Video here, from last Thursday (March 6th).
Aasif Mandvi is doing a story on the Right’s trope that Obamacare will reduce the US health care system from “best in the world” to “3rd world country.” His target is Fox New commentator Todd Wilemon. Here’s the exchange:
As far as gotcha ya!s go, it’s a good one, but it’s not particularly clever – surely conservatives know that there’s a lot of people who don’t have health insurance who rely on charity and/or emergency services (aka, charity). I was expecting something like, “Charity is more efficient than the government, poverty in Tennessee isn’t like poverty in a third-world country, cancer and heart disease aren’t problems unique to the US, and civil war? Nice jab, but come on.” Instead, we get “Poor people choose not to buy health insurance, because they choose to be poor” (paraphrased). Wow.
Was this just a case of the wrong guy at the wrong interview, plus typical Daily Show editing?