Republicans would have you believe that all the debate about making health insurance more affordable is merely subterfuge in the White House's scheme to impose a final solution to the nation's elderly problem.
Predictably, as healthcare reform grows larger in the window, the claims from the far-right are becoming increasingly bizarre and ridiculous, topping, in some cases, the psychotic claims of, say, the Obama birthers.
To be totally accurate it should probably read, "despite the fact that everyone blames the Internet for the demise of newspapers it's really people like me that instill a serious distrust of the media in the American psyche."
In a media capital like New York, we're obsessed, and a little suspicious of anyone whose views don't line up on the side of political correctness. But, south of the Mason-Dixon line, other priorities loom large.