In a shocking story this past Sunday on “60 Minutes”, our country’s disabled citizens were unjustly attacked by the CBS Network. The piece has been widely criticized in the last 72 hours by media outlets across the country. Know this much- the disabled are under attack here. The segment was clearly driven by the agenda of Republican Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma who has said publicly that he believes half of the people who have been awarded disability benefits are fraudulent. It’s an unfortunate trend in our national dialect now- attacks on those who are least capable of defending themselves. The piece is full of erroneous facts and omissions and seems to focus its story around one less than scrupulous lawyer in Kentucky. It’s truly regretful that CBS chose to air this piece without interviewing so much as one disabled individual.
Here are the links to the story and several critiques of it from others news organizations: