan"…
At the time, I did it; I got 4,280,000 results…in about a quarter of a second!
Boy, those Google guys are good.
But here's what's bad.
In going through the citings, very few had anything good to say about the Ryan budget plan at all.
Lots of good stuff on the president's budget plan.
Here are some quick headline "search" examples…I’ll just read the bullet line...
"The Nitty Gritty Detail of Paul Ryan’s Medicare"…from Time Magazine…the guy hated it by the way.
"Why Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Failed"…from something called the politicalenvironment.blogspot.com…the guy really, really hated it.
"Newt Gingrich Waffles on Paul Ryan Medicare Plan" comment…abcnews.com…the site relishing the intra party friction over it.
"Paul Ryan’s Radical Plans for Medicare" - CBS News.
"Paul Ryan’s Disastrous Medicare Plan" - alternet.org.
"Paul Ryan: Republican Party has Secret Plan to Cut Medicare - dailykos.
"Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Will Destroy Medicare" - from thenation.com.
"Paul Ryan is Darth Vader and Damien from 'The Omen' in one."
Ok, I made that last one up…but I’m sure if I went through all 4.2 million results, I would find something like that.
Because man, I had it…overwhelming, overwhelming hate for anything Ryan was trying to do.
Now don't get me wrong…there were "some" complimentary references, such as Fortune hinting Ryan’s numbers "could" add up.
Or the Washington Examiner citing, Ryan was bringing overall Medicare costs "down."
But rough math? And I’m stressing rough treatment for Ryan.
I haven't seen anything this lopsided since the judge's competition on hot news anchors that totally left me off the list!!
But I digress.
By my rough math…and I stress "rough" math…
Of the some 4.2 million results…4.199 million were negative.
Three positive, but that included a reference from Paul Ryan speech explaining his own plan, so it really doesn't count.
Now I’m stretching the point.
But to make this point.
This whole Medicare debate isn't making any point…because it isn't giving all points.
It's not fair.
It's not balanced.
No wonder after Googling.
I was giggling.
Then…I was crying.